P318 CEEFAX 2 318 Sat 13 Jun 21:15/12       ALAN HANSEN ON SCOTLAND 1/3 Scotland can still make it through to the second phase despite losing to Brazil — according to Alan Hansen. Hansen told BBC News OnLine's World Cup website: "They can only take heart from what was a superb performance against the reigning champions. "A lot of teams would havj folded against that kind of quality but Scotland fought back so well. "The best thing about the game was that it will have givjn them so much confidence for the remaining matches." BBC WEBSITE — www.bbc.co.uk/worldcup REGIONAL RESULTS AND FIXTURES ON 399 Special Scotland England Football
P318 CEEFAX 2 318 Sat 13 Jun 21:16/02       ALAN HANSEN ON SCOTLAND (cont'd) 2/3 "I'm more optimistic about Scotland's chances in the World Cup than I was at the start. "I was sceptical beforehand but now I really think they should go through. "Craig Brown is bound to stick with the same team plan against Norway on Tujsday. I can't see why he would want to change it. "I'vj got to be honest — this is not the best Scotland team on paper but what they do havj is spirit and character in abundance." BBC WEBSITE — www.bbc.co.uk/worldcup REGIONAL RESULTS AND FIXTURES ON 399 Special Scotland England Football
P318 CEEFAX 2 318 Sat 13 Jun 21:14/02       ALAN HANSEN ON BRAZIL (cont'd) 3/3 Brazil could come a cropper in France if they don't tighten up at the back, Hansen told BBC News OnLine's World Cup website. He said: "If I'm more hopeful about Scotland's chances now, I'm more pessimistic about Brazil's. "The difference with the team that won the World Cup in 1994 is that this side is better going forward — but it's not as good defensively. "I'm not sure about them at the back — and that goalkeeper worries me." BBC WEBSITE — www.bbc.co.uk/worldcup REGIONAL RESULTS AND FIXTURES ON 399 Special Scotland England Football