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Euro 2020: Scotland Qualify For First Major Tournament In 23 Years


Scotland has secured a first major tournament appearance since 1998 after a dramatic penalty shootout win over Serbia and will go ahead to face England, Czech Republic and Croatia in a mouth-watering Euro 2020 schedule.

The 16th UEFA European Championship was originally scheduled to take place from 12 June to 12 July 2020 but was postponed by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and would be taking place between 11 June – 11 July 2021 while retaining the name "UEFA Euro 2020".

Steve Clarke's men put their fans through the wringer as Steve Clarke's men were two minutes away from a 1-0 win in normal time in the winner-take-all clash after Ryan Christie's goal but a Luka Jovic injury-time equaliser forced extra-time with Scotland three of their five most influential players - Lyndon Dykes, John McGinn and Christie taken-off. The United Kingdom Country lost their spark in extra-time but they held on to take the game to penalties.

In the shootout, all five of Scotland's takers found the net before Mitrovic was denied by Marshall to send the Tartan Army through in dramatic fashion.

Scotland, after a historic shootout victory over Serbia, will fight the likes of Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Ukraine and the Defending champions Portugal, among others for a place in Wembley on July 11, but first, will have to qualify out of Group D.