Qualifying round (Group A) - 08/09/2012 - 16:00CET (15:00 local time) - Hampden Park - Glasgow
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Stalemate between Scotland and Serbia

Published: Saturday 8 September 2012, 18.20CET
Scotland 0-0 Serbia
Both teams had their chances but goalkeepers Allan McGregor and Vladimir Stojković ensured a goalless draw in this Group A opener.
Stalemate between Scotland and Serbia
Milan Biševac of Serbia and Scotland's Kenny Miller keep their eyes on the ball ©Getty Images

Match statistics

ScotlandSerbia

Goals scored0
 
0
Total attempts7
 
10
Attempts on target5
 
4
off target2
 
5
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners8
 
5
Offsides1
 
1
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed6
 
19
Fouls suffered19
 
5

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 11:27 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
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Published: Saturday 8 September 2012, 18.20CET

Stalemate between Scotland and Serbia

Scotland 0-0 Serbia
Both teams had their chances but goalkeepers Allan McGregor and Vladimir Stojković ensured a goalless draw in this Group A opener.

Scotland and Serbia had to settle for a point apiece in their opening FIFA World Cup qualifier after a goalless draw at Hampden Park.

Belgium and Croatia set the tone in Group A with victories against Wales and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia respectively on Friday night, but neither side was able to keep pace in Glasgow. Though both teams had chances late on, goalkeepers Allan McGregor and Vladimir Stojković stood firm to ensure honours finished even.

Aleksandar Kolarov came closest to registering for the visitors in the first half, but McGregor was up to the task and kept out his free-kick. For the hosts, Robert Snodgrass had the best opportunity of a cautious opening period, his low shot turned behind by Stojković.

Kenny Miller, playing up front on his own for Craig Levein's charges, was forced to feed off only half-chances either side of half-time. There continued to be little to choose between the teams after the interval, with Kolarov again threatening McGregor's goal.

Miller, though, then had two presentable chances to break the deadlock. The first was blocked by Stojković, but he had no excuse when gifted a free header at close range soon after.

Scotland would have been made to pay for those missed opportunities had it not been for McGregor's splendid late save to thwart Serbian No10 Dušan Tadić. There was almost a twist in added time, but James Forrest scuffed his shot into the arms of Stojković.

Next up for Scotland on Tuesday are FYROM at home, with Serbia hosting Chris Coleman's Wales the same day.

Last updated: 08/09/12 23.09CET

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