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Saudi Arabia stunning Argentina in World Cup should give East Kilbride belief of shocking Hamilton in Scottish Cup, says boss Kevin Rutkiewicz

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Kevin Rutkiewicz reckons East Kilbride need only look at Saudi Arabia's shock scalp of Argentina at the World Cup to give his side the belief they can stun Hamilton Accies in this weekend's Scottish Cup.And the K-Park gaffer joked he'll be sticking on the highlights of one of the biggest-ever tournament upsets instead of training this week ahead of the third round tie.Lionel Messi and co.

are still licking their wounds from the Saudis' sensational display yesterday, which saw them come back from Messi's early penalty to grab a 2-1 victory in the opening Group C game in Qatar.And as Rutkiewicz prepares his Lowland League charges for a crack at John Rankin's Championship strugglers, he said: "I'm looking at the World Cup and thinking if Saudi Arabia can beat Argentina, then every dog has its day."That's a good example of what can happen in football."I'm sure John Rankin will be well versed in the shocks of football, but we can take inspiration from things like that."Instead of training I think we'll just watch the Saudi Arabia highlights!"Look, it is going to be difficult but the one advantage we have is that Hamilton don't have Messi, so that should stand us in good stead."I feel if we give a good account of ourselves, we have an outside chance, there is no doubt about that."Accies are a side low on confidence after a run of just one win in 11 games going into Saturday's clash at New Douglas Park, while Kilby have enjoyed a four straight wins of late in the fifth tier.Rutkiewicz knows the huge gap between their level at the Championship, but believes his side - which boasts former Motherwell striker Bob McHugh and ex-Accies stars Ronan Hughes and Kyle Munro among their ranks - can bridge it in a one-off game, with a

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