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Scotland fans being charged 25- times face value for tickets to Euro 2024 opener

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IT’S the hottest ticket in town – and Scotland fans face an eye-watering fee if they fancy cheering on Steve Clarke’s side in Germany next month.

With six weeks to go, touts are exploiting the Tartan Army‘s devotion to the national team at the tournament opener in Munich.

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Steve Clarke has led Scotland to a second successive European ChampionshipCredit: Getty
An estimated 100,000-strong Tartan Army will follow the team to Germany

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An estimated 100,000-strong Tartan Army will follow the team to GermanyCredit: Getty
Players will have the honour of kicking off the competition against the hosts

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Players will have the honour of kicking off the competition against the hostsCredit: Getty

Scotland have the honour of kicking off the competition on June 14.

They’ll also face Switzerland and Hungary in the group stages.

But it’s the big one against hosts Germany that is the must-see glamour tie when all eyes will be on the team, and the Tartan Army.

Demand far outweighs supply despite the Allianz Arena capacity sitting at 75,000 – but SFA chief Ian Maxwell expecting and estimated 100,000 Scots fans to make the trip.

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Scotland’s official 10,000 allocation is already long gone – snapped up in minutes when briefs were made available in December.

However more than 200 briefs are available to buy through online ticket platform StubHub.

But some greedy sellers have hiked the price 25 TIMES the face value.

That means some are selling for the wallet-shrinking sum of €15,000 each – around £12,800.

Uefa advise AGAINST using third-party sites, and direct fans to their official re-sale channels.

However that hasn’t stopped briefs being exchanged for piles of cash online.

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The cheapest seats in Category Three – furthest from the pitch action and behind the goals – are selling at £1200 a pair.

German FA president Bernd Neuendorf revealed the avalanche of interest for the crunch clash on June 14.

He said: “For our opening game in Munich against Scotland, there has been 1.4 million ticket applications.

“The high level of interest is unprecedented.

“And the demand for tickets is therefore not just limited to the 24 participating nations.

“We have received ticket requests from 206 countries.”

Scotland also landed 10,000 briefs for the smaller stadiums in Cologne and Stuttgart where they’ll meet Switzerland and Hungary.

Boss Steve Clarke is bidding to be the first manager to lead the national team past the opening stage of a competition in either the Euros or World Cup.

The 75000-seater Allianz will kick off the competition

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The 75000-seater Allianz will kick off the competitionCredit: Getty
Stubhub is selling briefs at eye-watering sums

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Stubhub is selling briefs at eye-watering sumsCredit: Stubhub.ie
Scottish fans will descend on Munich, Stuttgart and Cologne for group games

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Scottish fans will descend on Munich, Stuttgart and Cologne for group gamesCredit: Getty

He said: “It’s an exciting draw – it didn’t matter who we got it was always going to be that way.

“You know what you’re up against, nice to be in the tournament, nice to be in the first game and hopefully we can start the tournament off with a good match.

“For us we have to make sure it’s not about the occasion, it’s about the match.

“I’m sure Germany will handle the Tartan Army but they better be ready for a lot of Scotsmen coming.

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“It’s great to be involved and hopefully everyone will have a great time next summer.”

The team will be based on the German-Austrian border in the village of Garmish-Partenkirchen at the plush Obermuhle Hotel.

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