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UEFA EURO: Kazakhstan - Scotland Match press kits

UEFA EURO 2016Match press kits

KazakhstanAstana Arena - Nur–SultanThursday 21 March 2019 - 16.00CETGroup I - Matchday 1Scotland
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Head to Head

No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams

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Squad list Only this chapter

Kazakhstan - Squad list
Current season
-Stas Pokatilov08/12/199226Kairat - 0000
-Igor Shatskiy11/05/198929Shakhter - 0000
-Dmytro Nepohodov17/02/198831Ordabasy - 0000
-Dmitri Shomko19/03/199029Astana - 0000
-Abzal Beysebekov30/11/199226Astana - 0000
-Evgeni Postnikov16/04/198632Astana - 0000
-Yeldos Akhmetov01/06/199028Kairat - 0000
-Gafurzhan Suyumbayev19/08/199028Kairat - 0000
-Sergei Maliy05/06/199028Ordabasy - 0000
-Temirlan Yerlanov09/07/199325Ordabasy - 0000
-Alexander Merkel22/02/199227Heracles - 0000
-Serikzhan Muzhikov17/06/198929Astana - 0000
-Islambek Kuat12/01/199326Kairat - 0000
-Yan Vorogovskiy07/08/199622Kairat - 0000
-Georgi Zhukov19/11/199424Kairat - 0000
-Baktiyor Zainutdinov02/04/199820Rostov - 0000
-Yuriy Pertsukh13/05/199622Atyrau - 0000
-Maxim Fedin08/06/199622Tobol - 0000
-Roman Murtazayev10/09/199325Astana - 0000
-Oralkhan Omirtayev16/07/199820Shakhter - 0000
-Bauyrzhan Turysbek15/10/199127Tobol - 0000
-Yerkebulan Seidakhmet04/02/200019Levski - 0000
-Michal Bílek13/04/196553 - 0000
Scotland - Squad list
Current season
-Scott Bain22/11/199127Celtic - 0000
-Liam Kelly23/01/199623Livingston - 0000
-Jon McLaughlin09/09/198731Sunderland - 0000
-Stephen O'Donnell11/05/199226Kilmarnock - 0000
-Graeme Shinnie04/08/199127Aberdeen - 0000
-Stuart Findlay14/09/199523Kilmarnock - 0000
-John Souttar25/09/199622Hearts - 0000
-Scott McKenna12/11/199622Aberdeen - 0000
-David Bates05/10/199622Hamburg - 0000
-James Forrest07/07/199127Celtic - 0000
-Callum McGregor14/06/199325Celtic - 0000
-Stuart Armstrong30/03/199226Southampton - 0000
-Liam Palmer19/09/199127Sheff. Wednesday - 0000
-Kenny McLean08/01/199227Norwich - 0000
-John McGinn18/10/199424Aston Villa - 0000
-Scott McTominay08/12/199622Man. United - 0000
-Lewis Morgan30/09/199622Sunderland - 0000
-John Fleck24/08/199127Sheff. United - 0000
-Johnny Russell08/04/199028Sporting Kansas City - 0000
-Oliver McBurnie04/06/199622Swansea - 0000
-Oliver Burke07/04/199721Celtic - 0000
-Marc McNulty14/09/199226Hibernian - 0000
-Alex Mcleish21/01/195960 - 0000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Michal Bílek

Date of birth: 13 April 1965
Nationality: Czech
Playing career: Sparta Praha (four times), Cheb, Real Betis, Viktoria Žižkov, Teplice
Coaching career: Teplice, Cartaginés, Czech Republic Under-19, Chmel Blšany, Viktoria Plzeň, Sparta Praha, Ružomberok, Czech Republic, Dinamo Tbilisi, Jihlava, Zlín, Kazakhstan

• A gritty midfielder who was an expert at free-kicks and penalties, Bílek had four spells at Sparta, the most memorable between 1986 and 1990 during which he won three league titles and two Czechoslovakian Cups.

• Travelled to the 1990 FIFA World Cup as the reigning Czechoslovakian player of the year; featured in all five matches at right-back to help Czechoslovakia to quarter-finals, scoring from the penalty spot in the opening two matches against the United States and Austria. Extended his international career beyond break-up of Czechoslovakia, winning 35 caps and scoring 11 goals.

• Had slow start to coaching career, including spell in Costa Rica, but eventually established himself at top level back at home and was appointed coach of Sparta in September 2006; won domestic double in his first season but dismissed in May 2008.

• Led Slovakian club Ružomberok in 2008/09 before taking on assistant role to former team-mate Ivan Hašek with Czech national side. Promoted to top job in October 2009, as Hašek returned to his position as association president, and guided the Czechs to UEFA EURO 2012 via a play-off win against Montenegro.

• Took the Czech Republic to the quarter-finals in Poland-Ukraine but left his post the following year. Went on to have a short spell in Georgia with Dinamo Tbilisi and brief stints in charge of both Jihlava and Zlín in his homeland before agreeing a return to international football with Kazakhstan in early 2019.


Alex McLeish

Date of birth: 21 January 1959
Nationality: Scottish
Playing career: Aberdeen, Motherwell
Coaching career: Motherwell, Hibernian, Rangers, Scotland (twice), Birmingham, Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest, Genk, Zamalek

• McLeish made his name as a rock-solid central defender with Alex Ferguson's illustrious Old Firm-defying Aberdeen side of the 1980s; the Dons won the Scottish league title in 1980, 1984 and 1985, added four Scottish Cup victories in five years and, most famously, beat Real Madrid 2-1 in the 1983 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup final before also overcoming Hamburg in that year's UEFA Super Cup.
• During his 17 years at Pittodrie, 'Eck' earned 77 caps for Scotland, playing at the 1982, 1986 and 1990 FIFA World Cup finals. He joined Motherwell as player/manager in 1994 and proved an immediate success at Fir Park, guiding the unfancied side to a runners-up spot in the Scottish Premier League in his first season in charge.
• He moved on in 1998 to Hibernian, where he experienced a mixture of highs and lows. Mooted at one point as a candidate to become Ferguson's right-hand man at Manchester United, his next career move took him instead to Rangers, where he replaced Dick Advocaat as manager in December 2001. McLeish's four-and-a-half-year tenure brought two league titles, two Scottish Cups and three Scottish League Cups to Ibrox, but a difficult season in 2005/06 prompted his departure.

• In January 2007 McLeish was named as the new manager of Scotland, replacing Walter Smith. He would last less than a year, quitting in November to join English Premier League club Birmingham. He remained at St Andrew's for three and a half seasons, winning the League Cup in 2011 but also experiencing relegation at the end of the same campaign. In a surprise move he left to join city rivals Aston Villa but lasted only a season in charge.

• Brief stints at Nottingham Forest, Belgian club Genk (where he enjoyed a fruitful 2014/15 campaign) and Egyptian side Zamalek preceded his reappointment as Scotland manager on 16 February 2018, ending more than 18 months in the managerial wilderness. Made a positive start to his second spell in charge, guiding Scotland to UEFA Nations League promotion later that year.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeSrdjan Jovanović (SRB)
  • Assistant refereesUroš Stojković (SRB) , Milan Mihajlović (SRB)
  • Fourth officialNovak Simović (SRB)
  • UEFA DelegateSergiu Lisnic (MDA)
  • UEFA Referee observerIgor Satchi (MDA)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Srdjan Jovanović09/04/1986033

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
14/09/2017UELGSVillarreal CFFC Astana3-1Villarreal

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group I - Group Standings
    San Marino0000000
  • (24/03/2019)
  • (08/06/2019)
  • (11/06/2019)
    Kazakhstan-San Marino
  • (06/09/2019)
  • (09/09/2019)
  • (10/10/2019)
  • (13/10/2019)
  • (16/11/2019)
    San Marino-Kazakhstan
  • (19/11/2019)


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group I - Group Standings
    San Marino0000000
  • (24/03/2019)
    San Marino-Scotland
  • (08/06/2019)
  • (11/06/2019)
  • (06/09/2019)
  • (09/09/2019)
  • (10/10/2019)
  • (13/10/2019)
    Scotland-San Marino
  • (16/11/2019)
  • (19/11/2019)

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:: 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.


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
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