Euro 2020: Scots Head To Wembley After Czech Defeat

Last updated : 15 June 2021 By Three Lions

England's second game at Euro 2020 is an Auld Enemy clash with Scotland on Friday evening and the two sides will head for Wembley in contrasting moods after their opening fixtures.

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Controlled and steady against Croatia, Gareth Southgate's England may be looking forward to exploiting some of the defensive frailties that Scotland showed in their 2-0 defeat to Czech Republic at Hampden Park on Monday.

Goals either side of half-time sent the Czechs to the top of Group D and their next game against Croatia will have been played by the time 22,500 greet the teams in North London.

Scotland started their first major tournament match in 23 years in positive mood and captain Andy Robertson proved a threat on the left-hand side, posing a question as to whether Southgate matches the Liverpool man up against Kyle Walker on Friday or makes a change in the right-back position.

The manager's selections for the Croatia game, debated hotly before kick-off, were proved correct and have put England into a strong early position in their group.

If England do reach the knockout stages, fixtures at Wembley will be played in front of 50% capacity crowds, the government continuing with test events despite a delay to final lockdown restrictions being announced on Monday.