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ScotlandScotlandHampden Park - GlasgowSaturday 8 October 2016
20.45CET (19.45 local time)
Group F - Matchday 2
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
06/09/2011QR (GS)Scotland - Lithuania1-0
GlasgowNaismith 50
03/09/2010QR (GS)Lithuania - Scotland0-0Kaunas
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
08/09/2007QR (GS)Scotland - Lithuania3-1GlasgowBoyd 31, McManus 77, McFadden 85; Danilevičius 61 (P)
06/09/2006QR (GS)Lithuania - Scotland1-2
KaunasMiceika 85; Dailly 46, Miller 63
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
11/10/2003PR (GS)Scotland - Lithuania1-0
GlasgowD. Fletcher 70
02/04/2003PR (GS)Lithuania - Scotland1-0
KaunasRažanauskas 74 (P)
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
09/10/1999PR (GS)Scotland - Lithuania3-0
GlasgowHutchison 48, McSwegan 50, Cameron 89
05/09/1998PR (GS)Lithuania - Scotland0-0Vilnius
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Squad list Only this chapter

Scotland - Squad list
Current season
-Craig Gordon31/12/198233Celtic - 0000
-David Marshall05/03/198531Hull - 1000
-Jack Hamilton22/03/199422Hearts - 0000
-Christophe Berra31/01/198531Ipswich - 0000
-Lee Wallace01/08/198729Rangers - 0000
-Grant Hanley20/11/199124Newcastle - 1000
-Russell Martin04/01/198630Norwich - 1000
-Callum Paterson13/10/199421Hearts - 1000
-Andrew Robertson11/03/199422Hull - 1000
-Kieran Tierney05/06/199719Celtic - 0000
-Shaun Maloney24/01/198333Hull - 0000
-Darren Fletcher01/02/198432West Brom - 1000
-James Morrison25/05/198630West Brom - 0000
-Robert Snodgrass07/09/198729Hull - 1300
-James McArthur07/10/198729Crystal Palace - 0000
-James Forrest07/07/199125Celtic - 1000
-Barry Bannan01/12/198926Sheff. Wednesday - 1000
-Matt Ritchie10/09/198927Newcastle - 1000
-Ikechi Anya03/01/198828Derby - 1000
-Steven Fletcher26/03/198729Sheff. Wednesday - 1100
-Chris Martin04/11/198827Derby - 1100
-Leigh Griffiths20/08/199026Celtic - 0000
-Oliver Burke07/04/199719Leipzig - 1000
-Gordon Strachan09/02/195759 - 1000
Lithuania - Squad list
Current season
-Saulius Klevinskas02/04/198432Žalgiris - 0000
-Ernestas Šetkus25/05/198531Den Haag - 1000
-Emilijus Zubas10/07/199026Bnei Yehuda - 0000
-Tomas Mikuckis13/01/198333SKA-Energiya - 0000
-Georgas Freidgeimas10/08/198729Irtysh - 1000
-Vaidas Slavickas26/02/198630Sūduva - 1000
-Linas Klimavičius10/04/198927Žalgiris - 0000
-Vytautas Andriuškevičius08/10/199026Portland Timbers - 0000
-Egidijus Vaitkūnas08/08/198828Žalgiris - 1000
-Edvinas Girdvainis17/01/199323Piast - 1000
-Fiodor Černych21/05/199125Jagiellonia - 1100
-Deividas Česnauskis30/06/198135Trakai - 0000
-Vytautas Lukša14/08/198432Žalgiris - 0000
-Nerijus Valskis04/08/198729Trakai - 1000
-Arvydas Novikovas18/12/199025Bochum - 1000
-Artūras Žulpa10/06/199026Tobol*1000
-Simonas Paulius12/05/199125Ventspils - 0000
-Mantas Kuklys10/06/198729Žalgiris - 1000
-Karolis Chvedukas21/04/199125Split - 1000
-Ovidijus Verbickas04/07/199323Atlantas - 0000
-Mindaugas Grigaravičius15/07/199224Jelgava - 1000
-Vykintas Slivka29/04/199521Den Bosch - 1100
-Deivydas Matulevičius08/04/198927Botoşani - 1000
-Edgaras Jankauskas12/03/197541 - 1000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Gordon Strachan

Date of birth: 9 February 1957
Nationality: Scottish
Playing career: Dundee FC, Aberdeen FC, Manchester United FC, Leeds United AFC, Coventry City FC
Coaching career: Coventry City FC, Southampton FC, Celtic FC, Middlesbrough FC, Scotland

• An energetic and talented midfielder, Strachan was capped 50 times by Scotland and helped Aberdeen FC lift the European Cup Winners' Cup under Sir Alex Ferguson. Began in management while still a player at Coventry in November 1996 before ending his on-field career aged 40 to concentrate on coaching, keeping the club in the Premier League until 2001.

• Although sacked early the following season, he was swiftly appointed by Southampton – whom he guided to eighth place in the English top flight in 2002/03 and the 2003 FA Cup final. Strachan stepped down in March 2004 to concentrate on media work.

• Installed as Martin O'Neill's successor at Celtic in summer 2005, Strachan proceeded to win the Scottish Premier League in record time and also lifted the Scottish League Cup in his first campaign. In 2006/07, Celtic triumphed in both league and Scottish Cup, and got past the UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time, falling in extra time to eventual winners AC Milan in the last 16.

• Steered the Bhoys to the round of 16 again in 2007/08, this time succumbing to FC Barcelona, and a tremendous late surge took Celtic past Rangers FC to retain the Scottish championship. Stepped down at Celtic in 2009 after failing to defend the league crown.

• After an unsuccessful year with Middlesbrough, was appointed national coach in January 2013, helping reinvigorate a Scotland team that went on to win home and away against Croatia in their 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying pool, despite failing to make the cut for Brazil; Scotland also missed out on UEFA EURO 2016.



Edgaras Jankauskas

Date of birth: 12 March 1975
Nationality: Lithuanian
Playing career: FK Žalgiris Vilnius, PFC CSKA Moskva, FC Torpedo Moskva, Club Brugge KV, Real Sociedad de Fútbol, SL Benfica, FC Porto, OGC Nice, Heart of Midlothian FC, AEK Larnaca FC, Os Belenenses, Skonto FC, New England Revolution, FC Fakel Voronezh.
Coaching career: FC Lokomotiv Moskva (assistant), Heart of Midlothian FC (assistant), FK Trakai, Lithuania

• A hard-working target man, Jankauskas began his career at local club Žalgiris before moving to Russia to play for CSKA and Torpedo. Lifted the league title in Belgium in his first season with Club Brugge.

• Became Lithuania's most expensive player when signing for Real Sociedad for a reported €2.3m in 2001; then shone on loan at Benfica, yet joined their Portuguese Liga rivals Porto in 2003 and was part of the team that won the UEFA Cup and UEFA Champions League under José Mourinho (though he did not play in either final).

• Later played in France, Scotland, Cyprus, Latvia and the United States, and represented Lithuania regularly for over 13 years, earning 56 caps and scoring ten goals.

• Helped out José Couceiro during his spell as Lithuania boss (2008–10) and gathered more experience as assistant coach of Lokomotiv and Hearts; given sole command of Lithuanian side Trakai in 2014, he was subsequently named Lithuania boss at the start of 2016.



Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeTobias Stieler (GER)
  • Assistant refereesMarco Achmüller (GER) , Jan Seidel (GER)
  • Fourth officialDaniel Siebert (GER)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerThórir Hákonarson (ISL)
  • Referee observerHaim Jakov (ISR)


NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Tobias Stieler02/07/1981010

FIFA Wold Cup matches involving teams from 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

No such matches refereed

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Competition facts Only this chapter

The Week of Football concept enables fans around the world to enjoy the very best action from the European Qualifiers – which will determine UEFA's representatives at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup comprises nine groups of six teams, with matches played on a home-and-away basis.

Qualifying takes place under the 'Week of Football' concept, introduced ahead of the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying campaign, in which games are spread out from Thursday to Tuesday, shining the spotlight on more teams on the road to the finals in Russia. Moreover, thanks to the Week of Football, at least 43% of matches will be played on weekends, giving fans a better chance to follow the action on television, in the stadiums and on

Kick-off times will be set mainly at 18:00CET and 20:45CET on Saturdays and Sundays and at 20:45CET for Thursdays, Fridays, Mondays and Tuesdays. In double-header matchweeks, sides will play on Thursday/Sunday, Friday/Monday or Saturday/Tuesday. Each day of the Week of Football will feature eight to ten games.

The nine group winners will qualify directly for the final tournament. The eight best runners-up will contest play-offs to decide the last four qualifiers for the finals.

The 13 qualifiers then join hosts Russia in the finals to make it 14 UEFA member associations represented.

How qualification works

The other confederations have the following qualifying berths:

Africa: 5
Asia: 4.5
North and Central America and Caribbean: 3.5
Oceania: 0.5
South America: 4.5



Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group F - Group Standings
    Matchday 1 (04/09/2016)
    Malta 1-5 Scotland
    0-1 Snodgrass 10, 1-1 Effiong 14, 1-2 C. Martin 53, 1-3 Snodgrass 61 (P) , 1-4 S. Fletcher 78, 1-5 Snodgrass 85
    Marshall, Paterson, Robertson, R. Martin, Hanley, Bannan, D. Fletcher, Burke (66 Forrest), C. Martin (69 S. Fletcher), Snodgrass, Ritchie (86 Anya)
  • Matchday 2 (08/10/2016)
  • Matchday 3 (11/10/2016)
  • Matchday 4 (11/11/2016)
  • Matchday 5 (26/03/2017)
  • Matchday 6 (10/06/2017)
  • Matchday 7 (01/09/2017)
  • Matchday 8 (04/09/2017)
  • Matchday 9 (05/10/2017)
  • Matchday 10 (08/10/2017)


  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (04/09/2016)
    Lithuania 2-2 Slovenia
    1-0 Černych 32, 2-0 Slivka 34, 2-1 Krhin 77, 2-2 Cesar 90+3
    Šetkus, Freidgeimas, Girdvainis, Slavickas, Vaitkūnas, Novikovas, Slivka (79 Chvedukas), Kuklys, Žulpa, Valskis (85 Matulevičius), Černych (70 Grigaravičius)
  • Matchday 2 (08/10/2016)
  • Matchday 3 (11/10/2016)
  • Matchday 4 (11/11/2016)
  • Matchday 5 (26/03/2017)
  • Matchday 6 (10/06/2017)
  • Matchday 7 (01/09/2017)
  • Matchday 8 (04/09/2017)
  • Matchday 9 (05/10/2017)
  • Matchday 10 (08/10/2017)

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Club competitions
  • UCL: UEFA Champions League
  • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
  • UEL: UEFA Europa League
  • UCUP: UEFA Cup
  • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
  • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
  • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
National team competitions
  • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
  • WC: FIFA World Cup
  • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
  • FRIE: Friendly internationals
  • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
  • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
  • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
  • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
  • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
  • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
  • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
  • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

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


  • -: Denotes player substituted
  • +: Denotes player introduced
  • *: Denotes player sent off
  • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

Squad list

  • D: Disciplinary
  • *: Misses next match if booked
  • S: Suspended
  • 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