England & Scotland set for key Euros meeting


England and Scotland meet in a major tournament for the first time in 25 years at Wembley on Friday in a match with huge implications for both nations’ Euro 2020 hopes.

Gareth Southgate’s England will qualify for the knockout stage with a win, while Scotland are seeking to keep their hopes of progressing alive. England beat Croatia 1-0 in their Group D opener on Sunday. Steve Clarke’s Scotland were beaten 2-0 by the Czech Republic a day later.

There will be a maximum of 22,500 fans at Wembley for the 20:00 BST kick-off – 25% of its capacity – to witness the 115th meeting between England and Scotland, and their 100th in a competitive fixture.

Their previous meeting at a major tournament came in the group stages of Euro 96, as Alan Shearer and Paul Gascoigne scored in a famous 2-0 win for England at Wembley – a match in which current England boss Southgate played.


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