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UEFA EURO: Scotland - Czech Republic Match press kits

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ScotlandScotlandHampden Park - GlasgowMonday 14 June 2021
15.00CET (14.00 local time)
Group D - Matchday 1
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Nations League
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
14/10/2020GS-FTScotland - Czech Republic1-0
GlasgowFraser 6
07/09/2020GS-FTCzech Republic - Scotland1-2
OlomoucPešek 12; Dykes 27, Christie 52 (P)
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
03/09/2011QR (GS)Scotland - Czech Republic2-2GlasgowMiller 45, D. Fletcher 82; Plašil 78, Kadlec 90 (P)
08/10/2010QR (GS)Czech Republic - Scotland1-0
PragueHubník 69
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
09/06/1999PR (GS)Czech Republic - Scotland3-2
PragueŘepka 65, Kuka 75, Koller 87; Ritchie 30, Johnston 62
31/03/1999PR (GS)Scotland - Czech Republic1-2
GlasgowJess 68; Suchopárek 27, Šmicer 35
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
21/09/1977QR (GS)Scotland - Czechoslovakia3-1
GlasgowJordan 18, Hartford 35, Dalglish 54; Gajdůšek 81
13/10/1976QR (GS)Czechoslovakia - Scotland2-0
PraguePanenka 48, Petráš 50
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
17/10/1973QR (GS)Czechoslovakia - Scotland1-0
BratislavaNehoda 15 (P)
26/09/1973QR (GS)Scotland - Czechoslovakia2-1
GlasgowHolton 41, Jordan 72; Nehoda 33
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
29/11/1961QR (GS)Czechoslovakia - Scotland4-2
BrusselsPluskal 36, Hledik 70, Pospíchal 96 ET, Kvašňák 101 ET; St. John 38, 70
26/09/1961QR (GS)Scotland - Czechoslovakia3-2
GlasgowSt. John 21, Law 62, 83; Kvašňák 6, Scherer 51
14/05/1961QR (GS)Czechoslovakia - Scotland4-0
BratislavaPospíchal 8, 85, Kvašňák 13, Kadraba 40
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
Czech Republic220021102002631298
Czech Republic44003003----74031510
Czech Republic------------8116519
Czech Republic6600511320022182112937

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 10/06/2021 09:23CET

Match background Only this chapter

Scotland's first EURO finals game in 25 years pits them against a Czech Republic side who have have been ever-presents over the past quarter of a century.

• While the Scots are making only their third EURO appearance, and their first since 1996, the Czech Republic travel to Hampden Park to kick off their seventh successive EURO campaign having made their debut at that 1996 tournament.

• Runners-up on that first appearance, three of the Czechs' previous six EURO appearances have extended into the knockout rounds, whereas Scotland have never progressed beyond the initial group stage.

Previous meetings
• The teams have been regular opponents in recent years, most recently meeting twice in the UEFA Nations League in autumn 2020. Scotland won both games, coming from behind in the first of them to prevail 2-1 at the Ander Stadium in Olomouc on 7 September 2020; Jakub Pešek gave the home side a 12th-minute lead, but goals from Lyndon Dykes (27) – his first for Scotland – and Ryan Christie (52) earned the visitors victory, the winner coming from the penalty spot after Andy Robertson had been fouled by Tomáš Malinský.

• Scotland's Ryan Fraser scored the only goal in the sixth minute at Hampden Park on 14 October 2020.

• A 1-0 friendly victory in Prague on 24 March 2016, Ikechi Anya scoring the only goal, means Scotland have won their last three matches against the Czech Republic and are unbeaten in four, since a 1-0 UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying loss in Prague on 8 October 2010.

• The subsequent 2-2 draw at Hampden Park on 3 September 2011 preserved the Czechs' unbeaten record in their four EURO matches against Scotland (W2 D2). Three of the four goals in that game came in the final 12 minutes, Jaroslav Plašil (78) cancelling out Kenny Miller's 45th-minute opener and Michal Kadlec earning the visitors a point with a 90th-minute penalty, eight minutes after Darren Fletcher had put Scotland 2-1 up.

• The Czechs won 2-1 at Celtic Park and 3-2 in Prague in qualifying for UEFA EURO 2000.

• This is the teams' first final tournament meeting in a EURO or FIFA World Cup.

EURO facts: Scotland
• Scotland have qualified for two previous EURO final tournaments, in 1992 and 1996. In both they failed to get beyond the group stage, although they won one of their three games in each tournament.

• This is Scotland's first major tournament since the 1998 World Cup in France.

• Scotland have never progressed beyond the first round in either of their EURO appearances or their eight World Cups, although their 1998 World Cup campaign was only the fourth time in those ten tournaments that they failed to win a game.

• Scotland's record in EURO final tournaments is W2 D1 L3.

• The Scots kicked off their UEFA EURO 2020 campaign under Alex McLeish, losing 3-0 in Kazakhstan before a 2-0 win away to San Marino. Steve Clarke then succeeded McLeish in May 2019, Scotland ending in third place in Group I behind Belgium and Russia having picked up 15 points from their ten games overall (W5 L5).

• Scotland qualified for the EURO play-offs after finishing top of their 2018/19 UEFA Nations League group, picking up nine points from four matches under McLeish to win their section ahead of Israel and Albania.

• Israel were again the opponents in the play-off semi-final, Clarke's side scoring all five of their penalties to win 5-4 after a goalless 120 minutes at Hampden Park.

• Penalties were also needed after Scotland's play-off final away to Serbia had finished 1-1, the home side cancelling out Ryan Christie's opener with a 90th-minute equaliser. Once again Scotland converted all five spot kicks, David Marshall saving Serbia's final penalty from Aleksandar Mitrović to book a finals place.

• Scotland are unbeaten in their last five EURO matches (W3 D2), having lost the previous four.

• Scotland's record at Hampden Park is W135 D63 L60. They are unbeaten in their last six games there (W4 D2), since a 4-0 EURO qualifying loss to Belgium on 9 September 2019 that was their fifth defeat in eight matches at the ground (W3).

EURO facts: Czech Republic
• The Czech Republic have qualified for every EURO final tournament since Czechoslovakia split in 1993.

• They won the competition as part of Czechoslovakia in 1976 and reached the final in their first appearance as the Czech Republic in 1996, losing 2-1 to Germany.

• The Czech Republic also reached the semi-finals at UEFA EURO 2004 and the quarter-finals eight years later.

• In 2016, the Czechs finished bottom of their group having picked up one point from three games. Losses to Spain (0-1) and Turkey (0-2) sandwiched a 2-2 draw against Croatia in which the Czechs had rallied from two goals down. That was the only time they have avoided defeat – or found the net – in their last four EURO finals games.

• Jaroslav Šilhavý's charges qualified for UEFA EURO 2020 as Group A runners-up behind England, who they beat 2-1 in Prague having gone down 5-0 at Wembley in their opening fixture. That was one of three defeats the Czechs suffered in qualifying, although five wins ensured they finished with 15 points, four above third-placed Kosovo.

• The Czech Republic/Czechoslovakia have played six previous games at Hampden Park (D1 L5). That 2-2 draw away to Scotland in September 2011 is the only time they have avoided defeat.

• The Czechs also won 2-1 at Celtic Park in a UEFA EURO 2000 qualifier, their sole success in Scotland. Czechoslovakia went down 5-0 at Ibrox in a 1937 friendly, making their overall record in Glasgow – and Scotland – as Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic W1 D1 L6.

Links and trivia
• Jan Bořil captained Slavia Praha to a 2-0 win against Rangers in Glasgow that secured the Czech club's 3-1 aggregate victory in the 2020/21 UEFA Europa League round of 16. Lukáš Masopust was a substitute for Slavia in both legs, with Tomáš Holeš and David Zima starting the 1-1 draw in Prague. Nathan Patterson started both games for Rangers.

• Libor Sionko, the general manager of the Czech Republic national team, scored three goals in 18 league appearances for Rangers in 2006/07.

Latest news

• Scotland enter UEFA EURO 2020 on a five-match unbeaten run (W2 D3) and with just two defeats in their last 16 games, eight of which were won, plus another two decided in their favour on penalties.

• Steve Clarke's side played two warm-up games in early June, drawing 2-2 with the Netherlands in southern Portugal – a game that featured first international goals for defender Jack Hendry and striker Kevin Nisbet and debuts for David Turnbull and Billy Gilmour – and winning 1-0 away to Luxembourg, in which Ché Adams scored the winner and another first cap was awarded, to Nathan Patterson of Scottish champions Rangers.

• Scotland's squad is the least experienced at UEFA EURO 2020 with just 482 international caps shared between the 26 players and only one of them, 38-year-old goalkeeper Craig Gordon, with over 50 to his name. It is also the squad with the fewest international goals – a collective tally of just 36, with John McGinn, on ten, the lone player to have reached double figures.

• Although there is no international tournament experience in the squad, ten of the 26 players operated in the English Premier League in 2020/21, including captain Andy Robertson, who started all 38 games for defending champions Liverpool, while Manchester United's Scott McTominay appeared in the UEFA Europa League final and Gilmour was a fringe member of Chelsea's UEFA Champions League-winning squad.

• The seven goals McGinn scored in the UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying campaign mean that he needs just one more to join Ally McCoist as Scotland's all-time EURO top scorer. McCoist is one of just four Scottish scorers at the EURO finals; none of them managed more than one goal.

Czech Republic
• A 3-1 win against Albania in Prague on 8 June, in which Patrick Schick, Lukáš Masopust and Ondřej Čelůstka all found the net, ended a three-match winless run for the Czech Republic, who four days earlier had crashed to a 4-0 defeat against Italy in Bologna – a game in which Michal Sadílek came off the bench to make his international debut.

• There has been a major overhaul of the Czech squad in the five years since UEFA EURO 2016, with just three players remaining from that tournament in France – captain Vladimír Darida, goalkeeper Tomáš Vaclík and defender Pavel Kadeřábek. Another player with EURO finals experience is striker Tomáš Pekhart, who was a squad member alongside Darida in 2012. No member of this year's squad has ever scored a EURO finals goal.

• There are five players in Jaroslav Šilhavý's selection from the Slavia Praha side that went unbeaten domestically in 2020/21, winning the Czech league and cup double, and also reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League – Masopust, Jan Bořil, Tomáš Holeš, Petr Ševčík and David Zima.

• Pekhart was also a Polish league title winner in the season just concluded with Legia Warszawa, topping the Ekstraklasa scoring charts with 22 goals, while fellow striker Michael Krmenčík spent the first half of the season with prospective Belgian champions Club Brugge before moving to PAOK, with whom he won the Greek Cup, scoring the late winner in the final against champions Olympiacos.

• Sparta Praha's 18-year-old striker Adam Hložek, the youngest member of Šilhavý's squad, was the joint top scorer in the 2020/21 Czech Liga with 15 goals.

• Former Slavia players Tomáš Souček and Vladimír Coufal were both instrumental in helping West Ham United finish sixth in the Premier League to secure a place in next season's UEFA Europa League group stage.


Squad list Only this chapter

Scotland - Squad list
Current seasonOverall
1David Marshall05/03/198536Derby - 900044-
12Craig Gordon31/12/198238Hearts - 000057-
21Jon McLaughlin09/09/198733Rangers - 10002-
2Stephen O'Donnell11/05/199229Motherwell - 700019-
3Andy Robertson11/03/199427Liverpool - 8100453
5Grant Hanley20/11/199129Norwich - 0000332
6Kieran Tierney05/06/199724Arsenal - 100021-
13Greg Taylor05/11/199723Celtic - 30005-
15Declan Gallagher13/02/199130Motherwell - 40009-
16Liam Cooper30/08/199129Leeds - 30006-
22Nathan Patterson16/10/200119Rangers - 00001-
24Jack Hendry07/05/199526Celtic - 000061
26Scott McKenna12/11/199624Nottm Forest - 600021-
4Scott McTominay08/12/199624Man. United - 900023-
7John McGinn18/10/199426Aston Villa - 107003310
8Callum McGregor14/06/199327Celtic - 1200031-
11Ryan Christie22/02/199526Celtic - 7200194
14John Fleck24/08/199129Sheff. United - 20005-
17Stuart Armstrong30/03/199229Southampton - 8100252
18David Turnbull10/07/199921Celtic - 00001-
20Ryan Fraser24/02/199427Newcastle - 6000184
23Billy Gilmour11/06/200120Chelsea - 00002-
25James Forrest07/07/199129Celtic - 8000375
9Lyndon Dykes07/10/199525QPR - 2000122
10Ché Adams13/07/199624Southampton - 000042
19Kevin Nisbet08/03/199724Hibernian - 000031
-Steve Clarke29/08/196357 - 1000021-
Czech Republic - Squad list
Current seasonOverall
1Tomáš Vaclík29/03/198932Sevilla - 600035-
16Aleš Mandous21/04/199229Sigma - 00001-
23Tomáš Koubek26/08/199228Augsburg - 00009-
2Pavel Kadeřábek25/04/199229Hoffenheim - 6000463
3Ondřej Čelůstka18/06/198931Sparta Praha - 8100253
4Jakub Brabec06/08/199228Plzeň - 3100201
5Vladimír Coufal22/08/199228West Ham - 3000161
6Tomáš Kalas15/05/199328Bristol City - 1000211
9Tomáš Holeš31/03/199328Slavia Praha - 000081
17David Zima08/11/200020Slavia Praha - 00002-
18Jan Bořil11/01/199130Slavia Praha - 500023-
22Aleš Matějů03/06/199625Brescia - 00004-
7Antonín Barák03/12/199426Verona - 0000186
8Vladimír Darida08/08/199030Hertha - 6100708
12Lukáš Masopust12/02/199328Slavia Praha - 8100222
13Petr Ševčík04/05/199427Slavia Praha - 20007-
14Jakub Jankto19/01/199625Sampdoria - 8100343
15Tomáš Souček27/02/199526West Ham - 8100357
21Alex Král19/05/199823Spartak Moskva - 7100182
25Jakub Pešek24/06/199327Liberec - 000021
26Michal Sadílek31/05/199922PSV - 00001-
10Patrik Schick24/01/199625Leverkusen - 74002611
11Michael Krmenčík15/03/199328Club Brugge - 3000288
19Adam Hložek25/07/200218Sparta Praha - 00003-
20Matěj Vydra01/05/199229Burnley - 1000356
24Tomáš Pekhart26/05/198932Legia - 0000222
-Jaroslav Šilhavý03/11/196159 - 800025-

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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.


Jaroslav Šilhavý

Date of birth: 3 November 1961
Nationality: Czech
Playing career: Škoda Plzeň (now Viktoria Plzeň), RH Cheb, Slavia Praha, Drnovice, Viktoria Žižkov
Coaching career: Kladno, Viktoria Plzeň, České Budějovice, Slovan Liberec, Jablonec, Dukla Praha, Slavia Praha, Czech Republic

• An uncompromising centre-back who led by example, Šilhavý made a record 465 appearances in the Czechoslovakian and Czech league, scoring 26 goals. Spent almost a decade with RH Cheb before joining Sparta Praha in 1990.

• Part of the Sparta side that finished runners-up in the Czechoslovak First League in 1992/93, Šilhavý also helped Drnovice to the Czech Cup final in 1996; he was voted personality of the league in 1998, a year before hanging up his boots after two seasons as Viktoria Žižkov captain.

• Also won four caps for Czechoslovakia between 1990 and 1991, while his son Tomáš went on to be a professional – also as a defender – at Slavia.

• Šilhavý snr started his coaching career with Kladno in 2007 and, after spells with Viktoria Plzeň and České Budějovice, guided Slovan Liberec to the Czech title in 2011/12 – when he was also named coach of the year. Took the club into the UEFA Europa League round of 32 in 2013/14.

• After short spells at Jablonec and Dukla Praha, took over at Slavia in September 2016, masterminding a 26-match unbeaten run in the league to win the title at the end of that season. Succeeded former Slavia team-mate Karel Jarolím as coach of the Czech Republic in September 2018.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeDaniel Siebert (GER)
  • Assistant refereesJan Seidel (GER) , Rafael Foltyn (GER)
  • Video Assistant RefereeMarco Fritz (GER)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeChristian Gittelmann (GER)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeChristian Dingert (GER)
  • Fourth officialGeorgi Kabakov (BUL)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeAlejandro Hernández (ESP)
  • Reserve officialMartin Margaritov (BUL)
  • UEFA DelegatePeadar Ryan (IRL)
  • UEFA Referee observerJaap Uilenberg (NED)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Daniel Siebert04/05/1984242

Daniel Siebert

Referee since: 1998
First division: 2012
FIFA badge: 2015

Tournaments: 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup

2016 UEFA Youth League

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
15/07/2015UCL2QRCeltic FCStjarnan2-0Glasgow
26/07/2016UCL3QRAC Sparta PrahaFCSB1-1Prague
26/07/2018UEL2QRAberdeen FCBurnley FC1-1Aberdeen
03/10/2019UELGSCeltic FCCFR 1907 Cluj2-0Glasgow
10/12/2020UELGSAC Sparta PrahaAC Milan0-1Prague

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Team facts Only this chapter

UEFA European Championship records: Scotland

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 defeat
twice, most recently Scotland v England, 15/06/96

Qualifying win
6-0 three times, most recently Scotland v San Marino, 13/10/17

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

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

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

Overall appearances
David Weir
25: Darren Fletcher
24: Tom Boyd
22: Barry Ferguson
22: Jim Leighton
21: John Collins
21: Kenny Dalglish
21: Gary McAllister
20: Ally McCoist
20: Steven Naismith

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


UEFA European Championship records: Czech Republic

2016 – group stage
2012 – quarter-finals
2008 – group stage
2004 – semi-finals
2000 – group stage
1996 – runners-up
1992 – did not qualify (as Czechoslovakia)
1988 – did not qualify (as Czechoslovakia)
1984 – did not qualify (as Czechoslovakia)
1980 – third place (as Czechoslovakia)
1976 – winners (as Czechoslovakia)
1972 – did not qualify (as Czechoslovakia)
1968 – did not qualify (as Czechoslovakia)
1964 – did not qualify (as Czechoslovakia)
1960 – third place (as Czechoslovakia)

Final tournament win
3-0: Czech Republic v Denmark, 27/06/04

Final tournament defeat
4-1: Russia v Czech Republic, 08/06/12
0-3: Czechoslovakia v Soviet Union, 06/07/60

Qualifying win
7-0: Czech Republic v San Marino, 07/10/06

Qualifying defeat
5-0: England v Czech Republic, 22/03/19

Final tournament appearances
14: Karel Poborský
14: Petr Čech
12: Pavel Nedvěd
11: Vladimír Šmicer
11: Jaroslav Plašil
10: Jan Koller
10: Milan Baroš
10: Tomáš Rosický

Final tournament goals
5: Milan Baroš
4: Vladimír Šmicer
3: Jan Koller
3: Zdeněk Nehoda

Overall appearances
50: Petr Čech
41: Tomáš Rosický
37: Jaroslav Plašil
35: Jan Koller
34: Karel Poborský
31: Milan Baroš
31: Pavel Nedvěd
31: Jiří Němec
30: Pavel Kuka
25: Patrik Berger
25: Tomáš Galásek
25: Marek Jankulovski
25: Vladimír Šmicer

Overall goals
21: Jan Koller
12: Patrik Berger
12: Milan Baroš
9: Vladimír Šmicer
9: Zdeněk Nehoda (for Czechoslovakia)
7: Marián Masný (for Czechoslovakia)
7: Antonín Panenka (for Czechoslovakia)
7: Ladislav Vízek (for Czechoslovakia)


Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    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 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
  • (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
  • (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
  • (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)
  • (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)
  • (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
  • (16/11/2019)
    Cyprus 1-2 Scotland
    0-1 Christie 12, 1-1 Efrem 47, 1-2 McGinn 53
    Marshall, Palmer, Taylor, Jack, Gallagher, McKenna, Forrest (72 Burke), McGinn, Naismith (62 McBurnie), C. McGregor, Christie (92 Devlin)
  • (19/11/2019)
    Scotland 3-1 Kazakhstan
    0-1 Zainutdinov 34, 1-1 McGinn 48, 2-1 Naismith 64, 3-1 McGinn 90+1
    Marshall, Palmer, Taylor, Jack, Gallagher, McKenna, Forrest, McGinn (91 Armstrong), Naismith (77 Burke), C. McGregor, Christie (83 Fleck)
  • Final tournament - Play-off
    Scotland 0-0 Israel
    McGinn 1-0 , Zahavi 1-0 (missed) , C. McGregor 2-0 , Bitton 2-1 , McTominay 3-1 , Weissman 3-2 , Shankland 4-2 , Abu Fani 4-3 , McLean 5-3
    Marshall, O'Donnell (23 McLean), Robertson, McTominay, Gallagher, Cooper, McGinn, Jack (83 Fraser), Dykes (1 Paterson), C. McGregor, McBurnie (73 Shankland)
  • (12/11/2020)
    Serbia 1-1 Scotland
    0-1 Christie 52, 1-1 Jović 90
    Griffiths 0-1 , Tadić 1-1 , C. McGregor 1-2 , Jović 2-2 , McTominay 2-3 , Gudelj 3-3 , McBurnie 3-4 , Katai 4-4 , McLean 4-5 , A. Mitrović 4-5 (missed)
    Marshall, O'Donnell (26 Griffiths), Robertson, McTominay, Gallagher, Tierney, McGinn (82 McLean), Jack, Dykes (82 McBurnie), C. McGregor, Christie (87 Paterson)
  • Final tournament - Group stage – final tournament
    Group D - Group Standings
    Czech Republic0000000
    Matchday 1 (14/06/2021)
    Scotland-Czech Republic
  • Matchday 2 (18/06/2021)
  • Matchday 3 (22/06/2021)

Czech Republic

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    England 5-0 Czech Republic
    1-0 Sterling 24, 2-0 Kane 45+2 (P) , 3-0 Sterling 62, 4-0 Sterling 68, 5-0 Kalas 84 (og)
    Pavlenka, Kadeřábek, Čelůstka, Gebre Selassie, Kalas, Darida (67 Masopust), Pavelka, Jankto (46 Vydra), Souček, Schick (82 Škoda), Novák
  • (07/06/2019)
    Czech Republic 2-1 Bulgaria
    0-1 Isa 3, 1-1 Schick 19, 2-1 Schick 50
    Vaclík, Kadeřábek, Čelůstka, Pavelka, Masopust (66 Kopic), Jankto (82 Krejčí), Souček, Suchý, Schick (78 Doležal), Král, Novák
  • (10/06/2019)
    Czech Republic 3-0 Montenegro
    1-0 Jankto 18, 2-0 Kopitović 49 (og) , 3-0 Schick 82 (P)
    Vaclík, Kadeřábek, Čelůstka, Pavelka, Masopust (39 Kopic), Jankto (74 Krejčí), Souček, Suchý, Schick (88 Kozák), Král, Novák
  • (07/09/2019)
    Kosovo 2-1 Czech Republic
    0-1 Schick 16, 1-1 Muriqi 20, 2-1 Vojvoda 67
    Vaclík, Kadeřábek, Čelůstka, Darida, Masopust (80 Doležal), Jankto, Souček, Suchý, Bořil, Schick (61 Krmenčík), Král (72 Hušbauer)
  • (10/09/2019)
    Montenegro 0-3 Czech Republic
    0-1 Souček 54, 0-2 Masopust 58, 0-3 Darida 90+4 (P)
    Vaclík, Čelůstka, Coufal, Darida, Masopust (77 Kopic), Jankto, Souček, Suchý (46 Brabec), Bořil, Schick (91 Krmenčík), Král
  • (11/10/2019)
    Czech Republic 2-1 England
    0-1 Kane 5 (P) , 1-1 Brabec 9, 2-1 Ondrášek 85
    Vaclík, Čelůstka, Brabec, Coufal, Darida, Jankto (82 Kopic), Souček, Bořil, Schick (65 Ondrášek), Masopust (90 Zmrhal), Král
  • (14/11/2019)
    Czech Republic 2-1 Kosovo
    0-1 Nuhiu 50, 1-1 Král 71, 2-1 Čelůstka 79
    Vaclík, Čelůstka, Brabec, Coufal, Darida, Krmenčík (61 Ondrášek), Masopust (76 Ševčík), Jankto (91 Kadeřábek), Souček, Bořil, Král
  • (17/11/2019)
    Bulgaria 1-0 Czech Republic
    1-0 Bozhikov 56
    Kolář, Kadeřábek, Čelůstka, Darida, Ondrášek (79 Doležal), Ševčík (65 Masopust), Jankto, Souček, Kúdela, Bořil, Král (71 Hušbauer)
  • Final tournament - Group stage – final tournament
    Group D - Group Standings
    Czech Republic0000000
    Matchday 1 (14/06/2021)
    Scotland-Czech Republic
  • Matchday 2 (18/06/2021)
    Croatia-Czech Republic
  • Matchday 3 (22/06/2021)
    Czech Republic-England

Last updated 28/05/2021 10:13CET

Competition facts Only this chapter

UEFA European Football Championship final tournament: Did you know?

• Spain (1964, 2008, 2012) and Germany (1972, 1980 – both as West Germany – 1996) are the competition's most successful sides having lifted the trophy three times each. Only France (1984, 2000) have also triumphed more than once.

• Only three teams have ever won the UEFA European Championship on home soil: Spain (1964), Italy (1968) and France (1984).

• In 2012 Spain became the first nation to retain the Henri Delaunay Cup, having also won in 2008. The Soviet Union (1960, 1964) and West Germany (1972, 1976) returned to the final as holders only to lose.

• Eight players have appeared in two victorious finals – Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Andrés Iniesta, Xavi Hernández, Cesc Fàbregas and David Silva all started Spain's triumphs in 2008 and 2012, with Fernando Torres starting in 2008 and coming on four years later and Xabi Alonso coming on in the 2008 final and starting in 2012. Rainer Bonhof twice picked up a winners' medal with West Germany (1972, 1980) but did not play in either tournament.

• Berti Vogts was a winner as a player with West Germany in 1972 and as Germany coach in 1996, making him the only man to triumph in both roles.

• Since 1980, when the final tournament expanded to become an eight-team event, the hosts or co-hosts have only failed to reach the semi-finals – or better – four times: Italy (1980), Belgium (2000), Austria and Switzerland (2008) and Poland and Ukraine (2012).

• UEFA EURO 2020 is Germany's 13th successive UEFA European Championship final tournament – they last missed out as West Germany in 1968.

• Germany are appearing in the finals for the 13th time, one more than Russia (includes appearances as USSR). This is the 11th tournament for Spain.

• Eight teams have qualified for the finals with a perfect record, including Belgium and Italy this time round. The others are France (1992 and 2004), the Czech Republic (2000), Spain and Germany (2012) and England (2016).

• The Netherlands' 6-1 defeat of Yugoslavia in the UEFA EURO 2000 quarter-finals is the biggest win in a final tournament. Three games have finished 5-0, most recently Sweden's 2004 defeat of Bulgaria.

• Three teams have held the UEFA European Championship and FIFA World Cup at the same time. West Germany won the European title in 1972 and added the world crown two years later, while France claimed the 1998 World Cup and UEFA EURO 2000 and Spain triumphed at UEFA EURO 2008 and the 2010 World Cup. Spain's 2012 EURO victory made them the first country to win three major tournaments in a row; West Germany were within a shoot-out of achieving the feat before their 1976 loss to Czechoslovakia.

• For West Germany, Sepp Maier, Franz Beckenbauer, Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck, Paul Breitner, Uli Hoeness and Gerd Müller played in both those finals, while Fabien Barthez, Marcel Desailly, Bixente Lizarazu, Lilian Thuram, Didier Deschamps, Youri Djorkaeff, Patrick Vieira, Zinédine Zidane and Christophe Dugarry achieved the feat for France.

• Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Carles Puyol, Joan Capdevila, Andrés Iniesta, Xavi Hernández, Cesc Fàbregas, Xabi Alonso and Fernando Torres played in Spain's 2008 EURO final win and the 2010 World Cup success. Casillas, Ramos, Iniesta, Xavi, Fàbregas, Alonso and Torres appeared in all three of Spain's final wins between 2008 and 2012.

• In addition to the 24 players mentioned above, Dino Zoff (Italy 1968, 1982) and Germany's Thomas Hässler and Jürgen Klinsmann (1990, 1996) also featured in two final triumphs.

• In 2016 Portugal's Real Madrid pair Pepe and Cristiano Ronaldo joined a small group of players to have appeared in European Cup and UEFA European Championship final victories in the same year. Luis Suárez achieved the feat with Internazionale Milano and Spain in 1964, while in 1988 PSV Eindhoven quartet Hans van Breucklen, Ronald Koeman, Barry van Aerle and Gerald Vanenburg were all in the victorious Netherlands side. In 2012 Fernando Torres and Juan Mata both appeared in final wins for Chelsea and Spain.

• Wim Kieft and Nicolas Anelka narrowly missed out on this club. A European Champion Clubs' Cup finalist with PSV in 1988, Kieft was an unused substitute in the Netherlands' European Championship triumph, while Anelka was similarly thwarted with France in 2000 after appearing in Real Madrid's UEFA Champions League final. Anelka's Madrid team-mate Christian Karembeu holds the unique position of being an unused substitute in European Cup and European Championship final victories in the same year.

• In 2008 Germany's Michael Ballack, then with Chelsea, became the first player to appear in European Cup and EURO final defeats in the same year.

• Four players have followed European Cup final defeat with EURO victory in the same year: Ignacio Zoco and Amancio Amaro (1964, Real Madrid and Spain) and Manny Kaltz and Horst Hrubesch (1980, Hamburg and West Germany).

• Gábor Király is the oldest player to have appeared in a UEFA European Championship finals; he was aged 40 years 86 days in Hungary's 4-0 loss against Belgium at UEFA EURO 2016.

• The Netherlands' Jetro Willems is the youngest player to have featured; he was 18 years 71 days in the 1-0 defeat by Denmark at the 2012 finals.

• Ten players have appeared in four final tournaments: Lothar Matthäus, Peter Schmeichel, Alessandro Del Piero, Edwin van der Sar, Lilian Thuram, Olof Mellberg, Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Gianluigi Buffon.

• Austria's Ivica Vastic is the oldest player to have scored, having found the net in a 1-1 draw against Poland at UEFA EURO 2008 aged 38 years 257 days.

• Johan Vonlanthen was 18 years 141 days old when scoring in Switzerland's 3-1 defeat by France at UEFA EURO 2004, making him the youngest player to have struck at the finals.

• Russia's Dmitri Kirichenko scored the fastest goal in a UEFA European Championship; his effort against Greece at UEFA EURO 2004 was timed at 67 seconds.

• There have been eight hat-tricks in a final tournament: Dieter Müller (1976), Klaus Allofs (1980), Michel Platini (1984, twice), Marco van Basten (1988), Sérgio Conceição (2000), Patrick Kluivert (2000) and David Villa (2008).

UEFA European Championship final tournament: All-time records
Leading scorer by tournament
1960: 2 François Heutte (FRA), Viktor Ponedelnik (URS), Valentin Ivanov (URS), Dražan Jerković (YUG)
1964: 2 Jesús María Pereda (ESP), Ferenc Bene (HUN), Deszö Novák (HUN)
1968: 2 Dragan Džajić (YUG)
1972: 4 Gerd Müller (FRG)
1976: 4 Dieter Müller (FRG)
1980: 3 Klaus Allofs (FRG)
1984: 9 Michel Platini (FRA)
1988: 5 Marco van Basten (NED)
1992: 3 Henrik Larsen (DEN), Karl-Heinz Riedle (GER), Dennis Bergkamp (NED), Tomas Brolin (SWE)
1996: 5 Alan Shearer (ENG)
2000: 5 Patrick Kluivert (NED), Savo Milošević (YUG)
2004: 5 Milan Baroš (CZE)
2008: 4 David Villa (ESP)
2012: 3 Fernando Torres (ESP), Alan Dzagoev (RUS), Mario Gomez (GER), Mario Mandžukić (CRO), Mario Balotelli (ITA), Cristiano Ronaldo (POR)
2016: 6 Antoine Griezmann (FRA)

Oldest player
40yrs 86 days: Gábor Király (Hungary 0-4 Belgium, 26/06/16)
39yrs 91 days: Lothar Matthäus (Portugal 3-0 Germany, 20/06/00)
38yrs 308 days: Morten Olsen (Italy 2-0 Denmark, 17/06/88)
38yrs 271 days: Peter Shilton (England 1-3 Netherlands, 15/06/88)

Youngest player
18 yrs 71 days: Jetro Willems (Netherlands 0-1 Denmark, 09/06/12)
18yrs 115 days: Enzo Scifo (Belgium 2-0 Yugoslavia, 13/06/84)
18yrs 128 days: Valeri Bozhinov (Italy 2-1 Bulgaria, 22/06/04)

Oldest goalscorer
38yrs 257 days: Ivica Vastic (Austria 1-1 Poland, 12/06/08)
37yrs 62 days: Zoltán Gera (Hungary 3-3 Portugal, 22/06/16)
36yrs 194 days: Gareth McAuley (Ukraine 0-2 Northern Ireland, 16/06/16)
35yrs 77 days: Jan Koller (Turkey 3-2 Czech Republic, 15/06/08)
35yrs 62 days: Christian Panucci (Italy 1-1 Romania, 13/06/08)

Youngest goalscorer
18yrs 141 days: Johan Vonlanthen (Switzerland 1-3 France, 21/06/04)
18yrs 237 days: Wayne Rooney (England 3-0 Switzerland, 17/06/04)
18yrs 317 days: Renato Sanches (Poland 1-1 Portugal (3-5 pens), 01/07/16)

Most goals in a match
9 (4-5): France v Yugoslavia (06/07/60)
7 (5-2): France v Iceland (03/07/16)
7 (6-1): Netherlands v Yugoslavia (25/06/00)
7 (3-4): Yugoslavia v Spain (21/06/00)

Biggest victory
6-1: Netherlands v Yugoslavia (25/06/00)
5-0: Sweden v Bulgaria (14/06/04)
5-0: Denmark v Yugoslavia (16/06/84)
5-0: France v Belgium (16/06/84)

Dieter Müller (West Germany 4-2 Yugoslavia, semi-finals 17/06/76)
Klaus Allofs (West Germany 3-2 Netherlands, group stage 14/06/80)
Michel Platini (France 5-0 Belgium, group stage 16/06/84)
Michel Platini (France 3-2 Yugoslavia, group stage 19/06/84)
Marco van Basten (Netherlands 3-1 England, group stage 15/06/88)
Sérgio Conceição (Portugal 3-0 Germany, group stage 20/06/00)
Patrick Kluivert (Netherlands 6-1 Yugoslavia, quarter-finals 25/06/00)
David Villa (Spain 4-1 Russia, group stage 10/06/08)

Fastest hat-trick
18mins: Michel Platini (France 3-2 Yugoslavia, 19/06/84)

Fastest goals
1 min 7 secs: Dmitri Kirichenko (Russia 2-1 Greece, 20/06/04)
1 mins 40 secs: Robert Lewandowski (Poland 1-1 Portugal (3-5 pens), 01/07/16)
2 mins 0 secs: Robbie Brady (France 2-1 Republic of Ireland, 26/06/16)
2 mins 7 secs: Sergei Aleinikov (England 1-3 Soviet Union, 18/06/88)
2 mins 14 secs: Alan Shearer (Germany 1-1 England, 26/06/96)
2 mins 25 secs: Michael Owen (Portugal 2-2 England, 24/06/04)
2 mins 27 secs: Hristo Stoichkov (Bulgaria 1-0 Romania, 13/06/96)
2 mins 42 secs: Paul Scholes (Portugal 3-2 England, 17/06/00)

58: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy)
56: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
51: Mario Frick (Liechtenstein)
50: Petr Čech (Czech Republic)
49: Andreas Isaksson (Sweden)
49: Kim Kallström (Sweden)
49: Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland)
49: Sergio Ramos (Spain)
48: Iker Casillas (Spain)
48: Sergei Ignashevich (Russia)
47: Sargis Hovsepyan (Armenia)
47: Luka Modrić (Croatia)
47: Darijo Srna (Croatia)
47: Lilian Thuram (France)

Final tournament
21: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
18: Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany)
17: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy)
16: Cesc Fàbregas (Spain)
16: Andrés Iniesta (Spain)
16: Lilian Thuram (France)
16: Edwin van der Sar (Netherlands)
15: João Moutinho (Portugal)
15: Nani (Portugal)
15: Pepe (Portugal)
15: Sergio Ramos (Spain)
15: David Silva (Spain)
14: Iker Casillas (Spain)
14: Petr Čech (Czech Republic)
14: Philipp Lahm (Germany)
14: Luís Figo (Portugal)
14: Nuno Gomes (Portugal)
14: Karel Poborský (Czech Republic)
14: Zinédine Zidane (France)

Final tournament
12: West Germany/Germany
11: Soviet Union/Russia
10: Spain; Netherlands
9: Czech Republic; Denmark; England; France; Italy

Appearing in four finals tournaments
Lothar Matthäus (West Germany/Germany 1980, 1984, 1988, 2000)
Peter Schmeichel (Denmark 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000)
Alessandro Del Piero (Italy 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008)
Edwin van der Sar (Netherlands 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008)
Lilian Thuram (France, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008)
Olof Mellberg (Sweden, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
Gianluigi Buffon (Italy 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)

40: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
25: Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden)
23: Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland)
22: Jon Dahl Tomasson (Denmark)
21: Jan Koller (Czech Republic)
21: Robert Lewandowski (Poland)
22: Hakan Şükür (Turkey)
20: Wayne Rooney (England)
20: Davor Šuker (Yugoslavia/Croatia)
19: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Netherlands)
19: Miroslav Klose (Germany)
19: Raúl González (Spain)
18: Thierry Henry (France)
18: David Villa (Spain)
18: Zlatko Zahovič (Slovenia)

Final tournament
9: Michel Platini (France)
9: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
7: Alan Shearer (England)
6: Antoine Griezmann (France)
6: Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden)
6: Thierry Henry (France)
6: Patrick Kluivert (Netherlands)
6: Nuno Gomes (Portugal)
6: Ruud van Nistelrooy (Netherlands)



:: 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 2020 only.
FT: Total UEFA EURO 2020 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 was 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
  • 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