Scotland 0-0 Norway

World Cup 2010 Qualifiers
Group Stages

Sat 11th October 2008
15:00

Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)
Att: 51,300

Group 9
(11 Oct 2008)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
Holland
2
2
0
0
4
1
6
SCOTLAND
3
1
1
1
2
2
4
Macedonia
2
1
0
1
2
2
3
Norway
2
0
2
0
2
2
2
Iceland
3
0
1
2
3
6
1
11 October 2008
Scotland 0-0 Norway
Holland 2-0 Iceland
Scotland

C Gordon
K Broadfoot
G Naysmith
D Weir
G Caldwell
S Brown
D Fletcher(C)
J Morrison (S Fletcher 55)
J McFadden (C Iwelumo 55)
B Robson
S Maloney

 

Manager:
George Burley

 

FIFA Ranking: 26

Norway

J Knudsen
JI Hoiland
K Waehler
B Hangeland
JA Riise
BH Riise (D Braaten 56)
F Stromstad (MG Pedersen 76)
C Grindheim
F Winsnes
S Iversen
J Carew

 

FIFA Ranking: 39

Key: Goals Missed Penalty Red Card

 
Scotland
Norway
Shots At Goal
8
17
Shots On Target
3
8
Possession
53
47
Fouls
7
14
Corners
6
8
Offsides
5
2
Saves
6
2
Yellow Cards
0
2
Red Cards
0
0
Source: ESPN
1 Craig Gordon (Sunderland) (35 Caps) Age: 25
2 Kirk Broadfoot (Rangers) (2 Caps) Age: 24
3 Gary Naysmith (Sheffield Utd) (44 Caps) Age: 28
4 David Weir (Rangers) (63 Caps) Age: 38
5 Gary Caldwell (Celtic) (30 Caps) Age: 26
6 Scott Brown (Celtic) (13 Caps) Age: 23
7 Darren Fletcher (Manchester Utd) Captain (40 Caps) Age: 24
8 James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion) (3 Caps) Age: 22
9 James McFadden (Birmingham City) (41 Caps) Age: 25
10 Barry Robson (Celtic) (6 Caps) Age: 29
11 Shaun Maloney (Celtic) (14 Caps) Age: 25
 
14 Chris Iwelumo (Wolves) (1 Cap) Age: 30
(Replaced James McFadden 55 min)
17 Steven Fletcher (Hibernian) (2 Caps) Age: 21
(Replaced James Morrison 55 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored
(4-3-3)
Craig Gordon
Kirk Broadfoot
Gary Caldwell
David Weir
Gary Naysmith
Scott Brown
Darren Fletcher
Barry Robson
James Morrison
James McFadden
Shaun Maloney

World Cup 2010 Qualifiers
Group Stages

Sat 11th October 2008
15:00

Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)
Att: 51,300

Group 9
(11 Oct 2008)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
Holland
2
2
0
0
4
1
6
SCOTLAND
3
1
1
1
2
2
4
Macedonia
2
1
0
1
2
2
3
Norway
2
0
2
0
2
2
2
Iceland
3
0
1
2
3
6
1
11 October 2008
Scotland 0-0 Norway
Holland 2-0 Iceland

The home match against Norway was billed as a must win match for Scotland, if they were to have a chance of qualification. Scotland were still missing captain Barry Ferguson and Alan Hutton. Added to that list was suspended Stephen McManus and injured Kenny Miller.

Scotland started the match the stronger team, but they were weak in the final third. Norway on the other hand were dangerous on the break. Most of Scotland's attacks came through Maloney who looked a class above the rest. In the second half Burley substituted McFadden to be replaced by debutant Chris Iwelumo. Iwelumo made his mark on the game a few minutes later when a Naysmith cross found him free in the box. With an open goal gaping he side footed the ball past the post when it was easier to score. It was an absolutely shocking miss. With a few minutes left, Scotland survived a scare when a Carew shot went just over the bar. At the other end Maloney also had a shot go just over. Right at the death, a great low ball in from the right by Broadfoot was missed by both Steven Fletcher and Iwelumo by a matter of centimeters. It summed up the game, which was a dissapointing performance and put more pressure on Burley.