James McFadden hit the second in June 2005

Scotland 2 Moldova 0: Where are the players who led the Tartan Army to a nervy Hampden win under Walter Smith in 2005?

Scotland needed substitutes to overcome Moldova the last time the sides met at Hampden.

Friday, 3rd September 2021, 2:15 pm
Updated Friday, 3rd September 2021, 4:31 pm

Like this weekend, it was a World Cup qualifier, unlike this time Scotland were joint-bottom of their section after earlier struggles in the section when the Moldovans visited the southside of Glasgow on June 4, 2005.

Walter Smith’s side made heavy weather of the game before second-half strikes from Christian Dailly and James McFadden in an important win that resurrected fading World Cup hopes.Eventually Scotland finished third in the group, behind Norway and Italy, but still wouldn’t qualify.

With hopes again wilting after defeat in Denmark, will Steve Clarke’s selection fare better?

Here is a look at the players involved the last time Moldova were in town, and where they are now.

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