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Scotland Just Got Eliminated From The World Cup In Epic Fashion

View of the Russian national team training session.

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JUNE 13: A general view inside the stadium during a Russia training session ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup opening match against Saudia Arabia at Luzhniki Stadium on June 13, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

There are some pretty wretched ways to get eliminated from a tournament, but Scotland's elimination at the hands of Argentina today in the FIFA Women's World Cup may go down as one of the worst.

Heading into the game, Scotland needed a win in order to finish third in Group D and have a shot at making the knockout round. Early in the game, it looked like they had more than a shot at getting there.

Scotland took a 1-0 lead into halftime but came out firing in the second half, doubling their lead with a goal from Jennifer Beattie in the 49th minute. They looked all but set to fight for a third-place finish in Group D and a potential spot in the knockout round in the 69th minute when Erin Cuthbert scored to make the game 3-0.

But five minutes later, the wheels began to fall off.

Milagros Mendendez put Las Pibas on the board with a goal in the 74th minute. A few minutes later, Scotland goalkeeper Lee Alexander would make an error, allowing an Argentina own goal to make the score 3-2.

Sadly, it wouldn't be the last time Alexander made a costly mistake. In stoppage time, Argentina drew a penalty but Florencia Bonsegundo's shot was saved by Alexander. However, much like in the recent France-Nigeria game, the referee went to VAR and determined that Alexander moved off her line, leading to a re-kick.

Bonsegundo made the penalty on her second attempt, securing the 3-3 tie that dropped Scotland to fourth-place in Group D.

For Argentina, they hold the distinction of becoming the first team in Women's World Cup history to overcome a 3-0 deficit to tie.

However, Argentina isn't through to the knockout round just yet. A winner in either the Cameroon-New Zealand or Chile-Thailand games tomorrow would knock Las Pibas out of the World Cup.