Hampden Park - Glasgow 08/09/2012 - 16:00CET (15:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group A

Scotland - Serbia
0-0
 

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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

Scotland
Serbia

0

Goals scored

0

7

Total attempts

10

5

Attempts on target

4

2

off target

5

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

8

Corners

5

1

Offsides

1

1

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

6

Fouls committed

19

19

Fouls suffered

5

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
SSI Err
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: 08/05/14 8.25CET

Related information

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Lineups

Scotland

Scotland

Serbia

Serbia

1Allan McGregor (GK)1Vladimir Stojković (GK)
2Alan Hutton4Milan Biševac
3Paul Dixon5Matija Nastasić
Yellow Card30
4Christophe Berra6Branislav Ivanović (C)
5Gary Caldwell (C)7Zoran Tošić
6Charlie Adam11Aleksandar Kolarov
7James Morrison
Substitution81
16Srdjan Mijailović
Substitution46
8Andy Webster17Aleksandar Ignjovski
9Kenny Miller
Substitution81
18Miloš Ninković
Yellow Card80
10Robert Snodgrass
Yellow Card47
Substitution69
19Filip Djuričić
Substitution84
11Steven Naismith22Darko Lazović
Substitution58

Substitutes

12Matthew Gilks (GK)23Željko Brkić (GK)
13Grant Hanley2Nenad Tomović
14Jordan Rhodes
Substitution81
3Nikola Maksimović
15Jamie Mackie
Substitution81
8Radosav Petrović
16Shaun Maloney9Dejan Lekić
Substitution84
17James Forrest
Substitution69
10Dušan Tadić
Substitution58
18Don Cowie12Damir Kahriman (GK)
19Graham Dorrans13Aleksandar Luković
20Ross McCormack14Nemanja Matić
21David Marshall (GK)15Ljubomir Fejsa
Substitution46
22Matthew Phillips20Neven Subotić
23Richard Foster21Lazar Marković

Coach

Craig Levein (SCO) Siniša Mihajlović (SRB)

Referee

Jonas Eriksson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Mathias Klasenius (SWE), Daniel Wärnmark (SWE)

Fourth official

Martin Strömbergsson (SWE)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

See also

  • Scotland

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v FYROM, 11 September 2012, 1-1
  • Serbia

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Wales, 11 September 2012, 6-1
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