Scotland 3 – 2 Netherlands


Losing to Peru, drawing with Iran and then beating the Dutch is so Scotland-y it hurts. The only team to have beat the Netherlands during the 1978 World Cup tournament other than Argentina, who actually won the trophy by doing so. You’d like to think that this was a one off for the Scots but it wasn’t. Beating superior teams and losing to dross seemed to be the major tournament experience that the Scottish team thought the Tartan Army desired for a long while (beating Sweden but losing to Costa Rica in the 1990 World Cup a glaring example).