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UEFA EURO: Cyprus - Scotland Match press kits

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CyprusCyprusGSP Stadium - NicosiaSaturday 16 November 2019
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Group I - Matchday 9
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

2020 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
08/06/2019QR (GS)Scotland - Cyprus2-1
GlasgowRobertson 61, Burke 89; Kousoulos 87
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
Cyprus----1001----100112
Scotland1100--------110021
FIFA*
Cyprus20022002----4004318
Scotland22002200----4400183
Friendlies
Cyprus------------100112
Scotland------------110021
Total
Cyprus20023003----6006522
Scotland33002200----6600225

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 15/10/2019 11:17CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Cyprus - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Tasos Kissas18/01/198831Nea Salamis - 0000
-Urko Pardo28/01/198336Alki Oroklini - 4000
-Neofytos Michael16/12/199325Asteras - 0000
Defenders
-Giorgos Merkis30/07/198435APOEL - 5000
-Jason Demetriou18/11/198731Southend - 1000
-Antreas Karo09/09/199623Salernitana - 0000
-Christos Wheeler29/06/199722AEL - 0000
-Nicholas Ioannou10/11/199524APOEL*8100
-Ioannis Kousoulos14/06/199623Omonia - 8400
-Christoforou Kypros24/04/199326Nea Salamis - 0000
Midfielders
-Andreas Avraam06/06/198732AEL - 1000
-George Efrem05/07/198930APOEL - 5100
-Georgios Economides10/04/199029Olympiakos - 0000
-Kostakis Artymatas15/04/199326Anorthosis - 7100
-Chambos Kyriakou09/02/199524Apollon - 4000
-Grigoris Kastanos30/01/199821Pescara - 2000
-Matija Špoljarić02/04/199722AEK Larnaca - 7000
-Michalis Ioannou30/06/200019Anorthosis - 3000
-Ioannis Costi17/03/200019Nea Salamis - 6000
Forwards
-Pieros Sotiriou13/01/199326Copenhagen - 6400
-Fotis Papoulis22/01/198534Apollon - 6100
-Panagiotis Zachariou26/02/199623Pafos - 2000
-Dimitris Theodorou10/09/199722Paralimni - 0000
Coach
-Ran Ben Simon28/11/197048 - 8000
Scotland - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-David Marshall05/03/198534Wigan - 5000
-Jon McLaughlin09/09/198732Sunderland - 1000
-Craig MacGillivray12/01/199326Portsmouth - 0000
Defenders
-Stephen O'Donnell11/05/199227Kilmarnock - 5000
-Graeme Shinnie04/08/199128Derby - 1000
-Scott McKenna12/11/199623Aberdeen - 4000
-Ryan Porteous25/03/199920Hibernian - 0000
-Greg Taylor05/11/199722Celtic - 1000
-Michael Devlin03/10/199326Aberdeen - 2000
-Declan Gallagher13/02/199128Motherwell - 0000
Midfielders
-James Forrest07/07/199128Celtic - 6000
-Ryan Jack27/02/199227Rangers - 0000
-Callum McGregor14/06/199326Celtic - 8000
-Stuart Armstrong30/03/199227Southampton - 7100
-Liam Palmer19/09/199128Sheff. Wednesday - 3000
-John McGinn18/10/199425Aston Villa - 6400
-Lewis Morgan30/09/199623Celtic - 0000
Forwards
-Steven Naismith14/09/198633Hearts - 0000
-John Fleck24/08/199128Sheff. United - 1000
-Lawrence Shankland10/08/199524Dundee United - 2100
-Ryan Christie22/02/199524Celtic - 4000
-Oliver McBurnie04/06/199623Sheff. United - 2000
-Oliver Burke07/04/199722Alavés - 4100
Coach
-Steve Clarke29/08/196356 - 6000

Last updated 16/11/2019 00:53CET

Head coach Only this chapter

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

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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

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeHarald Lechner (AUT)
  • Assistant refereesAndreas Heidenreich (AUT) , Maximilian Kolbitsch (AUT)
  • Fourth officialAlexander Harkam (AUT)
  • UEFA DelegateKarl Espen Eriksen (NOR)
  • UEFA Referee observerRusmir Mrković (BIH)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Harald Lechner30/07/1982560

Harald Lechner

Referee since: 1998
First division: 2006
FIFA badge: 2010

Tournaments: 2012 UEFA European Under-17 Championship, 2011 UEFA Regions' Cup

Finals
N/A

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
28/07/2011UEL3QRAnorthosis Famagusta FCFK Rabotnicki0-2Larnaca
06/08/2015UEL3QRAC OmoniaBrøndby IF2-2Nicosia
26/07/2018UEL2QRDundalk FCAEK Larnaca FC0-0Dundalk
04/10/2018UELGSApollon Limassol FCOlympique de Marseille2-2Nicosia
15/08/2019UEL3QRAberdeen FCHNK Rijeka0-2Aberdeen

Last updated 14/11/2019 11:27CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Cyprus

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group I - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Belgium880030124
    Russia870127421
    Cyprus8314131210
    Scotland830511179
    Kazakhstan82159137
    San Marino80080430
    Matchday 1 (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
  • Matchday 2 (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
  • Matchday 3 (08/06/2019)
    Scotland 2-1 Cyprus
    1-0 Robertson 61, 1-1 Kousoulos 87, 2-1 Burke 89
    Pardo, Ioannou (66 Georgiou), N. Ioannou, Efrem, Sotiriou, Kousoulos, Makris (80 Pittas), Špoljarić (70 Costi), Margaça , Artymatas, Laifis
  • Matchday 4 (11/06/2019)
    Russia 1-0 Cyprus
    1-0 Ionov 38
    Pardo, N. Ioannou, Sotiriou, Avraam (71 Pittas), Kousoulos, Makris (81 Špoljarić), Margaça , Artymatas, Laifis, Costi, Georgiou (46 Efrem)
  • Matchday 5 (06/09/2019)
    Cyprus 1-1 Kazakhstan
    0-1 Schetkin 2, 1-1 Sotiriou 39
    Panayi, N. Ioannou, Merkis, Efrem (73 Costi), Kyriakou, Sotiriou, Kousoulos, Mintikkis, Papoulis (90 Pittas), Laifis, Kastanos (58 Georgiou)
  • Matchday 6 (09/09/2019)
    San Marino 0-4 Cyprus
    0-1 Kousoulos 2, 0-2 Papoulis 39, 0-3 Kousoulos 73, 0-4 Artymatas 75
    Panayi, N. Ioannou, Kyriakou, Sotiriou, Kousoulos, Papoulis (46 Georgiou), Špoljarić (62 Ioannou), Costi, Artymatas, Laifis, Pittas (74 Kastanos)
  • Matchday 7 (10/10/2019)
    Kazakhstan 1-2 Cyprus
    1-0 Yerlanov 34, 1-1 Sotiriou 73, 1-2 N. Ioannou 84
    Panayi, N. Ioannou, Merkis (61 Špoljarić), Kyriakou, Sotiriou, Kousoulos, Mintikkis (46 Zachariou), Papoulis (88 Margaça ), Artymatas, Laifis, Costi
  • Matchday 8 (13/10/2019)
    Cyprus 0-5 Russia
    0-1 Cheryshev 9, 0-2 Ozdoev 23, 0-3 Dzyuba 79, 0-4 Golovin 89, 0-5 Cheryshev 90+2
    Panayi (40 Pardo), N. Ioannou, Merkis, Ioannou, Zachariou (36 Margaça ), Kyriakou, Kousoulos, Špoljarić (80 Papoulis), Artymatas, Laifis, Costi
  • Matchday 9 (16/11/2019)
    Cyprus-Scotland
  • Matchday 10 (19/11/2019)
    Belgium-Cyprus

Scotland

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group I - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Belgium880030124
    Russia870127421
    Cyprus8314131210
    Scotland830511179
    Kazakhstan82159137
    San Marino80080430
    Matchday 1 (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
  • Matchday 2 (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
  • Matchday 3 (08/06/2019)
    Scotland 2-1 Cyprus
    1-0 Robertson 61, 1-1 Kousoulos 87, 2-1 Burke 89
    Marshall, O'Donnell, Robertson, Mulgrew, McKenna, McLean, Forrest, McGinn (79 McTominay), Brophy (73 Burke), C. McGregor (87 Armstrong), Fraser
  • Matchday 4 (11/06/2019)
    Belgium 3-0 Scotland
    1-0 R. Lukaku 45+1, 2-0 R. Lukaku 57, 3-0 De Bruyne 90+2
    Marshall, O'Donnell, Mulgrew, McKenna, McLean, C. McGregor, McTominay, Russell (67 Forrest), Armstrong (32 Fraser), Burke, Taylor
  • Matchday 5 (06/09/2019)
    Scotland 1-2 Russia
    1-0 McGinn 11, 1-1 Dzyuba 40, 1-2 O'Donnell 59 (og)
    Marshall, O'Donnell, Robertson, Mulgrew, Cooper, McTominay (78 Phillips), Forrest (62 McLean), McGinn (62 Christie), McBurnie, C. McGregor, Fraser
  • Matchday 6 (09/09/2019)
    Scotland 0-4 Belgium
    0-1 R. Lukaku 9, 0-2 Vermaelen 24, 0-3 Alderweireld 32, 0-4 De Bruyne 82
    Marshall, O'Donnell, Robertson, Mulgrew, Cooper, McTominay, C. McGregor (68 Armstrong), McLean, Snodgrass, Phillips (77 Russell), Christie (86 McGinn)
  • Matchday 7 (10/10/2019)
    Russia 4-0 Scotland
    1-0 Dzyuba 57, 2-0 Ozdoev 60, 3-0 Dzyuba 70, 4-0 Golovin 84
    Marshall, Palmer, Robertson, Mulgrew, Devlin, Fleck (81 Armstrong), Snodgrass, McGinn, Burke (46 Shankland), C. McGregor, Fraser (68 Christie)
  • Matchday 8 (13/10/2019)
    Scotland 6-0 San Marino
    1-0 McGinn 12, 2-0 McGinn 27, 3-0 McGinn 45+1, 4-0 Shankland 65, 5-0 Findlay 67, 6-0 Armstrong 87
    McLaughlin, Palmer, Robertson, Devlin, McTominay, McGinn (70 Armstrong), Shankland, C. McGregor (70 Russell), Findlay, Forrest, Christie
  • Matchday 9 (16/11/2019)
    Cyprus-Scotland
  • Matchday 10 (19/11/2019)
    Scotland-Kazakhstan

Last updated 15/10/2019 11:20CET

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
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