Scotland national football team

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Template:National football team The Scotland national football team have played international football longer than any other nation in the world along with England, whom they competed against in the world's first international football match at the West of Scotland Cricket Club, Partick, in 1872. The match ended 0-0.

In recent years, Scotland has become famous for its travelling support, known as the Tartan Army, which has won numerous awards from FIFA and UEFA for their combination of rabid support and friendly nature. The Tartan Army and the roligans of Denmark are often considered the best national team fans in Europe, if not the world.

Scotland have managed to qualify for eight World Cups, but have never got past the first round. They have twice missed out on progressing to the second round on goal difference in 1974 when Brazil edged them out and also in 1978 when The Netherlands progressed.

Scotland's most well-known result was in 1967, when they defeated current FIFA world champions England 3-2 at Wembley Stadium.

Scotland's first non-Scottish manager, Berti Vogts, managed the side from February 2002 until his resignation November 1, 2004. Tommy Burns was his assistant. On December 2, 2004 the former Rangers manager Walter Smith was named as manager of the national team.

Contents

World Cup record

European Championship record

Managers

Note that from 1872 - 1954 the Scotland national team was appointed by an SFA selection committee.

Famous players

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