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SBD Global/November 14, 2012/International Football
SFL Proposing Restructure, SPL Not Expected To Agree Easily
Published November 14, 2012
NEEDING SOME HELP: Meanwhile in Glasgow, Scott McDermott noted Scotland "could be handed a World Cup 2014 lifeline" following UEFA President Michel Platini's threat "to boot Serbia and Croatia out of the tournament." The Balkan nations are already on an official UEFA warning "for various incidents involving their volatile fans." Platini insists that if they "indulge in crowd trouble or racism in the Group A ties between the sides next year they'll be banned from Brazil 2014." Scotland is at the bottom of the section, but if Serbia or Croatia are thrown out "it would increase the Scots' playoff hopes" (DAILY RECORD, 11/13).