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UEFA EURO: Croatia - Scotland Match press kits

UEFA EURO - 2019/21 SeasonMatch press kits

CroatiaCroatiaHampden Park - GlasgowTuesday 22 June 2021
21.00CET (20.00 local time)
Group D - Matchday 3
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Match background Only this chapter

Croatia will be looking for their first ever win against Scotland when the teams meet in Glasgow in the final round of Group D games.

• Home and away, Scotland are unbeaten in their five previous matches against their Matchday 3 opponents as they look to finish their group campaign on a positive note in Hampden Park's penultimate UEFA EURO 2020 fixture.

Previous meetings
• After drawing their first three games against Croatia, Scotland have won the last two, Robert Snodgrass scoring in both games in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying, a 1-0 away win in Zagreb and a 2-0 success at Hampden Park in which Gary Naismith scored the Scots' other goal.

• Scotland, however, picked up only five more points from their other eight qualifiers to end fourth in Group A on 11 points, six behind second-placed Croatia who went on to beat Iceland in the play-offs to book their place in the finals in Brazil.

• Four of the teams' five fixtures have come in World Cup qualifying; in the preliminaries for the 2002 tournament the game in Zagreb finished 1-1, Alen Bokšić's 15th-minute opener for the home side cancelled out nine minutes later by Kevin Gallacher.

• The game in Glasgow ended goalless and once again Croatia had the last laugh, finishing top of Group 6 to reach Korea/Japan; Scotland were eliminated in third place.

• A Hampden friendly on 26 March 2008 also finished all square, Niko Kranjčar's tenth-minute goal for the visitors cancelled out by Kenny Miller in the 31st minute.

EURO facts: Croatia
• This is Croatia's sixth EURO; they have missed out just once since independence, at UEFA EURO 2000, meaning this is their fifth successive finals. They have twice reached the last eight and twice bowed out at the group stage.

• Croatia's UEFA EURO 2016 campaign was ended in the round of 16 by eventual champions Portugal, who were 1-0 winners after extra time. A team coached by Ante Čačić had finished first in their section on seven points, ahead of defending champions Spain.

• Zlatko Dalić's side were Group E winners in qualifying for UEFA EURO 2020, picking up 17 points from their eight matches to finish three points ahead of Wales.

• Having been eliminated by Portugal after extra time four years ago, a 2-1 defeat in Hungary on 24 March 2019 was Croatia's only loss over 90 minutes in their last 14 EURO matches (W9 D4) before Matchday 1.

• Before UEFA EURO 2020, Croatia's record in three previous matches at Hampden Park was D2 L1. Their last match before facing the Czech Republic there on Matchday 2 was the 2-0 World Cup qualifying loss to Scotland in October 2013; those three fixtures with Scotland were also their only previous games in the country before this tournament.

• Kranjčar's strike in that 1-1 friendly draw against Scotland in March 2008 is Croatia's only goal in Glasgow to date.

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 ahead of UEFA EURO 2020 was W2 D1 L3.

• The Scots kicked off their UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying 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 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.

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

• Scotland's record at Hampden Park before UEFA EURO 2020 was W135 D63 L60. They were unbeaten in 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).

Links and trivia
• Croatia's Borna Barišić has been at Rangers since signing from Osijek in August 2018.

• Barišić's team-mates at Ibrox include Ryan Jack and Jon McLaughlin.

• Have also played together:
Dejan Lovren & Andy Robertson (Liverpool 2017–20)
Lovre Kalinić & John McGinn (Aston Villa 2019, 2020)
Mateo Kovačić & Billy Gilmour (Chelsea 2018–)

• Kristijan Bistrović scored Croatia's second goal in a 2-2 UEFA European Under-21 Championship draw against Scotland at Tynecastle in Edinburgh on 12 November 2020.


Team facts Only this chapter

UEFA European Championship records: Croatia

2016 – round of 16
2012 – group stage
2008 – quarter-finals
2004 – group stage
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – quarter-finals

Final tournament win
3-0: Croatia v Denmark, 16/06/96

Final tournament defeat
0-3: Croatia v Portugal, 19/06/96

Qualifying win
7-0: Croatia v Andorra, 07/10/06

Qualifying defeat
0-2 five times, most recently Norway v Croatia, 06/09/15

Final tournament appearances
12: Darijo Srna
Vedran Ćorluka
10: Ivan Rakitić
9: Luka Modrić
7: Ivan Perišić
6: Niko Kovač
6: Robert Kovač
6: Mario Mandžukić
6: Ivan Strinić
6: Josip Šimunić
6: Ivica Olić
6: Niko Kranjčar
6: Stipe Pletikosa
6: Danijel Pranjić

Final tournament goals
3: Mario Mandžukić
3: Davor Šuker
2: Ivan Klasnić
2: Luka Modrić
2: Ivan Perišić

Overall appearances
47: Luka Modrić
47: Darijo Srna
43: Vedran Ćorluka
36: Ivan Rakitić
34: Ivica Olić
32: Stipe Pletikosa
31: Josip Šimunić
30: Ivan Perišić
30: Dario Šimić
27: Robert Kovač

Overall goals
20: Davor Šuker
13: Eduardo
11: Ivan Perišić
8: Luka Modrić
Mladen Petrić
7: Mario Mandžukić
6: Zvonimir Boban
6: Niko Kranjčar
6: Ivica Olić
Darijo Srna


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



:: 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
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