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    The Tartan Army has invaded England's capital city ahead of Scotland's game against England on 18 June. The old rivals will face each other for the first time since 1996.

    Thousands of Scottish football fans have travelled to London for Friday's Euro 2020 match against England at Wembley – and they're sending out a clear message. 

    "We'll destroy the English b******s!" crowds of Scotland fans were heard shouting in the English capital, according to the Sun. 

    Meanwhile, locals have voiced concern about the Scots' behaviour; they've been accused of leaving a trial of trash in London and ignoring COVID-related social distancing. This comes as the government recently announced that the deadline for lifting restrictions to curb the spread of the virus was postponed until 19 July due to a surge in infections.

    ​Another issue causing angst is the limited number of tickets available for the big game. Nearly 20,000 Scots have reportedly rocked up in London but they've only been allocated 3,000 tickets so people are worried about where the 17,000 or so supporters will go. Pubs are bracing themselves.  

    The UK authorities' repeated warnings that Scottish fans should only come to London if they have a match ticket appear to have fallen on deaf ears. 

    ​If England win the Group D game against the Scots this evening they will qualify for the last 16. 

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    England, Scottish independence, Euro 2020, UEFA, Football
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