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European Under-21 Championship Qualifying

Cashpoint Arena (ATT 800) 10th September 2012 - Kick off 17:30 Ref: Mattias Gestranius

Austria U21 Austria U21 vs Scotland U21 Scotland U21

Austria U21 3

M Gregoritsch (8)
A Weimann (75)
R Holzhauser (90)

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Scotland U21 2

T Watt (54)
J Russell (75)

Russell urges on Scotland U21s

Last Updated: 09/09/12 4:16pm

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Russell: Scotland U21s taking on Austria

Russell: Scotland U21s taking on Austria

Johnny Russell wants Scotland's U21s to have something to show for their European qualifying campaign by securing victory in Austria on Monday.

Scotland's Under-21s are assured of second place behind Group 10 winners Holland ahead of their final game in Altach, near the Swiss border (kick-off 5.30pm BST).

But only the four best runners-up will join the group winners in the play-offs to reach the finals in Israel next summer.

The Scots are unbeaten and defeated Holland on their own turf, but they have drawn four games and need a win to have a realistic chance of progressing. Even then that might not be enough.

Russell said: "We've got one game left and it would be really disappointing if we didn't manage to get in the play-offs, the way we have performed throughout the campaign. It would be a bit of a gutter for us.

"There's no point putting in all that effort and you have nothing to show for it."

The Dundee United striker added: "We are confident. Even against Austria at home we had a few chances and felt we could have gone on and won it.

"We have to win there so that's exactly what we'll be aiming to do.

"We will be going over there attacking and hopefully we get a result and get ourselves into the play-offs."

After seeing James Forrest and Jordan Rhodes promoted to the senior squad, coach Billy Stark has lost Gary Mackay-Steven and now Leigh Griffiths to injury for the final game.

Griffiths scored in Thursday's 3-0 win over Luxembourg but the Scottish Football Association confirmed he had pulled out through injury.

However, Celtic striker Tony Watt scored after coming off the bench at St Mirren Park and Russell is sure they will adapt again.

"It's great credit to the lads that the boys that we have lost, the other boys can step in," he said.

"We've got a great squad with great players.

"We always knew it was going to be difficult and players were going to miss out.

"It's credit to everyone that has stepped in, they have been brilliant."

Scotland go into the final game with 13 points, the same relevant tally as the second-placed team in three other groups.

Other second-placed teams Armenia and Portugal have 14 but face difficult away fixtures while Norway already have 16 but are away to England. Switzerland have 14 and are at home against Estonia.

Slovakia are only on 12 points while Turkey have 15 but their campaign has finished.

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Matches

  • European Under-21 Championship Qualifying

    Mon 10th Sep - Group One
    • Belarus U21
      1 - 0
      San Marino U21
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    • Greece U21
      1 - 0
      Cyprus U21
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    • Bosnia U21
      4 - 4
      Germany U21
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    Mon 10th Sep - Group Three
    • Czech R U21
      5 - 0
      Wales U21
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    • Montenegro U21
      0 - 0
      Armenia U21
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    Mon 10th Sep - Group Six
    • Russia U21
      2 - 2
      Moldova U21
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    • Poland U21
      0 - 0
      Portugal U21
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    Mon 10th Sep - Group Nine
    • Slovakia U21
      6 - 0
      Kaz'stan U21
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    • Latvia U21
      0 - 4
      Romania U21
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    Mon 10th Sep - Group Ten
    • Austria U21
      3 - 2
      Scotland U21
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    • Lux'bourg U21
      1 - 3
      Bulgaria U21
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    Mon 10th Sep - Group Seven
    • Italy U21
      2 - 4
      Rep Ire U21
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    • Hungary U21
      2 - 0
      Liec'stein U21
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    Mon 10th Sep - Group Four
    • Serbia U21
      5 - 1
      Macedonia U21
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    • Denmark U21
      3 - 0
      N Ireland U21
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    Mon 10th Sep - Group Two
    • Sweden U21
      2 - 1
      Ukraine U21
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    • Lithuania U21
      1 - 3
      Finland U21
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    Mon 10th Sep - Group Eight
    • England U21
      1 - 0
      Norway U21
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    • Belgium U21
      5 - 0
      Iceland U21
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    Mon 10th Sep - Group Five
    • Spain U21
      6 - 0
      Croatia U21
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    • Switzerland U21
      3 - 0
      Estonia U21
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Tables

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group One

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 England U21 10 28
2 Finland U21 10 16
3 Moldova U21 10 16
4 Wales U21 10 12
5 Lithuania U21 10 8
6 San Marino U21 10 4

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Two

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Denmark U21 10 26
2 Russia U21 10 22
3 Slovenia U21 10 17
4 Bulgaria U21 10 9
5 Estonia U21 10 9
6 Andorra U21 10 1

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Three

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Slovakia U21 8 17
2 Holland U21 8 16
3 Georgia U21 8 11
4 Scotland U21 8 11
5 Luxembourg U21 8 1

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Four

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Spain U21 6 18
2 Austria U21 6 12
3 Hungary U21 6 6
4 Bosnia U21 6 6
5 Albania U21 8 6

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Five

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Croatia U21 8 19
2 Ukraine U21 8 19
3 Switzerland U21 8 15
4 Latvia U21 8 6
5 Liechtenstein U21 8 0

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Six

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Germany U21 8 20
2 Romania U21 8 12
3 Montenegro U21 8 11
4 Rep of Ireland U21 8 8
5 Faroe Islands U21 8 4

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Seven

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Sweden U21 8 16
2 Greece U21 8 15
3 Poland U21 8 15
4 Turkey U21 8 13
5 Malta U21 8 0

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Eight

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Portugal U21 8 24
2 Israel U21 8 15
3 Norway U21 8 9
4 Azerbaijan U21 8 7
5 Macedonia U21 8 4

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Nine

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Italy U21 8 18
2 Serbia U21 8 16
3 Belgium U21 8 16
4 Cyprus U21 8 6
5 N Ireland U21 8 3

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Ten

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 France U21 8 22
2 Iceland U21 8 16
3 Kazakhstan U21 8 9
4 Armenia U21 8 9
5 Belarus U21 8 3

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Eleven

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Sweden U21 2 6
2 Denmark U21 2 3
3 Macedonia U21 2 0

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Twelve

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bulgaria U21 2 6
2 Ukraine U21 2 3
3 Croatia U21 2 0

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Thirteen

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Israel U21 2 4
2 Turkey U21 2 2
3 Wales U21 2 1

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Fourteen

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 France U21 2 6
2 Slovenia U21 2 3
3 Scotland U21 2 0

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