Scotland’s World Cup hopes shattered with battling draw in Slovenia

There was nothing glorious about this latest Scottish failure and, though everyone should be spared the tired clichés and sob stories after the sharing of four goals to close another fruitless campaign, they will keep on coming, of course.

Scotland’s progression to the point where a World Cup play-off berth would have been secured with victory in Slovenia was admirable. Nonetheless the key failings that led to such a stirring recovery being necessary were probably and needlessly glossed over. There can be no sugar-coating of a second-half horror show in Ljubljana which means Scottish absence from major tournaments will stretch to at least 22 years.

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There was nothing glorious about this latest Scottish failure and, though everyone should be spared the tired clichés and sob stories after the sharing of four goals to close another fruitless campaign, they will keep on coming, of course.Scotland’s progression to the point where a World Cup play-off berth would have been secured with victory in Slovenia was admirable. Nonetheless the key failings that led to such a stirring recovery being necessary were probably and needlessly glossed over. There can be no sugar-coating of a second-half horror show in Ljubljana which means Scottish absence from major tournaments will stretch to at least 22 years. Continue reading…

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/oct/08/slovenia-scotland-world-cup-qualifier-match-report

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