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All you need to know about Germany vs Scotland as Tartan Army face Euro hosts

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Scotland will kick off Euro 2024 this Friday night when they play the opening match of the tournament against Germany.

The Tartan Army are heading straight into action in Group A against the hosts after enjoying a historic qualification campaign.

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Scotland are going to be mixing it with the big boysCredit: Getty

Scotland face a tough task to start before facing Switzerland and Hungary as they look to progress through the group stages.

Steve Clarke‘s side will be itching for an improved effort at the Euros compared to three years ago when they finished bottom of Group D.

But three-time European champions Germany are one of the major tournament favourites as they play on their own patch.

‘Die Mannschaft’ have struggled at every competition since their 2014 World Cup triumph, but have won their last three against Scotland and will be hopeful of another to begin on a high note.

Germany vs Scotland: talkSPORT coverage

This Euro 2024 opener will be held on Friday, June 14.

Kick-off at Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena is scheduled for 8pm.

talkSPORT will have live coverage of the match presented by Adrian Durham from Germany.

Commentary will come from Joe Shennan and former Scotland striker Chris Iwelumo.

To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream.

You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

The Group A tie will also be shown on free-to-air ITV 1.

Germany are attempting to return to their once-dominant force

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Germany are attempting to return to their once-dominant forceCredit: Getty

Germany vs Scotland: Team news

Both countries have now confirmed their 26-man squads for the tournament.

Germany are expected to have Kai Havertz leading the line after Nagelsmann confirmed the Arsenal man’s role.

For Scotland, Che Adams should start up front with Lawrence Shankland and youngster Tommy Conway and waiting in the wings for an opportunity.

Germany squad

  • Goalkeepers: Oliver Baumann (Hoffenheim), Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona)
  • Defenders: Waldemar Anton (Stuttgart), Benjamin Henrichs (RB Leipzig), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Robin Koch (Eintracht Frankfurt), Maximilian Mittelstadt (Stuttgart), David Raum (RB Leipzig), Antonio Rudiger (Real Madrid), Nico Schlotterbeck (Borussia Dortmund), Jonathan Tah (Bayer Leverkusen)
  • Midfielders: Robert Andrich (Bayer Leverkusen), Chris Fuhrich (Stuttgart), Pascal Gross (Brighton), Ilkay Gundogan (Barcelona), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Jamal Musiala (Bayern Munich), Aleksandar Pavlovic (Bayern Munich), Leroy Sane (Bayern Munich), Florian Wirtz (Bayer Leverkusen)
  • Forwards: Maximilian Beier (Hoffenheim), Niclas Fullkrug (Borussia Dortmund), Kai Havertz (Arsenal), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Deniz Undav (Stuttgart)

Scotland squad

  • Goalkeepers: Zander Clark (Hearts), Angus Gunn (Norwich), Liam Kelly (Motherwell)
  • Defenders: Liam Cooper (Leeds), Grant Hanley (Norwich), Jack Hendry (Al Ettifaq), Ross McCrorie (Bristol City), Scott McKenna (Copenhagen), Ryan Porteous (Watford), Anthony Ralston (Celtic), Andy Robertson (Liverpool), Greg Taylor (Celtic), Kieran Tierney (Real Sociedad)
  • Midfielders: Stuart Armstrong (Southampton), Ryan Christie (Bournemouth), Billy Gilmour (Brighton), Ryan Jack (free agent), Kenny McLean (Norwich), John McGinn (Aston Villa), Callum McGregor (Celtic), Scott McTominay (Manchester United)
  • Forwards: Che Adams (Southampton), Tommy Conway (Bristol City), James Forrest (Celtic), Lewis Morgan (New York Red Bulls), Lawrence Shankland (Hearts)
Havertz is set to play in a forward role this summer at Euro 2024

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Havertz is set to play in a forward role this summer at Euro 2024Credit: Getty

Germany vs Scotland: What has been said?

Scotland manager Clarke wants his side to give their all at Euro 2024 as they aim to progress through the group stages.

“It would be nice to come out of the group having been competitive, not because of historical reasons,” he said.

“Then you can get to knockout football and take your chances.

“It is a team that can improve a little bit more on what they have done so far.

“Hopefully, that includes qualification from a group.”

Clarke wants to reach the knockout stages in Germany

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Clarke wants to reach the knockout stages in GermanyCredit: Getty

Scotland fixtures at Euro 2024

Friday, June 14

Matchday One: Germany vs Scotland (Munich, kick-off 8pm, ITV)

Wednesday, June 19

Matchday Two: Scotland vs Switzerland (Cologne, KO 8pm, BBC)

Sunday, June 23

Matchday Three: Scotland vs Hungary (Stuttgart, KO 8pm, BBC)

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