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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: 13/02/14 23.11CET

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Match log

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 06/03/2014 00:53 CET
15 August 2012 - Friendlies 2012-14
Scotland3-1Australia
Referee: Tom Harald Hagen (NOR)
06/12/2013 08:55:59
Scotland0-0Serbia
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (SWE) – Stadium: Hampden Park, Glasgow (SCO)
04/18/2013 10:16:30
11 September 2012 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group A)
Scotland1-1FYROM
Referee: Sergei Karasev (RUS) – Stadium: Hampden Park, Glasgow (SCO)
04/18/2013 10:57:54
Wales2-1Scotland
Referee: Florian Meyer (GER) – Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff (WAL)
04/18/2013 11:37:50
Belgium2-0Scotland
Referee: Tom Harald Hagen (NOR) – Stadium: Roi Baudouin, Brussels (BEL)
04/18/2013 09:19:11
14 November 2012 - Friendlies 2012-14
Luxembourg1-2Scotland
Referee: Cyril Zimmermann (SUI)
06/12/2013 08:57:48
6 February 2013 - Friendlies 2012-14
Scotland1-0Estonia
Referee: Clément Turpin (FRA) – Stadium: Pittodrie, Aberdeen (SCO)
06/12/2013 08:56:55
Scotland1-2Wales
Referee: Antony Gautier (FRA) – Stadium: Hampden Park, Glasgow (SCO)
05/28/2013 11:07:35
Serbia2-0Scotland
Referee: István Vad (HUN) – Stadium: Karadjordje, Novi Sad (SRB)
05/28/2013 11:07:35
Croatia0-1Scotland
Referee: David Fernández Borbalán (ESP) – Stadium: Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb (CRO)
07/25/2013 10:49:26
14 August 2013 - Friendlies 2012-14
England3-2Scotland
Referee: not available – Stadium: Wembley Stadium, London (ENG)
08/27/2013 15:28:45
Scotland0-2Belgium
Referee: Paolo Tagliavento (ITA) – Stadium: Hampden Park, Glasgow (SCO)
09/11/2013 07:08:07
10 September 2013 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group A)
FYROM1-2Scotland
Referee: Fredy Fautrel (FRA) – Stadium: National Arena Filip II Macedonian, Skopje (MKD)
09/11/2013 07:11:01
Scotland2-0Croatia
Referee: Ovidiu Haţegan (ROU) – Stadium: Hampden Park, Glasgow (SCO)
12/16/2013 12:35:24
15 November 2013 - Friendlies 2012-14
Scotland0-0USA
Referee: not available – Stadium: Hampden Park, Glasgow (SCO)
12/07/2013 10:16:14
19 November 2013 - Friendlies 2012-14
Norway0-1Scotland
Referee: not available – Stadium: Molde Stadion, Molde (NOR)
12/13/2013 11:12:48
05 March 2014 - Friendlies 2010-12
Poland0-1Scotland
Referee: not available
7 September 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group D)
GermanyScotland
Referee: TBD
02/26/2014 09:52:56
11 October 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group D)
ScotlandGeorgia
Referee: TBD
02/26/2014 00:52:08
14 October 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group D)
PolandScotland
Referee: TBD
02/26/2014 01:17:34
14 November 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group D)
ScotlandRepublic of Ireland
Referee: TBD
02/26/2014 01:40:35
ScotlandGibraltar
Referee: TBD
02/26/2014 02:55:18
Republic of IrelandScotland
Referee: TBD
02/26/2014 01:25:30
4 September 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group D)
GeorgiaScotland
Referee: TBD
02/26/2014 01:27:30
7 September 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group D)
ScotlandGermany
Referee: TBD
02/26/2014 03:12:15
8 October 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group D)
ScotlandPoland
Referee: TBD
02/26/2014 03:29:31
11 October 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group D)
GibraltarScotland
Referee: TBD
02/26/2014 03:59:37

General info

  • Founded : 1873
  • Currently playing : European Championship , Friendly matches 2012/2014

Team record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    02/09/2006, Scotland 6-0 Faroe Islands, Glasgow
  • Biggest defeat:
    19/11/2003, Netherlands 6-0 Scotland, Amsterdam
  • Appearances in UEFA European Football Championship: 13
  • Player with most appearances: 28
    David Weir (SCO)
  • Top scorers: 8
    Ally McCoist (SCO)
 
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