Edition: English | Español Français العربية Pусский | 中文简体 中文繁体 Монгол
Homepage > Sports Video

2018 World Cup Qualifying: England to face Scotland Friday

CCTV.com

11-08-2016 10:53 BJT

The oldest fixture in international football is England versus Scotland and the two will tangle once again on Friday in a 2018 World Cup Qualifying clash.

Any meeting between the two nations is always fiercely contested and the current situation in Group F will only add to the contest.

England, currently sitting top of the pool, are closing on a spot at Russia, while Scotland are in fourth place and need a result to keep their hopes alive.

"The occasion, the history of the occasion, is something I will speak to the players about because I think it's important they understand what to expect. But also we've got to have emotional control going into the game, so we've got to pitch that at the right level," said Gareth Southgate, England Interim Manager.

"I think it's important to have an understanding that it's the oldest international fixture, the history between the two countries. I think that our players if they don't understand that, which I'm pretty sure they do, we'll make sure in the early part of the week that they are aware of that."

Follow us on

  • Please scan the QR Code to follow us on Instagram

  • Please scan the QR Code to follow us on Wechat