Scotlandâ€™s World Cup dream is over after a 2-2 draw with Slovenia saw them miss out on possible qualification on goal difference.
Gordon Strachanâ€™s men needed a win in the final match to finish second in the group and put themselves in contention for a play-off place.
However, it was not to be as the draw left them equal on points with Slovakia, who beat Malta 3-0 earlier in the day.
Due to Scotlandâ€™s inferior goal difference, they finished third in the group.
Leigh Griffiths gave Strachanâ€™s side a first-half lead before goals from Roman Bezjak scored twice to put Slovenia in front.
And although Robert Snodgrass struck within the final two minutes, it was too little, too late for Scotland.
Their wait for another World Cup appearance goes on; they have not made it to the finals since 1998.
Although Scotland can reflect on a solid qualification display – the 2-2 draw with England arguably the highlight – in the immediate aftermath, fans were critical of Strachan.
Another failure to qualify – despite the positives – may leave him under pressure, particularly in the wake of his claims that Scotland are â€œgenetically behindâ€.
His argument that Scottish players are smaller than their opponents did not wash with many onlookers.
Some also pointed out that some of Scotlandâ€™s greatest players were short and that Strachan could have picked plenty of taller players – but chose not to.
Whats Strachan talking about both Fletcher and Snodgrass are over 6 foot tall
— Martin Tonks (@BFTBulls) October 9, 2017
Strachan wouldn't have got a game himself.As for Jinky or Bremner?
— Mark Nicholas (@joydivision61_h) October 9, 2017
As if Strachan is blaming the height of his players. Spain always seem to do alright.
— Aaron wroe (@aaron_wroe) October 9, 2017
— D6MO (@d6mo) October 9, 2017
Mental that Strachan has a job in football when heâ€™s blaming results on the fact folk are smaller, ignored in-form players all campaign
— Sam (@sambrennan__) October 9, 2017
Strachan complaining the team aren't big enough. From the squad he picked. Bannan (5'6"), Anya (5'6"), Forrest (5'9") etc. None of them renowned for their ability *or* size.
— Soctty123 (@Soctty123) October 9, 2017
Further – more general – criticism came his way as well as fans from all sides weighed on his performances with the national squad.
Supporters and some journalists are already calling for him to leave his post, slamming is team selection.
Inevitably, some fans have already begun speculating about potential replacements. David Moyes and Michael Oâ€™Neill are among the names mentioned, although others believe there are few credible alternatives at the moment.
Quality of manager determined by choices he makes. Strachan consistently made wrong ones.
— Nick Smith (@Nick89Smith) October 9, 2017
Has Gordon Strachan been sacked yet #StrachanOut
— ConcussionKid (@Jay_Gallacher) October 9, 2017
Reading tweets saying Gordon Strachan should stay. Not sure why he would want to. 2.5 campaigns without qualifying in most countries….out.
— Derek Rae (@RaeComm) October 9, 2017
Strachan's problem is he doesn't know the Scottish based players well enough, not like, say, Craig Levein did.
— Garve Scott-Lodge (@G4rve) October 9, 2017
Shocking from Strachan! If he started the campaign with Griffithâ€™s weâ€™d be alright! No Forrest or McGregor on, SPL form players FFS
— James Kenneth (@180Jimbo) October 9, 2017
Last nights display showed no heart or determination. Players say theyâ€™re 100% behind Strachan so I think the SFA will back him.
— D I Å T E F A N O (@MrStefanCarlin) October 9, 2017
Consistently awful team selection cost us. Only a mad man would reward failure and want Strachan to stay.
— Gordon Reid (@Gordon_Reid1982) October 9, 2017
Well, itâ€™s the morning after, do we lose Strachan or not? If we do, who do we get? There are no obvious candidates. Suggestions please.
— walter orr (@oldwats) October 9, 2017