Scotland manager Gordon Strachan
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Gordon Strachan Scotland
Scots have not qualified for a World Cup since 1998
Monday, October 9, 2017 – 8:21am
Scotland’s World Cup hopes were ended by Slovenia last night and manager Gordon Strachan says genetics are to blame.
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The defeat prolongs the Scots absence from a World Cup – 1998 was their last appearance – and yet for much of their final group game they looked on course to finish second behind England and secure a qualification play-off place.
Leigh Griffiths gave the visitors the lead in the first-half with an angled shot but after the interval the pressure seemed to get to Scotland and they withdrew into their shell.
Slovenia, in contrast, were more aggressive and industrious, and their reward was two goals in quick succession, both from substitute Roman Bezjak.
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