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European Under-21 Championship Qualifying

5th September 2013 - Kick off 17:30 Ref: Paolo Valeri

Holland U21 Holland U21 vs Scotland U21 Scotland U21

Holland U21 4

T Vilhena (52)
L Castaignos (69)
M van der Hoorn (74)
J Drost (78)

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Scotland U21 0

Scotland Under-21s lose 4-0 against Holland on Thursday

Last Updated: 05/09/13 10:32pm

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Scotland: Suffered more disappointment

Scotland: Suffered more disappointment

Scotland Under-21s suffered another heavy defeat as they lost 4-0 against Holland in their second 2015 European Under-21 Championship qualifier.

The Scots followed their 6-0 friendly thrashing by England with a disappointing second half in Nijmegen.

But the game could have been so different for Scotland if Tony Watt, Stuart Armstrong and Ryan Fraser had taken first-half chances as Scotland started brightly against a side they took four points from in the previous qualifying campaign.

Holland took the lead early in the second period through Tonny Trindade de Vilhena and the game ran away from Scotland midway through the half when they fell further behind moments after Stuart Findlay had headed against the post.

Billy Stark then looked on in horror as Luc Castaignos, Mike van der Hoorn and substitute Jesper Drost ensured the Dutch exacted revenge for their 2-1 defeat to the Scots in the same Goffertstadion less than two years ago.

Stark made four changes to the team that struggled so badly at Bramall Lane, half of them in defence where Hearts pair Kevin McHattie and Brad McKay dropped out.

Their replacements were both 17-year-olds making their debuts - another Hearts player, Jordan McGhee, and Celtic centre-back Findlay. The injured Stuart Bannigan missed out along with Islam Feruz, who was rested from the squad, with Jason Holt and Fraser coming in.

Scotland, who beat Luxembourg in their opening qualifier, were determined to atone for their embarrassment in Sheffield and Fraser twice came close in the opening 10 minutes. The Bournemouth winger first shot wide and then just failed to connect at the back post, with Dylan McGeouch involved in both moves.

Armstrong had a shot held before Watt forced a better save from Warner Hahn, with the rebound almost going in off a defender.

Jordan Archer made a decent save midway through the half but still Scotland came forward, with Armstrong failing to convert Findlay's header across goal.

Archer saved well from Quincy Promes before Armstrong had an even better chance to open the scoring when he burst through on goal, but the Dundee United midfielder fired over with only Hahn to beat.

Scotland were made to pay for their misses in the 52nd minute when Feyenoord midfielder Trindade de Vilhena lifted the ball over Archer following some Dutch pressure.

And the game turned firmly against them following a crucial passage of play midway through the half. Fraser had another chance when his former Aberdeen team-mate Ryan Jack played him through but his shot was blocked by the foot of Hahn.

Findlay soon crashed a header off the post from McGeouch's corner and Holland were two up within 120 seconds as Castaignos rifled past Archer in the 69th minute.

The goal sparked a collapse and five minutes later Ajax defender Van der Hoorn headed home from a corner.

Lewis MacLeod and Callum Paterson came on but Scotland fell further behind in the 78th minute when Castaignos set up Drost as Scotland conceded their 10th goal in two games.

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Matches

  • European Under-21 Championship Qualifying

    Thu 5th Sep - Group Five
    • Latvia U21
      0 - 2
      Switzerland U21
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    Thu 5th Sep - Group One
    • Lithuania U21
      0 - 1
      Finland U21
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    • England U21
      1 - 0
      Moldova U21
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    Thu 5th Sep - Group Three
    • Lux'bourg U21
      0 - 3
      Georgia U21
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    • Holland U21
      4 - 0
      Scotland U21
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    Thu 5th Sep - Group Four
    • Hungary U21
      4 - 1
      Bosnia U21
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    • Austria U21
      2 - 6
      Spain U21
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    Thu 5th Sep - Group Seven
    • Turkey U21
      4 - 0
      Malta U21
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    Thu 5th Sep - Group Nine
    • Serbia U21
      2 - 1
      Cyprus U21
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    • Italy U21
      1 - 3
      Belgium U21
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    Thu 5th Sep - Group Ten
    • France U21
      5 - 0
      Kaz'stan U21
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    Thu 5th Sep - Group Eight
    • Portugal U21
      5 - 1
      Norway 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