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Scots rocked by late Czech pen

Scotland's hopes of qualifying for Euro 2012 suffered a heart-breaking blow at Hampden, where the Czech Republic earned a 2-2 draw on Saturday.

Kenny Miller put the home side ahead a minute from the break from a pass by skipper Darren Fletcher but that was levelled in the 78th minute by midfielder Jaroslav Plasil.

Fletcher restored Scotland's lead three minutes later after Miller returned the compliment but, in the 89th minute, substitute Danny Wilson conceded a penalty with a tackle on Jan Rezek and Michal Kadlec equalised from the spot to keep the visitors five points ahead of the Scots in second place.

Replays suggested Rezek had dived to win the kick, but referee Kevin Blom was not interested and, to make matters worse, Scotland were denied a late penalty of their own when Christophe Berra was booked for diving when it appeared he had been fouled in the Czech box.

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