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September 21, 1977-Scotland 3-Czechoslovakia 1

September 21, 1977
Scotland 3-Czechoslovakia 1
World Cup Qualifying-Group 7
Venue: Glasgow -Hampden Park
Attendance: 85,000
Referee: Francis Rion (Belgium)
Goalscorers: (Scotland): Joe Jordan 18th , Asa Hartford 35th ,
Kenny Dalglish 54th
                    (Czechoslovakia): Miroslav Gajdusek 80th 

Lineups:
Scotland:
1-Alan Roderick Rough (Partick Thistle Football Club-Glasgow) [15 / 0]
15-William Pullar ‘Sandy’ Jardine (Rangers Football Club-Glasgow) [31 / 1]
2-Daniel Fergus McGrain (The Celtic Football Club -Glasgow) [40 / 0]
14-Thomas Forsyth (Rangers Football Club-Glasgow) [15 / 0]
5-Gordon McQueen (Leeds United Association Football Club / England) [16 / 3]
6-Bruce David Rioch (Everton Football Club-Liverpool / England) [20 / 6]
8-Kenneth Mathieson Dalglish (Liverpool Football Club / England) [49 / 17]
7-Donald Sandison Masson (Queen's Park Rangers Football Club –London / England) [13 / 4]
9-Joseph Jordan (Leeds United Association Football Club / England) [26 / 7]
10-Richard ‘Asa’ Hartford (Manchester City Football Club / England) [20 / 1]
17-William Johnston (West Bromwich Albion Football Club / England) [18 / 0]

Coach: Alistair MacLeod
Booked: Danny McGrain 65th , Bruce Rioch 81st

Team Captain: Bruce David Rioch
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Umbro
Uniform Colors: Navy Blue Shirts, White Shorts, Red Socks

Czechoslovakia:
1-Pavol Michalik (TJ  Baník OKD Ostrava) [7 / 0]
2-Miroslav Paurik (TJ Slavia IPS Praha[4 / 0]
3-Jozef Capkovic (ASVS Dukla Praha) [16 / 0]
4-Karel Dvorak (TJ Zbrojovko Brno) [11 / 0]
5-Koloman Gögh (TJ Slovan ChZJD Bratislava)   [24 / 1]
6-Karol Dobias (Bohemians Praha CKD)   [61 / 5]  (15-Dusan Gallis (TJ Slovan ChZJD Bratislava)  [8 / 1] 61st )
9-Jaroslav Pollak (ASVS Dukla Banska Bystrica)   [43 / 1]
8-Jozef Moder (TJ Lokomotiva Kosice) [17 / 3] (14-Lubomir Knapp (TJ  Baník OKD Ostrava) [10 / 0] 46th )
7-Miroslav Gajdusek (ASVS Dukla Praha) [22 / 2]
10-Marian Masny (TJ Slovan ChZJD Bratislava)   [31 / 6]
11-Zdenek Nehoda (ASVS Dukla Praha) [39 / 13]

Coach: Vaclav Jezek
Booked: Karel Dvorak 62nd , Miroslav Gajdusek 87th

Team Captain: Jaroslav Pollak  
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas
Uniform Colors: White Shirts, White Shorts, White Socks



Notes:

-Match number 407 for Scotland and number 347 for Czechoslovakia

-This was the 10th meeting between the nations (as well as the final match between the nations).

-The previous match between the nations, as well as the previous on Czech soil, and the previous Czechoslovakia victory was the first leg of these World Cup Qualifiers in Prague on October 13, 1976 that Czechoslovakia won 2 to 0.
Scotland players: Rough, McGrain, McQueen, Rioch, Dalglish, Masson, Hartford and Jordan and Czechoslovakia Players: Jozef Capkovic, Gögh, Pollak, Dobias, Masny and Nehoda were present that day (on the field and/or the substitutes bench).
Gordon McQueen was booked in that match.
Vaclav Jezek was still Czechoslovakia’s Manager.

-The previous match between the nations, in the same stadium, as well as Scotland’s previous victory, was another World Cup qualifier on September 26, 1973 that Scotland won 2 to 1.
Scotland players: Jardine, McGrain, Dalglish and Jordan and Czechoslovakia Players: Dobias and Nehoda were present that day (on the field and/or the substitutes bench).
Czechoslovakia’s Jozef Capkovic’s twin brother Jan also played in that match.
Vaclav Jezek was still Czechoslovakia’s Manager.
Jordan once again scored for Scotland and Zdenek Nehoda scored Czechoslovakia’s goal.

-Many of these players took part in another World Cup qualifier on October 17, 1973 in Bratislava that Czechoslovakia won 1 to 0.
Scotland players: Jardine, McGrain, Dalglish, Forsyth and Jordan and Czechoslovakia Players: Dvorak, Pollak, Gajdusek and Nehoda were present that day (on the field and/or the substitutes bench).
Czechoslovakia’s Jozef Capkovic’s twin brother Jan also played in that match.
Vaclav Jezek was still Czechoslovakia’s Manager.
Zdenek Nehoda scored Czechoslovakia’s winner from a penalty kick.

-Scotland’s Forsyth and Hartford and Czechoslovakia’s Dobias and Pollak faced one another in a scoreless tie in a Brazil Independence Cup match on July 2, 1972 in Porto Alegre.
Czechoslovakia’s Jozef Capkovic’s twin brother Jan also played in that match.

- Scotland’s previous and only away victory was in their very first encounter, a Friendly on May 15, 1937 in Prague that they won 3 to 1.

-Scotland would not play Czechoslovakia until its break-up in 1994. They would face Czech Republic in a UEFA European Championship Qualifier in the same stadium (Glasgow, Hampden Park) on March 31, 1999 and lose 1-2.
Scotland’s first win over Czech Republic would be in a Friendly on March 3, 2010 that they would win 1-0 in the same stadium (Glasgow, Hampden Park).

-This was Scotland Manager Ally Mc Leod’s first match in the Qualifiers.
He had been appointed on May 17, 1977.

-The other team in this qualifying group was Wales. Scotland had to defeat Czechoslovakia to then face Wales on October 12th, 1977 at Anfield to qualify for Argentina.

-Months before, in the summertime, Scotland had embarked on a successful tour of South America.
For more detail:

-Both teams were missing key players who had appeared on the previous Qualifier between the nations on October 13, 1976.
The Czechs were missing goalkeeper Alexander Vencel, Pavol Biros, Ladislav Jurkemik, Jan Kozak, Antonin Panenka and Ladislav Petras.
The Captain Anton Ondrus had been sent off in the qualifier, along with Scotland’s Andy Gray, and was suspended for this match.
In addition to Gray, Scotland were missing Willie Donachie, Martin Buchan, Kenny Burns and Archie Gemmill from that first match.

-The Czechs were also missing Jan Pivarnik.

-The entire Scottish squad was based in Britain (English and Scottish clubs).
The entire Czech squad was home based.

-Scotland’s other notable absences included Graeme Souness, Lou Macari and Derek Johnstone.
Willie Donachie and Martin Buchan were out injured. Jardine and Forsyth deputized for them.
Rough had missed Scotland’s previous match, a Friendly vs. East Germany on September 7 (0-1 loss), as he was not a starter with Patrick Thistle.
By the time of this match he had regained his spot in his club.

-Match Referee François Rion of Belgium wore an Orange shirt to avoid color clash with Scotland’s Dark Blue shirts.

-Due to an air traffic controllers’ strike, the Czechs were forced to take the train from London to Glasgow at night with no sleeping accommodations possible.
They requested a 24-hour postponement from FIFA, which was refused.

-Czechoslovakia’s U-21 goalkeeper Macak was caught shoplifting in Glasgow.

-In a must win match for Scotland, Rioch, Masson (man of the match for many) and Hartford took control and Scotland dominated.

Photo From: Onze, Issue 24, December 1977
(Kenny Dalglish, September 21, 1977, World Cup Qualifier, Scotland 3-Czechoslovakia 1)


-In the 18th minute, Willie Johnston, took a corner from the right that was headed in by Joe Jordan.

-In the 35th minute, Willie Johnston sent in a cross from the left, Czech goalkeeper Pavol Michalik caught the ball in the air but collided with Jordan and lost the ball. Hartford picked up the loose ball and scored into the empty net. This was Asa Hartford’s first ever goal for Scotland.

-In the 54th minute, Masson took a corner from the left side that was headed back by McQueen near the edge of the box for Jardine to head back into the box towards Dalglish who in turn headed it in the net.

-In the 61st minute, Dobias was substituted by Dusan Gallis. Dobias had been hurt in a collision with Dalglish.

-In the 62nd minute, Dvorak was booked after a foul on Jordan.
Jordan was the last man, by current rules Dvorak would have been sent off.

-In the 80th minute, Czechoslovakia got a consolation goal from a long distance shot from Gajdusek.

Photo From: Mondial, old series, Issue 12, January 1978
(Pavol Michalik making a save, September 21, 1977, World Cup Qualifier, Scotland 3-Czechoslovakia 1)


- At end of the match, the Scottish crowd chanted ‘We Want Ally’ and ‘Bring On Wales’.

-This loss effectively eliminated Czechoslovakia from the World Cup. They became the First ever European Champions to not qualify for the succeeding World Cup.

-Scotland clinched World Cup qualification on October 12, 1977 at Liverpool’s Anfield Road by defeating Wales (2-0) in controversial fashion.
Scotland were awarded a penalty kick (scored by Masson) for a handball committed by Wales’ Joe Jones. However, television replays clearly showed that the handball was actually committed by Scotland’s Joe Jordan.
They qualified for their second successive World Cup. They would qualify for five straight World Cups until 1990.

-The following Czechoslovakia played their final matches for their nation in this match: Jozef Capkovic, Jozef Moder, Miroslav Paurik, Karel Dvorak, Dusan Gallis and Lubomir Knapp.
Miroslav Paurik earned all of his four caps in the 1977 calendar year.

-Scotland had similarly blocked Czechoslovakia’s path for the 1974 World Cup Qualification.
Czechoslovakia for their part had blocked Scotland’s access to the 1962 World Cup by defeating them in a playoff in Brussels on November 29, 1961 (4-2 win).

-Scottish Willie Johnston’s 1978 World Cup participation would be marred after a failed Drugs test.

Photo From: Mondial, old series, Issue 12, January 1978
(Joe Jordan celebrating, September 21, 1977, World Cup Qualifier, Scotland 3-Czechoslovakia 1)


-Kenny Dalglish had transferred that season from Celtic Glasgow to Liverpool to replace Kevin Keegan who had departed to SV Hamburg.
Dalglish would go on to score the winner in that season’s Champions Cup final vs. Club Brugge.

-Joe Jordan would play in Italy’s Serie A with AC Milan and Verona.

-Leeds United teammates Jordan and McQueen would also join Manchester United.

-There was such euphoria following Scotland’s qualification that many openly felt that they could return with medals.

-The following Czechoslovakia players were members of the 1976 UEFA European Championship winning squad: Karol Dobias, Jozef Capkovic, Jozef Moder, Jaroslav Pollak, Marian Masny, Zdenek Nehoda, Kolomon Gogh and Dusan Gallis, along with Manager Vaclav Jezek.

-The following Czechoslovakia players were members of the 1980 UEFA European Championship squad: Karol Dobias, Jaroslav Pollak, Marian Masny, Zdenek Nehoda, Kolomon Gogh and Miroslav Gajdusek.

-Czechoslovakia’s Zdeněk Nehoda and Marián Masný participated in the 1982 World Cup.

Photo From: World Soccer, June 1979
(Kenny Dalglish, September 21, 1977, World Cup Qualifier, Scotland 3-Czechoslovakia 1)

         
-The following Scotland players were members of the 1974 World Cup squad: Sandy Jardine, Danny McGrain, Kenny Dalglish, Joe Jordan and Gordon McQueen.

-From the Scottish starting lineup for this match, only Danny McGrain failed to make the 1978 Finals squad. Though, he would make the 1982 World Cup squad.

-The following Scotland players were members of the 1982 World Cup squad: Alan Rough, Danny McGrain, Kenny Dalglish, Joe Jordan and Asa Hartford.

-Alan Rough would also make the 1986 World Cup Finals squad.

-Danny Mc Grain and Kenny Dalglish achieved the League and Cup double with Celtic Glasgow for the 1976/77 season.

-Sandy Jardine and Thomas Forsyth achieved the domestic treble with Rangers Glasgow for that season 1977/78.

-For the 1976/77 season:
Jozef Capkovic, Miroslav Gajdusek and Zdenek Nehoda won the Czechoslovakia League title with Dukla Praha.
Jozef Moder won the Czechoslovakia Cup with Lokomotiva Kosice.

For the 1977/78 season:
Karel Dvorak won the Czechoslovakia League title with Zbrojovko Brno.
Pavol Michalik and Lubomir Knapp won the Czechoslovakia Cup with Baník Ostrava.


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