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‘We want to take the next step’: John Carver backs Scots for Euros progress

The assistant coach is confident of Scotland’s qualification from Group D, where they face Czech Republic, England and CroatiaJohn Carver always listened intently when Bobby Robson reminisced about managing England at international tournaments but litt…

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Scotland’s long-awaited return at Euro 2020 can help lift a nation

After 23 years of heartache Scotland are back at a major tournament and the impact could inspire future generationsThere are parts of Scottish society that are untouched by the national football team’s return to a major tournament. It just does not fee…

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Scotland to take knee as one-off against England in show of solidarity

Scotland had said they would stand in protest against racismSteve Clarke criticises ‘divisive and inaccurate comments’Scotland players will take the knee in solidarity with their England counterparts when they play at Wembley in Euro 2020.Scotland had …

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Johnson should back England team for taking the knee, says Brown

Former PM says country should support footballers and ‘stop fighting these culture wars’Gordon Brown has told the government to support the England football team’s decision to take the knee before matches and stop fighting culture wars over “unimportan…

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Craig Brown: Scotland’s defeat to Morocco in 1998 was no humiliation | Ewan Murray

Scotland’s manager the last time they played a major-finals game says reassessment is due of a grim night in Saint-ÉtienneScotland’s last 90 minutes at a major tournament was so wounding that it may be fair to question why there is anticipation relatin…

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Scotland will not take knee at Euro 2020 but pledge to ‘tackle racism’

Team will stand before kick-off rather than kneel Andy Robertson says gesture is ‘best way to show solidarity’Scotland have decided against taking the knee during Euro 2020 but will continue to stand up to racism. Steve Clarke’s squad switched from kne…

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Remember us? The Euro 2020 coaching cast-offs from English clubs

Netherlands’ Frank de Boer is one of several whose presence on the touchline at the Euros may raise eyebrows in England“Two or three years ago I would not have expected to be in this chair,” said Frank de Boer this week. “Sometimes, an opportunity aris…

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Remember us? The Euro 2020 coaching cast-offs from English clubs

Netherlands’ Frank de Boer is one of several whose presence on the touchline at the Euros may raise eyebrows in England“Two or three years ago I would not have expected to be in this chair,” said Frank de Boer this week. “Sometimes, an opportunity aris…

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Steve Clarke: ‘My boys are English and my grandchildren. I enjoy the rivalry’

Scotland’s manager on watching from Hampden’s terraces, going incognito at Wembley and hopes of making history at Euro 2020Steve Clarke’s understated nature means he would never shout about having plenty in common with those who now regard him as a sav…

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Steve Clarke: ‘My boys are English and my grandchildren. I enjoy the rivalry’

Scotland’s manager on watching from Hampden’s terraces, going incognito at Wembley and hopes of making history at Euro 2020Steve Clarke’s understated nature means he would never shout about having plenty in common with those who now regard him as a sav…

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Steve Clarke plays down risk of giving Scotland squad two days off with family

• Players allowed to travel home despite impact of coronavirus • ‘We don’t expect to see any of them going out and about’Steve Clarke has insisted there is minimal risk attached to letting his Scotland players have two days with their families before r…

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Euro 2020 team guides part 16: Scotland

Fans will revel in group games at Hampden Park and Wembley while Steve Clarke plots a pragmatic route to the knockout roundsThis article is part of the Guardian’s Euro 2020 Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media organisations fr…

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John McGinn: Scotland’s potent midfield dynamo who never hides

A freak accident at St Mirren might have cost him his life so his progress to being a key player adored by fans is remarkableThis article is part of the Guardian’s Euro 2020 Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media organisations f…

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Che Adams gives Scotland Euro 2020 lift against 10-man Luxembourg

It is the hope that may kill Scotland. As if a return to tournament football after a 23-year absence is not significant enough for a nation led by the impressive Steve Clarke, the Scots will skip towards the European Championships after backing up a dr…

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Scott McTominay ready to turn Europa League final loss into Scotland’s gain

Midfielder says Manchester United defeat ‘lit a spark in me’McTominay: ‘Every boy’s dream is to play in major tournaments’Lost amid criticism of Alex McLeish’s ill-fated second tenure as Scotland’s manager was the delivery of an obviously positive lega…

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Never stopped me dreaming: how Euro 96 illuminated our world

Twenty-five years ago, when football last came home, the Euros captured the hope and spirit of the time. Is there any chance this year’s tournament can do the same? A quarter of a century on and history repeats itself. England are hosting the Euros, pl…

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Never stopped me dreaming: how Euro 96 illuminated our world

Twenty-five years ago, when football last came home, the Euros captured the hope and spirit of the time. Is there any chance this year’s tournament can do the same? A quarter of a century on and history repeats itself. England are hosting the Euros, pl…

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Steve Clarke has cracked Scotland’s Tierney-Robertson conundrum | Ewan Murray

Manager has worked out how to use two quality left-backs in one team, as pre-Euro 2020 draw with the Netherlands showedThere was a time in the not-so-distant past when Scotland’s lavish left-back resource was viewed as problematic. The deployment of a …

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Steve Clarke has cracked Scotland’s Tierney-Robertson conundrum | Ewan Murray

Manager has worked out how to use two quality left-backs in one team, as pre-Euro 2020 draw with the Netherlands showedThere was a time in the not-so-distant past when Scotland’s lavish left-back resource was viewed as problematic. The deployment of a …

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Steve Clarke has cracked Scotland’s Tierney-Robertson conundrum | Ewan Murray

Manager has worked out how to use two quality left-backs in one team, as pre-Euro 2020 draw with the Netherlands showedThere was a time in the not-so-distant past when Scotland’s lavish left-back resource was viewed as problematic. The deployment of a …