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Scotland confirm England re-match

ESPN staff
July 14, 2014
Jack Wilshere takes on the Scotland defence at Wembley in August last year © Getty Images

Scotland will face England on home soil for the first time in 15 years when the two sides meet at Celtic Park this winter.

Gordon Strachan and Roy Hodgson will pit their squads against each other on Tuesday, November 18, with the game serving as a sequel to England's thrilling 3-2 victory over Scotland at Wembley last August.

The November clash, England's final senior fixture of the calendar year, will come three days after they travel to Slovenia for a Euro 2016 qualifier.

Paul Scholes was the villain last time Scotland hosted England, scoring twice as the visitors won the first leg of a Euro 2000 playoff.

"We have enjoyed an encouraging build-up to our UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying campaign, and I am sure the players, the coaching staff and the fans will love the chance to go head-to-head with our oldest rivals again," Scotland manager Gordon Strachan said.

"Like our supporters, I was really heartened by the performance against England at Wembley and believe we had a great opportunity to record a win we could all have talked about for years.

"Now we have that chance again, and I am sure the players and the fans will be even more determined to take it.

"The atmosphere at Wembley was incredible and I am sure, with Celtic Park filled with Scotland supporters, it is a game the whole country will look forward to."

Scotland however, face the daunting task of taking on World Cup winners Germany in their next competitive fixture on 7 September. Strachan and his men will travel to Dortmund for a Euro 2016 qualifier against the newly-crowned world champions.

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