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Scotland could take double the number of fans to Euro 2024 than first thought

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THE big kick-off in Munich is now only a month away.

And Scotland fans are gearing up to watch their team in action in what will be the national team’s first major tournament abroad since France 1998.

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Scotland fans at Trafalgar Square to take on EnglandCredit: Alamy
Scottish Football Supporters in Leicester Square

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Scottish Football Supporters in Leicester SquareCredit: Splash

Steve Clarke is finalising the squad that he will take out to Germany to face group stage matches against Germany, Switzerland and Hungary.

And according to latest estimates, great swathes of Scotland’s football fans are also planning their summer holidays around the match.

Back in December SFA chief executive Ian Maxwell had estimated that the number of Scotland fans at the event would be around 100,000.

But a representative from the British consulate in Munich said that the reality could be up to TWICE that number.

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That’s despite Scotland officially having only 10,000 fans for each of their three group matches.

And it could put them close to the number of England fans expected at the event – with a total of 500k expected to travel from these islands.

Mark Dittmer-Odell told the BBC: “We are estimating that 500,000 fans will travel from the UK and up to 200,000 could be Scotland fans.”

He added some valuable advice, urging fans to plan ahead.

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“I think the first thing to say for anyone coming, with a ticket or not, is plan your stay ahead. You might not be able to get yourself accommodation on the fly,

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“The second thing we would always say is be aware of cultural sensitivities.

“We would say that for anyone travelling.

“The final thing, and we are realistic about this, is we know people will want to come here and have a drink – the beer is Bavaria is world famous, but please drink in moderation.”

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