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EnglandEnglandWembley Stadium - LondonFriday 11 November 2016
20.45CET (19.45 local time)
Group F - Matchday 4
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
17/11/1999POEngland - Scotland0-1
agg: 2-1
LondonHutchison 38
13/11/1999POScotland - England0-2
GlasgowScholes 21, 42
EURO '96
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
15/06/1996GS-FTScotland - England0-2
LondonShearer 53, Gascoigne 79
1968 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
24/02/1968PR (GS)Scotland - England1-1GlasgowHughes 39; Peters 19
15/04/1967PR (GS)England - Scotland2-3
LondonCharlton 84, Hurst 88; Law 27, Lennox 78, McCalliog 87
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
03/04/1954QR (GS)Scotland - England2-4
GlasgowBrown 7, Ormond 89; Broadis 14, Nicholls 52, Allen 68, Mullen 82
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
15/04/1950QR (GS)Scotland - England0-1
GlasgowBentley 64
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Squad list Only this chapter

England - Squad list
Current season
-Tom Heaton15/04/198630Burnley - 0000
-Joe Hart19/04/198729Torino - 3000
-Jordan Pickford07/03/199422Sunderland - 0000
-Phil Jagielka17/08/198234Everton - 0000
-Ryan Bertrand05/08/198927Southampton - 1000
-Danny Rose02/07/199026Tottenham - 3000
-Gary Cahill19/12/198530Chelsea*3000
-Kyle Walker28/05/199026Tottenham - 3000
-Nathaniel Clyne05/04/199125Liverpool - 0000
-John Stones28/05/199422Man. City - 3000
-Adam Lallana10/05/198828Liverpool*1100
-Jack Wilshere01/01/199224Bournemouth - 0000
-Andros Townsend16/07/199125Crystal Palace - 1000
-Jordan Henderson17/06/199026Liverpool - 3000
-Jesse Lingard15/12/199223Man. United*2000
-Eric Dier15/01/199422Tottenham*2000
-Wayne Rooney24/10/198531Man. United - 3000
-Theo Walcott16/03/198927Arsenal - 3000
-Daniel Sturridge01/09/198927Liverpool*3100
-Harry Kane28/07/199323Tottenham - 1000
-Raheem Sterling08/12/199421Man. City - 1000
-Jamie Vardy11/01/198729Leicester - 1000
-Marcus Rashford31/10/199719Man. United - 2000
-Gareth Southgate03/09/197046 - 2000
Scotland - Squad list
Current season
-Craig Gordon31/12/198233Celtic - 0000
-David Marshall05/03/198531Hull - 3000
-Jack Hamilton22/03/199422Hearts - 0000
-Christophe Berra31/01/198531Ipswich - 0000
-Lee Wallace01/08/198729Rangers - 0000
-Grant Hanley20/11/199124Newcastle*3000
-Russell Martin04/01/198630Norwich - 3000
-Callum Paterson13/10/199422Hearts - 3000
-Stephen Kingsley23/07/199422Swansea - 0000
-Darren Fletcher01/02/198432West Brom - 3000
-James Morrison25/05/198630West Brom - 0000
-Robert Snodgrass07/09/198729Hull - 3300
-Scott Brown25/06/198531Celtic - 0000
-James McArthur07/10/198729Crystal Palace*2100
-James Forrest07/07/199125Celtic - 2000
-Barry Bannan01/12/198926Sheff. Wednesday - 3000
-Matt Ritchie10/09/198927Newcastle - 3000
-Ikechi Anya03/01/198828Derby - 2000
-Steven Fletcher26/03/198729Sheff. Wednesday - 2100
-Steven Naismith14/09/198630Norwich - 0000
-Chris Martin04/11/198828Fulham - 2100
-Leigh Griffiths20/08/199026Celtic - 2000
-Oliver Burke07/04/199719Leipzig - 2000
-Gordon Strachan09/02/195759 - 3000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Gareth Southgate

Date of birth: 3 September 1970
Nationality: English
Playing career: Crystal Palace FC, Aston Villa FC, Middlesbrough FC
Coaching career: Middlesbrough FC, England Under-21s, England (caretaker)

• Came through the ranks at Palace, initially as a midfielder, becoming captain and leading the club to promotion to the Premier League in 1993/94.

• Moved on to Villa following relegation in 1995 and was converted into a centre-back, winning the League Cup in his first season and helping the team reach the 2000 FA Cup final.

• Won 57 caps for England, although best known for missing a crucial penalty against Germany in the EURO '96 semi-final at Wembley; also appeared at the 1998 FIFA World Cup and UEFA EURO 2000.

• Left Villa for Middlesbrough in 2001 and became the first Boro captain to lift a trophy, skippering the side to victory against Sam Allardyce's Bolton Wanderers FC in the 2004 League Cup final; also helped Boro reach the UEFA Cup final in memorable fashion two years later.

• Defeat by Sevilla FC in Eindhoven proved Southgate's last game as he moved into the Middlesbrough dug-out to succeed Steve McClaren following the latter's departure for England; kept them in the Premier League until 2009, when they were relegated with Southgate dismissed that October. Joined the Football Association in 2011, initially as head of elite development before taking over as Under-21 coach two years later; appointed caretaker manager of the national side in September 2016 following Allardyce's departure.



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.



Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeCüneyt Çakır (TUR)
  • Assistant refereesBahattin Duran (TUR) , Tarik Ongun (TUR)
  • Fourth officialHüseyin Göçek (TUR)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerDavid Griffiths (WAL)
  • Referee observerMatteo Trefoloni (ITA)


NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Cüneyt Çakır23/11/1976690

FIFA Wold Cup matches involving teams from the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
26/07/2008UICR3Aston Villa FCOdense BK1-0Birmingham
30/07/2009UEL3QRFC Steaua BucureştiMotherwell FC3-0Bucharest
29/04/2010UELSFFulham FCHamburger SV2-1London
03/11/2010UCLGSChelsea FCFC Spartak Moskva4-1London
17/03/2011UELR16Manchester City FCFC Dynamo Kyiv1-0Manchester
22/11/2011UCLGSManchester United FCSL Benfica2-2Manchester
16/02/2012UELR32FC PortoManchester City FC1-2Porto
15/03/2012UELR16Athletic ClubManchester United FC2-1Bilbao
24/04/2012UCLSFFC BarcelonaChelsea FC2-2Barcelona
20/11/2012UCLGSJuventusChelsea FC3-0Turin
05/03/2013UCLR16Manchester United FCReal Madrid CF1-2Manchester
26/11/2013UCLGSCeltic FCAC Milan0-3Glasgow
17/02/2015UCLR16Paris Saint-GermainChelsea FC1-1Paris
20/10/2015UCLGSArsenal FCFC Bayern München2-0London
09/12/2015UCLGSChelsea FCFC Porto2-0London
23/02/2016UCLR16Arsenal FCFC Barcelona0-2London
10/03/2016UELR16Borussia DortmundTottenham Hotspur FC3-0Dortmund
14/04/2016UELQFLiverpool FCBorussia Dortmund4-3Liverpool
26/04/2016UCLSFManchester City FCReal Madrid CF0-0Manchester
27/09/2016UCLGSLeicester City FCFC Porto1-0Leicester
18/10/2016UCLGSBayer 04 LeverkusenTottenham Hotspur FC0-0Leverkusen

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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)
    Slovakia 0-1 England
    0-1 Lallana 90+5
    Hart, Walker, Rose, Dier, Cahill, Stones, Sterling (71 Walcott), Henderson (64 Alli), Kane (82 Sturridge), Rooney, Lallana
  • Matchday 2 (08/10/2016)
    England 2-0 Malta
    1-0 Sturridge 29, 2-0 Alli 38
    Hart, Walker, Bertrand (19 Rose), Henderson, Cahill, Stones, Walcott (68 Rashford), Alli, Sturridge (73 Vardy), Rooney, Lingard
  • Matchday 3 (11/10/2016)
    Slovenia 0-0 England
    Hart, Walker, Rose, Henderson, Cahill, Stones, Walcott (62 Townsend), Dier, Sturridge (82 Rashford), Alli (73 Rooney), Lingard
  • 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)
    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)
    Scotland 1-1 Lithuania
    0-1 Černych 59, 1-1 McArthur 89
    Marshall, Paterson, Robertson, R. Martin, Hanley, Bannan, D. Fletcher (46 McArthur), Burke (57 Forrest), C. Martin, Snodgrass, Ritchie (71 Griffiths)
  • Matchday 3 (11/10/2016)
    Slovakia 3-0 Scotland
    1-0 Mak 18, 2-0 Mak 56, 3-0 Nemec 68
    Marshall, Paterson, Tierney, R. Martin, Hanley, Bannan, D. Fletcher (64 Griffiths), McArthur, S. Fletcher (76 McGinn), Snodgrass, Ritchie (64 Anya)
  • 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