Before the most important football game for 13 years, Scotland leaves no stone unturned. Popular radio station Clyde 1 released a two-minute music video on the morning show on Tuesday – entitled: “We all walk together”, we all walk together! The emotional clip is intended to inspire the national team to a trip to the play-offs in Serbia to participate in the upcoming European Championships this Thursday (8.45pm).
Inspiration for the video was provided by the folk song “Wild Mountain Thyme”, a grand piece of old millennium that combines love with nature – and whose refutation is worthy of reading: “We all walk together / Picks up the wild mountain theme / around the blooming feather / do you want to go with us, girl, are you going with us? “Before the European Championships in England in 1996, Rod Stewart accompanied the Scottish national team” Sang his slightly modified version of “Purple Heather”. In the tournament, the team unfortunately failed in the preliminary round.
The post by Clyde 1, which has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times, portrays the waiting for brave scats, their perseverance, longing, and especially their hope of finally being able to join a major event after 22 years.
This was most recently the case at the 1998 World Cup in France. After a 3–0 draw against Morocco, the team coached by Craig Brown was eliminated after the group stage. Eight different coaches have tried each other since then. Some of them are mentioned in the video, for example Gordon Strachan, Alex McLeish, Walter Smith, former national coach Bertie Vogts, and legendary players Kenny Dalglish and Graeme Souness. For them, victory should be registered against Serbia. And more that defines Scotland: pubs, cities, hills and valleys, purple heath and mountain thyme. And of course it should be for them Tartan army, Fans are won. And for James McFadden, one of many tragic figures.
Die playoff final
Ungaran – Island Do. Is 20.45
Northern Ireland – Slovakia Thu 20.45
Serbia – Scotland Thu.20.45
Georgia – Northern Macedonia Thu. Is 18.00
Preliminary round group
Group A (in Rome and Baku)
Italy, Switzerland, Turkey, Wales
Group B (in St. Petersburg and Copenhagen)
Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Russia
Group C (in Amsterdam and Bucharest)
Netherlands, Austria, Ukraine, winner Georgia / North Macedonia
Group D (in London and Glasgow)
England, Croatia, Czech Republic, Serbia / Scotland
Group E (in Bilbao and Dublin)
Spain, Poland, Sweden, Northern Ireland / Slovakia
Group F (in Munich and Budapest)
Germany, France, Portugal, Hungary / Iceland
“Nailbitter” is now waiting for the Scots
The goal of his incredible win against France in 2007 can be seen in the middle of the video with the original commentary. After the goal kick, McFadden hit a direct shot from 35 yards. Another win at the time would mean a successful European Championship qualification for 2008, but Scotland lost to Georgia and then to Italy at home – as is often the case when everything is at stake. Four years ago, they won the first leg of the playoffs 1–0 against Scotland after a 6–0 win against the Netherlands.
Now skipping one game, Scotland are back in their third participation in the European Championships after 1992 and 1996. After finishing third in the qualifying group behind Belgium and Russia, the team got a second chance through the Nations League. In October, Coach Steve Clarke’s men defended themselves in the playoff final by beating Israel 0–0 on penalties (5–3). The Scots, who were unbeaten in eight matches at the Rajco Matic Stadium in Belgrade, now expect a game Nail bites, Such as tremor is called in English. Even though spectators are not allowed to watch the game in the Serbian capital, the Scots will certainly support their team – in their minds and in front of television.
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