|Association||Scottish Football Association|
(Toulouse, France; 11 November 1952)
(Cumbernauld, Scotland; 24 March 1998)
(Birmingham, England; 6 February 1957)
The Scotland national football B team, controlled by the Scottish Football Association, is run occasionally as a second team for the Scotland national football team. During the period when Berti Vogts was manager of the national team, it was also known as the Scotland Future team.
The Scottish Football Association, is the governing body of football in Scotland and has the ultimate responsibility for the control and development of football in Scotland. Members of the SFA include clubs in Scotland, affiliated national associations as well as local associations. It was formed in 1873, making it the second oldest national football association in the world. It is not to be confused with the "Scottish Football Union", which is the name that the SRU was known by until the 1920s.
The Scotland national football team represents Scotland in international football and is controlled by the Scottish Football Association. It competes in the three major professional tournaments, the FIFA World Cup, UEFA Nations League and the UEFA European Championship. Scotland, as a constituent country of the United Kingdom, is not a member of the International Olympic Committee and therefore the national team does not compete in the Olympic Games. The majority of Scotland's home matches are played at the national stadium, Hampden Park.
Hans-Hubert "Berti" Vogts is a former German footballer who played as a defender. He played for Borussia Mönchengladbach in the Bundesliga his whole professional club career and won the FIFA World Cup with West Germany in 1974. He later managed the national teams of Germany, Scotland, Nigeria and Azerbaijan.
A national B team is designed to give games to players who are being considered for call-up to the full national squad. Generally, the team plays in friendly matches against other international B teams. These games are often played at smaller venues than the full national team play at, with attendances generally under 10,000.
The team is also sometimes referred to as the Scotland Future team,a concept initiated by Berti Vogts. The team competed in the Futures Cup in 2002–03 and 2005–06. Following the departure of Berti Vogts in 2004, Scotland's next manager Walter Smith stated his intention to stop playing in the Futures Cup due to fixture congestion and the number of player withdrawals. Since the end of the 2005–06 Future Cup, there have been four official B internationals played by Scotland.
Walter Ferguson Smith is a Scottish former football player, manager and director. He is primarily associated with his two spells as manager of Scottish club Rangers.
The first Scotland B game was held on 11 November 1952 and was a 0–0 draw with France B in Toulouse, France.
Toulouse is the capital of the French department of Haute-Garonne and of the region of Occitanie. The city is on the banks of the River Garonne, 150 kilometres from the Mediterranean Sea, 230 km (143 mi) from the Atlantic Ocean and 680 km (420 mi) from Paris. It is the fourth-largest city in France, with 466,297 inhabitants as of January 2014. In France, Toulouse is called the "Pink City".
France, officially the French Republic, is a country whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The metropolitan area of France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. It is bordered by Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany to the northeast, Switzerland and Italy to the east, and Andorra and Spain to the south. The overseas territories include French Guiana in South America and several islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. The country's 18 integral regions span a combined area of 643,801 square kilometres (248,573 sq mi) and a total population of 67.3 million. France, a sovereign state, is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre. Other major urban areas include Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Lille and Nice.
As of May 2013, the Scotland B side have played 27 games. The most recent match was against Northern Ireland on 6 May 2009.The squad selection was restricted by two Scottish Premier League games being scheduled for the following day, and an upcoming Old Firm match. George Boyd was added to the squad after his eligibility to play for Scotland was confirmed. Six players withdrew from the original squad and four players were added to fill the gaps left behind. Scotland B won the match 3–0 thanks to goals by Andy Webster, George Boyd and Leigh Griffiths.
The Northern Ireland national football B team is a secondary football team run occasionally as support for the Northern Ireland national football team. Primarily seen as a stepping-stone between the under-21 and full international teams, B team matches are also used to give a run-out for fringe players and to honour Irish League players who would not otherwise gain international recognition.
The Scottish Premier League (SPL) was the top level league competition for professional football clubs in Scotland. The league was founded in 1998, when it broke away from the Scottish Football League (SFL). It was abolished in 2013, when the SPL and SFL merged to form the new Scottish Professional Football League, with its top division being known as the Scottish Premiership. A total of 19 clubs competed in the SPL, but only the Old Firm clubs, Celtic and Rangers won the league championship.
The Old Firm is the collective name for the Scottish football clubs Celtic and Rangers, which are both based in Glasgow. The two clubs are by far the most successful and popular in Scotland, and the rivalry between them has become deeply embedded in Scottish culture. It has reflected, and contributed to, political, social, and religious division and sectarianism in Scotland. As a result, the fixture has had an enduring appeal around the world.
|2002-03||Future Team Cup||Third-Place||4||0||3||1||5||6|
|2004-06||Future Team Cup||Fourth-Place||4||1||0||3||5||8|
|Date||Opponents||Venue||Score||Scotland goalscorer(s)||Match Report|
|11 November 1952||France||Stadium Municipal, Toulouse||0–0||—|
|11 March 1953||England||Easter Road, Edinburgh||2–2|| Ian McMillan |
|3 March 1954||England||Roker Park, Sunderland||1–1||John Cumming|
|29 February 1956||England||Dens Park, Dundee||2–2|| Willie McCulloch |
|6 February 1957||England||St Andrew's, Birmingham||1–4||Ian Gardiner|
|28 April 1987||France||Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen||1–1||Gary McAllister|
|27 March 1990||Yugoslavia||Fir Park, Motherwell||0–0||—|
|24 April 1990||East Germany||McDiarmid Park, Perth||1–2||Ray Stephen|
|2 February 1994||Wales||Racecourse Ground, Wrexham||1–2||Chris McCart|
|21 February 1995||Northern Ireland||Easter Road, Edinburgh||3–0|| Steven Tweed |
|10 October 1995||Sweden||Råsunda Stadium, Stockholm||2–1|| Duncan Shearer |
|23 April 1996||Denmark||Nykøbing Falster Stadium, Nykøbing Falster||0–3||—|
|24 March 1998||Wales||Broadwood Stadium, Cumbernauld||4–0|| Martin McIntosh |
|21 April 1998||Norway||Tynecastle Stadium, Edinburgh||1–2||Stephen Crawford|
|17 December 2002||Germany||Stadion am Bruchweg, Mainz||3–3|| Kevin Kyle |
|25 February 2003||Turkey||Atatürk Stadium, Antalya||1–1||Andy Gray||BBC Sport|
|20 May 2003||Northern Ireland||Firhill Stadium, Glasgow||2–1|| Don Hutchison |
|21 October 2003||Germany||Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen||0–1||—||BBC Sport|
|10 December 2003||Turkey||Tannadice Park, Dundee||1–1||Steven Caldwell||BBC Sport|
|7 December 2004||Germany||Carl-Benz-Stadion, Mannheim||0–3||—|
|19 April 2005||Austria||Pappelstadion, Mattersburg||1–2||Craig Beattie||The Scotsman|
|6 December 2005||Poland||Rugby Park, Kilmarnock||2–0|| Gary McDonald |
|15 March 2006||Turkey||Caledonian Stadium, Inverness||2–3|| Steven Naismith |
|14 November 2006||Republic of Ireland||Dalymount Park, Dublin||0–0||—||BBC Sport|
|7 February 2007||Finland||Rugby Park, Kilmarnock||2–2|| Shaun Maloney |
|20 November 2007||Republic of Ireland||Excelsior Stadium, Airdrie||1–1||Steve Howard||BBC Sport|
|6 May 2009||Northern Ireland||Broadwood Stadium, Cumbernauld||3–0|| Andy Webster |
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