International Challenge Match
Czech Republic vs Scotland
Thursday 24th March 2016, kick-off 7.45pm
Stadion Letnà, Prague

Scotland face Czech Republic on Thursday, where they will be hoping to maintain a relatively unknown unbeaten record.

Scotland are unbeaten in the opening fixture of the calendar year in this decade, with the last defeat occuring in 2009 away to the Netherlands.

Since then, Scotland have won five and drawn only one of their first matches of the year. We take a look at how these matches unfolded...

2010 | Scotland 1-0 Czech Republic

Craig Levein’s spell in the Scotland hotseat got of to a winning start in 2010 with a 1-0 victory over Czech Republic at Hampden Park. Scott Brown’s second international goal after 62 minutes proved to be the only goal of the game.

2011 | Scotland 3-0 Northern Ireland

Goals from Kenny Miller, James McArthur and Kris Commons before the hour mark at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin assured Scotland of victory in the Nations Cup against Northern Ireland.

2012 | Slovenia 1-1 Scotland

Scotland last faced their FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying group rivals in 2012, when a header from Christophe Berra was enough to secure a draw against Slovenia in Koper.

2013 | Scotland 1-0 Estonia

Gordon Strachan got his career as Scotland national coach off to a winning start at his old stomping ground, as Charlie Mulgrew scored his first international goal.

The Celtic defender latched on to a Charlie Adam free-kick in the 35th minute to seal the win for Aberdeen legend Strachan at Pittodrie.

2014 | Poland 0-1 Scotland

Scott Brown was the goal-hero as he fired Scotland to a 1-0 win over Poland in Warsaw.

Brown’s powerful effort with 23 minutes remaining - his second winner in as many matches for Scotland following his strike in Scotland’s 1-0 victory over Norway in their last encounter - earned Scotland the win on a night in which Andrew Robertson won his first senior cap.

2015 | Scotland 1-0 Northern Ireland

Scotland tasted victory in their first match at Hampden Park in 16 months with an impressive showing in the Vauxhall International Challenge Match against Northern Ireland.

Christophe Berra’s powerful header on 85 minutes – ably assisted by debutant Matt Ritchie - was all that could separate the sides at the national stadium.