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Scotland’s Euro Hopes Diminish After Georgia Loss

Scotland is in a tough spot in Group D after losing 1-0 to Georgia on Friday. The Scots are now fourth in the group with three games remaining.

The game against Georgia was a dull affair where neither team did much to impress. Much of the game was a struggle in midfield. Scotland manages to get a slight advantage in ball possession, but it was Georgia that managed to find the back of the net as Valeri Kazaishvili scored the lone goal of the game in the 38th minute.

Steven Fletcher almost got an equalizer in the second half, but he was denied by the post. Manager Gordon Strachan was disappointed in his team’s performance.

“We didn’t do enough to win the game,” Strachan told The Guardian. “But I didn’t think we did enough wrong that we deserved to lose.

“We had to be brave, the lads were brave on the ball, maybe just now and again two feet here, a foot there, and we would have been through on goal. But it wasn’t to be.

“When you’re trying to achieve something, there is a target, you want to get there but it never runs smoothly. Something happens on the way to that target.

“It’s not the first time it’s happened in our careers or my career, so we keep that in mind. It doesn’t take away from the disappointment of now, at this moment in time. I am hugely disappointed.”

Scotland sits in fourth in the group with three games remaining. They are five points behind leaders Germany, three points behind Poland and one point behind Ireland. Scotland host Germany on Monday and then finish the qualifiers with games against Poland and Gibraltar in October.

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