Soccer-Montenegro’s Brnovic upbeat despite rude awakening (Reuters)

PODGORICA, June 8 (Reuters) – High-flying Montenegro were brought down to earth in World Cup qualifying after a 4-0 home rout by Ukraine but the tiny Adriatic nation’s coach Branko Brnovic remains optimistic about their chances of reaching next year’s finals. Their heaviest competitive defeat as an independent nation notwithstanding, Montenegro top Group H with 14 points from seven matches, two more than England and three ahead of Ukraine, both having played a game less. …

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