Scots lose out in football monopoly

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The toy maker Waddingtons courted controversy on the eve of the weekend's decisive World Cup qualifying matches by consigning Scotland to the cheapest property in a footballing remake of Monopoly.

Scotland are almost certain to make the finals if they beat Latvia at Parkhead tomorrow.

But a new World Cup France 98 Edition of the London property game puts the Scots on the lowest-ranking square on the board, on a par with Switzerland and below Romania.

While Brazil are top dogs on swanky Mayfair and England enjoy expensive Regent Street, Scotland languish on Old Kent Road - traditionally one of the shabbier streets in London.

The Scottish football legend Denis Law was outraged by the move. He said: "We have done extremely well. We will still qualify again and considering the size of the country that is not bad going. We should do better than the Old Kent Road."