Lowly-ranked Kazakhstan began their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign by thrashing Scotland 3-0 in a raucous atmosphere inside the Astana Arena on Thursday.
Scotland were blown away inside the opening 10 minutes of the Group I clash as Yuriy Pertsukh and Yan Vorogovskiy both finished in style to put the hosts in control.
There was no way back for a disappointing Scotland side when Baktiyar Zainutdinov's header made it 3-0 in the 50th minute.
Kazakhstan, 117th in the FIFA rankings, looked dangerous every...
One of Kazakhstan's top football officials has admitted he had been in a battle with drug addiction.
Aisultan Nazarbayev, who is vice-president of the football federation, has shocked the country by posting the confession on his Facebook page.
Nazarbayev -- the 27-year-old grandson of the country's president, Nursultan Nazarbayev -- has attracted a large following over his views on developing football in Kazakhstan in the last few years.
"My experience of the horrible mistake I made, before realising...