Holland 3-0 Scotland

World Cup 2010 Qualifiers

Sat 28th March 2009
20:45 (19:45 UK)

Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam (A)
Att: 49,552

Group 9
(28 Mar 2009)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
Holland
4
4
0
0
8
1
12
Iceland
4
1
1
2
4
6
4
SCOTLAND
4
1
1
2
2
5
4
Macedonia
3
1
0
2
2
3
3
Norway
3
0
2
1
2
3
2
28 March 2009
Holland 3-0 Scotland
Scotland

A McGregor
G Alexander (A Hutton 73)
C Berra
G Caldwell
G Naysmith
S Brown
D Fletcher
B Ferguson(C)
R McCormack
G Teale (J Morrison 85)
K Miller (S Fletcher 71)

 

Manager:
George Burley

 

FIFA Ranking: 28

Holland

Huntelaar(30)

Van Persie(45)

Kuyt(Pen 78)


M Stekelenburg
G Van Der Wiel
J Mathijsen
A Ooijer
G Van Bronckhorst
D Kuyt
M Van Bommel
N De Jong (S Schaars 80)
A Robben
KJ Huntelaar (I Afellay 80)
R Van Persie (W Sneijder 65)

 

FIFA Ranking: 3

 
Holland
Scotland
Shots At Goal
7
3
Shots On Target
4
1
Possession
66%
34%
Fouls
11
7
Corners
6
3
Offsides
3
1
Saves
2
6
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
0
0
Source: ESPN
1 Allan McGregor (Rangers) (4 Caps) Age: 27
2 Graham Alexander (Burnley) (38 Caps) Age: 37
3 Gary Naysmith (Sheffield Utd) (45 Caps) Age: 29
4 Christophe Berra (Wolves) (4 Caps) Age: 24
5 Gary Caldwell (Celtic) (32 Caps) Age: 26
6 Barry Ferguson (Rangers) Captain (45 Caps) Age: 31
7 Darren Fletcher (Manchester Utd) (41 Caps) Age: 25
8 Scott Brown (Celtic) (15 Caps) Age: 23
9 Kenny Miller (Rangers) (41 Caps) Age: 29
10 Ross McCormack (Cardiff City) (2 Caps) Age: 22
11 Gary Teale (Derby County) (12 Caps) Age: 30
 
14 Alan Hutton (Tottenham Hotspur) (9 Caps) Age: 24
(Replaced Graham Alexander 73 min)
15 Steven Fletcher (Hibernian) (3 Caps) Age: 22
(Replaced Kenny Miller 71 min)
17 James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion) (4 Caps) Age: 22
(Replaced Gary Teale 85 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored
(4-5-1)
Allan McGregor
Graham Alexander
Gary Caldwell
Christophe Berra
Gary Naysmith
Ross McCormack
Scott Brown
Barry Ferguson
Darren Fletcher
Gary Teale
Kenny Miller

1 Allan McGregor

World Cup 2010 Qualifiers

Sat 28th March 2009
20:45 (19:45 UK)

Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam (A)
Att: 49,552

Group 9
(28 Mar 2009)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
Holland
4
4
0
0
8
1
12
Iceland
4
1
1
2
4
6
4
SCOTLAND
4
1
1
2
2
5
4
Macedonia
3
1
0
2
2
3
3
Norway
3
0
2
1
2
3
2
28 March 2009
Holland 3-0 Scotland

In the run up to the clash in Amsterdam, George Burley had a squad crisis. Firstly McFadden, Robson, and O'Connor did not make the squad through injury. Hartley, Broadfoot, Weir and Commons all withdrew, and McManus was not deemed fit to play in the Dutch clash. McGregor was given the goalkeeper's gloves as Gordon was not getting a game at Sunderland.

The first big chance of the game fell to Scotland, when Darren Fletcher played a great through ball to Miller, who beat the offside trap and was through on goal. A great tackle from Mathijsen prevented Scotland from taking the lead. A great piece of skill by Arjen Robben resulted in McGregor making a great low save with his legs; before the Dutch went ahead on 30 minutes. Van Bommel crossed to the back post for an unmarked Huntelaar to head past McGregor. Things got worse in first half injury time, when a Robben corner was headed in by Van Persie, who had lost his marker. With quarter of an hour remaining, McCormack floated in a corner for Caldwell to head in a powerful header. The referee bizarrely disallowed the goal for no apparent reason. Just to rub salt into the wounds, a few minutes later Berra brought down Huntelaar in the box. From the resulting penalty, Kuyt sent McGregor the wrong way to seal a 3-0 victory for the Dutch.