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Football: Berti boys feeling the Press-ure worldwide.

Byline: By GREIG THOMAS

SCOTLAND'S Euro 2004 flops didn't just take a hammering from Holland they also got a pasting in the world's media.

Berti Vogts' players had scorn pouredonthemandweremade the laughing stock of world football after the 6-0 defeat in Amsterdam.

Newspapers across the world pilloried the Scots and hailed Holland for the world-class performance that delighted their boss Dick Advocaat.

Amsterdam daily De Telegraaf crowed: ``We're off to Portugal! Kids show the Oranges the way to goal as Scots are crushed.

``A rigorous effort makes Dick Advocaat rich in success.''

Rotterdam's Algemeen Dagblad said: ``Youngsters take Holland by the hand. Sneijder was the hero, aged 19, leading Holland past the Scots in imperious style.''

Belgian daily La Derniere Heure said: ``Advocaat's men didn't give the Scots a ghost of a chance.

``The game was up for them after they conceded three goals in 37 minutes.''

German daily Bild scoffed: ``Berti's Scots flew back home the same night it was the only time they hit the heights all day.

``They were brushed aside by Holland. Poor old Berti his players were `bagpiped out'.''

Italy's Gazzetta dello Sport stated: ``The Clockwork Orange is back. Sneijder starts their party, then van Nistelrooy hits a hat-trick as the Scots are swept away.''

Spanish sports paper Marca said: ``Holland didnotallow for any surprises and pulverised a weak Scotland.''

America's International Herald Tribune said: ``With the Dutch playing with a fire unknown in recent performances, Scotland lacked the guile to mount a concerted response.''

French sports paper L'Equipe said: ``Euphoric Oranges. The Dutch qualified for the finals in brilliant style by making short work of the Scots.''

Ole in Argentina said: ``Dutch fans felt more like lynching their playersthan building statues to them before the game. But 90 minutes later they were ready to cast van Nistelrooy's image in bronze.''

Switzerland's NeueZurcher Zeitung added: ``Orange artists tear the Bravehearts apart.''

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