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LithuaniaLithuaniaLFF stadionas - VilniusFriday 1 September 2017
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Group F - Matchday 7
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
08/10/2016QR (GS)Scotland - Lithuania1-1GlasgowMcArthur 89; Černych 59
UEFA EURO 2012
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
06/09/2011QR (GS)Scotland - Lithuania1-0
GlasgowNaismith 50
03/09/2010QR (GS)Lithuania - Scotland0-0Kaunas
UEFA EURO 2008
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
UEFA EURO 2004
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
11/10/2003PR (GS)Scotland - Lithuania1-0
GlasgowD. Fletcher 70
02/04/2003PR (GS)Lithuania - Scotland1-0
KaunasRažanauskas 74 (P)
UEFA EURO 2000
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
09/10/1999PR (GS)Scotland - Lithuania3-0
GlasgowHutchison 48, McSwegan 50, Cameron 89
05/09/1998PR (GS)Lithuania - Scotland0-0Vilnius
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Total
Lithuania41215014----9135411
Scotland54104121----9531114

Last updated 05/07/2017 16:15CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Lithuania - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Vytautas Černiauskas12/03/198928CSKA Sofia - 0000
-Ernestas Šetkus25/05/198532H. Haifa - 5000
-Emilijus Zubas10/07/199027Bnei Yehuda - 1000
Defenders
-Tadas Kijanskas06/09/198531Brno - 2000
-Georgas Freidgeimas10/08/198730Okzhetpes - 4000
-Vaidas Slavickas26/02/198631Sūduva - 4000
-Linas Klimavičius10/04/198928Žalgiris*2000
-Valdemar Borovskij02/05/198433Trakai - 1000
-Egidijus Vaitkūnas08/08/198829Žalgiris - 5000
-Edvinas Girdvainis17/01/199324Tom - 3000
-Vaidas Šilėnas16/07/198532Trakai - 0000
-Markas Beneta08/07/199324Atlantas - 0000
-Fiodor Černych21/05/199126Jagiellonia - 6300
Midfielders
-Arvydas Novikovas18/12/199026Jagiellonia - 6200
-Artūras Žulpa10/06/199027Tobol - 5000
-Mantas Kuklys10/06/198730Žalgiris*6000
-Ovidijus Verbickas04/07/199324Sūduva - 0000
-Mindaugas Grigaravičius15/07/199225Lietava - 4000
-Vykintas Slivka29/04/199522Hibernian - 6100
-Modestas Vorobjovas30/12/199521Trakai - 0000
Forwards
-Darvydas Šernas22/07/198433Žalgiris*1000
-Deivydas Matulevičius08/04/198928Hibernian - 4000
-Lukas Spalvis27/07/199423Kaiserslautern - 0000
Coach
-Edgaras Jankauskas12/03/197542 - 6000
Scotland - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Allan McGregor31/01/198235Hull - 0000
-Craig Gordon31/12/198234Celtic - 3000
-Jordan Archer12/04/199324Millwall - 0000
Defenders
-Charlie Mulgrew06/03/198631Blackburn - 2000
-Steven Whittaker16/06/198433Hibernian - 0000
-Christophe Berra31/01/198532Hearts - 2000
-Grant Hanley20/11/199125Norwich*4000
-Andy Robertson11/03/199423Liverpool - 4000
-Kieran Tierney05/06/199720Celtic - 3000
Midfielders
-James Morrison25/05/198631West Brom - 3000
-Scott Brown25/06/198532Celtic*3000
-James McArthur07/10/198729Crystal Palace*4100
-James Forrest07/07/199126Celtic - 4000
-Barry Bannan01/12/198927Sheff. Wednesday - 3000
-Matt Ritchie10/09/198927Newcastle - 4000
-Stuart Armstrong30/03/199225Celtic - 2000
-Matthew Phillips13/03/199126West Brom - 0000
-Ikechi Anya03/01/198829Derby - 5000
-John McGinn18/10/199422Hibernian - 1000
Forwards
-Steven Naismith14/09/198630Norwich - 1000
-Chris Martin04/11/198828Derby - 4200
-Leigh Griffiths20/08/199027Celtic*5200
-Ryan Fraser24/02/199423Bournemouth - 1000
Coach
-Gordon Strachan09/02/195760 - 6000

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Head coach Only this chapter

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.

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2350773.html#edgaras+jankauskas

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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.

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=442662.html#gordon+strachan

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeCarlos Del Cerro (ESP)
  • Assistant refereesJuan Yuste (ESP) , Roberto Alonso (ESP)
  • Fourth officialJuan Martinez Munuera (ESP)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerIvan Lekov (BUL)
  • Referee observerIgor Ischenko (UKR)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Carlos Del Cerro13/03/1976017

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
26/05/2013U19ELITEScotlandGeorgia1-3Westerlo
29/05/2013U19ELITEEnglandScotland3-0Westerlo

Last updated 30/08/2017 11:26CET

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 UEFA.com.

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

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2400492.html#competition+facts

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Lithuania

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group F - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    England642010214
    Slovakia640212412
    Slovenia63216311
    Scotland62229108
    Lithuania61236115
    Malta60062150
    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)
    Scotland 1-1 Lithuania
    0-1 Černych 59, 1-1 McArthur 89
    Šetkus, Freidgeimas, Girdvainis, Vaitkūnas, Novikovas, Slivka, Slavickas (64 Andriuškevičius), Kuklys, Žulpa (65 Chvedukas), Valskis (85 Grigaravičius), Černych
  • Matchday 3 (11/10/2016)
    Lithuania 2-0 Malta
    1-0 Černych 76, 2-0 Novikovas 84 (P)
    Šetkus, Freidgeimas, Mikuckis, Vaitkūnas, Novikovas (87 Grigaravičius), Slivka, Kuklys (79 Chvedukas), Žulpa, Valskis (62 Matulevičius), Černych, Andriuškevičius
  • Matchday 4 (11/11/2016)
    Slovakia 4-0 Lithuania
    1-0 Nemec 12, 2-0 Kucka 15, 3-0 Škrtel 36, 4-0 Hamšík 86
    Šetkus, Freidgeimas, Girdvainis, Vaitkūnas, Žulpa (33 Chvedukas), Novikovas, Slivka, Kuklys, Valskis (87 Ruzgis), Černych, Andriuškevičius
  • Matchday 5 (26/03/2017)
    England 2-0 Lithuania
    1-0 Defoe 22, 2-0 Vardy 66
    Šetkus, Klimavičius, Slavickas, Kijanskas, Vaitkūnas, Žulpa, Novikovas (54 Grigaravičius), Slivka (87 Paulius), Kuklys, Valskis (74 Matulevičius), Černych
  • Matchday 6 (10/06/2017)
    Lithuania 1-2 Slovakia
    0-1 Weiss 32, 0-2 Hamšík 58, 1-2 Novikovas 90+3
    Zubas, Klimavičius, Kijanskas, Slavickas, Šernas, Novikovas, Slivka (75 Dapkus), Kuklys, Valskis (72 Matulevičius), Borovskij, Černych
  • Matchday 7 (01/09/2017)
    Lithuania-Scotland
  • Matchday 8 (04/09/2017)
    Slovenia-Lithuania
  • Matchday 9 (05/10/2017)
    Malta-Lithuania
  • Matchday 10 (08/10/2017)
    Lithuania-England

Scotland

  • 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)
    England 3-0 Scotland
    1-0 Sturridge 23, 2-0 Lallana 50, 3-0 Cahill 61
    Gordon, Anya (79 Paterson), Wallace, Berra, Hanley, Forrest, D. Fletcher, Brown, Griffiths, Snodgrass (82 Ritchie), Morrison (66 McArthur)
  • Matchday 5 (26/03/2017)
    Scotland 1-0 Slovenia
    1-0 C. Martin 88
    Gordon, Tierney, Robertson, R. Martin, Mulgrew, Armstrong, Morrison (82 C. Martin), Brown, Griffiths (50 Naismith), Snodgrass (75 Anya), Forrest
  • Matchday 6 (10/06/2017)
    Scotland 2-2 England
    0-1 Oxlade-Chamberlain 70, 1-1 Griffiths 87, 2-1 Griffiths 90, 2-2 Kane 90+3
    Gordon, Tierney, Robertson, Berra, Mulgrew, Morrison (46 McArthur), Armstrong, Brown, Griffiths, Snodgrass (67 Fraser), Anya (81 C. Martin)
  • Matchday 7 (01/09/2017)
    Lithuania-Scotland
  • Matchday 8 (04/09/2017)
    Scotland-Malta
  • Matchday 9 (05/10/2017)
    Scotland-Slovakia
  • Matchday 10 (08/10/2017)
    Slovenia-Scotland

Last updated 17/08/2017 11:35CET

Legend

Competitions

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

Statistics

  • -: 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 UEFA.com.