Scotland begins EURO 2024 preparation with Netherlands and Northern Ireland friendlies

Scotland begins EURO 2024 preparation with Netherlands

Scotland is gearing up for UEFA EURO 2024 with friendly matches against the Netherlands and Northern Ireland in March 2024.

The Kick-off: Scotland vs Netherlands

The journey begins on Friday, 22 March 2024, when Scotland will challenge the 1988 European Champions, the Netherlands. The match is scheduled to start at 8.45pm local time. The venue in the Netherlands is yet to be announced.

Home Ground Advantage: Scotland vs Northern Ireland

The second friendly match will be hosted at Hampden Park, Glasgow, on Tuesday, 26 March 2024. The kick-off is set for 7:45 pm. This will mark the first men’s international match of the year at Hampden Park.

These friendlies are the initial steps in Scotland’s preparation for the EURO 2024 finals in June. In Group A, Scotland will face host Germany, Hungary, and Switzerland.

Historical Perspective: Scotland’s Past Encounters

Scotland has a rich history of matches against the Netherlands and Northern Ireland. They have faced the Netherlands 20 times since their first encounter in 1929, with six victories and nine losses. Their most recent match in June 2021 ended in a 2-2 draw.

Against Northern Ireland, Scotland boasts a positive record with 17 victories in 36 matches. Their last face-off in 2015 saw Scotland triumph with a 1-0 victory.

Details regarding ticket availability and the venue for the Netherlands match will be announced shortly. Stay tuned for more updates on Scotland’s exciting journey to UEFA EURO 2024.

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