Czech Republic 3-1 Scotland


Fri 30th May 2008
17:30 (16:30 UK)

AXA Arena, Prague (A)
Att: 11,000



C Gordon
K McNaughton (C Berra 90)
G Naysmith
S McManus(C) (C Dailly 57)
G Caldwell
P Hartley
D Fletcher
G Rae (D Clarkson 71)
K Miller
J Morrison (S Maloney 68)
B Robson (R McCormack 82)


George Burley


FIFA Ranking: 15

Czech Republic

Sionko(60, 90)


P Cech
Z Pospech (T Sivok 74)
T Ujfalusi (D Rozehnal 46)
R Kovac
M Jankulovski (M Kadlec 46)
L Sionko
J Polak
M Matejovsky (D Jarolim 46)
T Galasek
R Skacel (J Plasil 46)
J Koller (V Sverkos 46)


FIFA Ranking: 6

1 Craig Gordon (Sunderland) (31 Caps) Age: 25
2 Kevin McNaughton (Cardiff City) (4 Caps) Age: 25
3 Gary Naysmith (Sheffield Utd) (40 Caps) Age: 28
4 Stephen McManus (Celtic) Captain (13 Caps) Age: 25
5 Gary Caldwell (Celtic) (27 Caps) Age: 26
6 Paul Hartley (Celtic) (19 Caps) Age: 31
7 Darren Fletcher (Manchester Utd) (36 Caps) Age: 24
8 Gavin Rae (Cardiff City) (13 Caps) Age: 30
9 Kenny Miller (Derby County) (37 Caps) Age: 28
10 James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion) (1 Cap) Age: 22
11 Barry Robson (Celtic) (2 Caps) Age: 29
13 Shaun Maloney (Aston Villa) (11 Caps) Age: 25
(Replaced James Morrison 68 min)
14 Christian Dailly (Rangers) (67 Caps) Age: 34
(Replaced Stephen McManus 57 min)
15 Christophe Berra (Hearts) (1 Cap) Age: 23
(Replaced Kevin McNaughton 90 min)
16 David Clarkson (Motherwell) (1 Cap) Age: 22
(Replaced Gavin Rae 71 min)
18 Ross McCormack (Motherwell) (1 Cap) Age: 21
(Replaced Barry Robson 82 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored
Craig Gordon
Kevin McNaughton
Stephen McManus
Gary Caldwell
Gary Naysmith
Darren Fletcher
Paul Hartley
Gavin Rae
Barry Robson
James Morrison
Kenny Miller

A depleted Scotland team travelled to Prague for an end of season friendly. Many players had pulled out of the squad after they had a long and tiring season, especially Rangers players. This let Burley select many uncapped players and give five players their debuts.

Debutant James Morrison, who looked impressive, had a couple of chances early in the second half, but Petr Cech prevented him from scoring on his debut. On the hour mark, ex-Ranger Libor Sionko burst through the defence and slotted it past Gordon to give the Czechs the lead. With six minutes remaining substitute Kadlec cut in from the left and unleashed an unstoppable shot past Gordon to double the Czech's lead. A minute later Naysmith crossed a ball in from the left, and debutant David Clarkson brought the ball down with his right foot, before he turned and drilled a low shot past Cech. It was a Bergkamp-esque goal which gave Scotland a boost to try and get something from the game. In the final minute, with Scotland pushing forward they were left bare at the back and Sionko beat Dailly before he buried it past Gordon to give the Czechs a flattering 3-1 win.