Scottish football is at one of its lowest ebbs following last week's humiliating 3-0 defeat to Kazakhstan.

With a decent Nations League performance and a guaranteed Euro 2020 play-off already in the bag, Scotland will have been full of optimism ahead of their upcoming qualifying campaign.

The Tartan Army's optimism was quickly torn to shreds after they were hammered by a Kazakhstan side currently ranked 117 in the world.

But the Scots aren't the only side to suffer a chastening defeat on an international scale in recent times. Here are just ten of the biggest international defeats from the last 20 years.

World Cup 2002 qualifiers - Australia 31-0 American Samoa

We start with a corker, with Australia racking up the biggest international football win in history in April 2001.

Fresh from a 22-0 win over Tonga in their previous match, the Aussies went a step further and put 31 past the lowest-ranked side in the world at the time - more than a goal every three minutes.

Archie Thompson scored a record 13 goals in the game with David Zdrilic also bagging eight. The other ten goals came from Constantinos Boutsianis (3), Aurelio Vidmar (2), Tony Popovic (2), Simon Colosimo (2) and Fausto De Amicis.

World Cup 2002 qualifiers - Germany 1-5 England

England thrashed old rivals Germany in one of our nation's most famous international results at the Olympic Stadium in Munich in September 2001.

Michael Owen scored a hat-trick while Steven Gerrard and Emile Heskey also scored as England earned their first competitive win over the Germans since the 1966 World Cup Final.

Carsten Jancker had given Germany an early lead, who went on to reach the World Cup Final the following summer.

World Cup 2002 - France 0-1 Senegal

Defending world champions and tournament hosts France suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to debutants Senegal in their own back yard.

El Hadji Diouf of Bolton and Liverpool fame - or perhaps infamy - starred with Papa Bouba Diop, who went on to play for Fulham, Portsmouth, West Ham and Birmingham, scoring the only goal of the game to defeat France in the opening match of the tournament.

France went on to draw with Uruguay and lose to Denmark as they were eliminated in the first round without scoring a goal, in what was the worst ever World Cup performance by reigning world champions.

World Cup 2002 - South Korea 2-1 Italy

France were not the only global powerhouses to endure a shock defeat at the 2002 World Cup. Then three-time winners Italy also saw their tournament ended early by an unfancied nation.

Unlike France, Italy did at least make it through the group stages and into the knockouts, but suffered a golden-goal defeat to Senegal's fellow debutants South Korea.

Ahn Jung-hwan was the hero for the Koreans, scoring in the 117th minute to send his and send the Italians out. Ahn was playing for Italian side Perugia at the time, and had his contract cancelled by the club's owner the next day.

Talk about being a sore loser...

Euro 2004 - Greece 1-0 Portugal

Portugal would not have been rubbing their hands with glee when they booked their place in the final of Euro 2004, having lost 2-1 to the Greeks on the opening day of the tournament.

And the unfancied Greeks did it again on the final day, with Angelos Charisteas writing his name into Greek and international football folklore by scoring the winner.

What made it all the more surprising was that Greece had not qualified for a major finals since the 1994 World Cup, and never won a match in a tournament finals.

World Cup 2010 qualifiers - Bolivia 6-1 Argentina

Another country steeped in footballing history to suffer a humiliating defeat was Argentina, who were thrashed 6-1 by lowly Bolivia in a 2010 World Cup qualifier,

Striker Joaquin Botero hit a hat-trick as Argentina, managed by Diego Maradona, suffered their worst defeat in more than 60 years.

Argentina also had Real Madrid, and future Manchester United and PSG player, Ángel di María sent off.

World Cup 2010 - North Korea 0-7 Portugal

While this wasn't a hugely shocking result, it was still a source of embarrassment for North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il.

After some careful editing the highlights of his country's narrow defeat to Brazil in their opening game to show a more favourable result, the confident dictator had allowed live television coverage of the match to be shown to the nation.

He may have regretted that decision after Portugal ran riot in Cape Town, scoring seven times to record their biggest World Cup win and inflict the North Koreans' worst ever defeat. No amount of editing will gloss over that one...

World Cup 2014 - Brazil 1-7 Germany

This is perhaps one of the biggest sporting humiliations of all time, with samba stars Brazil being annihilated in front of their own supporters at their own World Cup.

Thomas Muller gave Germany the lead before a remarkable run of scoring saw the Germans net four times between the 23rd and 29th minutes to go 5-0 up, with then Chelsea player Andre Schurrle scoring twice to make it seven. His club team-mate Oscar netted a late goal for Brazil that could not even be classed as a consolation.

Miroslav Klose became the leading World Cup goalscorer in the match, scoring a record 16th finals goal in the match.

The loss equalled Brazil's heaviest defeat of all-time - a 6-0 loss to Uruguay in the 1920 Copa America.

Euro 2016 qualifiers - Greece 0-1 Faroe Islands

If Euro 2004 was a memorable one for Greece, then Euro 2016 was very much one to forget.

Despite winning the tournament 12 years earlier, Greece didn't even make it to the finals in France, even though the tournament was increased to include 24 nations.

That will have been down to a humiliating 1-0 defeat at home to the Faroe Islands, then ranked 187 in the world, in the qualifiers.

The Greeks passed up the chance to make partial amends in the return fixture in Torshavn, instead going on to suffer defeat once again, this time losing 2-1. Unsurprisngly, Greece failed to qualify for the finals and went on to finish bottom of their qualification group.

Greece coach Claudio Ranieri was sacked the day after the initial 1-0 loss. Wonder whatever happened to him?

Euro 2016 - England 1-2 Iceland

Who could forget this one?!

Things are bit more harmonious these days with regards to the England national team, but this Euro 2016 Round of 16 defeat was about as low as things got.

Wayen Rooney had given England the lead with a fourth-minute penalty, but Iceland, enjoying their debut at a major international finals, levelled instantly through Ragnar Sigurdsson before Kolbeinn Sigthorsson netted the winner in the 18th minute.

Manager Roy Hodgson resigned immediately after the defeat to the nation with just 330,000 inhabitants.