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ScotlandScotlandHampden Park - GlasgowThursday 5 October 2017
20.45CET (19.45 local time)
Group F - Matchday 9
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
11/10/2016QR (GS)Slovakia - Scotland3-0
TrnavaMak 18, 56, Nemec 68
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
21/09/1977QR (GS)Scotland - Czechoslovakia3-1
GlasgowJordan 18, Hartford 35, Dalglish 54; Gajdůšek 81
13/10/1976QR (GS)Czechoslovakia - Scotland2-0
PraguePanenka 48, Petráš 50
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
17/10/1973QR (GS)Czechoslovakia - Scotland1-0
BratislavaNehoda 15 (P)
26/09/1973QR (GS)Scotland - Czechoslovakia2-1
GlasgowHolton 41, Jordan 72; Nehoda 33
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
29/11/1961QR (GS)Czechoslovakia - Scotland4-2
(aet)
BrusselsPluskal 36, Hledik 70, Pospíchal 96 ET, Kvašňák 101 ET; St. John 38, 70
26/09/1961QR (GS)Scotland - Czechoslovakia3-2
GlasgowSt. John 21, Law 62, 83; Kvašňák 6, Scherer 51
14/05/1961QR (GS)Czechoslovakia - Scotland4-0
BratislavaPospíchal 8, 85, Kvašňák 13, Kadraba 40
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Total
Scotland33005005----115151819
Slovakia55003003----115151918

Last updated 15/09/2017 11:34CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Scotland - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Allan McGregor31/01/198235Hull - 0000
-Craig Gordon31/12/198234Celtic - 5000
-Jordan Archer12/04/199324Millwall - 0000
Defenders
-Charlie Mulgrew06/03/198631Blackburn*4000
-Christophe Berra31/01/198532Hearts - 4100
-Liam Cooper30/08/199126Leeds - 0000
-Grant Hanley20/11/199125Norwich*5000
-Andy Robertson11/03/199423Liverpool - 6100
-Kieran Tierney05/06/199720Celtic - 5000
Midfielders
-Darren Fletcher01/02/198433Stoke - 4000
-James Morrison25/05/198631West Brom - 4000
-Robert Snodgrass07/09/198730Aston Villa - 6300
-James McArthur07/10/198729Crystal Palace*6200
-James Forrest07/07/199126Celtic - 6000
-Barry Bannan01/12/198927Sheff. Wednesday - 3000
-Callum McGregor14/06/199324Celtic - 0000
-Matthew Phillips13/03/199126West Brom - 2000
-Ikechi Anya03/01/198829Derby - 5000
-John McGinn18/10/199422Hibernian - 2000
Forwards
-Steven Fletcher26/03/198730Sheff. Wednesday - 2100
-Chris Martin04/11/198828Derby - 6200
-Leigh Griffiths20/08/199027Celtic*7300
-Ryan Fraser24/02/199423Bournemouth - 1000
Coach
-Gordon Strachan09/02/195760 - 8000
Slovakia - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Matúš Kozáčik27/12/198333Plzeň - 5000
-Martin Dúbravka15/01/198928Sparta Praha - 3000
-Martin Poláček02/04/199027Zagłębie - 0000
Defenders
-Martin Škrtel15/12/198432Fenerbahçe - 6100
-Peter Pekarík30/10/198630Hertha - 6000
-Ján Ďurica10/12/198135Trabzonspor - 6000
-Tomáš Hubočan17/09/198532Marseille - 7000
-Lukáš Štetina28/07/199126Sparta Praha - 0000
-Norbert Gyömber03/07/199225Bari 1908 - 3000
-Róbert Mazáň09/02/199423Žilina - 0000
Midfielders
-Marek Hamšík27/07/198730Napoli - 8200
-Vladimír Weiss30/11/198927Al-Gharafa - 5200
-Juraj Kucka26/02/198730Trabzonspor - 5100
-Ján Greguš29/01/199126København - 5100
-Jaroslav Mihalík27/07/199423Cracovia - 0000
-Albert Rusnák07/07/199423Real Salt Lake - 4000
-Erik Sabo22/11/199125Beitar Jerusalem*2000
-Patrik Hrošovský22/04/199225Plzeň - 2000
-Ondrej Duda05/12/199422Hertha - 3000
-Stanislav Lobotka25/11/199422Celta - 2100
Forwards
-Adam Nemec02/09/198532Dinamo Bucureşti - 5300
-Róbert Mak08/03/199126PAOK*8200
Coach
-Ján Kozák17/04/195463 - 8000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Gordon Strachan

Date of birth: 9 February 1957
Nationality: Scottish
Playing career: Dundee FC, Aberdeen FC, Manchester United FC, Leeds United AFC, Coventry City FC
Coaching career: Coventry City FC, Southampton FC, Celtic FC, Middlesbrough FC, Scotland

• An energetic and talented midfielder, Strachan was capped 50 times by Scotland and helped Aberdeen FC lift the European Cup Winners' Cup under Sir Alex Ferguson. Began in management while still a player at Coventry in November 1996 before ending his on-field career aged 40 to concentrate on coaching, keeping the club in the Premier League until 2001.

• Although sacked early the following season, he was swiftly appointed by Southampton – whom he guided to eighth place in the English top flight in 2002/03 and the 2003 FA Cup final. Strachan stepped down in March 2004 to concentrate on media work.

• Installed as Martin O'Neill's successor at Celtic in summer 2005, Strachan proceeded to win the Scottish Premier League in record time and also lifted the Scottish League Cup in his first campaign. In 2006/07, Celtic triumphed in both league and Scottish Cup, and got past the UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time, falling in extra time to eventual winners AC Milan in the last 16.

• Steered the Bhoys to the round of 16 again in 2007/08, this time succumbing to FC Barcelona, and a tremendous late surge took Celtic past Rangers FC to retain the Scottish championship. Stepped down at Celtic in 2009 after failing to defend the league crown.

• After an unsuccessful year with Middlesbrough, was appointed national coach in January 2013, helping reinvigorate a Scotland team that went on to win home and away against Croatia in their 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying pool, despite failing to make the cut for Brazil; Scotland also missed out on UEFA EURO 2016.

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Ján Kozák

Date of birth: 17 April 1954
Nationality: Slovak
Playing career: LB Spišská Nová Ves, Lokomotíva Košice (three times), RFC Seraing, FK Dukla Praha
Coaching career: Lokomotíva Košice, MFK Zemplín Michalovce, FC Steel Trans Ličartovce, 1. FC Košice, Slovakia

• A creative midfielder, Kozák spent much of his playing career with local team Lokomotíva Košice, where he had three spells. He returned for the first time in 1982 at the conclusion of his military service in Prague, where he turned out for Dukla.

• A member of the Czechoslovakia squad that finished third at the 1980 UEFA European Championship, beating Italy 9-8 on penalties in the bronze-medal match, he scored nine goals in 55 international appearances. Kozák also travelled to the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain but did not feature due to injury.

• Won the Czechoslovak Cup three times and the 1982 league championship with Dukla before retiring in 1990. Moved into coaching several years later and proved an instant success, steering 1. FC Košice to successive titles (1997, 1998) and into the 1997/98 UEFA Champions League where, as Slovakia's first ever group stage representative, they lost all six games in a section containing Feyenoord, Juventus and Manchester United FC.

• Left Košice in 1998 but came back for further stints in 2005 and 2012. He stood down in summer 2013, succeeding Stanislav Griga and Michal Hipp as coach of Slovakia, and led the team to UEFA EURO 2016 as Group C runners-up behind holders Spain. Kozák's side went on to reach the last 16 at the finals in France.

• His son Ján Kozák Jr played in the 2005/06 UEFA Champions League group stage for MFK Petržalka, equalising and then creating the winner in a famous 3-2 comeback victory over FC Porto; grandson Filip Lesniak has been at Tottenham Hotspur FC since 2012.

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeMilorad Mažić (SRB)
  • Assistant refereesMilovan Ristić (SRB) , Dalibor Djurdjević (SRB)
  • Fourth officialSrdjan Jovanović (SRB)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerKris Bellon (BEL)
  • Referee observerSándor Piller (HUN)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Milorad Mažić23/03/1973883

FIFA Wold Cup matches involving teams from the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
04/09/2016WCQRSlovakiaEngland0-1Trnava

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
25/03/2009U17ELITEScotlandAustria0-2Stegersbach
09/07/2009UEL1QRLlanelli AFCMotherwell FC0-3Llanelli
14/11/2014EUROQRScotlandRepublic of Ireland1-0Glasgow
25/08/2015UCLPOMalmö FFCeltic FC2-0Malmo
04/09/2016WCQRSlovakiaEngland0-1Trnava

Last updated 03/10/2017 11:30CET

Competition facts Only this chapter

The Week of Football concept enables fans around the world to enjoy the very best action from the European Qualifiers – which will determine UEFA's representatives at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup comprises nine groups of six teams, with matches played on a home-and-away basis.

Qualifying takes place under the 'Week of Football' concept, introduced ahead of the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying campaign, in which games are spread out from Thursday to Tuesday, shining the spotlight on more teams on the road to the finals in Russia. Moreover, thanks to the Week of Football, at least 43% of matches will be played on weekends, giving fans a better chance to follow the action on television, in the stadiums and on UEFA.com.

Kick-off times will be set mainly at 18:00CET and 20:45CET on Saturdays and Sundays and at 20:45CET for Thursdays, Fridays, Mondays and Tuesdays. In double-header matchweeks, sides will play on Thursday/Sunday, Friday/Monday or Saturday/Tuesday. Each day of the Week of Football will feature eight to ten games.

The nine group winners will qualify directly for the final tournament. The eight best runners-up will contest play-offs to decide the last four qualifiers for the finals.

The 13 qualifiers then join hosts Russia in the finals to make it 14 UEFA member associations represented.

How qualification works

The other confederations have the following qualifying berths:

Africa: 5
Asia: 4.5
North and Central America and Caribbean: 3.5
Oceania: 0.5
South America: 4.5

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Scotland

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group F - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    England862016320
    Slovakia850314615
    Slovenia842210414
    Scotland8422141014
    Lithuania81256185
    Malta80082210
    Matchday 1 (04/09/2016)
    Malta 1-5 Scotland
    0-1 Snodgrass 10, 1-1 Effiong 14, 1-2 C. Martin 53, 1-3 Snodgrass 61 (P) , 1-4 S. Fletcher 78, 1-5 Snodgrass 85
    Marshall, Paterson, Robertson, R. Martin, Hanley, Bannan, D. Fletcher, Burke (66 Forrest), C. Martin (69 S. Fletcher), Snodgrass, Ritchie (86 Anya)
  • Matchday 2 (08/10/2016)
    Scotland 1-1 Lithuania
    0-1 Černych 59, 1-1 McArthur 89
    Marshall, Paterson, Robertson, R. Martin, Hanley, Bannan, D. Fletcher (46 McArthur), Burke (57 Forrest), C. Martin, Snodgrass, Ritchie (71 Griffiths)
  • Matchday 3 (11/10/2016)
    Slovakia 3-0 Scotland
    1-0 Mak 18, 2-0 Mak 56, 3-0 Nemec 68
    Marshall, Paterson, Tierney, R. Martin, Hanley, Bannan, D. Fletcher (64 Griffiths), McArthur, S. Fletcher (76 McGinn), Snodgrass, Ritchie (64 Anya)
  • Matchday 4 (11/11/2016)
    England 3-0 Scotland
    1-0 Sturridge 23, 2-0 Lallana 50, 3-0 Cahill 61
    Gordon, Anya (79 Paterson), Wallace, Berra, Hanley, Forrest, D. Fletcher, Brown, Griffiths, Snodgrass (82 Ritchie), Morrison (66 McArthur)
  • Matchday 5 (26/03/2017)
    Scotland 1-0 Slovenia
    1-0 C. Martin 88
    Gordon, Tierney, Robertson, R. Martin, Mulgrew, Armstrong, Morrison (82 C. Martin), Brown, Griffiths (50 Naismith), Snodgrass (75 Anya), Forrest
  • Matchday 6 (10/06/2017)
    Scotland 2-2 England
    0-1 Oxlade-Chamberlain 70, 1-1 Griffiths 87, 2-1 Griffiths 90, 2-2 Kane 90+3
    Gordon, Tierney, Robertson, Berra, Mulgrew, Morrison (46 McArthur), Armstrong, Brown, Griffiths, Snodgrass (67 Fraser), Anya (81 C. Martin)
  • Matchday 7 (01/09/2017)
    Lithuania 0-3 Scotland
    0-1 Armstrong 25, 0-2 Robertson 30, 0-3 McArthur 72
    Gordon, Tierney, Robertson, Berra, Mulgrew, McArthur, Armstrong (85 McGinn), Brown, Griffiths (79 C. Martin), Phillips, Forrest (66 Ritchie)
  • Matchday 8 (04/09/2017)
    Scotland 2-0 Malta
    1-0 Berra 9, 2-0 Griffiths 49
    Gordon, Tierney, Robertson, Berra, Mulgrew (56 Hanley), McArthur (46 Morrison), Armstrong, Brown, Griffiths (70 C. Martin), Phillips, Forrest
  • Matchday 9 (05/10/2017)
    Scotland-Slovakia
  • Matchday 10 (08/10/2017)
    Slovenia-Scotland

Slovakia

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (04/09/2016)
    Slovakia 0-1 England
    0-1 Lallana 90+5
    Kozáčik, Pekarík, Škrtel, Ďurica, Greguš, Hubočan, Hamšík, Švento (78 Kiss), Mak (71 Kubík), Ďuriš, Pečovský (55 Gyömber)
  • Matchday 2 (08/10/2016)
    Slovenia 1-0 Slovakia
    1-0 Kronaveter 74
    Kozáčik, Ďurica, Greguš, Hrošovský (79 Ďuriš), Pauschek (79 Sabo), Hubočan, Saláta, Hamšík, Švento (79 Holúbek), Kucka, Mak
  • Matchday 3 (11/10/2016)
    Slovakia 3-0 Scotland
    1-0 Mak 18, 2-0 Mak 56, 3-0 Nemec 68
    Kozáčik, Škrtel, Ďurica, Sabo, Nemec (69 Bakoš), Škriniar, Hamšík (87 Kiss), Kucka, Mak (80 Švento), Ďuriš, Holúbek
  • Matchday 4 (11/11/2016)
    Slovakia 4-0 Lithuania
    1-0 Nemec 12, 2-0 Kucka 15, 3-0 Škrtel 36, 4-0 Hamšík 86
    Kozáčik, Pekarík, Škrtel, Ďurica, Weiss (89 Bero), Nemec (77 Ďuriš), Škriniar, Hubočan, Hamšík, Kucka, Mak (83 Švento)
  • Matchday 5 (26/03/2017)
    Malta 1-3 Slovakia
    0-1 Weiss 2, 1-1 J.P. Farrugia 14, 1-2 Greguš 41, 1-3 Nemec 84
    Kozáčik, Pekarík, Škrtel, Greguš, Weiss (86 Rusnák), Nemec, Hrošovský, Škriniar, Hubočan, Kucka (74 Ďuriš), Mak (50 Hamšík)
  • Matchday 6 (10/06/2017)
    Lithuania 1-2 Slovakia
    0-1 Weiss 32, 0-2 Hamšík 58, 1-2 Novikovas 90+3
    Dúbravka, Pekarík, Škrtel, Ďurica, Greguš, Weiss, Duda (89 Bénes), Škriniar, Hubočan (58 Gyömber), Hamšík, Mak (77 Rusnák)
  • Matchday 7 (01/09/2017)
    Slovakia 1-0 Slovenia
    1-0 M. Mevlja 81 (og)
    Dúbravka, Pekarík, Gyömber, Weiss (55 Rusnák), Nemec, Škriniar, Hubočan, Hamšík (87 Duda), Kucka (65 Greguš), Mak, Lobotka
  • Matchday 8 (04/09/2017)
    England 2-1 Slovakia
    0-1 Lobotka 3, 1-1 Dier 37, 2-1 Rashford 59
    Dúbravka, Pekarík, Škrtel, Ďurica, Weiss (68 Rusnák), Nemec (69 Ďuriš), Škriniar, Hubočan, Hamšík (79 Duda), Mak, Lobotka
  • Matchday 9 (05/10/2017)
    Scotland-Slovakia
  • Matchday 10 (08/10/2017)
    Slovakia-Malta

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Legend

Competitions

Club competitions
  • UCL: UEFA Champions League
  • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
  • UEL: UEFA Europa League
  • UCUP: UEFA Cup
  • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
  • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
  • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
National team competitions
  • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
  • WC: FIFA World Cup
  • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
  • FRIE: Friendly internationals
  • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
  • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
  • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
  • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
  • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
  • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
  • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
  • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable

Statistics

  • -: Denotes player substituted
  • +: Denotes player introduced
  • *: Denotes player sent off
  • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

Squad list

  • D: Disciplinary
  • *: Misses next match if booked
  • S: Suspended
  • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on UEFA.com.