What’s the current head-to-head file?
There was no recreation between England and Scotland for 14 years in the beginning of the century, however there have been extra lately.
England and Scotland have been in the identical qualification group for the 2018 World Cup, with England profitable 3-0 at house however requiring a last-gasp Harry Kane purpose to spare them a defeat at Hampden.
The 2 groups performed on the 2020 (delayed till 2021) European Championship, with Scotland incomes loads of plaudits for his or her show in a goalless draw at Wembley.
Who’s in England’s squad?
Goalkeepers: Sam Johnstone (Crystal Palace), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal).
Defenders: Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), Levi Colwill (Chelsea), Lewis Dunk (Brighton), Marc Guehi (Crystal Palace), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Fikayo Tomori (AC Milan), Kieran Trippier (Newcastle), Kyle Walker (Manchester Metropolis).
Midfielders: Jude Bellingham (Actual Madrid), Conor Gallagher (Chelsea), Jordan Henderson (Al-Ettifaq), Kalvin Phillips (Manchester Metropolis), Declan Rice (Arsenal).
Forwards: Eberechi Eze (Crystal Palace), Phil Foden (Manchester Metropolis), Harry Kane (Bayern Munich), James Maddison (Tottenham Hotspur), Eddie Nketiah (Arsenal), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Callum Wilson (Newcastle United)
Who’s in Scotland’s squad?
Goalkeepers: Zander Clark (Hearts), Angus Gunn (Norwich Metropolis), Liam Kelly (Motherwell)
Defenders: Jack Hendry (Al-Ettifaq), Aaron Hickey (Brentford), Scott McKenna (Nottingham Forest), Nathan Patterson (Everton), Ryan Porteous (Watford), Andy Robertson Liverpool, John Souttar (Rangers), Kieran Tierney (Actual Sociedad)
Midfielders: Stuart Armstrong (Southampton), Billy Gilmour (Brighton), Lewis Ferguson (Bologna), Ryan Jack (Rangers), John McGinn (Aston Villa), Callum McGregor (Celtic), Kenny McLean (Norwich Metropolis), Scott McTominay (Manchester United)
Forwards: Ché Adams (Southampton), Ryan Christie (Bournemouth), Lyndon Dykes (QPR), Kevin Nisbet (Millwall), Lawrence Shankland (Hearts)
What are the percentages?
- Scotland to win 18/5
- England to win 11/14
- Draw 14/5
By Matt Regulation
England supervisor Gareth Southgate has revealed that he has talked “world-class” Kyle Walker out of worldwide retirement twice, together with after the Qatar World Cup final yr.
Walker scored his first England purpose in his 77th worldwide look in opposition to Ukraine, however the right-back would have retired with out ever netting for his nation had it not been for Southgate.
Manchester Metropolis supervisor Pep Guardiola this summer time took Walker out to dinner to speak him out of transferring to Bayern Munich and Southgate revealed that he has twice had comparable conversations over the 33-year-old’s worldwide future – as soon as after England’s defeat within the remaining of the European Championships in 2021 and most just lately after the World Cup.
“I’ve talked him out of retirement twice, out of worldwide soccer,” mentioned Southgate. “After the Euros and after the World Cup.
“I feel he loves being right here and he’s needed to maintain going and now he’s occupied with what number of caps he can get. He’s important to you. If we’re speaking about world-class gamers of their place in our crew, then he’s in all probability one in every of them.”
Requested to develop on precisely how he talked Walker out of worldwide retirement on every event, Southgate checked himself and replied: “No, no there’s no want for element and I in all probability realise I’ve overstepped right here! No, I’m not going to enter extra element.”
Walker: I’ve sacrificed so many summers
Southgate managed to admit to Walker that he had revealed his secret earlier than the previous Tottenham Hotspur defender stopped to speak briefly to the written media after scoring his purpose in Ukraine.
Walker was accosted by Southgate, who mentioned “I advised you!” simply as he was requested about being talked out of England retirement. As soon as the pair had stopped laughing, Walker mentioned: “On the time that me and Gareth spoke, the likes of Trent [Alexander-Arnold], Tripps [Kieran Trippier] and Reece James have been coming by way of – you do suppose your days are numbered.
“And to sacrifice what number of holidays and summers that I’ve sacrificed. I’ve been doing this since I used to be 19 [when] I joined the senior crew. I’m 33 now. Me and Gareth have an excellent relationship off the sphere. We do converse and I really feel that I can nonetheless convey one thing to the crew. So why cease?”
Walker was additionally knowledgeable that England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford had earlier described him because the “greatest right-back on the earth” and he replied by saying: “Properly, I’m going to offer him a coke after I get on the bus then.”
Pickford mentioned: “I feel he’s the very best right-back on the earth. His tempo in opposition to [Mykhailo] Mudryk, who is totally speedy, video games in opposition to [Kylian] Mbbape, his defensive stuff as nicely.
“He’s the very best right-back on the earth for me and he undoubtedly helps as nicely. He’s skilled now, he’s 33, obtained that skilled head and he’s been at Manchester Metropolis profitable the titles he’s gained and all the things he’s achieved in his profession. He helps us as gamers, however the skilled aspect of him is actually good to work with.”