By News Team
Last Updated: 11th June 2021
It’s been a long time coming since Scotland last qualified for a major tournament – 23 years to be precise.
After what must have felt like a lifetime of waiting for Tartan Army fans, Scotland are finally back in the big time, and they’ll be keen to make an impact and reach the knockout rounds under Steve Clarke.
However, their tournament pans out, it’s certainly going to make for excellent viewing, with Scotland boasting a number of impressive players playing their trade south of the border in the Premier League.
Ahead of this year’s European Championship, we’ve taken a look at all you need to know about Scotland – from the Scotland squad announcement, to their upcoming fixtures, to the latest and best odds for Scotland.
Who’s in the confirmed line up for Scotland’s 2021 squad?
There were some interesting selections when Clarke named his 26-man Scotland Euro squad. While there was no place for Celtic striker Leigh Griffith, uncapped Billy Gilmour, David Turnbull and Nathan Patterson were all included, joining the likes of Andy Robertson, Kieran Tierney and Scott McTominay. See below for who is in the Scotland squad.
Who do Scotland play next at the Euros?
As for the Scotland Euro fixtures, the Tartan Army have been drawn alongside Croatia, England and Czech Republic in Group D. They open their campaign against Czech Republic on June 13 before facing rivals England on June 18 and then Croatia on June 22. There will be home advantage in two Scotland Euro games against Czech Republic and Croatia, facing both teams in Glasgow as one of the host nations. There is also potential for a home round of 16 game in Glasgow depending on where they finish in the group.
What are the odds that Scotland win the Euros?
Given this is Scotland’s first major tournament since the 1998 World Cup, just qualifying has been a major achievement for the nation. As such, it would take a superhuman effort to challenge for the trophy, which is reflected in their 250/1 odds to go all the way. Qualifying for the knockout stages will be their main aim and they will fancy their chances of scrapping it out for second spot. Scotland are 4/1 to do just that.
What’s the latest news on the Scotland football team?
Injuries have played a key role so far for the Scotland team, with Oli McBurnie, Ryan Jack and Kenny McLean all missing out on making the squad to fitness problems. John Fleck, meanwhile, is a doubt for the first Scotland Euro group game against Czech Republic following a spell of self-isolation.