Euro Countdown: Scotland Squad Named

Last updated : 20 May 2021 By Three Lions

Steve Clarke has confirmed a 26-man squad for the European Championships where Scotland will take on England, Croatia and Czech Republic in the group stage.

With three extra places available, after Uefa's decision to allow expanded squads, Clarke has called up uncapped youngsters Nathan Patterson of Rangers, Celtic's David Turnbull and highly-rated Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour.

Hampden Park will host Scotland's matches against the Czechs and Croats, the eagerly-anticipated Wembley clash with England sandwiched in between.

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Two of the tournament heavyweights have also named their squads for the Euros and both France and Germany have sprung major selection surprises.

World Champions France have recalled Karim Benzema after a six-year absence from the national squad for various off-field reasons, the Real Madrid forward being called up by Didier Deschamps after another stellar season in La Liga.

Consistent form during the campaign is also the reason behind Thomas Muller's return to the Germany ranks.

Heading into his final tournament as head coach, Joachim Low has reversed his decision to discard the Bayern Munich man in the wake of a disappointing World Cup defence in Russia.