The Scotland B national football team
, controlled by the Scottish Football Association
, is a secondary football
team of Scotland
, run occasionally as support for the Scotland national football team
as a second string side to the first team.
Concept and history
It is designed to give games to players who are being considered for call-up to the full national squad. Generally, the team plays in friendly matches against other international B teams. These games are often played at smaller venues than the full national team play at, with attendances generally under 10,000.
The team is sometimes referred to as Scotland Futures football team
, a concept initiated by Berti Vogts
. The team competed in the Futures Cup
in 2002–03 and 2005–06. Following the departure of Berti Vogts in 2004, Scotland's next manager Walter Smith
stated his intention not to continue to play in the Futures Cup
due to fixture congestion and the number of player withdrawals. Since the end of the 2005–06 Future Cup, there have been four official B internationals played by Scotland.
The first Scotland B game was held on 11 November 1952 and was a 0–0 draw with France B in Toulouse
. as of May 2009 the Scotland B side have played 27 times between 1952 and 2009.
List of all Scotland B and future team results
Most recent squad
The following players were selected for the squad to play Northern Ireland
on 6 May 2009. The squad... Read More