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Did You Know - Slovenia VS Scotland
Did you know: Scotland vs Slovenia
DID YOU KNOW?
- Only three managers will have taken charge of more Scotland games than Gordon Strachan after the Slovakia match.
- Strachan is currently tied with Willie Ormond on 38 matches. Only Craig Brown (71), Andy Roxburgh and Jock Stein (both 61) are ahead of him. The Slovenia game will be Strachan’s 40th in charge.
- Charlie Mulgrew won the first of his 29 caps against Slovenia in February 2012. Stuart Armstrong also made his debut against the same opposition in March this year.
- Slovenia have an impressive World Cup qualification record for a young nation, having been successful in two of their five attempts. They lost all three games of their debut tournament at Korea/Japan 2002 but came agonisingly close to reaching the last 16 at South Africa 2010. After spurning a 2-0 lead against USA, they eventually finished a point behind second-placed England.
- Scotland’s five-match unbeaten run in all fixtures has seen them rise 15 places up to 43rd in the latest FIFA world rankings.