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Pressure Piles On Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland Managers After Poor World Cup Qualifying Results

Wales thumped 6-1 away to Serbia; while Scotland, England and Northern Ireland can only manage bore-draws.

Pressure is mounting on the bosses of the Home-Nations after a poor night in their respective World Cup Qualifying games.

Wales boss Chris Coleman stated he was ’embarrassed’ by Wale’s dismal showing as his side were thrashed 6-1 away to Serbia – a fabulous free-kick from Welsh-wizard Gareth Bale the only minor consolation in what was otherwise a truly forgettable night for Wales fans, players and management alike, reports Sky Sports.

This result leaves Wales without a point in their opening two games of the Group A qualifiers after they lost their opener 2-0 against Belgium on Friday.

England meanwhile were largely disappointing as they scuppered a number of clear-cut chances at Wembley before going behind to a screamer from Evgeni Konoplyanka, only to rescue a point late in the game with a Frank Lampard penalty.

Scotland boss Craig Levein will be no doubt feeling the pressure pile-on after his Scotland side drew 1-1 at home to Macedonia, a result which leaves them with only 2 points from two home games with tough ties against Belgium and Croatia still to come.

Meanwhile Northern Ireland recorded a 1-1 draw Luxembourg and will be very disappointed with the result after dominating possession for much of the game while their opponents lacked a distinct cutting edge.

While England at least have 4-points to show from their two games thus far, Scotland boss Craig Levein, in particular, will be under huge pressure to start producing results soon; along with Wales, they have already left themselves with a huge amount to do if they are to achieve their dreams of qualifying from their group for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.


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