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Wales 0-2 Scotland
1979 World Cup qualifier
Date: 12 October, 1977

Wales, European Championship quarter-finalists in 1976, needed victory against Scotland to qualify for the 1978 World Cup finals.

But Welsh football suffered their first glorious failure in a game marred by a controversial Scotland penalty and the infamous Joe Jordan handball incident.

The Scotland striker appeared to handle the ball in the Wales box under pressure from Wales defender David Jones as they challenged for Asa Hartford's long throw - and amazingly to the Welsh players, French referee Robert Wurtz awarded a penalty.

Scottish skipper Don Masson calmly slotted home the spot-kick before Kenny Dalglish's late strike settled the tie to send Scotland to Argentina and leave Welsh fans heartbroken.


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