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England vs Scotland UEFA EURO 2020 preview: where to watch, TV channels and live streams, team news, form guide

England face Scotland in UEFA EURO 2020 Group D – all you need to know.

Scotland take on England in UEFA EURO 2020 Group D in London on Friday 18 June at 21:00 CET.

England vs Scotland: live build-up

What's the story?

Watch Gascoigne bamboozle Scotland at EURO '96
Watch Gascoigne bamboozle Scotland at EURO '96

A quarter of a century after their memorable previous EURO meeting, when the magic of Paul Gascoigne inspired England to victory, the 'Auld Enemy' meet again. The Three Lions start as strong favourites after seeing off Croatia in their opener, but the world's oldest international fixture often brings the best out of Scotland, who had their chances against the Czech Republic on Monday and now have "a bit of a free hit" according to midfielder John McGinn.

Where to watch the game on TV

Fans can find their local UEFA EURO 2020 broadcast partner(s) here.

Group D Live now

Played P Won W Draws D Lost L For Against Goal difference Points Pts
ENG England
Playing now
3 2 1 0 2 0 2 7
CRO Croatia
Playing now
3 1 1 1 4 3 1 4
CZE Czech Republic
Playing now
3 1 1 1 3 2 1 4
SCO Scotland
Playing now
3 0 1 2 1 5 -4 1

Starting line-ups

Southgate looks back Scotland EURO '96 clash
Southgate looks back Scotland EURO '96 clash

England: Pickford; James, Stones, Mings, Shaw; Rice, Phillips; Foden, Mount, Sterling; Kane

Scotland: Marshall; McTominay, Hanley, Tierney; O'Donnell, McGinn, Gilmour, McGregor, Robertson; Dykes, Adams

Reporters' views

Simon Hart, England reporter: If this fixture stirs memories of that Gazza goal at EURO '96, Gareth Southgate's men hinted at another memorable summer in their opening win against Croatia. With seven straight wins behind them, England will secure a knockout place with a game to spare if they can make it eight in a row. Scotland will provide a spiky challenge, but England's winning blend of energy and control on Sunday augurs well, though Southgate will surely hope they can find a more clinical touch against their oldest rivals.

Scotland look forward to renewing England rivalry
Scotland look forward to renewing England rivalry

Alex O'Henley, Scotland reporter: Having lost their opening game, Scotland really need a result against the 'Auld Enemy' to give themselves a chance of progressing to the knockout stage. Steve Clarke is sure to freshen up his side, with Ché Adams in contention to start up front. The big question mark is whether Kieran Tierney will recover from a calf problem. The Arsenal man was badly missed against the Czechs and it would be a real boost if he's fit enough to start at Wembley.

What the coaches say

Gareth Southgate, England manager: "It's hugely special for everybody involved, and especially the supporters of both teams. So it does add a different dynamic to the qualifying group we're in, there's no question about that. But the good thing is, from our perspective, we had to go to Hampden in qualifying for the World Cup and had the game at Wembley [drawing 2-2 away and winning 3-0 at home]."

McGinn reaction on Scotland defeat
McGinn reaction on Scotland defeat

Steve Clarke, Scotland manager: "It's very historic. It goes back a long way; it means a lot. And people say it doesn't mean a lot to the English, but having worked in England I know it means a lot to the English; they don't want to lose to Scotland. And it's the same the other way around. You know how passionate we are, and how much we enjoy beating the English. It hasn't happened too much recently."

Form guide (all competitions, most recent first)

England: WWWWWW

Scotland: LWDWDD

Next up

Czech Republic vs England – Tuesday 22 June, London
Croatia vs Scotland – Tuesday 22 June, Glasgow