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£12,000 for a ticket to see Scotland’s opening game at the Euros!



Watching Scotland play at a major tournament has been a rare treat over the past three decades.

But now tickets for the national side’s opening match of Euro 2024 against hosts Germany are being offered for up to £12,000 by online resale companies.

Around 2.7million tickets have been made available for the month-long tournament which kicks off on June 14.

The final public sale of tickets opened on Thursday but was reportedly hit by technical errors due to high demand.

Although category one tickets for the opening game officially cost £513, one online company is offering four for an eye-watering £12,000 each.

Germany-bound John McGinn

The cheapest tickets for the Scotland versus Germany clash are £43, but some online retailers are charging £600.

Some sites claim they have up to 1,000 briefs available, but tournament organisers Uefa said purchases from unofficial outlets could lead to fans being refused entry.

Uefa said it ‘strongly urges fans not to purchase tickets on the secondary market’.

A spokesman added: ‘The only way to ensure their validity and avoid disappointment at the stadiums is to purchase tickets through the official Uefa Euro 2024 portal.

‘Uefa and Euro 2024 actively enforce the ticketing terms and conditions, including by monitoring the internet, and will take action – including cancelling tickets – where unauthorised advertisements are identified.’

Scotland will take on the hosts in Munich on June 14, before facing Switzerland in Cologne five days later. On June 23, the team play their final group match against Hungary in Stuttgart.

The nation was allocated 10,000 tickets for each group game, with thousands more fans expected in Germany for the tournament. 

Those without tickets have a chance to gather at designated fan zones to watch the action.

Meanwhile, the national side will have up to 26 players for the competition, after Uefa confirmed a rule change.

Originally, football associations could choose a maximum of 23 players for the squads.

But after the governing body confirmed the change, Scotland boss Steve Clarke can now boost his options for the pitch.

Uefa said in a statement: ‘The maximum squad size for #EURO2024 teams has been increased from the original quota of 23 to 26 players.

‘Teams must provide a squad list containing between 23 and 26 players by June 7.’

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