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First look inside Scotland’s dressing room for Euro 2024 opener against Germany

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THIS is where Steve Clarke will plot an almighty upset to stun host nation Germany at Friday night’s Euro 2024 opener.

Sunsport touched down in Munich a week ahead of the big one and we’ve been granted EXCLUSIVE stadium access for a look around the massive Munich Football Arena.

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Football editor Derek McGregor took a behind the scenes look at the stadium where Scotland will kick off Euro 2024Credit: The Scottish Sun
Steve Clarke's men will use this brightly coloured dressing room before they take on the host nation

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Steve Clarke’s men will use this brightly coloured dressing room before they take on the host nationCredit: The Scottish Sun
Andy Robertson will lead the team up these stairs to meet the Tartan Army in the stands

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Andy Robertson will lead the team up these stairs to meet the Tartan Army in the standsCredit: The Scottish Sun
And boss Clarke will plot an almighty upset from this seat in the dugout

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And boss Clarke will plot an almighty upset from this seat in the dugoutCredit: The Scottish Sun

It, of course, is otherwise known as the Allianz and will play host to the opening ceremony as this summer‘s football extravaganza kicks off with a bang in Bavaria.

Followed too by the one we’ve all been waiting for, Scotland v Germany.

Between 100,000 and 200,000 Tartan Army fans are expected to follow Andy Robertson, John McGinn and co when they fly out on Sunday.

But football editor Derek McGregor has beaten them all to it and already had a look around.

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From the huge dugouts that will host Clarke, John Carver and all Scotland’s staff and subs, to the colourful media conference centre – via the 14 steps to glory from dressing rooms to pitchside, our man has followed the players’ path, six days early.

It’s a sleek but massive modern stadium – home to Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich.

And it’s shrouded in history with legends Lothar Matthaus, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Paul Breitner represented around the walls.

There’s also a statue dedicated to Der Mannschaft’s World Cup record holder Gerd Muller outside too.

But in the stands there will be a sea of tartan as Scotland’s fans cheer on the team’s bid to make history and emerge from the group stage of a major tournament for the first time.

The official SFA allocation numbered just 10,000 but there promises to be plenty more in the 75,000-capacity arena – with tickets selling for as much as £13,000 on re-sale sites for the big match.

That’s TWENTY-FIVE times the face value.

From Munich it’s off to Cologne and Stuttgart and matches with Switzerland and Hungary, with the team based near the German-Austrian border at picturesque Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the Bavarian Alps.

We’ve already had a look around there too – including Steve Clarke’s plush suite, the mini-golf, spa and arcade for players’ use between games – and the nearby training pitches.

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Excitement is building in Scotland – and it’s growing in Germany too. Our latest sneak preview just adds to the big build-up as we count down to kick-off at 8pm next Friday night.

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