Scotland 1-0 France

Euro 2008 Qualifiers
Group Stages

Sat 7th October 2006
17:00

Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)
Att: 50,456

Group B
(7 Oct 2006)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
SCOTLAND
3
3
0
0
9
1
9
France
3
2
0
1
6
2
6
Italy
3
1
1
1
4
4
4
Lithuania
3
1
1
1
3
3
4
Ukraine
2
1
0
1
3
4
3
Georgia
3
1
0
2
8
6
3
Faroe Is.
3
0
0
3
0
13
0
7 October 2006
Faroe Islands 0-1 Lithuania
Scotland 1-0 France
Italy 2-0 Ukraine
Scotland

G Caldwell(67)


C Gordon
C Dailly
G Alexander
S Pressley
D Weir
B Ferguson(C)
D Fletcher
G Caldwell
J McFadden (G O`Connor 71)
P Hartley
L McCulloch (G Teale 57)

 

Manager:
Walter Smith

 

FIFA Ranking: 34

France

G Coupet
E Abidal
P Vieira
JA Boumsong
C Makelele
F Malouda
T Henry
L Thuram
W Sagnol
D Trezeguet (L Saha 61)
F Ribery (S Wiltord 73)

 

FIFA Ranking: 2

Key: Goals Missed Penalty Red Card

 
Scotland
France
Shots At Goal
6
16
Shots On Target
4
8
Possession
42
58
Fouls
20
9
Corners
4
7
Offsides
4
6
Saves
8
6
Yellow Cards
3
0
Red Cards
0
0
Source: ESPN
1 Craig Gordon (Hearts) (18 Caps) Age: 23
2 Christian Dailly (West Ham Utd) (64 Caps) Age: 32
3 Graham Alexander (Preston North End) (25 Caps) Age: 34
4 Steven Pressley (Hearts) (31 Caps) Age: 32
5 David Weir (Everton) (51 Caps) Age: 36
6 Barry Ferguson (Rangers) Captain (34 Caps) Age: 28
7 Darren Fletcher (Manchester Utd) (26 Caps) Age: 22
8 Gary Caldwell (Celtic) (22 Caps) Age: 24
9 James McFadden (Everton) (30 Caps) Age: 23
10 Paul Hartley (Hearts) (10 Caps) Age: 29
11 Lee McCulloch (Wigan Athletic) (8 Caps) Age: 28
 
16 Garry O`Connor (Lokomotiv Moscow) (9 Caps) Age: 23
(Replaced James McFadden 71 min)
17 Gary Teale (Wigan Athletic) (5 Caps) Age: 28
(Replaced Lee McCulloch 57 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored
(4-1-4-1)
Craig Gordon
Gary Caldwell
Steven Pressley
David Weir
Graham Alexander
Christian Dailly
Darren Fletcher
Paul Hartley
Barry Ferguson
Lee McCulloch
James McFadden

11 Lee McCulloch

Euro 2008 Qualifiers
Group Stages

Sat 7th October 2006
17:00

Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)
Att: 50,456

Group B
(7 Oct 2006)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
SCOTLAND
3
3
0
0
9
1
9
France
3
2
0
1
6
2
6
Italy
3
1
1
1
4
4
4
Lithuania
3
1
1
1
3
3
4
Ukraine
2
1
0
1
3
4
3
Georgia
3
1
0
2
8
6
3
Faroe Is.
3
0
0
3
0
13
0
7 October 2006
Faroe Islands 0-1 Lithuania
Scotland 1-0 France
Italy 2-0 Ukraine

Euro 2008 Qualifiers
Group Stages

Sat 7th October 2006
17:00

Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)
Att: 50,456

Group B
(7 Oct 2006)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
SCOTLAND
3
3
0
0
9
1
9
France
3
2
0
1
6
2
6
Italy
3
1
1
1
4
4
4
Lithuania
3
1
1
1
3
3
4
Ukraine
2
1
0
1
3
4
3
Georgia
3
1
0
2
8
6
3
Faroe Is.
3
0
0
3
0
13
0
7 October 2006
Faroe Islands 0-1 Lithuania
Scotland 1-0 France
Italy 2-0 Ukraine

After two victories against weaker opposition, now came the big test, France at Hampden. The last game between both countries ended in a 5-0 defeat for Scotland in Paris. After only 11 minutes France came close when a curling free kick by Henry hit the post. France then had the ball in the net twice, but the linesman's flag saved Scotland. The first was a header by Viera, and the second was an overhead kick by Trezeguet. Gordon saved a shot by Malouda on 30 minutes as the French continued to dominate play. In the second half, Scotland got a rare chance when McFadden nipped in behind the French defence but he miss hit his shot wide. In the 67th minute the unthinkable happened. Against the run of play Scotland took the lead. A corner by Hartley on the right was swung into the box for Gary Caldwell to slide in past Coupet and send Hampden, and all of Scotland into a state of jubilation. France piled everyone forward looking for an equaliser, and with only three minutes remaining Henry had a great chance to equalise, but his header was straight at Gordon. The Scotland defence held out, and the full time whistle blew to record arguably their greatest result to date, and send shockwaves throughout the football world.