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Scotland prepare for just their fourth European Championship as fans gear up



Scotland are preparing for Euro 2024 as they look to establish themselves as a consistent European nation.

Their qualification for the tournament in Germany made it back-to-back Euros for the Tartan Army, although they will hope this one is much better than the previous.


Steve Clarke has performed a stellar jobCredit: Getty

Scotland will open the tournament against Germany on June 14 and will no doubt relish the chance to shock the hosts with Europe watching.

When was the last time Scotland qualified for the Euros?

In their history as a football team, the Tartan Army have only ever qualified for the European Championships four times, including Euro 2024.

The Euros were first played in 1960, but Scotland didn’t qualify until 1992.

They then made it to the 1996 edition.

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Scott McTominay is a huge player for ScotlandCredit: AFP
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However, it was a long wait after that, as Scotland missed four successive tournaments before qualifying in 2020.

So once they sealed their place at Euro 2024, it was back-to-back qualifications for the Tartan Army for the second time in their history.

They will also hope to perform much better at this tournament than previous incarnations and can take plenty of positives from their qualifying performances.

In a group with Spain and Norway, Steve Clarke‘s men finished second, winning five and losing just one of their eight qualifiers.

They even beat La Roja at home and currently boast a squad that is full of Premier League players.

Scotland have a good chance of making it past the group stage at Euro 2024, but no matter what happens, their fans will be delighted to see the Tartan Army back playing with the elite.

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