Euro 2020, England vs Scotland: 5 unknown facts about world’s oldest football rivalry; Check – In one of the exciting Euro matches, England will face off Scotland in the UEFA Euro 2020 Group D clash at Wembley Stadium, London on Friday.
The England-Scotland football rivalry is the sports rivalry that exists between the two UK national football teams. The England and Scotland rivalry dates to 1872 when the two teams played against each other in 1872 at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow, the first match of Association Football’s history. The match ended in a 0-0 draw.
🔊🏴 England belt out the national anthem ahead of their game with Scotland at EURO ’96! 🎶
— UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) June 18, 2021
The two teams have so far played 114 matches with England winning 48 and Scotland emerging as winners in 41 matches while 25 fixtures have ended as a draw. The two teams had last met each other on June 10, 2017 at Hampden Park, Glasgow in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification which ended in a 2-2 draw.
For the first time in the history of football, the two oldest international rivalries will be played on the same day ⚔️
England vs. Scotland
(First played in 1872)
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Euro 2020: 5 Interesting facts about England vs Scotland, the world’s oldest football rivalry
- England was the first team to win a match, defeating Scotland 4-2 at The Oval, London on March 8, 1873
- Scotland went on to win 10 of the first 16 matches against England, losing only twice to take an early lead in the rivalry but since World War II, Scotland have managed just 12 wins in 47 matches.
- To date, only three goalless draws have taken place between the two teams with a gap of 98 years between the first and last draw.
- The fixture set a European attendance record for a football match in 1937 when 149,915 people had attended Hampden Park which Scotland won 3-1.
- England have scored more goals than Scotland in overall competitions. They lead the chart 192-169.
England’s biggest win in the rivalry was in 1961 when defeats the Scots 9-3. The latter on the other hand has won 7-2 against Englishmen in 1878.
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