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Scotland aiming to upset odds and hosts at Euro 2024 opener – latest team news



WHEN you hear the noise of the Tartan Army boys, we WON’T just be coming down the road – we’ll have arrived at Euro 2024.

And as the tournament’s first foot on the opening night no less.


Munich calling – Scotland will kick off Euro 2024 on Friday night against GermanyCredit: Getty
Steve Clarke and Scotland have been working at the team's base camp in the Bavarian Alps


Steve Clarke and Scotland have been working at the team’s base camp in the Bavarian AlpsCredit: Kenny Ramsay
The Tartan Army are ready for a party at the biggest show in town


The Tartan Army are ready for a party at the biggest show in townCredit: Alamy

Scotland are special guests against the host nation on Friday to get Euro 2024 off with a bang.

It’s been 26 years of waiting for the Tartan Army to embark on another competition on foreign soil – and we opened France 98 too.

This time it’s Germany in Munich and it promises another unforgettable moment in the nation’s sporting history.

Not to mention a colourful one full of the supporters who’ve been eagerly anticipating this moment for DECADES.

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The official allocation to see Steve Clarke‘s side was just 10,000 but there will be plenty more Scots in the stadium – known for the duration of the tournament as the ‘Munich Football Arena’.

Those who cant squeeze in – or blag it – will lap up the German beer in the bars around Bavaria and beyond. There’s between 100,000 and 200,000 expected to make the trip.

The countdown is on… it’s into single digit days and here’s the final details you need ahead of THE big one.

When is Germany vs Scotland?

  • Our return to the major tournament stage takes place on Friday, June 14.
  • The game will kick off at 8pm BST.
  • The Allianz Arena in Munich – known for the duration of the tournament as the ‘Munich Football Arena’ will play host.
  • Referee for the match is

What channel is it on and can it be live streamed?

  • Germany vs Scotland will be shown live on ITV1 and ITV1 HD in the UK.
  • You can live stream all the action from the ITV X app, and on STV player, which is available for download onto your mobile or tablet device.
  • Coverage begins at 6.30pm
  • Audio coverage will also be available via BBC Sportsound on Radio Scotland
  • We’ll also have all the match updates, build-up and reaction in Sunsport’s Live Blog

Team news

Captain Andy Robertson and Lawrence Shankland both limped out early of Scotland‘s first training session.

Scotland captain Andy Robertson sparks Euro 2024 injury concern as captain is forced out of training in worrying scenes

The skipper was able to return though and his ankle knock is not serious according to Steve Clarke‘s assistant John Carver.

Hearts were in mouths at the sight – especially after injury cruelly denied Lewis Ferguson, Aaron Hickey and Nathan Patterson being involved – and then Lyndon Dykes was stretchered out of the pre-tournament camp too.

But with a fit squad – including Stuart Armstrong who returned to action in Garmisch-Partenkirchen – Steve Clarke has all options at his disposal.

Though Sunsport columnist Gordon Strachan reckons the boss already knows who he’ll select for the curtain-raiser.

In the German camp, Nicolas Fullkrug has identified his biggest fears from the Scotland team, and Der Mannschaft have been lifted by the return of Real Madrid star Toni Kroos to the international fold.

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Previous results

Scotland v Germany at major tournaments…

  • Euro 1992 – Germany 2 Scotland 0
  • WC 1986 – Germany 2 Scotland 1

Overall record including friendlies…

  • Germany – 8 wins
  • Draws – 5
  • Scotland – 4 wins

Match odds

Germany 3/10 (Betway)

Draw 5/1 (Bet365)

Scotland 10/1 (Various)

Tournament odds

Germany 11/2 (Various)

Read more on the Scottish Sun

Scotland 150/1 (Various)

*odds correct as at 7pm on Monday, June 10, 2024.


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