Scotland Qualifies For Its First International Tournament Since 1998

Scotland Qualifies For Its First International Tournament Since 1998

by November 13, 2020 0 comments

Scotland is qualified for next summer’s UEFA European Football Championship tournament. For the Scots, it’s their first Euro appearance since the 1996 Euro. In addition, they’re in their first major competition since the 1998 World Cup.

It’s been a rough 22 years for the national team. Failing to qualify for ten international competitions has been very painful to deal with. The wait is finally over and the Scots ought to be proud of putting an end to their drought. Scotland would defeat Serbia in a play-off match to officially qualify. The Scots prevailed 5-4 via a penalty shootout after the match ended in a 1-1 draw in regulation and extra time.

 

Scotland is in Group D alongside England, Croatia, and the Czech Republic. It’ll certainly be interesting to see Scotland take on England in one of the most historic rivalries in soccer that goes back to 1872. Scotland would love nothing more than to have the opportunity of ending England’s Euro run. Scotland’s will look to make the most of this tournament and eliminating England and making a deep run in the knockout stage can signal a bright future for the national team.

The Scots are surely in for a big challenge. Their biggest goal is to make it out of the group stage. Never before has Scotland been able to advance to the knockout stage of the Euro. In addition, this is only their third appearance in the tournament. There’s no question that their biggest goal is to make a deep run and be a dark horse.

Scotland’s opening game will be against the Czech Republic on June 14th. Since their second game is against England, Scotland’s opening game is a must-win. Their final group game is against Croatia. Scotland has waited over 20 years for a chance to compete for a major title meaning that they’re hungry for a challenge.

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