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Scottish FA chief executive Gordon Smith
Smith hopes the expansion will give Scotland a better chance of qualifying

The future expansion of the European Championship all but rules Scotland out of hosting the tournament.

However, Scottish FA chief executive Gordon Smith believes he was right to propose the change from a 16-team event to 24 nations from 2016.

"It was difficult, but I can see the advantages since it gives us a better chance of qualifying," said Smith.

"In future, we may be a host, but we'd ... Read more »

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Tennent’s Proud to Support Scotland
Tennent's International Challenge Match
Scotland v Northern Ireland
August 20 2008, 8pm

Ticket Prices:
Family £12 & £3
Adult £15 & £20

Introduce the next generation of Scotland fans to the National Team with our special Family Tickets for the game against Northern Ireland.

An adult and child can cheer on George and the Boys in their last match before the World Cup Campaign for just £15. With adult tickets also starting at just £15 this is an ideal opportunity to be a part of the team as we set out on the road to Sout ... Read more »
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Barcelona striker Thierry Henry
Henry is in Scotland with his Barcelona team-mates

France striker Thierry Henry believes Scotland have nothing to fear as they bid to reach the next World Cup.

The Scots beat France twice in the qualifying race for Euro 2008 but narrowly missed out on the finals.

And Henry said: "I think Scotland fans can get excited about World Cup qualifying because I don't see why you should be scared of any team.

"If you guys hadn't lost in Georgia it would have been really difficult for us to qual ... Read more »

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Argentina striker Lionel Messi
Scotland fans won't see Argentina striker Lionel Messi at Hampden

The Scottish Football Association have pulled out of the proposed November friendly against Argentina at Hampden.

SFA chief executive Gordon Smith canvassed supporters on the viability of the match but negative reaction has led to the idea being dropped.

It would have cost around £1m to stage resulting in increased ticket prices.

"Despite support for the idea, people said there were issues around paying a premium price for a midweek match at that time of yea ... Read more »

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SFA chief executive Gordon Smith
SFA chief executive Gordon Smith wants views on prices

The Scottish Football Association is asking the Tartan Army if they are prepared to pay top ticket prices to bring Argentina to Hampden.

A match scheduled for 19 November is under discussion between the SFA and agents for the Argentine FA.

Top price for a competitive Scotland match is £35 while the cost of a ticket for Northern Ireland's friendly visit to Hampden in August is £20.

Ticket prices for the visit of Argentina would be hi ... Read more »

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Wales and Scotland plan Euro bid

FAW secretary general David Collins
Collins has been encouraged by the success of Euro 2008

The Football Association of Wales has held talks with Scotland on a joint bid to host the European Championships.

"The talks are tentative, but we need to look at the 2009/10 bidding process, with a possible bid for the 2016 event," said FAW boss David Collins.

Collins has been helping to run Euro 2008 in Austria and Switzerland and says that the success of the event ... Read more »

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Scots eye Euro 2012 rescue plan

Scotland celebrate a goal at Hampden Park
Scotland has never hosted a major football tournament

Scotland could be the beneficiaries if Uefa takes a dim view on Ukraine and Poland's preparations for Euro 2012.

Doubts persist about the suitability of stadiums and infrastructure in the former Eastern bloc nations and an inspe ... Read more »

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Czech Republic 3-1 Scotland

Libor Sionko fires the opener past Craig Gordon
Sionko scored twice for Czech Republic at the AXA Arena

Former Rangers winger Libor Sionko scored twice as Czech Republic warmed up for Euro 2008 with a hard-earned and deserved victory over Scotland.

Sionko, who had a disappointing time at Ibrox before joining Copenhagen, stole in ... Read more »

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Motherwell striker Ross McCormack is one of five uncapped players in George Burley's Scotland squad to face the Czech Republic in Prague on 30 May.

Rangers pair Kevin Thomson and Steven Whittaker, Hearts defender Christophe Berra and West Brom midfielder James Morrison could win their first caps.

But Celtic midfielder Scott Brown has been left out as he requires a small operation at the end of the season.

Captain Barry Ferguson is being rested because of a troublesome ankle injury.

"Barry has been struggling for the last few months with an ankle problem and, because of the amount of games he's played, I thought it was important to allow that to settle down," said Burley.

Rangers team-mates Allan McGregor, Lee McCulloch and veteran David Weir are also not included in the squad for the friendly.

We have 16 players who are 26 and und ... Read more »

Category: Scotland National Team | Views: 819 | Added by: itwp | Date: 07-May-2008 | Comments (0)

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