The world’s oldest international match is revived as England welcome Scotland to Wembley in the second round of Group D games at UEFA EURO 2020.
In the second round of Group D games at UEFA EURO 2020, England welcomes Scotland to Wembley in the world’s oldest international match.
One of the most famous goals in EURO ’96 was scored by Paul Gascoigne, who led England to victory in that match. This has a lot of history between the two neighbours.
England has won 18 of the 32 matches between the sides at Wembley. The sides have contested 114 previous matches, making it the world’s most played international matches.
The goal count is 203–174 in England’s favor in the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup. England and Scotland met in the first ever official international match, a goalless draw in Glasgow on 30 November 1872.
The reverse fixture at Hampden Park, on 24 February 1968, ended 1-1, a 19th-minute Martin Peters opener cancelled out 20 minutes later by John Hughes, and the point proved enough for England to progress to the last eight.
England beat Scotland 3-2 of Wembley on 15 April 1967, with four of the goals coming in the final 12 minutes despite Geoff Hurst replying to a minute later.
The teams’ first EURO fixture was the first time they were paired in qualifying for the 1968 European Championship.
FACTS ABOUT ENGLAND:
Comes from a small group of women and men in a small California town. They are trying to get revenge for a woman who lost a fight with an ex-boyfriend. The woman and man are each trying to claim back what they lost. She is down to her last goodbyes and is now on her way to finding out what happened. She has been reduced to a warring town of one woman and one man.
She’s down to the wire and now she may have to defend herself. She may be down to a woman and a man, but she may not be able to get back to her husband. She might be forced to give up some of her belongings, though.
FACTS ABOUT SCOTLAND:
Scotland has never progressed beyond the first round in either of their EURO appearances or their eight World Cups.
This is Scotland’s first major tournament since the 1998 World Cup in France. Scotland qualified for the play-offs after finishing top of their 2018/19 UEFA Nations League group.
Scotland were unbeaten in their last five EURO matches (W3 D2), having lost the previous four. Scotland’s record in England overall is W20 D13 D29.
All but five of those matches have come against England. Scotland face Czech Republic at Celtic Park on Tuesday night (kick-off 7.45pm kick-off).
Scotland plays Italy in their opening Euro 2020 qualifier on Tuesday (kick off 1.30pm kick off).
The Scots also face Portugal in their first Euro 2016 qualifier on Wednesday (kickoff 8.15pm)