Scotland at the World Cup
- Scotland declined to play in the 1950 finals because they were not the British Champions. Scotland finished second to England in the British Home International Championship, and both teams then qualified for the 1950 finals. Scotland withdrew simply because they had earlier graciously announced that they would only participate as British champions.
- Scotland's coach Jack Stein suffered a heart attack and died after Scotland's 1-1 tie in a qualifier against Wales on 10 September 1985. Alex Ferguson took over the job, and led Scotland to qualify for Mexico 1986.