Up to 20,000 Scottish fans are expected to travel to London ahead of the decisive Euro 2020 game against England, despite calls to stay away.
With no fan zones available due to COVID-19 restrictions, the city’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, has asked supporters not to travel without a ticket or a “safe place” to watch the game.
Trafalgar Square, a traditional tartan army haunt on football trips to London, has been made available for key workers to watch the game.
And with just 3,000 tickets to the game, many will have to try to find a place to watch the action on TV.
England enter the game knowing they will advance to the round of 16 if they beat Scotland after their first victory against Croatia.
Gareth Southgate’s side will be confirmed in the top two if they win and Croatia fail to beat the Czechs earlier today.
Meanwhile, Scotland will look to bounce back from its opening loss to Czech Republic in what was their first game in a major final in 23 years.
Expectation grew among fans on both sides ahead of the second major tournament meeting of international football’s longest-standing rivals.
Southgate started the other goal as Paul Gascoigne’s superb goal closed a 2-0 win for the Wembley group at Euro 96.
Sky News spoke to Scottish fans at the Piper’s Rest pub near Edinburgh Waverley Station before their trip south – all had match tickets.
Martin Riddell said: “We have been following Scotland from near and far and for 23 years and we haven’t had much joy so for us it’s the chance to play in a tournament and we have to Be there.
“The Scotland-England match moves the hair on the back of the neck, …
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