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England Internationals

  • Episode: 

    1 of 1

  • Title: 

    England v Scotland
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Wed 14 Aug 2013
  • TX Confirmed: 

    No
  • Time: 

    7.30pm - 10.25pm
  • Week: 

    Week 33 2013 : Sat 10 Aug - Fri 16 Aug
  • Channel: 

    ITV
  • Status: 

    New
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International football: England v Scotland
 
Adrian Chiles introduces live coverage of England v Scotland from Wembley Stadium as international football’s oldest rivals meet for the first time in 14 years.
 
Kicking off at 8pm, the friendly is the latest England match held at Wembley as part of the FA’s 150th anniversary celebrations. It also marks England’s last friendly before World Cup qualifiers resume with a game against Moldova at the stadium on September 6.
 
Last time the teams met in November 1999, Scotland won 1-0 at Wembley with a goal from Don Hutchison, but that wasn’t enough to stop England qualifying for the Euro 2000 finals. Previous memorable  encounters include a 2-0 victory for England during Euro ‘96 in which Gazza scored a famous solo goal and Scotland’s 2-1 win in 1977, after which the Wembley goalposts were torn down by fans.
 
This time Roy Hodgson’s men play for the first time since drawing 2-2 with Brazil in Rio de Janeiro in June, while Gordon Strachan's side will use the friendly as preparation for their own World Cup qualifier at home to Belgium in September.