England and Scotland to meet in November

Roy Hodgson England v Scotland International Friendly

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Celtic Park will be the venue when England travel north of the border to play Scotland on November 18.

The pair last met in last August when Roy Hodgson’s side came out on top 3-2 in a friendly international at Wembley, but this will be the first in over 15 years that the ‘Auld Enemy’ will travel to Scotland, the last occasion being to compete in a first leg European Championship qualifying play-off, in which Paul Scholes scored the only goals in a 2-0 win.

Scotland boss Gordon Strachan is looking forward to the game, saying: “We have enjoyed an encouraging build-up to our 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 said.

“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.”

Scotland begin their qualifying campaign for Euro 2016 in September with a visit to newly crowned world champions Germany in Group D, while England start their bid to reach the finals with a trip to Switzerland in Group E.

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