That wasn't supposed to happen. Scotland's 23-year wait for a major tournament may have suffered a critical blow after just 52 minutes, but the Euro 2020 adventure isn't over just yet.


Czech Republic superstar Patrik Schick scored twice including an outrageous attempt from the halfway line to condemn the Scots to a 2-0 defeat in their opening clash.

However, Andy Robertson put in a terrific shift on the left flank and Scotland created a number of chances but failed to take them against the Czechs. Simply creating that number of opportunities will offer some hope of a dramatic turnaround in Group D.

But it's not as though the games are going to get any easier. England v Scotland is next on the agenda, and that game, on a Friday night at Wembley, promises to go down in the history books as a classic whatever happens.

The Tartan Army qualified for the tournament following a dramatic penalty shoot-out win over Serbia, their first appearance in major finals since the 1998 World Cup, meaning their next clash will be the biggest moment in Scottish football in the lives of an entire generation of fans.

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Can the players live up to expectations and produce the biggest international display of a lifetime to keep the hopes of knockout football alive? brings you the full Scotland team guide for Euro 2020 including fixtures, the squad, key players and more.

When are Scotland playing next?

Scotland’s second fixture at Euro 2020 will see them face England in a massive clash on Friday 18th June 2021.

The match kicks off at 8pm (UK time) and will be shown live on ITV.

Wembley will host the game in a close replica of the encounter between the two sides at Euro 96.

Scotland Euro 2020 Kieran Tierney
Kieran Tierney (right) is a key man in Scotland's Euro 2020 squad (GETTY)

Scotland Euro 2020 fixtures

Friday 18th June

Game 2 – Group D: England v Scotland (8pm)

Tuesday 22nd June

Game 3 – Group D: Croatia v Scotland (8pm)

Check out when and where every game is available to watch with our Euro 2020 on TV guide.

Scotland Euro 2020 results

Monday 14th June

Game 1 – Group D: Scotland 0-2 Czech Republic (2pm)

Simply, this didn't go to plan. Scotland looked nervous from the outset but grew into the game and caused plenty of problems without striking a killer blow against the Czechs.

Schick's quality shone through in two instances for the gate-crashing Czechs in Glasgow and now Scotland are on the brink of an early exit if they lose to England.

Scotland Euro 2020 predictions

Firepower is potentially the biggest issue for Scotland but Clarke has Che Adams and Lyndon Dykes to call upon, so the boss will be banking on his midfielders and set-piece takers to lay balls on a plate for the two strikers.

Scotland will hope to beat Czech Republic and claim at least a point off either England or Croatia. Earning four points could be enough to edge through as a third-place team in the group stage, which would then see Scotland come up against a group winner.

The last-16 is therefore the farthest Scotland can realistically hope to progress. However, as we saw with Wales at Euro 2016, team spirit can take a country a long way. And perhaps the Scots will prove us wrong this summer!

Prediction: Last-16 exit

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Scotland Euro 2020 squad

Goalkeepers: Craig Gordon (Hearts), David Marshall (Derby), Jon McLaughlin (Rangers)

Defenders: Liam Cooper (Leeds), Declan Gallagher (Motherwell), Grant Hanley (Norwich), Jack Hendry (Celtic), Scott McKenna (Nottingham Forest), Stephen O'Donnell (Motherwell), Nathan Patterson (Rangers), Andy Robertson (Liverpool), Greg Taylor (Celtic), Kieran Tierney (Arsenal)

Midfielders: Stuart Armstrong (Southampton), Ryan Christie (Celtic), John Fleck (Sheffield United), Billy Gilmour (Chelsea), John McGinn (Aston Villa), Callum McGregor (Celtic), Scott McTominay (Manchester United), David Turnbull (Celtic)

Forwards: Ché Adams (Southampton), Lyndon Dykes (QPR), James Forrest (Celtic), Ryan Fraser (Newcastle United), Kevin Nisbet (Hibernian)

Scotland manager

Steve Clarke

Having enjoyed plenty of success as assistant manager under Jose Mourinho at Chelsea in the mid-2000s, Clarke earned his first managerial job at West Brom in 2012. He moved north of the border to manage Kilmarnock in 2017 and spent two years at Rugby Park before accepting the Scotland job.

Clarke arguably has a team unity that is greater than the sum of its parts. Scotland are out to prove doubters wrong this summer and the boss will demand they set the tempo early against the Czech Republic in their opening game. Whether he can inspire the Scots to a win over England remains to be seen.

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Can Steve Clarke send Scotland into the knockout stages? (GETTY) Getty

Scotland key player

Kieran Tierney

Arsenal and former Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney is arguably the best in his position in the Premier League right now. The 23-year-old is a disciplined defender who can bomb forward with plenty of energy for a full 90 minutes. His presence in this Scotland defence will be key, especially if they opt for five at the back – as they did to reasonable success against the Dutch in a pre-tournament friendly.

Tierney’s partnership with Andrew Robertson down the left is where Scotland will likely create most chances. Between the two of them they have the experience, temperament and quality to handle any opposition attack. Don’t be surprised if we see the pair overlapping each other when in possession.


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