Scotland to host England in friendly at Celtic Park

A general view of the inside of Celtic Park prior to the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Dundee on September 22, 2012
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The Scottish FA announce that Scotland will host England in an international friendly at Celtic Park on November 18.

The Scottish Football Association have announced that Scotland will play England in an international friendly at Celtic Park on November 18.

The sides last met at Wembley in August last year, when England recorded a 3-2 victory courtesy of a debut goal from Rickie Lambert.

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan has admitted that he is looking forward to facing the Three Lions again.

"We have enjoyed an encouraging build-up to our UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying campaign and I am sure the players, the coaching staff and the fans will love the chance to go head-to-head with our oldest rivals again," he told the SFA's official website.

"Like our supporters, I was really heartened by the performance against England at Wembley and believe we had a great opportunity to record a win we could all have talked about for years. Now, we have that chance again and I am sure the players and the fans will be even more determined to take it.

"The atmosphere at Wembley was incredible and I am sure, with Celtic Park filled with Scotland supporters, it is a game the whole country will look forward to."

The nations last met on Scottish soil in 1999, when England ran out 2-0 winners in the first leg of their Euro 2000 playoff at Hampden Park.

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