Scotland and England to meet in Glasgow

Scotland and England will meet in a mid-season friendly at Celtic Park, ESPN has reported.

It will be the first time since 1999 that England have played Scotland in Scotland, a play-off qualifier for Euro 2000 that was decided in England’s favour by a Paul Scholes brace.

The sides met at Wembley a year ago with England winning 3-2, Rickie Lambert – then of Southampton but now a Liverpool striker – scoring with his first touch as a senior international.

Glasgow will host this year’s fixture on November 18, days after England play away at Slovenia in a Euro 2016 qualifier. Scotland meanwhile host Republic of Ireland on November 14, also at Celtic Park.

“We have enjoyed an encouraging build-up to our UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying campaign, and I am sure the players, the coaching staff and the fans will love the chance to go head-to-head with our oldest rivals again,” said Scotland manager Gordon Strachan.

“Like our supporters, I was really heartened by the performance against England at Wembley and believe we had a great opportunity to record a win we could all have talked about for years.

“”Now we have that chance again, and I am sure the players and the fans will be even more determined to take it,” he continued. “The atmosphere at Wembley was incredible and I am sure, with Celtic Park filled with Scotland supporters, it is a game the whole country will look forward to.”

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