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The World Cup Around the World
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"It was exhilarating, but as the evening sun came out and lit up the little ground like a village theatre, Scotland's best may not have been enough. To paraphrase Sir Elton John, the Scots are still standing. But their best chance of winning a match in France may already have gone." "The Scotsman" on Scotland's 1-1 draw with Norway on Tuesday.

"We can't tackle the World Cup. For me it's almost a bit embarrassing. I've been saying to the media around the world that Norway will at least reach the last 16. We've not been good." Rune Bratseth, former Norway captain, writing in "Verdens Gang" newspaper, Oslo.