Euro 2020 matchday four: Scots set for first game at major tournament since 1998

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Steve Clarke will on Monday oversee Scotland’s first match at a major competition since the World Cup in 1998, when some of his squad members were not even born.

They kick off their Euro 2020 Group D campaign at home to Czech Republic, making their seventh consecutive appearance at the European Championships, before facing England at Wembley and World Cup runners-up Croatia.

On Sunday, England beat Croatia 1-0 at Wembley while Austria registered their first win in their history of the tournament by beating debutants North Macedonia.

Holland and Ukraine were involved in the match of the tournament so far in Amsterdam, with the hosts squandering a 2-0 lead with 15 minutes to go only to snatch victory late on.

Tweet of the day

England substitute Jude Bellingham, who set a new record as the youngest player to feature in the tournament’s history at 17 years and 349 days, appears to have a celebrity fan.

Arnautovic on the Mark

Austria’s Marko Arnautovic jumps to control the ball
Marko Arnautovic’s late goal in the 3-1 over North Macedonia was his 27th for his country, meaning he is one short of moving into joint third in their all-time list (Vadim Ghirda/AP)

Holland's players celebrate after scoring a second goal against Ukraine
Relief all round in Amsterdam as Holland snatch a late win (Olaf Kraak/AP)

Stat attack

North Macedonia’s Goran Pandev played in his first major tournament, 7,312 days after his international debut. The Genoa forward celebrated by scoring his 38th international goal a month before his 38th birthday – unfortunately his side lost 3-1 to Austria.

Up next?

June 14:
Scotland v Czech Republic (Group D, Glasgow, 1400)
Poland v Slovakia (Group E, St Petersburg, 1700)
Spain v Sweden (Group E, Seville 2000)

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