England and Scotland will write the latest chapter in the oldest rivalry in world football in a special friendly next week.
The two home nations are celebrating 150 years of their rivalry with a friendly in Glasgow, the site of FIFA’s first recognised international match.
Back then, 4,000 fans filled the West of Scotland Cricket Club in Glasgow as England played out a goalless draw with the Tartan Army in 1872.
Now, 114 games between the two teams later, they will reunite for a friendly, which has been officially called a 150th Anniversary Heritage Match.
England are currently leading the overall rivalry, having won 48 times to Scotland’s 41 while there has also been 26 between the two sides.
Scotland vs England: talkSPORT coverage
This friendly will take place on Tuesday, September 12.
Kick-off at Hampden Park is scheduled for 7:45pm.
talkSPORT will have live coverage of the game presented by Adrian Durham.
Commentary comes from Jim Proudfoot, former Scotland striker Chris Iwelumo and former England defender Stuart Pearce.
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Scotland vs England: What has been said?
England manager Gareth Southgate said: “Any meeting with Scotland is always special.
“I imagine though that this occasion will be even more memorable as it celebrates such a landmark moment.
“Of course, ourselves and Scotland are the oldest of rivals and passions are sure to be high at Hampden but this milestone is much bigger than our two nations as it’s also an opportunity to celebrate 150 years of international football.
“As we have been fortunate enough to experience across the last two major tournaments and hopefully again this winter, the international game has a unique power to bring people together and we should all feel honoured to have the opportunity to reflect on that.”
Scotland Head Coach Steve Clarke: “This fixture is enshrined in world football’s history – the first-ever international football match – and I will be proud to lead our team out at Hampden as part of the 150th anniversary celebrations of our national game.
“This next chapter of the oldest rivalry in football will be a special occasion for our players and fans, especially after the recent experience at Wembley during UEFA EURO 2020.
“We have an exciting UEFA EURO 2024 qualifying campaign ahead of us next year, along with promotion to UEFA Nations League Group A, and I’m sure playing England at Hampden Park will be a welcome addition to our programme of fixtures.”
Showdown Saturday on talkSPORT
On Saturday 1 April, it’s all kicking off on talkSPORT.
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3pm: Crystal Palace vs Leicester sees the return of Roy Hodgson to the Selhurst Park dugout.
7pm: Build-up begins for the heavyweight showdown between Anthony Joshua and Jermaine Franklin as AJ starts his route back to the top.
What. A. Day.
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