Scotland 1-0 Switzerland

Euro '96 Finals

Tue 18th June 1996
19:30

Villa Park, Birmingham (N)
Att: 34,926

Group A
(18 Jun 1996)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
England
3
2
1
0
7
2
7
Holland
3
1
1
1
3
4
4
SCOTLAND
3
1
1
1
1
2
4
Switzerland
3
0
1
2
1
4
1
18 June 1996
England 4-1 Holland
Scotland 1-0 Switzerland
Scotland

McCoist(37)


A Goram
C Burley
T Boyd
T McKinlay (S Booth 59)
C Hendry
C Calderwood
G Durie
S McCall
A McCoist (J Spencer 83)
G McAllister(C)
J Collins

 

Manager:
Craig Brown

 

FIFA Ranking: 31

Switzerland

M Pascolo
M Hottiger
Y Quentin (A Comisetti 81)
S Henchoz
R Vega
J Vogel
C Sforza
M Koller (R Wicky 46)
C Bonvin
K Turkyilmaz
S Chapuisat (S Fournier 46)

 

FIFA Ranking: 21

12 Andy Goram (Rangers) (39 Caps) Age: 32
3 Tom Boyd (Celtic) (38 Caps) Age: 30
4 Colin Calderwood (Tottenham Hotspur) (14 Caps) Age: 31
5 Colin Hendry (Blackburn Rovers) (21 Caps) Age: 30
8 Stuart McCall (Rangers) (37 Caps) Age: 32
9 Ally McCoist (Rangers) (54 Caps) Age: 33
10 Gary McAllister (Leeds Utd) Captain (44 Caps) Age: 31
11 John Collins (Celtic) (36 Caps) Age: 28
13 Tosh McKinlay (Celtic) (6 Caps) Age: 31
14 Gordon Durie (Rangers) (31 Caps) Age: 30
16 Craig Burley (Chelsea) (12 Caps) Age: 24
 
7 John Spencer (Chelsea) (12 Caps) Age: 25
(Replaced Ally McCoist 83 min)
20 Scott Booth (Aberdeen) (13 Caps) Age: 24
(Replaced Tosh McKinlay 59 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored
(3-5-2)
Andy Goram
Colin Calderwood
Colin Hendry
Tom Boyd
Craig Burley
Stuart McCall
Gary McAllister
John Collins
Tosh McKinlay
Ally McCoist
Gordon Durie

Euro '96 Finals

Tue 18th June 1996
19:30

Villa Park, Birmingham (N)
Att: 34,926

Group A
(18 Jun 1996)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
England
3
2
1
0
7
2
7
Holland
3
1
1
1
3
4
4
SCOTLAND
3
1
1
1
1
2
4
Switzerland
3
0
1
2
1
4
1
18 June 1996
England 4-1 Holland
Scotland 1-0 Switzerland

Going into the Switzerland game, Scotland knew that to qualify they needed to beat Switzerland, and also needed England to beat Holland, but they also needed a five goal swing in their favour which seemed like a big ask. For this reason Craig Brown started with Ally McCoist and he had two great chances in the opening ten minutes. It was not until the 37th minute that he received a pass from McAllister outside the box before he hit a great shot into the top corner before he ran to the Scotland bench to celebrate with Craig Brown. At this time England were already 1-0 up on Holland, and after an hour that was 4-0. When England's fourth goal came through, the Scotland fans were celebrating like Scotland had just scored, as at this moment in time Scotland were through to the next round for the first time in their history. Fifteen minutes later though, Kluivert scored for Holland and that changed everything. For the last fifteen minutes Scotland were throwing everything at Switzerland, and hoping that England could score. Neither Scotland nor England could score another though, and Scotland were out on goals scored. Scotland had lived up to their tag of gallant losers.