Best Performance: Group Stage (1992, 1996)
Scotland celebrated some memorable victories in Euro qualifying but Tartan Army have only reached the group stage twice so far. At Euro ’96, Craig Brown’s side were close to reaching the knockout stage, when the Dutch advanced to the quarter-finals as they scored more goals behind England.
John McGuin (29 caps, 7 goals)
Whether it’s making a crucial tackle, playing a fatal pass or scoring an important goal, McGinn is the pacemaker at the heart of the Scottish midfield.
Lyndon Dykes (7 caps, 2 goals)
The Australia-born striker joined Steve Clarke’s squad late in the day, but Dykes’ physical presence, coupled with good ball handling, is essential to the Scots’ attack. He has already met the Czech Republic, Scotland’s first rivals in the UEFA Nations League in September 2020.
Special goals in Euro final
- Following a brilliant goal from Eli McCoist against Switzerland, the Scots dreamed of a place in the quarter-finals of Euro ’96, before Patrick Kluivert scored a late consolation goal against England and the Dutch scored.
- James McFadden’s great distance mess at Prinzenpark gave the Scots a second win against France in qualifying for 2008, but Alex McLeish’s team missed the final as they lost in the last match at home to world champions Italy.
- 1967, in the British Home Championship with Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland – also counted as qualification for UEFA Euro 1968: Jim McCullyaugh’s winning goal against England at Wembley was the same as Sir Alf Ramsay’s 1966 World Champion It was the first defeat.
- For a brief moment, David Marshall wasn’t sure if he was allowed to celebrate, but thanks to a penalty save against Aleksandar Mitrovic in the Euro 2020 play-off final against Serbia, Scotland scored a first in 22. Qualified for the big tournament. years.
- Scotland’s experience with penalties has not always been positive, especially against England in 1996. The Scots had the upper hand after a 1–0 deficit, but David Seaman saved a Gary McAllister penalty before Paul Gascoigne made the all-clear for England.
- The Scots missed the knockout stage at Euro ’92, but 5,000 fans traveling to Sweden were awarded a UEFA Fair Play award for their friendly and athletic demeanor.
Most appearances in finals
6: Andy Gorham, Gary McAllister, Stuart McCall
5: Gordon Durie, Stewart McKimi, Ellie McCoist
4: Tom Boyd, Kevin Gallacher
Most goals in finals
1: Eli McCoist, Paul McStay, Brian McClure, Gary McAllister
Excellent: Before qualifying for UEFA Euro 2020, Scotland last played in a major tournament in the 1998 FIFA World Cup.
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Scotland won two penalty shoot-outs in UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying: in the play-off semi-final against Israel and in the play-off final against Serbia. He converted all ten punishments.
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