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Scotland team profile

Published: Sunday 5 January 2014, 1.44CET
Scotland have never passed beyond the opening round of a major tournament despite reaching eight FIFA World Cups and two UEFA European Championships.

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Published: Sunday 5 January 2014, 1.44CET

Scotland team profile

Scotland have never passed beyond the opening round of a major tournament despite reaching eight FIFA World Cups and two UEFA European Championships.

Best result: group stage 1992, 1996
Manager: Gordon Strachan
Leading scorers: all-time – Denis Law, Kenny Dalglish (30); current – Kris Boyd (7)
Most appearances: all-time – Kenny Dalglish (102); current – Gary Caldwell (55)
Association formed: 1873
Nickname: The Tartan Army
Where they play: Hampden Park, Glasgow

Scotland have never passed beyond the opening round of a major tournament despite reaching eight FIFA World Cups and two UEFA European Championships. They qualified for five successive World Cups between 1974 and 1990, the first two as the sole British presence, but have not been involved at a major tournament since France '98. It took them seven attempts to reach the EURO finals, and after making their debut in 1992 they again qualified in 1996 only to be knocked out early once more.

EURO pedigree
Matches played

Overall: P106 W50 D24 L32 F148 A112
Final tournament: P6 W2 D1 L3 F4 A5
Qualifying: P100 W48 D23 L29 F144 A107

On their finals debut at EURO '92 in Sweden, Andy Roxburgh's team lost to the Netherlands (1-0) and Germany (2-0) before signing off with a 3-0 victory over the Commonwealth of Independent States. Craig Brown was at the helm for EURO '96, where a 0-0 draw against the Netherlands preceded a 2-0 defeat by hosts England, Scotland bowing out despite beating Switzerland 1-0 as a late Patrick Kluivert goal against England took the Dutch through on goals scored.

Scotland lost out in the play-offs in 2000 and 2004 and missed out because of a final-day defeat by Italy in 2008, despite beating France home and away. Pitted against world and European champions Spain in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying, Craig Levein's side collected just one point from their first two games and failed to increase momentum thereafter, a concluding 3-1 loss to Spain leaving Scotland third, two points behind the Czech Republic.

Memorable EURO matches
12/09/2007: France 0-1 Scotland, UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying

James McFadden's long-range strike helped Scotland complete the double over France.

18/06/1996: Scotland 1-0 Switzerland, EURO '96 group stage
Ally McCoist's stunning goal left one foot in the quarter-finals but events elsewhere denied them.

18/06/1992: Scotland 3-0 CIS, EURO '92 group stage
The Scots bowed out in style with goals from Paul McStay, Brian McClair and Gary McAllister.

Did you know?
Scotland's EURO '92 win against the Commonwealth of Independent States, the successor to the Soviet Union, was that country's last ever game.

*Last updated on 07/01/2014

Last updated: 09/06/15 2.15CET

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Match log

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 04/09/2015 11:51 CET
7 September 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group D)
Germany2-1Scotland
Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR) Stadium: BVB Stadion Dortmund, Dortmund (GER)
07/11/2015 08:26:20
11 October 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group D)
Scotland1-0Georgia
Referee: Miroslav Zelinka (CZE) Stadium: Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow (SCO)
08/21/2015 10:41:21
14 October 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group D)
Poland2-2Scotland
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP) Stadium: Stadion Narodowy, Warsaw (POL)
08/27/2015 13:59:54
14 November 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group D)
Scotland1-0Republic of Ireland
Referee: Milorad Mažić (SRB) Stadium: Celtic Park, Glasgow (SCO)
07/21/2015 12:49:09
18 November 2014 - Friendlies 2014-16
Scotland1-3England
Referee: not available Stadium: Celtic Park, Glasgow (SCO)
07/21/2015 12:49:09
25 March 2015 - Friendlies 2014-16
Scotland1-0Northern Ireland
Referee: not available
06/10/2015 18:04:03
Scotland6-1Gibraltar
Referee: Mattias Gestranius (FIN) Stadium: Hampden Park, Glasgow (SCO)
07/11/2015 08:28:24
5 June 2015 - Friendlies 2014-16
Scotland1-0Qatar Football Association
Referee: not available
06/10/2015 17:35:54
Republic of Ireland1-1Scotland
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (ITA) Stadium: Aviva Stadium, Dublin (IRL)
08/21/2015 11:13:32
04 September 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group D)
GeorgiaScotland
Referee: Ovidiu Haţegan (ROU) Stadium: Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi (GEO)
7 September 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group D)
ScotlandGermany
Referee: TBD Stadium: Hampden Park, Glasgow (SCO)
09/02/2015 12:49:11
8 October 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group D)
ScotlandPoland
Referee: TBD Stadium: Hampden Park, Glasgow (SCO)
08/18/2015 14:37:53
11 October 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group D)
GibraltarScotland
Referee: TBD Stadium: Estádio Algarve, Faro-Loule (POR)
08/18/2015 14:15:27
MaltaScotland
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 14:05:01
ScotlandLithuania
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 15:33:47
SlovakiaScotland
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 17:49:03
EnglandScotland
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 17:49:03
ScotlandSlovenia
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 17:49:18
ScotlandEngland
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 17:49:18
LithuaniaScotland
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 18:28:18
ScotlandMalta
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 19:20:33
ScotlandSlovakia
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 19:32:48
SloveniaScotland
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 14:15:12

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