Euro 2024 – Germany vs Scotland | Match Info, Preview & Lineup

Fans are eagerly anticipating the start of Euro 2024 as they gather at the Allianz Arena in Munich this Friday. The hosts, Germany, kick off the tournament against Scotland in Group A.

For Germany, this tournament is a golden opportunity to bounce back from recent disappointments and aim for glory reminiscent of their 1972, 1980, and 1996 championship wins. On the other hand, Scotland has more modest goals. They’re looking to make their first knockout-round appearance and will play their 10th match at the Euros under the bright lights of the Allianz Arena.

Scotland has had some success in the group stages before, winning one match in both the 1992 and 1996 editions, but they bowed out early each time. Their return to the Euros in 2021 was tough, failing to secure a single victory and earning just one point from three matches. This was followed by their inability to qualify for the World Cup, continuing a drought that dates back to 1998.

Despite these struggles, Scotland’s Euro 2024 qualifying campaign started strong. They managed a remarkable five-match winning streak, including a victory over former champions Spain. However, their form dipped in the latter half of qualifying, leaving them with just one win from their last nine games across all competitions. This solitary victory was a 2-0 win against Gibraltar, which didn’t offer much to celebrate.

Scotland hasn’t had much luck against Germany in recent years. Since their surprise 1-0 friendly win in 1999, they’ve failed to win any of their last four encounters, including losses in the Euro 2016 qualifiers with an aggregate score of 5-3. As they arrive in Munich, Scotland hopes to turn their fortunes around against a strong German side.