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Scotland suffer 3 – 0 defeat by France

Posted in Friendlies with tags , , on June 8, 2016 by Tartan Army Soldier

Another friendly against a Euro 2016 qualifier, another Scotland defeat. A 3 – 0 deficit this time, so compared with the Italy result, three times the woe.

Saturday’s loss at the hands of Euro 2016 hosts in  Metz was another disappointment. Again, the Scotland squad were outclassed. The French had most of the possession and had great deal more strikes at goal. It was no surprise they ended the match ahead by three goals.

There were a few glimmers of hope. Goalkeeper  David Marshal, as he did against Italy, managed to limit the damage. There were also some respectable performances, Swansea full-back Stephen Kingsley and Rangers winger Barrie McKay both showing they merited selection. Gordon Strachan, although likely livid, will have some positives to consider.

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Scotland to face Italy and France in summer

Posted in Friendlies with tags , , , on February 10, 2016 by Tartan Army Soldier

In preparation of the World Cup 2018 qualifiers, Scotland will be taking on France and Italy in summer friendlies later this year.

The Scotland squad, who will be based in Malta for summer training have two friendly matches lined up. One will be against Italy, at Malta’s Ta’ Qali National Stadium on Sunday, 29th May. The other will see them face France at Stade Saint-Symphorien, Metz, on Saturday, 4th June.

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Holland demolish France in 4-1 Euro 2008 spectacular

Posted in Euro 2008, World Cup 2010 with tags , on June 14, 2008 by Tartan Army Soldier

Can anyone stop the Dutch. Group C was always going to be of interest to Scotland fans – including past opponents France and Italy and future World Cup 2010 nemesis Holland. Yesterday was Holland v France. Holland’s display was outstanding!

The Dutch always play well. However it already looks like they could be top favourites to take home trophy. After only 9 minutes they were ahead of the French. And it never looked like they were going to lose. Even when Henry beat Van der Sar the Dutch were back all over France and punching home another goal within the next minute.

I’m supporting the Dutch, but I’m beginning to hope they show some weakness that the Scotland squald can explot in the future. Otherwise, we’re going to need to sort out some miracle to stop Van Basten’s men.