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Scotland draw 0-0 with Serbia in WC qualifier

Associated Press
Sep 09, 2012 at 09:28am IST

Glasgow: Scotland and Serbia opened their bids to qualify for the 2014 World Cup with a 0-0 draw at Hampden Park on Saturday.

The Scots created enough scoring chances but stubborn defending by Serbia and a lack of finishing kept the Group A game deadlocked.

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Robert Snodgrass was denied from close range by a save from Vladimir Stojkovic at the near post, while Steven Naismith sent a header wide at the back post during the first half.

Scotland draw 0-0 with Serbia in WC qualifier

The Scots created enough scoring chances but stubborn defending by Serbia kept the Group A game deadlocked.

Serbia looked sharper after the restart, with Aleksandar Ignjovski unleashing a powerful shot that fizzed over the crossbar before Aleksandar Kolarov drove across the face of goal and just past the post.

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But Scotland should have scored when Gary Caldwell released Naismith into the box, only for his shot to be dragged wide.

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