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Scotland squad leaves for Germany ahead of Euro 2024 opener

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The Scotland squad has officially left for Germany with their Euros opener against hosts Germany just five days away.

Steve Clarke and his players headed off from Glasgow Airport on Sunday afternoon after being serenaded by a piper on the tarmac.

The team lost a 2-0 lead to draw with Finland in their final warm-up game before their first match in the European Championship but Steve Clarke has insisted his squad is poised and ready for what’s approaching.

The event will be the national team’s first major tournament game abroad since the World Cup in France over 25 years ago when they were also involved in the opening game.

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Scotland’s last win at a Euros was in 1996 when they defeated Switzerland 1-0 at Villa Park thanks to a goal from Ally McCoist.

Steve Clarke has said the desire to “not get beat” will be a driving force for the team.

He said: “The competitive edge will be back.The desire to not get beat, the desire to not lose.

“I think now that they’re there, they’re in the competition, full steam ahead.”

The squad will be heading to the Alpine town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen which will be their home-from-home throughout the competition.

The town’s mayor says Scotland can look forward to a warm reception.

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