Scotland 1-0 Qatar

Qatar Airways Cup

Fri 5th June 2015
19:45

Easter Road, Edinburgh (H)
Att: 14,270

Group Table
(5 Jun 2015)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
SCOTLAND
1
1
0
0
1
0
3
Qatar
1
0
0
1
0
1
0
5 June 2015
Scotland 1-0 Qatar
Scotland

Ritchie(41)


D Marshall (C Gordon 46) I Anya (C Adam 60)
C Forsyth
G Greer
C Mulgrew
S Maloney
J Forrest (J Russell 73)
S Brown (C) (D Fletcher 60)
S Naismith (L Griffiths 60) J McArthur (J Morrison 46)
M Ritchie

 

Manager:
Gordon Strachan

 

FIFA Ranking: 28

Qatar

A Lecomte-Addani
M Abdullah (H Ismail 78)
M Kasola
A Yasser Aziz
A Hassan
A El Sayed
K Boudiaf
A Hatem (A Mukhtar 54)
A Qambar (A Mohd 66)
H Al Haidous (M Fedaily 86)
M Muntari (A Ilyas Bakur 78)

 

FIFA Ranking: 97

 
Scotland
Qatar
Shots At Goal
22
8
Shots On Target
4
3
Possession
52%
48%
Fouls
11
13
Corners
10
4
Offsides
2
1
Saves
3
3
Yellow Cards
0
2
Red Cards
0
0
Source: Sky Sports
1 David Marshall (Cardiff City) (18 Caps) Age: 30
2 Ikechi Anya (Watford) (14 Caps) Age: 27
3 Craig Forsyth (Derby County) (3 Caps) Age: 26
4 Gordon Greer (Brighton & Hove Albion) (8 Caps) Age: 34
5 Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic) (17 Caps) Age: 29
6 Shaun Maloney (Chicago Fire) (40 Caps) Age: 32
7 James Forrest (Celtic) (10 Caps) Age: 23
8 Scott Brown (Celtic) Captain (44 Caps) Age: 30
9 Steven Naismith (Everton) (37 Caps) Age: 28
10 James McArthur (Crystal Palace) (19 Caps) Age: 27
11 Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) (3 Caps) Age: 25
 
12 Craig Gordon (Celtic) (43 Caps) Age: 32
(Replaced David Marshall 46 min)
15 Darren Fletcher (West Bromwich Albion) (68 Caps) Age: 31
(Replaced Scott Brown 60 min)
16 Charlie Adam (Stoke City) (26 Caps) Age: 29
(Replaced Shaun Maloney 60 min)
20 James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion) (38 Caps) Age: 29
(Replaced James McArthur 46 min)
23 Johnny Russell (Derby County) (3 Caps) Age: 25
(Replaced James Forrest 74 min)
24 Leigh Griffiths (Celtic) (5 Caps) Age: 24
(Replaced Steven Naismith 59 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored
(4-2-3-1)
David Marshall
Ikechi Anya
Gordon Greer
Charlie Mulgrew
Craig Forsyth
Scott Brown
James McArthur
Matt Ritchie
Shaun Maloney
James Forrest
Steven Naismith

15 Darren Fletcher

Qatar Airways Cup

Fri 5th June 2015
19:45

Easter Road, Edinburgh (H)
Att: 14,270

Group Table
(5 Jun 2015)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
SCOTLAND
1
1
0
0
1
0
3
Qatar
1
0
0
1
0
1
0
5 June 2015
Scotland 1-0 Qatar

Scotland and Qatar set up an annual event between themselves and Qatar called the Qatar Airways Cup, with the inaugural tournament held at Easter Road.  Scotland looked the much better team, and after 20 minutes, Naismith had a shot palmed over the bar.  Five minutes later Ritchie shot wide after he received a Forsyth cross.  Five minutes before half time, as Scotland pushed forward, Naismith had an intended ball for McArthur blocked by a defender, and the ball fell to Ritchie just outside the box, who hit a low shot into the bottom right hand corner of the net, to give Scotland a 1-0 lead.  On the stroke of half time, McArthur played a ball through to Naismith who had a shot come back off the post.  Five minutes into the second half, Naismith headed wide of the left hand post from a Ritchie corner.  With 15 minutes remaining, Craig Gordon made a good save to prevent Qatar from equalising.  Substitute Johnny Russell had two half chances late on, but the game ended 1-0.  A couple of days later, Scotland cut their ties with Qatar, as reports of their human rights came out.