England and Scotland, the oldest international match in football history

England and Scotland, the oldest international match in football history
England and Scotland, a rivalry that goes beyond football (Pinterest)

Last update May 17, 2024 by colgadosporelfutbol

Rivalry England and Scotland It is something that goes beyond football. Not in vain, both teams played the first international match in the history of the sport back in 1872 (although it seems that a couple of years earlier and there was a match between the two), namely a 30 November in the Scottish town of Partick. The final score was goalless draw.

La rivalidad histórica entre Inglaterra y Escocia

Since then, although it may seem otherwise, there is equality in direct clashes between the two national teams. A total of 111 matches, the English have won 45 by 41 Scots tie ending in a total of 24.

In the year 1884 the British Home Championship They are participating in England, Scotland, Gales e Ireland (from 1950 is North Ireland which disputed). The first major Scottish victory over their Auld Enemies (old enemies) England came in 1928. Los ‘Scots’ They were able to defeat his rival by a convincing 1-5. Nonetheless, the tournament champion that year was Gales.

Escocia gana a Inglaterra en Wembley

It was in 1977 when Scotland achievement, maybe, the biggest win of his great enemy. Again in the British Home Championship select both played the title. If expired England He shared it with Gales, if the match ended in a draw were the Welsh winners and if victory was to Scotland Scottish champions were. The scenario could not be more motivating: Wembley Stadium.

The visitors win 1-2 made the Tartan Army (Scottish fans) invaded the pitch to celebrate a historic victory. The images of the fans uploaded to the goals (they eventually cut short) They went around the world and have passed into history of matches between England Y Scotland.

Scottish fans invaded the pitch at Wembley 1977 (Doll)

Since 1989 They have met only three times at senior level. The last official engagement was 1999 in a play-off to qualify for the Euro year 2000. In the first leg England He beats in Scotland by 0-2 with doublet Paul Scholes. Meanwhile, Scots achieved a historic victory (but insufficient) in the second leg in Wembley by 0-1 with both Don Hutchinson.

In 1996, in Euro organized by England, As fate would have England and Scotland They are drawn into the same group. victory, once again at Wembley, It was for English by 2-0 with many of Alan Shearer Y Paul Gascoigne.


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