Last updated 08/06/2019 10:54CET
UEFA EURO: Scotland - Cyprus Match press kits

UEFA EURO - 2019/20 SeasonMatch press kits

ScotlandScotlandHampden Park - GlasgowSaturday 8 June 2019
20.45CET (19.45 local time)
Group I - Matchday -10#SCOCYP
CyprusCyprus
PrintX
Print all chapters
Select a chapter
EUROPEAN QUALIFIERS OFFICIAL SPONSORS
  • Alipay
  • Booking.com
  • Hisense
  • Volkswagen
/insideuefa/mediaservices/presskits/uefaeuro/finals/season=2020/round=2001086/day=-10/session=2/match=2026089/library/_sidebar.html

Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
26/04/1989QR (GS)Scotland - Cyprus2-1
GlasgowJohnston 26, McCoist 63; Nicolaou 62
08/02/1989QR (GS)Cyprus - Scotland2-3
LimassolKoliantris 14, Ioannou 47; Johnston 9, Gough 54, 90
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
17/05/1969QR (GS)Scotland - Cyprus8-0
GlasgowGray 15, McNeill 23, Stein 28, 49, 59, 67, Henderson 72, Gemmell 76 (P)
11/12/1968QR (GS)Cyprus - Scotland0-5
NicosiaGilzean 3, 33, Murdoch 23, Stein 41, Alkiviadis 44 (og)
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
EURO
Scotland------------------
Cyprus------------------
FIFA*
Scotland22002200----4400183
Cyprus20022002----4004318
Friendlies
Scotland------------110021
Cyprus------------100112
Total
Scotland22002200----5500204
Cyprus20022002----5005420

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 17/05/2019 11:30CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Scotland - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-David Marshall05/03/198534Hull - 0000
-Scott Bain22/11/199127Celtic - 2000
-Jon McLaughlin09/09/198731Sunderland - 0000
Defenders
-Charlie Mulgrew06/03/198633Blackburn - 0000
-Stephen O'Donnell11/05/199227Kilmarnock - 1000
-Stuart Findlay14/09/199523Kilmarnock - 0000
-John Souttar25/09/199622Hearts - 0000
-Andy Robertson11/03/199425Liverpool - 1000
-Scott McKenna12/11/199622Aberdeen - 2000
-Greg Taylor05/11/199721Kilmarnock - 0000
Midfielders
-James Forrest07/07/199127Celtic - 2000
-Tom Cairney20/01/199128Fulham - 0000
-Callum McGregor14/06/199325Celtic - 2000
-Stuart Armstrong30/03/199227Southampton - 2000
-Liam Palmer19/09/199127Sheff. Wednesday - 1000
-Kenny McLean08/01/199227Norwich - 1100
-John McGinn18/10/199424Aston Villa - 1000
-Scott McTominay08/12/199622Man. United - 2000
Forwards
-Johnny Russell08/04/199029Sporting Kansas City - 2100
-Ryan Fraser24/02/199425Bournemouth - 1000
-Eamonn Brophy10/03/199623Kilmarnock - 0000
-Oliver Burke07/04/199722Celtic - 1000
-Marc McNulty14/09/199226Hibernian - 2000
Coach
-Steve Clarke29/08/196355 - 0000
Cyprus - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Urko Pardo28/01/198336Alki Oroklini - 1000
-Neofytos Michael16/12/199325Giannina - 0000
-Konstantinos Petrou23/09/199721Paralimni - 0000
Defenders
-Georgios Vasiliou12/06/198434Apollon - 0000
-Marios Antoniades14/05/199029AEK Larnaca - 0000
-Margaça 17/07/198533Nea Salamis - 1000
-Nicholas Ioannou10/11/199523APOEL - 2000
-Ioannis Kousoulos14/06/199622Omonia - 2100
Midfielders
-Andreas Avraam06/06/198732AEL - 0000
-George Efrem05/07/198929APOEL - 2100
-Kostakis Artymatas15/04/199326APOEL - 2000
-Kostas Laifis19/05/199326Standard Liège - 2100
-Fanos Katelaris26/08/199622Omonia - 0000
-Antreas Makris27/11/199523AEL - 2000
-Matija Špoljarić02/04/199722Alki Oroklini - 2000
-Ioannis Pittas10/07/199622Paralimni - 0000
-Michalis Ioannou30/06/200018Anorthosis - 0000
-Ioannis Costi17/03/200019Nea Salamis - 0000
-Anthony Georgiou24/02/199722Levante - 2000
Forwards
-Pieros Sotiriou13/01/199326København - 1200
-Minas Antoniou22/02/199425Paralimni - 1000
-Nestor Mytidis01/06/199128AEL - 1000
Coach
-Ran Ben Simon28/11/197048 - 2000

Last updated 08/06/2019 10:54CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Steve Clarke

Date of birth: 29 August 1963
Nationality: Scottish
Playing career: St Mirren, Chelsea
Coaching career: Newcastle (caretaker), West Brom, Reading, Kilmarnock, Scotland

• Born in Saltcoats on the west coast of Scotland, Clarke started out on a part-time contract at St Mirren, training as a defender while serving an apprenticeship as an instrument engineer, but – after making his debut in 1982 – eventually established himself as the Paisley side's first choice right-back.

• Signed by Chelsea in February 1987, Clarke would make over 400 appearances for the club, and featured in the sides that won the 1997 FA Cup and the League Cup the following season; his final appearance was in the 1998 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup final, the Blues beating Stuttgart 1-0 in Stockholm.

• Capped just six times by Scotland, Clarke moved into coaching as assistant to his former Stamford Bridge team-mate Ruud Gullit at Newcastle United, from 1998/99, taking caretaker command for one match. Then returned to Chelsea, initially as a youth team coach, before assisting José Mourinho (during two title-winning campaigns) and Avram Grant.

• Assisted another Stamford Bridge alumnus, Gianfranco Zola, at West Ham from 2008 to 2010, and was Kenny Dalglish's assistant at Liverpool before taking sole command at West Brom in 2012/13.

• Following a spell in charge at Reading, he was assistant to Roberto Di Matteo at Aston Villa in 2016, and then returned to management in 2017 with Kilmarnock – the club his brother Paul represented between 1974 and 1986; hired to coach Scotland in May 2019 after being named the Scottish Premiership's manager of the year.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2606292.html#steve+clarke

2019-06-7T02:47:07:826

Ran Ben Shimon

Date of birth: 28 November 1970
Nationality: Israeli
Playing career: Maccabi Petach-Tikva, Hapoel Haifa, Hapoel Petach-Tikva, Bnei Yehuda Tel-Aviv
Coaching career: Hapoel Haifa, Hapoel Kiryat Shmona (twice), Maccabi Tel-Aviv, AEK Larnaca, Hapoel Tel-Aviv, Maccabi Petach-Tikva, Beitar Jerusalem, Ashdod, Cyprus

• Capped 34 times as a defender for Israel, Ben Shimon spent much of his career with home-town clubs Maccabi Petach-Tikva and Hapoel Petach-Tikva, but was perhaps in his prime during a six-year spell at Hapoel Haifa, during which he won the 1998/99 Israeli championship – the club's first league title.

• After hanging up his boots in 2003 following a stint at Bnei Yehuda, Ben Shimon was in charge of Maccabi Tel-Aviv's youth teams, taking his first senior jobs in the second tier with Hapoel Haifa and then Kiryat Shmona, whom he led to promotion in his first campaign at the helm.

• Briefly in the Maccabi Tel-Aviv hot seat in 2008, he guided Kiryat Shmona to another promotion after rejoining them in 2009, then masterminded their shock title success of 2011/12. He moved abroad for the first time in 2012 to coach Cypriot club AEK Larnaca, earning a third-placed finish in his sole season in command.

• Returning to Israel in 2013, he subsequently held the reins at Hapoel Tel-Aviv, Maccabi Petach-Tikva, Beitar Jerusalem and – in 2016/17 – Ashdod.

• Ben Shimon accepted the Cyprus post in July 2017, filling the void left by Christakis Christoforou's departure, and the following month oversaw a memorable 3-2 home win against Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2484124.html#ran+ben+shimon

2019-06-7T02:47:07:826

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeOla Hobber Nilsen (NOR)
  • Assistant refereesTom Harald Grønevik (NOR) , Geir Isaksen (NOR)
  • Fourth officialKristoffer Hagenes (NOR)
  • UEFA DelegateTeuvo Holopainen (FIN)
  • UEFA Referee observerDomenico Messina (ITA)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Ola Hobber Nilsen20/02/1986027

UEFA European Championship matches featuring the two countries involved in this match

No such matches refereed

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
07/07/2016UEL1QRCS Fola EschAberdeen FC1-0Luxembourg
31/10/2017UYLGSCeltic FCFC Bayern München1-2Greenock
08/11/2018UELGSPFC Ludogorets 1945AEK Larnaca FC0-0Razgrad

Last updated 06/06/2019 10:34CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Scotland

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group I - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Belgium2200516
    Russia2101533
    Kazakhstan2101343
    Cyprus2101523
    Scotland2101233
    San Marino2002070
    (21/03/2019)
    Kazakhstan 3-0 Scotland
    1-0 Pertsukh 6, 2-0 Vorogovskiy 10, 3-0 Zainutdinov 51
    Bain, Palmer, Shinnie, McGinn (70 McTominay), Bates, McKenna, Forrest (81 McNulty), C. McGregor, McBurnie (61 Russell), Armstrong, Burke
  • (24/03/2019)
    San Marino 0-2 Scotland
    0-1 McLean 4, 0-2 Russell 74
    Bain, O'Donnell, Robertson, Bates, McKenna, C. McGregor (56 McTominay), Russell, McLean, Paterson (37 McNulty), Armstrong (71 Forrest), Fraser
  • (08/06/2019)
    Scotland-Cyprus
  • (11/06/2019)
    Belgium-Scotland
  • (06/09/2019)
    Scotland-Russia
  • (09/09/2019)
    Scotland-Belgium
  • (10/10/2019)
    Russia-Scotland
  • (13/10/2019)
    Scotland-San Marino
  • (16/11/2019)
    Cyprus-Scotland
  • (19/11/2019)
    Scotland-Kazakhstan

Cyprus

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group I - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Belgium2200516
    Russia2101533
    Kazakhstan2101343
    Cyprus2101523
    Scotland2101233
    San Marino2002070
    (21/03/2019)
    Cyprus 5-0 San Marino
    1-0 Sotiriou 19 (P) , 2-0 Sotiriou 23 (P) , 3-0 Kousoulos 26, 4-0 Efrem 31, 5-0 Laifis 56
    Panayi, N. Ioannou, Demetriou (65 Merkis), Efrem, Mytidis, Sotiriou (27 Makris), Kousoulos, Papoulis (54 Špoljarić), Artymatas, Laifis, Georgiou
  • (24/03/2019)
    Cyprus 0-2 Belgium
    0-1 E. Hazard 10, 0-2 Batshuayi 18
    Pardo, Dossa Júnior (46 Georgiou), N. Ioannou, Merkis, Efrem (75 Špoljarić), Antoniou (81 Makris), Kousoulos, Papoulis, Margaça , Artymatas, Laifis
  • (08/06/2019)
    Scotland-Cyprus
  • (11/06/2019)
    Russia-Cyprus
  • (06/09/2019)
    Cyprus-Kazakhstan
  • (09/09/2019)
    San Marino-Cyprus
  • (10/10/2019)
    Kazakhstan-Cyprus
  • (13/10/2019)
    Cyprus-Russia
  • (16/11/2019)
    Cyprus-Scotland
  • (19/11/2019)
    Belgium-Cyprus

Last updated 05/06/2019 10:31CET

Team facts Only this chapter

UEFA European Championship records: Scotland

History
2016 – did not qualify
2012 – did not qualify
2008 – did not qualify
2004 – did not qualify
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – group stage
1992 – group stage
1988 – did not qualify
1984 – did not qualify
1980 – did not qualify
1976 – did not qualify
1972 – did not qualify
1968 – did not qualify
1964 – did not participate
1960 – did not participate

Final tournament win
3-0: Scotland v CIS, 18/06/92

Final tournament loss
0-2:
Scotland v England, 15/06/96
0-2: Scotland v Germany, 15/06/92

Qualifying win
6-0: Scotland v Faroe Islands, 02/09/06
0-6: Gibraltar v Scotland, 11/10/15

Qualifying defeat
6-0: Netherlands v Scotland, 19/11/03

Final tournament appearances
6:
Andy Goram
6: Gary McAllister
6: Stuart McCall
5: Gordon Durie
5: Ally McCoist
5: Stewart McKimmie

Final tournament goals
1:
Gary McAllister
1: Brian McClair
1: Ally McCoist
1: Paul McStay

Overall appearances
28:
David Weir
25: Darren Fletcher
24: Tom Boyd
22: Barry Ferguson
22: Jim Leighton
21: John Collins
21: Kenny Dalglish
21: Gary McAllister

Overall goals
8:
Ally McCoist
7: Kenny Dalglish
7: Kenny Miller
7: Steven Fletcher
6: John Collins
6: James McFadden
6: Shaun Maloney

https://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2042388.html#uefa+european+championship+records+scotland

2019-06-7T02:35:39:215

UEFA European Championship records: Cyprus

History
2016 – did not qualify
2012 – did not qualify
2008 – did not qualify
2004 – did not qualify
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – did not qualify
1992 – did not qualify
1988 – did not qualify
1984 – did not qualify
1980 – did not qualify
1976 – did not qualify
1972 – did not qualify
1968 – did not qualify
1964 – did not participate
1960 – did not participate

Qualifying win
4-0: Cyprus v San Marino, 10/02/99

Qualifying loss
8-0:
Spain v Cyprus, 08/09/99
8-0:
Netherlands v Cyprus, 28/10/87

Overall appearances
31: Ioannis Okkas
27: Charalambos Pittas
27: Constantinos Charalambides
26: Constantinos Makridis
24: Antonis Giorgallides
23: Nikos Pantziaras
22: Yiannakis Yiangoudakis
21: Michalis Konstantinou
21: Nicos Panagiotou
20: Georgios Savvides

Overall goals
10: Ioannis Okkas
8: Michalis Konstantinou
4: Constantinos Charalambides
4: Nestor Mytidis
4: Stathis Aloneftis
4: Milenko Špoljarić
3: Marios Agathocleous
3: George Efrem
3: Dimitris Christofi

https://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2042574.html#uefa+european+championship+records+cyprus

2019-06-7T02:35:39:215

Legend

:: Previous meetings

Goals for/against: Goal totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (e.g. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored during a penalty shoot-out after a tie ended in a draw

:: Squad list

Qual.: Total European Qualifiers appearances/goals for UEFA EURO 2016 only.
FT: Total UEFA EURO 2016 appearances/goals in final tournament only.
Overall: Total international appearances/goals.
DoB: Date of birth
Age: Based on the date press kit was last updated
D: Disciplinary (*: misses next match if booked, S: suspended)

:: Team facts

EURO finals:
The UEFA European Championship was a four-team event in 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976 (when the preliminary round and quarter-finals were considered part of qualifying).

From 1980 it was expanded to an eight-team finals and remained in that format in 1984, 1988 and 1992 until 1996, when the 16-team format was adopted. UEFA EURO 2016 is the first tournament to be played as a 24-team finals.

Records of inactive countries
A number of UEFA associations have been affected by dissolution or splits of member associations. For statistical purposes, the records of these inactive countries have been allocated elsewhere: therefore, all Soviet Union matches are awarded to Russia; all West Germany – but not East Germany – matches are awarded to Germany; all Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro matches are awarded to Serbia; all Czechoslovakia matches are allocated to both the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Abandoned/forfeited matches
For statisical purposes, when a match has been started and then abandoned but later forfeited, the result on the pitch at the time of abandonment is counted. Matches that never started and were either cancelled or forfeited are not included in the overall statistics.

Competitions

Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
  • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on UEFA.com.