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Scottish defensive concerns for Liechtenstein

Published: Monday 6 September 2010, 11.05CET
Scotland and Liechtenstein meet for the first time when they face each other at Hampden Park, with Kirk Broadfoot already out for the hosts and Steven Whittaker rated as "touch and go".
Scottish defensive concerns for Liechtenstein
Craig Levein took over as Scotland manager last year ©Getty Images

Tournament statistics

ScotlandLiechtenstein

Goals scored9
 
3
Total attempts77
 
35
Attempts on target34
 
19
Attempts off target37
 
16
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners37
 
17
Offsides28
 
19
Yellow cards21
 
25
Red Cards1
 
0
Fouls committed98
 
95
Fouls suffered96
 
101
 
Published: Monday 6 September 2010, 11.05CET

Scottish defensive concerns for Liechtenstein

Scotland and Liechtenstein meet for the first time when they face each other at Hampden Park, with Kirk Broadfoot already out for the hosts and Steven Whittaker rated as "touch and go".

Scotland and Liechtenstein will be meeting for the first time when they continue their campaigns in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group I.

Team news
• Rangers FC defender Steven Whittaker is rated as "touch and go" by Craig Levein after being forced off with a calf strain in the final minute of Friday's goalless draw in Lithuania. Kirk Broadfoot has returned to Rangers with an ankle injury, while Scott Brown, Lee Wallace and Kevin McNaughton are all looking to shake off minor niggles. Goalkeeper David Marshall returned to his club with an elbow injury and has been replaced by Iain Turner.

• "The result is obviously the most important thing but I am looking to see if there is something there we can build on and the answer is most definitely 'yes'," said Levein after the Lithuania game."I'm a little bit disappointed with the final result – all we lacked was a goal – but otherwise I was delighted with the effort of my players."

Scotland squad
Goalkeepers: Allan McGregor (Rangers FC), Iain Turner (Coventry City FC), Matt Gilks (Blackpool FC)
Defenders: Christophe Berra (Wolverhampton Wanderers FC), Allan Hutton (Tottenham Hotspur FC), Stephen McManus (Middlesbrough FC), Kevin McNaughton (Cardiff City FC), Lee Wallace (Heart of Midlothian FC), Andy Webster (Rangers FC), Steven Whittaker (Rangers FC), David Weir (Rangers FC), Jay McEveley (Barnsley FC)
Midfielders: Charlie Adam (Blackpool FC), Scott Brown (Celtic FC), Graham Dorrans (West Bromwich Albion FC), Darren Fletcher (Manchester United FC), Paul Hartley (Aberdeen FC), Lee McCulloch (Rangers FC), James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion FC), Barry Robson (Middlesbrough FC), Steven Naismith (Rangers FC)
Forwards: Kris Boyd (Middlesbrough FC), Steven Fletcher (Wolverhampton Wanderers FC), James McFadden (Birmingham City FC), Kenny Miller (Rangers FC), Garry O'Connor (Birmingham City FC)

• Bidu Zaugg can breathe a sigh of relief as Lucas Eberle and Yves Oehri are both available despite being taken off injured in Friday's 4-0 defeat by holders Spain. "It will be important to survive their early attacks," said Zaugg ahead of the Scotland game. "I am convinced that if we succeed in doing that we will get space and chances to attack ourselves."

Liechtenstein squad
Goalkeepers:
Peter Jehle (FC Vaduz), Cengiz Bicer (Mersin Idman Yurdu)
Defenders: Lucas Eberle (USV Eschen/Mauren), Yves Oehri (FC Vaduz), Martin Rechsteiner (FC Vaduz), Martin Stocklasa (SV Ried), Michael Stocklasa (USV Eschen/Mauren), Franz-Josef Vogt (USV Eschen/Mauren)
Midfielders: Ronny Büchel (USV Eschen/Mauren), Franz Burgmeier (FC Vaduz), Philippe Erne (USV Eschen/Mauren), Rony Hanselmann (FC Balzers), Nicolas Hasler (USV Eschen/Mauren), Michele Polverino (FC Aarau), Marco Ritzberger (FC Vaduz), Sandro Wieser (FC Basel 1893)
Forwards: Fabio D'Elia (USV Eschen/Mauren), Mario Frick (FC St. Gallen), David Hasler (FC Vaduz)

Last updated: 06/09/10 20.08CET

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