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Scotland is a nation with a rich footballing history. The country has produced some of the best players in the world and has a strong tradition of success in international competitions. However, like every other footballing nation, Scotland has suffered some devastating defeats. In this article, we will take a closer look at Scotland’s biggest defeats in football.

 

Scotland 0-7 Uruguay (1954)

 

In the quarter-finals of the 1954 World Cup, Scotland faced Uruguay in a match played in Switzerland. Uruguay was loaded then, having won the World Cup twice before.

 

Despite Scotland’s hopes of reaching the semi-finals, they suffered a humiliating defeat, losing 0-7 to Uruguay. The Scottish team was outplayed and outclassed in every department, with Uruguay dominating the match from start to finish.

 

The scorers of the night were Juan Schiaffino (2), Alcides Ghigga(2), Carlos Borges (2), and Julio Cesar Abbadie. Uruguay’s victory was one of the biggest upsets of the 1954 World Cup and remained Scotland’s worst defeat in World Cup history to this day.

Read: England biggest loss in football – Top 5 heaviest defeats in history

Scotland 0-6 Netherlands (2004)

 

The 2004 UEFA European Championship qualifier match was held on November 19, 2003, and played at the Amsterdam Arena. Scotland suffered a crushing 6-0 defeat against the Netherlands.

 

The Dutch side dominated the game from start to finish, with goals from Wesley Sneijder, Andre Ooijer, Ruud Van Nistelroy (3), and F. de Boer. Scotland, on the other hand, struggled to create any meaningful chances and were unable to score even a single goal. The defeat was one of the biggest in Scotland’s football history, and it dashed their hopes of qualifying for the Euro 2004 tournament.

 

England 9-3 Scotland (1961)

 

This match is remembered as one of the highest-scoring games in the rivalry between the two teams. The match was played on April 15, 1961, at Wembley Stadium in London, England.

 

England dominated the match from the start, with Scottish goalkeeper Frank Haffey having an abysmal day. Haffey conceded nine goals, including four from England’s striker Jimmy Greaves, who was in outstanding form.

 

Other goals came from Bobby Smith (2), Johnny Haynes, Bobby Charlton, and Dennis Law(OG). The scorers for Scotland were Dennis Law, Bobby Collins, and Jim Baxter. The match is often regarded as a classic encounter between the two teams, and it remains one of the highest-scoring games in international football history.

 

Scotland 0-4 Belgium (1982 World Cup)

 

The 1982 World Cup saw Scotland drawn into a tough group that included Brazil, the Soviet Union, and Belgium. The match against Belgium was a disaster for Scotland, as they suffered a 4-0 defeat. The defeat effectively ended Scotland’s hopes of progressing to the tournament’s knockout stages.

 

Kazakhstan 3-0 Scotland

 

On March 21, 2019, Kazakhstan hosted Scotland in a Euro 2020 qualifying match at the Astana Arena in Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan. Despite being favourites to win, Scotland suffered a shocking 3-0 despite being the favourite to win, Scotland suffered a surprising 3-0 defeat to the Kazakh team.

 

Yuriy Pertsukh, Yan Vorogovskiy, and Bakhtiyar Zaynutdinova scored the goals. The Scottish team struggled to create many chances throughout the game and could not find the back of the net. The loss was a major setback for Scotland’s chances of qualifying for Euro 2020.

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