Scotland 0-0 Serbia

World Cup 2014 Qualifiers

Sat 8th September 2012
15:00

Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)
Att: 47,369

Group A
(8 Sep 2012)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
Belgium
1
1
0
0
2
0
3
Croatia
1
1
0
0
1
0
3
SCOTLAND
1
0
1
0
0
0
1
Serbia
1
0
1
0
0
0
1
Macedonia
1
0
0
1
0
1
0
Wales
1
0
0
1
0
2
0
7 September 2012
Wales 0-2 Belgium
Croatia 1-0 Macedonia
8 September 2012
Scotland 0-0 Serbia
Scotland

A McGregor
A Hutton
A Webster
C Berra
P Dixon
G Caldwell(C)
R Snodgrass (J Forrest 69)
J Morrison (J Mackie 81)
C Adam
S Naismith
K Miller (J Rhodes 81)

 

Manager:
Craig Levein

 

FIFA Ranking: 47

Serbia

V Stojkovic
M Bisevac
M Nastasic
B Ivanovic
A Kolarov
Z Tosic
S Mijailovic (L Fejsa 45)
A Ignjovski
M Ninkovic
F Djuricic (D Lekic 83)
D Lazovic (D Tadic 58)

 

FIFA Ranking: 42

 
Scotland
Serbia
Shots At Goal
9
9
Shots On Target
5
4
Possession
51%
49%
Fouls
12
20
Corners
12
5
Offsides
3
1
Saves
3
7
Yellow Cards
1
2
Red Cards
0
0
Source: ESPN
1 Allan McGregor (Besiktas) (23 Caps) Age: 30
2 Alan Hutton (Aston Villa) (25 Caps) Age: 27
3 Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town) (1 Cap) Age: 25
4 Christophe Berra (Wolves) (22 Caps) Age: 27
5 Gary Caldwell (Wigan Athletic) Captain (50 Caps) Age: 30
6 Charlie Adam (Stoke City) (18 Caps) Age: 26
7 James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion) (22 Caps) Age: 26
8 Andy Webster (Hearts) (26 Caps) Age: 30
9 Kenny Miller (Vancouver Whitecaps) (61 Caps) Age: 32
10 Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City) (7 Caps) Age: 25
11 Steven Naismith (Everton) (17 Caps) Age: 25
 
14 Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) (3 Caps) Age: 22
(Replaced Kenny Miller 81 min)
15 Jamie Mackie (QPR) (6 Caps) Age: 26
(Replaced James Morrison 81 min)
17 James Forrest (Celtic) (6 Caps) Age: 21
(Replaced Robert Snodgrass 69 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored
(4-1-4-1)
Allan McGregor
Alan Hutton
Andy Webster
Christophe Berra
Paul Dixon
Gary Caldwell
Robert Snodgrass
James Morrison
Charlie Adam
Steven Naismith
Kenny Miller

Serbia were the first team to test the keeper after five minutes when a Kolarov free kick was parried by McGregor. Steven Naismith was then lucky to stay on the field as he appeared to elbow an opponent in the face.  After 20 minutes, Snodgrass forced a save from Stojkovic when he latched on to a quick free kick from Caldwell.  Naismith then headed just wide from a Snodgrass cross.  Just before the break, McGregor saved a low shot by Lazovic.  In the second half Morrison dinked the ball through to Miller, who had his shot blocked by the keeper. Just after an hour, Kolarov drilled a low shot just past McGregor's left hand post.  A few minutes later, Caldwell played a great ball through to Naismith who lifted the ball over the outcoming keeper but just past the post.  With a minute remaining, McGregor was called on to make a save from Tadic, who latched on to a great pass by Tosic. Scotland almost snatched it in injury time when Forrest collected a pass from Adam, and his resulting shot was saved by Stojkovic.  The game finished goalless, and it was a disappointing result to a dissapointing match that Scotland should have won.