Will knock at Wembley. The already contentious duel between arch-rivals England and Scotland invites you to join us on Friday (9 PM). ZDF and magenta tv) politically as well. It is about the European Championship round of 16 or perhaps the end of all tournament dreams, the fall of the knee that is sometimes hotly discussed by fans and politicians, and then the Brexit debate about a possible separation from Scotland’s Great Along swirls like a dark shadow. Britain’s oldest international match in football history. And in spite of everything: 22,500 spectators must celebrate another big and spectacular European Championship party in London’s glittering arena.
There is hardly any conflict in the world with a greater tradition than this. The two countries first met in Glasgow in 1872 and it was also the first official international match in the history of football. With both teams falling 0-0 at the time, it would be really shocking to have a draw this Friday. After their sovereign 1-0 win against Croatia, England are the clear favorites and with title ambitions in the game against their neighbours, who are under great pressure after a 2-0 loss against the Czech Republic. There is still a challenge for the “Auld Enemy”. “We’re going to take three points,” said midfielder John McGuin.
The starting point is clear: The Three Lions can do it, the Bravehearts have to. With another breakthrough, England can plan for the Round of 16, with the Scots looking to stop it with all their might. Despite all the rivalry, the two teams stay together for at least a few seconds before kick-off. Anyway, the British take a knee before each of their European Championship games to protest racism and discrimination. The Scots will accompany him in solidarity on Friday. But not everyone likes to take a knee: some spectators are likely to point again at Wembley Stadium, most of them clapping.
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