Scotland national football B team

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Scotland
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Scottish Football Association
FIFA code SCO
First colours
Second colours
First international
France France B 0–0 Scotland B Scotland
(Toulouse, France; 11 November 1952)
Biggest win
Scotland Scotland B 4–0 Wales B Wales
(Cumbernauld, Scotland; 24 March 1998)
Biggest defeat
England England B 4–0 Scotland B Scotland
(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.

Concept and history

Scotland B team line up ahead of a match against Finland B at Rugby Park, Kilmarnock.

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,1 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.2 Since the end of the 2005–06 Future Cup, there have been four official B internationals played by Scotland.

The first Scotland B game was held on 11 November 1952 and was a 0–0 draw with France B in Toulouse, France. As of May 2013, the Scotland B side have played 27 games.

Tournament History

Year Competition Result GP W D* L GS GA Ref
2002-03 Future Team Cup Third-Place 4 0 3 1 5 6 3
2004-06 Future Team Cup Fourth-Place 4 1 0 3 5 8 4

List of all Scotland B and future team results

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
Angus Morrison
3 March 1954 England Roker Park, Sunderland 1–1 John Cumming
29 February 1956 England Dens Park, Dundee 2–2 Willie McCulloch
Jimmy Mulkerrin
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
Darren Jackson
Stephen Wright
10 October 1995 Sweden Råsunda Stadium, Stockholm 2–1 Duncan Shearer
Tom Brown
23 April 1996 Denmark Nykøbing Falster Stadium, Nykøbing Falster 0–3
24 March 1998 Wales Broadwood Stadium, Cumbernauld 4–0 Martin McIntosh
Alec Cleland
Paul Wright
Colin Cameron
21 April 1998 Norway Tynecastle Stadium, Edinburgh 1–2 Stephen Crawford
17 December 2002 Germany Stadion am Bruchweg, Mainz 3–3 Kevin Kyle
Stephen Hughes
Bob Malcolm
The Scotsman
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
Kevin Kyle
BBC Sport
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
Lee Miller
The Scotsman
15 March 2006 Turkey Caledonian Stadium, Inverness 2–3 Steven Naismith
Lee Miller
BBC Sport
14 November 2006 Republic of Ireland Dalymount Park, Dublin 0–0 BBC Sport
7 February 2007 Finland Rugby Park, Kilmarnock 2–2 Shaun Maloney
Alan Gow
BBC Sport
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
George Boyd
Leigh Griffiths
BBC Sport

Most recent squad

The following players were selected for the squad to play Northern Ireland on 6 May 2009.5 The squad selection was restricted by two Scottish Premier League games being scheduled for the following day, and an upcoming Old Firm match.5 George Boyd was added to the squad after his eligibility to play for Scotland was confirmed.6 Six players withdrew from the original squad and four players were added to fill the gaps left behind.7 Scotland B won the match 3–0 thanks to goals by Andy Webster, George Boyd and Leigh Griffiths.8

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK David Marshall (1985-03-05) 5 March 1985 (age 29) 1 0 Wales Cardiff City
1GK Iain Turner (1984-01-26) 26 January 1984 (age 30) 1 0 England Everton
2DF Scott Cuthbert (1987-06-15) 15 June 1987 (age 26) 1 0 England Swindon Town
2DF Brian Easton (1988-03-05) 5 March 1988 (age 26) 1 0 England Burnley
2DF Steven Hammell (1982-02-18) 18 February 1982 (age 32) 1 0 Scotland Motherwell
2DF Mark Reynolds (1987-05-07) 7 May 1987 (age 26) 1 0 Scotland Motherwell
2DF Jack Ross (1976-06-05) 5 June 1976 (age 37) 1 0 Scotland St. Mirren
2DF Andy Webster (1982-04-23) 23 April 1982 (age 32) 1 1 Scotland Heart of Midlothian
3MF Scott Arfield (1988-11-01) 1 November 1988 (age 25) 1 0 Scotland Falkirk
3MF Barry Bannan (1989-12-01) 1 December 1989 (age 24) 1 0 England Aston Villa
3MF Ian Black (1985-03-14) 14 March 1985 (age 29) 2 0 Scotland Heart of Midlothian
3MF Chris Burke (1983-12-02) 2 December 1983 (age 30) 1 0 Wales Cardiff City
3MF Stephen Hughes (1982-11-14) 14 November 1982 (age 31) 1 0 England Norwich City
4FW George Boyd (1985-10-02) 2 October 1985 (age 28) 1 1 England Peterborough United
4FW David Clarkson (1985-09-10) 10 September 1985 (age 28) 1 0 England Bristol City
4FW Leigh Griffiths (1990-08-20) 20 August 1990 (age 23) 1 1 Scotland Dundee
4FW Steven Naismith (1986-09-14) 14 September 1986 (age 27) 3 0 Scotland Rangers

References

  1. ^ "Webster gets Scots call". BBC Sport (BBC). 19 March 2003. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Smith outlines his new approach". BBC Sport. BBC. 3 December 2004. Retrieved 4 January 2010. 
  3. ^ Future Team Cup 2002-03 rsssf.com. Retrieved 28-10-2013.
  4. ^ Future Team Cup 2004-06 rsssf.com. Retrieved 28-10-2013.
  5. ^ a b "Old Firm pair in Scots B call-up". BBC Sport. BBC. 29 April 2009. Retrieved 29 April 2009. 
  6. ^ "Posh's Boyd ready for Scots duty". BBC Sport. BBC. 30 April 2009. 
  7. ^ "Stark hope over Scotland B clash". BBC Sport. BBC. 6 May 2009. 
  8. ^ "Scotland B 3–0 N Ireland B : Debutant Boyd shines as Scotland B outing proves worthwhile for Burley". The Scotsman (Johnston Publishing). 7 May 2009. 

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