Kozak bemoans dirty tricks by Scottish

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Slovakia head coach Jan Kozak feels his side's narrow 1-0 defeat to Scotland at Hampden Park was decided before they stepped on the pitch.

A Martin Skrtel own-goal on 89 minutes settled the tie, as Robert Mak was dismissed with a second yellow after just 23 minutes.

A disgruntled Kozak said in his experience, he believed there were some outside factors influencing Slovakia's time in Scotland.

When asked about the handling of the game, and in particular the red card, he said: "To be honest, since our arrival in Scotland there have been too many coincidences.

"I'm too experienced to believe in coincidences but I won't say any more."

The Slovakia team's baggage was delayed at Glasgow Airport. Kozak continued: "That's how it started." But then went silent.

Slovakia head into their final match with Malta in third place on 15 points, two behind Scotland and eight adrift of leaders England.