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On this day (19th December)

1979:
Scotland lost 1-3 to Belgium in the Euro '80 Qualifiers.

1946:
Willie Johnston was born on this day in Glasgow.

Latest News

Forrest Hat-trick Wins Promotion for Scots (20 Nov 2018)

A hat-trick by in form James Forrest gave Scotland a 3-2 victory over Israel to win promotion to Group B, and also gain a place in the play-offs for Euro 2020.  Scotland had to come from behind as Israel took an early lead.  Forrest's hattrick put Scotland 3-1 up and cruising, but a goal with 15 minutes remaining an Israel goal led to a nervous ending.

Scots Have Impressive Victory In Albania (17 Nov 2018)

The depleted Scotland side put in an impressive performance to defeat Albania 4-0 away.  Ryan Fraser put Scotland ahead, before Albania's captain was sent off for headbutting Ryan Christie.  A penalty by Steven Fletcher put Scotland 2-0 up before half time, and two second half goals from James Forrest put Scotland level on points with Israel.

Scotland are defeated by Portugal (14 Oct 2018)

Scotland suffered their 5th defeat in 6 games as they were beaten 3-1 at home to Portugal.  The Scots were much improved from the Israel match, and the 3-1 scoreline flattered the Portuguese, who played their second team.

Poor Scots Suffer Defeat In Israel (11 Oct 2018)

Scotland lost their first competitive game in almost 2 years, when a poor performance in Israel resulted in the home team winning 2-1.  Scotland took the lead through a Mulgrew penalty in the first half, but Israel, who were dominating the game, equalised early in the second half.  Souttar was sent off on the hour mark, before an own goal from Tierney gave Israel a deserved victory.

Scots Make Winning Start To The Nations League (10 Sep 2018)

Alex McLeish has won his first competitive match in his second spell in charge, when a dominant Scotland beat Albania 2-0 at Hampden.  A deflected header from Naismith, that was awarded as an own goal, at the start of the second half, and another Naismith header 20 minutes later put Scotland top of their group.

Belgians Hammer The Scots (8 Sep 2018)

Scotland suffered a humiliating 4-0 defeat at home to World Cup semi finalists Belgium at Hampden. Goals from Lukaku, Eden Hazard and Batshuayi (2) gave Scotland their biggest home defeat in 45 years.

Robertson Named New Captain (3 Sep 2018)

Liverpool's Andrew Robertson has been named as Scotland's new captain under Alex McLeish.  He takes over from Scott Brown who retired from international football.

Mexicans Defeat Inexperienced Scots (3 Jun 2018)

Another inexperienced Scotland side suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat at the Azteca Stadium to World Cup bound Mexico.  Giovani dos Santos scored the winner after only 13 minutes.

Inexperienced Scots Lose in Peru (30 May 2018)

A Scotland team with 7 debutants lost 2-0 to Peru in a friendly in Lima.  The team only had 2 players with more than 8 caps, and the starting 11 had a total of 59 caps before kick-off.

McLeish Gets Win in Budapest (27 Mar 2018)

Alex McLeish got his first win in his second spell as Scotland manager with a 1-0 win over Hungary in Budapest.  Matt Phillips scored the only goal of the game 3 minutes into the second half, which was his first goal for Scotland.  Captain Charlie Mulgrew had a penalty saved 5 minutes before the interval.

Weak Scots Loose To Old Foes (23 Mar 2018)

In McLeish's first game in charge in his second time, Scotland were defeated 1-0 by Costa Rica at Hampden.  This is Scotland's first match against Costa Rica since the infamous result in Italia '90.

Scotland Arrange Friendly With Belgium (12 Mar 2018)

Scotland have arranged a friendly with Belgium on 7th September at Hampden.  It will be played on a free fixture date that Scotland have, due to the fact that their Nations League group only has 3 teams.

Grant, McFadden & Woods Join McLeish's Coaching Staff (11 Mar 2018)

Peter Grant, James McFadden, and Stevie Woods have joined Alex McLeish's coaching staff for Scotland.  Grant and McFadden will be his assistants, while Woods will be the goalkeeping coach.

McLeish Appointed Scotland Manager For Second Time (15 Feb 2018)

The SFA has appointed Alex McLeish as the Scotland manager for the second time.  Following the rejection of Michael O'Neil and former manager Walter Smith ruling himself out, McLeish became the favourite for the job.  In his previous spell in charge, he won 7 of his 10 games during the Euro 2008 campaign, one of which was the famous 1-0 victory in Paris.  Following the campaign, he left to join Birmingham City.  His last job was as manager of Egyptian club Zamalek in 2016.

Scotland Are Drawn With Albania and Israel (24 Jan 2018)

In the inaugral UEFA Nations League, Scotland have been drawn with Albania and Israel. Scotland have never played Albania, and have not played Israel since 1986. They will play both of them, home and away in the autumn of 2018.

O'Neil Turns Down Scotland Job (22 Jan 2018)

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neil has decided not to take the Scotland job, and succeed Gordon Strachan. After a long process, the 48 year old, who lives in Edinburgh, said that he gave the matter a great deal of thought and added "It's a huge honour to be offered the position, however I do not feel that this is the right opportunity for me at this moment in my career". This leaves Scotland with a tough decision as to who should be next on their list, after they appeared to put all of their eggs in one basket. The top choices are former boss Alex McLeish, who has expressed an interest in taking charge for a second time. There is also the possibility of Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes, who has already turned down Sunderland and Rangers. Malky Mackay, who took charge for the Holland friendly could be an option, but he has already been ruled out. Steve Clarke who is currently doing well at Kilmarnock, is also an option as he has much experience coaching at the top level.

Scotland Arrange Friendlies With Old Foes (21 Jan 2018)

Scotland have arranged friendly matches against old foes Costa Rica and Peru, along with Hungary and Mexico. Scotland will play Costa Rica at home on Friday 23rd March, before they travel to Budapest to play Hungary on Tuesday 27th March. At the end of the season they will play Peru in Lima on Tuesday 29th May, before they play Mexico for the first time on Saturday 2nd June in Mexico City.
Squad Details

Scotland Squad for Albania and Israel

Scott Bain (Celtic)
Jamie MacDonald (Kilmarnock)
Allan McGregor (Rangers)

Scott McKenna (Aberdeen)
Andy Robertson (Liverpool)
Graeme Shinnie (Aberdeen)
David Bates (Hamburg)
Jack Hendry (Celtic)

Stuart Armstrong (Southampton)
Ryan Christie (Celtic)
John Fleck (Sheffield United)*
James Forrest (Celtic)
Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth)
Gary Mackay-Steven (Aberdeen)
Callum McGregor (Celtic)
Callum Paterson (Cardiff City)
Scott McTominay (Manchester United)

Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday)
Oliver McBurnie (Swansea City)
Matt Phillips (West Bromwich Albion)
Johnny Russell (Sporting Kansas City)

* only available for Israel match