Football News: Scotland Prepares for Euro 2024 Opener Against Germany with Confidence

Scotland Confident Ahead of Euro 2024 Opener Against Germany

As the 2024 European Championship (Euro 2024) approaches, Scotland’s national football team is gearing up to face Germany in the opening game of the tournament on Friday night at the Allianz Arena in Munich.

In a statement, Scotland manager Steve Clarke expressed that his team will approach the match with “respect” for the host nation, but they will show “no fear” against the highly-ranked German squad. Currently, Germany is ranked 23 places above Scotland in the FIFA world rankings, but Clarke remains confident about his side’s chances of progressing through the group stage.

“We believe we can get a result every time we go to the pitch, otherwise what’s the point,” said the former Kilmarnock boss. “We prepared well, we’re ready and hopefully we can show that.”

This will be Scotland’s first major tournament on foreign ground since reaching the 1998 World Cup in France. Captain Andy Robertson expressed his pride in the squad and eagerness to lead the team onto the pitch at the Allianz Arena.

“We’ve waited a long time for this game, it feels as if it’s been years and years coming,” said Robertson. “We know how much of a challenge it’s going to be, but it’s a challenge we’re excited for.”

The two teams have faced each other 17 times in the past, with Scotland last meeting Germany in a Euro 2024 qualifier in 2015, where they lost 3-2 at Hampden Park. Scotland’s last victory over Germany came in a friendly match in 1999, with a goal from Everton’s Don Hutchison securing a 1-0 win.

Following the opening match against Germany, Scotland will face Switzerland in Cologne on June 19 and Hungary in Stuttgart on June 23 as they aim to progress beyond the group stages of a major tournament for the first time.

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