Scotland midfielder Darren Fletcher has bemoaned poor refereeing decisions after his country's hopes of qualifying for the 2010 World Cup were dented at the weekend. The Manchester United man was livid following Saturday’s 3-0 defeat to Holland, in which referee Laurent Duhamel ruled out a goal for the visitors that would have given them a lifeline. “We couldn’t understand why it wasn’t given,” he said. "We couldn’t see anything wrong with it. I asked the ref why he disallowed it and he wasn’t interested in talking about it.” Stephen Caldwell’s disallowed goal against the Dutch followed the refusal of what appeared a clear penalty against Macedonia earlier in the campaign. However, Fletcher remains optimistic despite his anguish. “Hopefully it will swing back in our favour and we’ll get some luck in the games that are left,” he said. Scotland now welcome Iceland to Hampden Park on Wednesday knowing that a victory will hoist them back into second place in the group.
30 March 2009
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