Can Scotland Set Up An Auld Enemy Euro 2020 Clash?

Last updated : 24 July 2019 By Three Lions

England will play Scotland in the group stage of the European Championships if both teams qualify for next year's finals, the potential meeting of the Auld Enemy being known in advance due to the unusual nature of Euro 2020 being divided between 12 host cities.

Those 12 cities have been paired for the finals draw with Group D games being played at Wembley and Hampden Park.

If a country which is staging matches qualifies for the tournament they will be playing a minimum of two fixtures on home soil, if both countries within a host pairing are in the finals then a further draw will determine who hosts their head-to-head meeting.

That means England versus Scotland in either London or Glasgow should both teams make it through qualifying.

Gareth Southgate's side are clear favourites to keep their side of the bargain while Scotland, boosted by the appointment of Steve Clarke as manager in place of the sacked Alex McLeish, will have a second chance in the play-offs if they do not finish in the top two of their group.

That is because the Scots were winners of their Nations League group in the Autumn of 2018.