Scotland warms England to celebrate 150th anniversary

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Scotland will play in a special friendly against England next year, marking the 150th anniversary of the first national team game in history.

Scotland host England in a friendly at Hampden Park on September 12, 2023 as part of the 150th anniversary celebrations of the first national team game in history. Records indicate that the first national team game in history was a 0-0 draw between Scotland and England on 30 November 1872, so the two nations played a special match to commemorate history.

Scotland’s latest meeting with England was a 0-0 Euro 2020 group stage draw at Wembley in June 2021. The last game played at Hampden was back in 2017 when Leigh Griffiths scored two late free kicks but Harry Kane equalized 2-2 in stoppage time ufabet. World Cup 2018 qualifiers.

“Of course, ourselves and Scotland are the oldest of rivals and passions are sure to be high at Hampden, but this milestone is much bigger than our two nations as it’s also an opportunity to celebrate 150 years of international football.

“As we have been fortunate enough to experience across the last two major tournaments and hopefully again this winter, the international game has a unique power to bring people together and we should all feel honoured to have the opportunity to reflect on that.”