Quiz: name the 18 players to have scored for Scotland at the World Cup

Friday, 8th June 2018, 11:32 am
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 12:44 pm

It's no secret that Scotland have a difficult history with the World Cup.

In 1950 Scotland snubbed an invite to the Brazil World Cup due to then secretary of the SFA George Graham's vow to only participate if they won the British Home Championship - despite earning a place by finishing second.

Four years later Scotland qualified for the tournament but failed to score a single goal, falling 7-0 to Uruguay in their final fixture.

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In 1978, a great Scotland team visited Argentina with great expectations, but ultimately returned with their tails between their legs following defeat to Peru and a draw with minnows Iran.

Tom Boyd and John Collins were part of the team that fell 3-0 to Morocco in France twenty years ago (Photo: TSPL)

This month marks twenty years since the Tartan Army last graced a major tournament with its presence. Craig Brown's Scots bowed out in France with a whimper, failing to score a goal past a rampant Moroccan team.

The two decades since have been punctuated with "glorious failure" and mediocre teams unworthy of the final 32.

Despite this fraught relationship Scotland have infrequently blessed football's grandest stage with moments of sheer brilliance.

Since first qualifying for the World Cup in 1954, Scotland have qualified eight times and in total eighteen sons of Scotland have sent the nation into ecstasyby making the scoresheet.

See how many of the eighteen players you can name in five minutes.