Belgium 2 Scotland 1

Gordon McQueen

Bel­gi­um 2 Scot­land 1, Al­bert Dys­eryn­ck Sta­dium, In­ter­na­tion­al Friendly, June 1, 1974. Af­ter beat­ing Eng­land 2-0 at Hamp­den Park in the Brit­ish Ho­me Cham­pi­on­ship two weeks earli­er, Scot­land lost 2-1 to Bel­gi­um in their pen­ul­tim­ate ga­me be­fore the 1974 FIFA Wor­ld Cup tour­na­ment in West Ger­many.

Ma­king his full in­ter­na­tion­al de­but for Scot­land in this mat­ch was cent­ral de­fender Gor­don Mc­Queen. In the pre­vi­ous meet­ing be­tween Scot­land and Bel­gi­um, the Scots had edged out the Bel­gians by 1-0 in an Euro­pean Cham­pi­on­ship Quali­fier at Hamp­den Park on the 10th of Nov­ember 1971, wi­th John O´Hare net­ting the win­ner for the hosts in the sixth min­ute of the clash. At Al­bert Dys­eryn­ck Sta­dium in the old city of Bruges, Ro­ger Hen­rotay put Bel­gi­um in­to the lead in the 22nd min­ute of the friendly tie be­fore Jim­my John­stone ma­naged to equal­ise for the vis­it­ing te­am six min­utes ahead of the in­ter­val. Raoul Lam­bert ul­ti­mately sco­red the win­ner for Ray­mond Goethals´s si­de, tho­ugh, when the ex­per­i­enced front­man be­at Leeds Uni­ted and Scot­land goal­tender Da­vid Har­vey from the pen­alty spot wi­th twelve min­utes left of nor­mal time af­ter Ken­ny Dalg­lish had pushed Paul Van Himst in­side the eight­een-yard box. Bel­gi­um Te­am: Chris­ti­an Pi­ot, Nic­olas Dewalque, Mau­rice Mar­tens, Gil­bert van Binst, Wil­fried Van Mo­er, Er­win Vandendaele, Jan Ver­hey­en, Raoul Lam­bert, Paul Van Himst, Ro­ger Hen­rotay, Ivo Van Herp. Sub­stitutes: Jean This­sen, Ju­li­en Cools. Scot­land Te­am: Da­vid Har­vey, Dan­ny Mc­Grain, Sandy Jardine, John Blackley, Gor­don Mc­Queen, Da­vid Hay, Jim­my John­stone, Billy Brem­ner, Joe Jor­dan, Pe­ter Lor­imer, Ken­ny Dalg­lish. Sub­stitutes: Wil­lie Mor­gan, Tom­my Hut­chison.

 

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Gor­don Mc­Queen gain­ed a total of 30 seni­or caps for Scot­land, wi­th his last ap­pear­ance com­ing in a 2-0 Brit­ish Ho­me Cham­pi­on­ship de­feat ag­ainst Wales at Vetch Field on the 16th of May 1981.

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Scotland´s Previous Ten Matches

1972-73 Sea­son:

Eng­land 1 Scot­land 0
Switzer­land 1 Scot­land 0
Scot­land 0 Brazil 1

1973-74 Sea­son:

Scot­land 2 Czecho­slovakia 1
Czecho­slovakia 1 Scot­land 0
Scot­land 1 West Ger­many 1
Ger­many 2 Scot­land 1
Scot­land 0 North­ern Ire­land 1
Scot­land 2 Wales 0
Scot­land 2 Eng­land 0

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