Scotland can qualify for the World Cup, claims Snodgrass

The Norwich City midfielder is part of Craig Levein's squad ahead of qualifying clashes with Serbia and Macedonia this week and hopes to take a step towards Brazil 2014

Scotland midfielder Robert Snodgrass has insisted that his side can qualify for the World Cup 2014 in Brazil.

The Norwich playmaker, who turns 25 this week, is part of Craig Levein's squad ahead of a qualifying game against Serbia at Hampden Park on Saturday.

And the Scot recalled his memories of supporting the national team at a World Cup as a youngster, before underlining his desire to create a modern legacy for fans.

"I was in year five or six and I remember watching it in the cinema with John Collins scoring a penalty against Brazil," Snodgrass recalled.

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"It would be good to get there [Brazil]. You can't change the past, you can only affect what happens in the future and the only way to do that is by putting things right on Saturday and Tuesday.

"Everyone is raring to go and there would be no better way than kicking off the campaign with a win at Hampden."

The former Leeds man also affirmed his commitment to helping the Tartan Army claim wins in both the clash with Serbia and their meeting with Macedonia the following Tuesday.

"We wouldn't be here if we didn't think we would get maximum points from both games and we will approach both games looking to win them," Snodgrass added.

"Brazil is what all the lads are driving towards and it will take hard work and endeavour and Saturday will be the massive test for us to see if all the hard work is paying off.

"The best countries in the world go and qualify every time they are called upon.

"We are not here to make up the numbers. There is a firm belief about this squad that we can go and pick up maximum points and qualify.

"There is a good mood about the camp, there always has been every time I have been here."