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Burley still buoyant as Scots crash

SCOTLAND boss George Burley insists his team are still on course for a World Cup qualifying play-off spot despite crashing to a 4-0 defeat to Norway in Oslo.<br /><br />The Scots had defender Gary Caldwell sent off on 34 minutes for two bookable offences, prompting Norway to take control and open up a two-goal lead at the break thanks to goals from John Arne Riise and Blackburn&rsquo;s Morten Gamst Pedersen.<br /><br />Erik Huseklepp lashed home the third just after the re-start to take the game beyond the Scots before Pedersen rounded it off in injury time.<br /><br />Scotland must now win both of their last two qualifiers, to Macedonia and Holland, to stand any chance of going through, but Burley said: &ldquo;I think six points will be enough. Tonight&rsquo;s been a disastrous result but circumstances have dictated that.&rdquo;<br /><br />Meanwhile, in the friendlies, Wales crashed 2-1 in Montenegro despite a late goal from substitute Sam Vokes, while Northern Ireland slumped to a 2-0 home defeat to Isreal. <br /><br />Two goals from Everton&rsquo;s Tim Cahill helped Australia beat the Republic of Ireland 3-0 in Limerick.<br /><br /><strong>CARLING CUP </strong> SECOND ROUND DRAW<br /><br />West Brom&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; v&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Rotherham Utd<br />Norwich City&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; v&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sunderland<br />Tranmere Rovers v&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Bolton Wanderers<br />QPR&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; v&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Accrington Stanley<br />Bristol City&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; v&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Carlisle Utd<br />Leyton Orient&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; v&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Stoke City<br />Port Vale&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; v&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sheffield Weds<br />Hull City&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; v&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Southend Utd<br />Leeds Utd&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; v&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Watford<br />Cardiff&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; v&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Bristol Rovers<br />Portsmouth&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; v&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Hereford Utd<br />Crystal Palace&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; v&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Manchester City<br />Wolves&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; v&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Swindon Town<br />Gillingham&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; v&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Blackburn Rovers<br />Blackpool&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; v&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Wigan Ath<br />Southampton&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; v&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Birmingham City<br />Preston&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; v&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Leicester City<br />Newcastle Utd&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; v&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Huddersfield Town<br />West Ham Utd&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; v&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Millwall<br />Hartlepool Utd&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; v&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Burnley<br />Nottingham Forest v&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Middlesbrough<br />Reading&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; v&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Barnsley<br />Swansea City&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; v&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Scunthorpe Utd<br />Doncaster Rovers&nbsp; v&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Tottenham Hotspur<br />Peterborough Utd&nbsp;&nbsp; v&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Ipswich Town