Faroe Islands 0-2 Scotland

Euro 2008 Qualifiers

Wed 6th June 2007
17:15 (17:15 UK)

Svangaskard Stadion, Toftir (A)
Att: 4,600

Group B
(6 Jun 2007)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
France
7
6
0
1
15
2
18
Italy
7
5
1
1
13
6
16
SCOTLAND
7
5
0
2
13
6
15
Ukraine
6
4
0
2
8
6
12
Lithuania
7
2
1
4
4
7
7
Georgia
8
2
0
6
13
14
6
Faroe Is.
8
0
0
8
2
27
0
6 June 2007
Faroe Islands 0-2 Scotland
France 1-0 Georgia
Lithuania 0-2 Italy
Scotland

Maloney(31)

O`Connor(35)


C Gordon
G Alexander
G Naysmith
S McManus
D Weir
B Ferguson(C)
D Fletcher (G Teale 68)
P Hartley
K Boyd (S Naismith 83)
G O`Connor
S Maloney (C Adam 77)

 

Manager:
Alex McLeish

 

FIFA Ranking: 14

Faroe Islands

J Mikkelsen
A Danielsen
JR Jacobsen
O Johannesen (M Djurhuus 33)(S Samuelsen 77)
F Benjaminsen
M Thomassen
J Borg (A Flotum 82)
S Olsen
R Jacobsen
CH Jacobsen
CL Holst

 

FIFA Ranking: 185

 
Faroe Islands
Scotland
Shots At Goal
12
15
Shots On Target
4
7
Possession
49%
51%
Fouls
6
6
Corners
1
10
Offsides
0
4
Saves
5
4
Yellow Cards
1
2
Red Cards
0
0
Source: ESPN
1 Craig Gordon (Hearts) (23 Caps) Age: 24
2 Graham Alexander (Preston North End) (30 Caps) Age: 35
3 Gary Naysmith (Everton) (36 Caps) Age: 27
4 Stephen McManus (Celtic) (5 Caps) Age: 24
5 David Weir (Rangers) (56 Caps) Age: 37
6 Barry Ferguson (Rangers) Captain (39 Caps) Age: 29
7 Darren Fletcher (Manchester Utd) (29 Caps) Age: 23
8 Paul Hartley (Celtic) (15 Caps) Age: 30
9 Kris Boyd (Rangers) (9 Caps) Age: 24
10 Garry O`Connor (Lokomotiv Moscow) (11 Caps) Age: 24
11 Shaun Maloney (Aston Villa) (6 Caps) Age: 24
 
13 Charlie Adam (Rangers) (2 Caps) Age: 21
(Replaced Shaun Maloney 77 min)
14 Steven Naismith (Kilmarnock) (1 Cap) Age: 20
(Replaced Kris Boyd 83 min)
17 Gary Teale (Derby County) (8 Caps) Age: 28
(Replaced Darren Fletcher 68 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored
(4-4-2)
Craig Gordon
Graham Alexander
David Weir
Stephen McManus
Gary Naysmith
Paul Hartley
Darren Fletcher
Barry Ferguson
Shaun Maloney
Garry O`Connor
Kris Boyd

Euro 2008 Qualifiers

Wed 6th June 2007
17:15 (17:15 UK)

Svangaskard Stadion, Toftir (A)
Att: 4,600

Group B
(6 Jun 2007)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
France
7
6
0
1
15
2
18
Italy
7
5
1
1
13
6
16
SCOTLAND
7
5
0
2
13
6
15
Ukraine
6
4
0
2
8
6
12
Lithuania
7
2
1
4
4
7
7
Georgia
8
2
0
6
13
14
6
Faroe Is.
8
0
0
8
2
27
0
6 June 2007
Faroe Islands 0-2 Scotland
France 1-0 Georgia
Lithuania 0-2 Italy

Scotland travelled to the dreaded hill in the Faroes which was the location of the Svangaskard Stadion, where Scotland had drawn in their previous two visits to the Faroes. In the early stages of the game Scotland had chances to take the lead. The first was when ex-Partick keeper Mikkelsen, palmed away a Maloney free kick. Following that O'Connor had a strong shot tipped onto the post. On the half hour mark, Scotland took the lead when Maloney curled a free kick over the wall and into the keeper's right hand corner. Mikkelsen was left rooted to the spot. Five minutes later Hartley knocked the ball to Fletcher in the box, who crossed to O'Connor. O'Connor's header was parried by Mikkelsen, and O'Connor scored a tap-in at the second attempt. In the second half the Faroes piled on the pressure, and were unlucky not to score when a Jacobsen header came off the post and into Gordon's arms. Flotum was also through one-on-one with Gordon, only to hit the bar with two minutes remaining. Scotland recorded a 2-0 victory to end their hoodoo in the Faroes.