Serbia 2-0 Scotland

World Cup 2014 Qualifiers

Tue 26th March 2013
20:30 (19:30 UK)

Karadorde Stadium, Novi Sad (A)
Att: 10,000

Group A
(26 Mar 2013)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
Belgium
6
5
1
0
11
1
16
Croatia
6
5
1
0
10
3
16
Serbia
6
2
1
3
8
7
7
Wales
6
2
0
4
6
14
6
Macedonia
6
1
1
4
3
7
4
SCOTLAND
6
0
2
4
3
9
2
26 March 2013
Wales 1-2 Croatia
Belgium 1-0 Macedonia
Serbia 2-0 Scotland
Scotland

D Marshall
A Hutton
G Hanley
G Caldwell(C)
S Whittaker
L Bridcutt
J McArthur (C Adam 46)
G Boyd
S Maloney (C Burke 79)
S Naismith
J Rhodes (K Miller 79)

 

Manager:
Gordon Strachan

 

FIFA Ranking: 66

Serbia

Djuricic(59, 65)


V Stojkovic
Nastasic
Ivanovic
Tomovic
Basta
Subotic
Tosic (A Stevanovic 90)
Fejsa (Petrovic 85)
Milivojevic
Tadic (Djordjevic 68)
Djuricic

 

FIFA Ranking: 35

 
Serbia
Scotland
Shots At Goal
21
5
Shots On Target
7
1
Possession
54%
46%
Fouls
13
15
Corners
2
1
Offsides
4
4
Saves
1
5
Yellow Cards
3
3
Red Cards
0
0
Source: ESPN
21 David Marshall (Cardiff City) (6 Caps) Age: 28
2 Alan Hutton (Real Mallorca) (31 Caps) Age: 28
4 Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers) (6 Caps) Age: 21
5 Gary Caldwell (Wigan Athletic) Captain (55 Caps) Age: 30
7 Steven Naismith (Everton) (21 Caps) Age: 26
8 James McArthur (Wigan Athletic) (11 Caps) Age: 25
9 Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) (8 Caps) Age: 23
10 Shaun Maloney (Wigan Athletic) (27 Caps) Age: 30
14 Steven Whittaker (Norwich City) (17 Caps) Age: 28
19 George Boyd (Hull City) (1 Cap) Age: 27
20 Liam Bridcutt (Brighton & Hove Albion) (1 Cap) Age: 23
 
11 Chris Burke (Birmingham City) (5 Caps) Age: 29
(Replaced Shaun Maloney 79 min)
16 Charlie Adam (Stoke City) (23 Caps) Age: 27
(Replaced James McArthur 46 min)
18 Kenny Miller (Vancouver Whitecaps) (68 Caps) Age: 33
(Replaced Jordan Rhodes 79 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored
(4-5-1)
David Marshall
Alan Hutton
Gary Caldwell
Grant Hanley
Steven Whittaker
Shaun Maloney
James McArthur
George Boyd
Liam Bridcutt
Steven Naismith
Jordan Rhodes

10 Shaun Maloney

Interesting Fact
This was Scotland's record seventh competitive game without a win.

Scotland went into this game knowing that they needed a win to keep their qualification hopes alive. In a fairly uneventful first half, Marshall was called on to make saves from Basta and Duricic. Scotland also had a penalty shout when a George Boyd cross appeared to come of a hand, but nothing was given. Early in the second half Scotland had the ball in the net when Naismith hit a great shot past their keeper, but he was clearly offside. Just before the hour mark, the ball broke for Jordan Rhodes who was through on goal but he shot straight at the keeper. Serbia then went straight up the park and took the lead. Tosic crossed the ball in and Whittaker played a defensive tackle only for the ball to fall for Duricic who turned and put the ball into an empty net. A few minutes later a poor pass from Caldwell gave the ball away on the edge of the box to Tomovic, who had a shot stopped by Marshall only for the rebound to fall to Duricic who placed it into an empty net and make it 2-0. In the last minute Serbia almost got a third when a shot by Ivanovic went inches past the post. With both Croatia and Belgium winning, this meant that Scotland's qualification chances were officially over.