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Scots Fail to Advance to Second Round Once Again
Scotland was disappointed once again, as they lost 3-0 to Morocco on June 23 and failed to advance for the eighth consecutive time. Scotland finished last in Group A and failed to win a game.

Brazil's Cafu Celebrates
(Jerry Lampen/Reuters)
Scotland Loses a Heartbreaker
Brazil opened the 1998 World Cup by edging Scotland, 2-1, on June 10 when, in the 73rd minute, a ball played in by Brazilian defender Cafu (pictured, yellow) struck Scottish goalkeeper Jim Leighton (right) on the chest and rebounded to the shoulder of Scotland's Tommy Boyd, facing his own goal. Boyd could only look in anguish as the ball bounced back past the helpless Leighton and nestled in the back of his own net.

From The Post

 JUNE 11: Brazil Leaves Scotland's Brave Hearts (William Gildea)
 JUNE 11: Own Goal Gets Brazil Off Scot-Free

From AP

 JUNE 24: Eight-Time Losers Limp Home to Scotland
 JUNE 16: Scots Stay Alive With 1-1 Tie With Norway
 More AP Stories

World Cup Highlights

 Eighth World Cup appearance
 Twice appeared in the European championships

First-Round Results

Date Opponent Site
Wednesday, June 10 Brazil 2, Scotland 1 Saint-Denis
Tuesday, June 16Scotland 1, Norway 1 Bordeaux
Tuesday, June 23Morocco 3, Scotland 0 Saint-Etienne

Complete First-Round Results


Pos. Name Age Club
GKJonathan Gould Glasgow Celtic
GKJim Leighton39Aberdeen
GKNeil Sullivan28Wimbledon
DTommy Boyd32Celtic
DColin Calderwood33Tottenham
DColin Hendry32Blackburn Rovers
DTosh McKinlay33Celtic
DDerek Whyte31Middlesbrough
DMichael Weir Hearts
DMatt Elliott Leicester City
DChristian Dailly Derby County
MJackie McNamara24Celtic
MCraig Burley26Celtic
MJohn Collins30Monaco
MScot Gemmill27Nottingham Forest
MPaul Lambert27Celtic
MScott Booth26Borussia Dortmund
MBilly McKinlay29Blackburn Rovers
FSimon Donnelly23Celtic
FGordon Durie32Rangers
FKevin Gallacher31Blackburn Rovers
FDarren Jackson31Celtic

Road to France

Won Lost Tied GF GA
7 1 2 15 3
How Qualified: Second place in UEFA Group 4
Oct. 11, 1997Scotland 2, Latvia 0
Sept. 6, 1997 Scotland 4, Belarus 1
June 8, 1997 Belarus 0, Scotland 1
April 30, 1997 Sweden 2, Scotland 1
April 2, 1997 Scotland 2, Austria 0
Mar. 29, 1997 Scotland 2, Estonia 0
Feb. 11, 1997 Estonia 0, Scotland 0
Nov. 10, 1996 Scotland 1, Sweden 0
Oct. 5, 1996 Latvia 0, Scotland 2
Aug. 31, 1996 Austria 0, Scotland 0

Facts and Figures (UK)

Location: Western Europe, islands including the northern one-sixth of the island of Ireland between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea, northwest of France
Population: 57,591,677 (July 1997 estimate)
Capital: London
Comparative area: Slightly smaller than Oregon
Religions: Anglican 27 million, Roman Catholic 9 million, Muslim 1 million, Presbyterian 800,000, Methodist 760,000, Sikh 400,000, Hindu 350,000, Jewish 300,000 (1991 est.)
Landscape: Mostly rugged hills and low mountains; level to rolling plains in east and southeast

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