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UEFA EURO: San Marino - Scotland Match press kits

UEFA EURO 2016Match press kits

San MarinoSan Marino Stadium - SerravalleSunday 24 March 2019 - 18.00CETGroup I - Matchday 2Scotland
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
28/03/2001QR (GS)Scotland - San Marino4-0
GlasgowHendry 22, 33, Dodds 34, Cameron 63
07/10/2000QR (GS)San Marino - Scotland0-2
SerravalleElliott 70, Hutchison 72
EURO '96
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
15/11/1995PR (GS)Scotland - San Marino5-0
GlasgowJess 31, Booth 45, McCoist 50, Nevin 71, Francini 90 (og)
26/04/1995PR (GS)San Marino - Scotland0-2
SerravalleCollins 20, Calderwood 86
EURO '92
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
13/11/1991PR (GS)Scotland - San Marino4-0
GlasgowMcStay 10, Gough 31, Durie 38, McCoist 62
01/05/1991PR (GS)San Marino - Scotland0-2
SerravalleStrachan 63 (P), Durie 67
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
San Marino20022002----4004013
San Marino10011001----200206
San Marino------------------
San Marino30033003----6006019

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 23/03/2019 23:33CET

Squad list Only this chapter

San Marino - Squad list
Current season
-Elia Benedettini22/06/199523Novara - 1000
-Matteo Zavoli06/07/199622Libertas - 0000
-Simone Benedettini21/01/199722Marino - 0000
-Davide Simoncini30/08/198632Libertas - 1000
-Cristian Brolli28/02/199227Folgore - 0000
-Mattia Giardi15/12/199127Tre Fiori - 1000
-Manuel Battistini22/07/199424Libertas - 1000
-Davide Cesarini16/02/199524Tre Penne - 0000
-Andrea Grandoni23/03/199722Marignanese - 0000
-Marcello Mularoni08/09/199820Pietracuta - 1000
-Michele Cevoli22/07/199820Marino - 1000
-Mirko Palazzi21/03/198732Tre Penne - 1000
-Enrico Golinucci16/07/199127Libertas - 1000
-Danilo Rinaldi18/04/198632La Fiorita - 1000
-Alessandro Golinucci10/10/199424Pietracuta - 0000
-Luca Censoni18/07/199622Riccione - 0000
-Michael Battistini08/10/199622Libertas - 0000
-Lorenzo Lunadei12/07/199721Riccione - 1000
-Matteo Vitaioli27/10/198929Tropical Coriano - 1000
-José Hirsch31/01/198633La Fiorita - 1000
-Fabio Tomassini05/02/199623Pietracuta - 0000
-Filippo Berardi18/05/199721Monopoli - 1000
-Nicola Nanni02/05/200018Crotone - 1000
-Franco Varrella25/01/195366 - 1000
Scotland - Squad list
Current season
-Scott Bain22/11/199127Celtic - 1000
-Liam Kelly23/01/199623Livingston - 0000
-Jon McLaughlin09/09/198731Sunderland - 0000
-Stephen O'Donnell11/05/199226Kilmarnock - 0000
-Graeme Shinnie04/08/199127Aberdeen - 1000
-Callum Paterson13/10/199424Cardiff - 0000
-John Souttar25/09/199622Hearts - 0000
-Andy Robertson11/03/199425Liverpool - 0000
-Scott McKenna12/11/199622Aberdeen - 1000
-David Bates05/10/199622Hamburg - 1000
-James Forrest07/07/199127Celtic - 1000
-Callum McGregor14/06/199325Celtic - 1000
-Stuart Armstrong30/03/199226Southampton - 1000
-Liam Palmer19/09/199127Sheff. Wednesday - 1000
-Kenny McLean08/01/199227Norwich - 0000
-John McGinn18/10/199424Aston Villa - 1000
-Scott McTominay08/12/199622Man. United - 1000
-John Fleck24/08/199127Sheff. United - 0000
-Johnny Russell08/04/199028Sporting Kansas City - 1000
-Ryan Fraser24/02/199425Bournemouth - 0000
-Oliver McBurnie04/06/199622Swansea - 1000
-Oliver Burke07/04/199721Celtic - 1000
-Marc McNulty14/09/199226Hibernian - 1000
-Alex Mcleish21/01/195960 - 1000

Last updated 24/03/2019 13:33CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Franco Varrella

Date of birth: 25 January 1953
Nationality: Italian
Playing career: Rimini, Urbino, Montecchio, Jesina
Coaching career: Bellaria, Pietri Carpi, Forli, Brescia, Monza, Casertana, Salernitana, Reggiana, Savoia, Padova, Triestina, Ravenna, San Marino

• A youth player with Juventus for a time, Varrella played at a senior level in the lower leagues in Italy before becoming a games teacher.

• Started coaching with Bellaria and later moved into Serie C2 with Forlì in 1986/87, stepping up to Serie B to take charge of Brescia, Salernitana, Reggiana, Savoia and Ravenna.

• Won Serie C2 – the fourth highest division in Italy – with Padova in 2000/01. Hired as San Marino coach in January 2018.

• Worked as Arrigo Sacchi's assistant with Italy from 1995 onwards, culminating in a trip to EURO '96. Varrella continues to teach coaches at the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) technical centre in Coverciano and for UEFA Coach Education Programme.


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

  • RefereeManuel Schuettengruber (AUT)
  • Assistant refereesRoland Brandner (AUT) , Stefan Kuehr (AUT)
  • Fourth officialChristopher Jaeger (AUT)
  • UEFA DelegateFlorian Prunea (ROU)
  • UEFA Referee observerZbigniew Przesmycki (POL)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Manuel Schuettengruber20/07/1983034

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
21/10/2015U17QRScotlandFYR Macedonia3-0Burgas

Last updated 23/03/2019 23:43CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

San Marino

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group I - Group Standings
    San Marino1001050
    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
    E. Benedettini, Palazzi, D. Simoncini, Nanni (46 M. Vitaioli), Mularoni, Giardi (74 Lunadei), Manuel Battistini, Cevoli, D. Rinaldi (46 Hirsch), Berardi, E. Golinucci
  • (24/03/2019)
    San Marino-Scotland
  • (08/06/2019)
    Russia-San Marino
  • (11/06/2019)
    Kazakhstan-San Marino
  • (06/09/2019)
    San Marino-Belgium
  • (09/09/2019)
    San Marino-Cyprus
  • (10/10/2019)
    Belgium-San Marino
  • (13/10/2019)
    Scotland-San Marino
  • (16/11/2019)
    San Marino-Kazakhstan
  • (19/11/2019)
    San Marino-Russia


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group I - Group Standings
    San Marino1001050
    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-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)

Last updated 23/03/2019 23:51CET


:: 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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