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'A whole heap of negatives' – Scotland suffer worst home defeat in 45 years

'A whole heap of negatives' – Scotland suffer worst home defeat in 45 years

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Scotland will be "embarrassed" by the ease with which they were ripped apart by Belgium at Hampden, says former defender Willie Miller.The Scots were thrashed 4-0 in front of 20,196 fans on Friday, their fifth defeat in their past six friendlies.Two Belgium goals came from Scotland being caught in possession, while a misplaced pass led to another. "You are coming off that pitch quite embarrassed by the manner of the goals," Miller told BBC Scotland."If you're playing Belgium away from home and get beaten 4-0 to the second best team in the world, you can live with that."But at home you are expecting more from Scotland. Although there were positives, you're not expecting to see them losing goal...
North Korea threatens inter-Korean relations could suffer amid criticism

North Korea threatens inter-Korean relations could suffer amid criticism

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SEOUL, South Korea, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- North Korean media has warned its relations with the South could suffer, heavily criticizing Seoul's position on denuclearizing the Korean peninsula.The daily Rodong Sinmun, issued by the North's ruling Workers' Party, published a commentary on Sunday, blasting the South Korean Defense Minister's remark last week that "the North's leadership will be wiped off the map, should it use its nuclear weapons."Defense Minister Song Young-moo had said the South will "strongly respond to North Korea's provocations" while utilizing measures such as sanctions and talks to achieve denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.He called on the international community to "proactively implement sanctions" against the North which he said poses the "most serious and imminent" ...
Swansea 1-0 Liverpool: Reds suffer shock loss in Wales

Swansea 1-0 Liverpool: Reds suffer shock loss in Wales

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Swansea produced one of the shock results of the season as Virgil van Dijk's Premier League debut for Liverpool turned into a nightmare.Alfie Mawson struck the 40th-minute winner for bottom club Swansea, pouncing on a poor Van Dijk clearance from a corner that Liverpool's £75million record signing possibly should not have conceded.Liverpool came into this contest unbeaten in 18 games and on a high after ending the unbeaten record of league leaders Manchester City, so few saw this 1-0 defeat coming.It was a frustrating night for Liverpool but they almost rescued a point in stoppage time when Roberto Firmino's header, from a Van Dijk cross, came back off a post.Jurgen Klopp's side dominated possession and territory throughout, but their usual invention and spark were badly missing, with 24-g
Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 Manchester City: Pep Guardiola's side suffer first defeat of the season

Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 Manchester City: Pep Guardiola's side suffer first defeat of the season

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Manchester City slumped to their first defeat of the season with a 2-1 loss to Shakhtar Donetsk in their final Champions League Group F game.First-half goals from Brazilian pair Bernard and Ismaily stunned Pep Guardiola's side on a freezing night at the Metalist Stadium in Kharkiv, with Sergio Aguero's injury-time penalty too late to affect the outcome.The result mattered little for City, with top place in the group already assured, but the tame end to their dazzling 20-game winning streak was hardly the ideal preparation for this weekend's Manchester derby.For Shakhtar the win prompted jubilant celebrations, with a place in the last 16 now secured. Their supporters can now look forward to seeing coach Paulo Fonseca fulfil a promise to wear a Zorro mask to a press conference if they qualif...