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Scotland v Czech Republic LIVE commentary: Tartan Army face Euro 2020 opener as England await – full talkSPORT coverage and team news

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Scotland take on the Czech Republic in their opening match at the Euros.

The pair will have to fight fiercely for a spot in the knockout phase as they share Group D with England and Croatia. 

They faced each other twice last year at the Nations League, with Scotland being victorious both times. 

The Tartan Army will bring 12,000 supporters to Hampden Park on Monday in what will be an electrifying atmosphere. 

Scotland have one of their strongest squads in a while and will be enjoying a return to a major international tournament after failing to qualify since 1996.

Czech Republic also have some top talent, including West Ham stars Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal.

Scotland v Czech Republic: How to listen

This Group C match will take place at 2pm on Monday, June 14.

Full coverage from Hampden Park will be live on talkSPORT, with our pre-match build-up starting at 6pm.

Jim White will be your host and commentary will come from Alex Crook and Chris Iwelumo.

To tune in, click the radio player below or HERE for the live stream.

Here are the other ways to listen…

App iPhone – Download from the Apple store

Android – Download from Google Play

Radio – talkSPORT is available across the United Kingdom via DAB digital radio and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

TV – Listen to talkSPORT through your TV on the following channels: Sky: Channel 0108 Virgin Media: Channel 927 Freeview: Channel 723 Freesat: Channel 731

Scotland v Czech Republic: Squads

Scotland

Goalkeepers: Craig Gordon (Hearts), David Marshall (Derby), Jon McLaughlin (Rangers)

Defenders: Liam Cooper (Leeds), Declan Gallagher (Motherwell), Grant Hanley (Norwich), Jack Hendry (Celtic), Scott McKenna (Nottingham Forest), Stephen O’Donnell (Motherwell), Nathan Patterson (Rangers), Andy Robertson (Liverpool), Greg Taylor (Celtic), Kieran Tierney (Arsenal)

Midfielders: Stuart Armstrong (Southampton), Ryan Christie (Celtic), John Fleck (Sheffield United), James Forrest (Celtic), Ryan Fraser (Newcastle United), Billy Gilmour (Chelsea), John McGinn (Aston Villa), Callum McGregor (Celtic), Scott McTominay (Manchester United), David Turnbull (Celtic)

Forwards: Ché Adams (Southampton), Lyndon Dykes (QPR), Kevin Nisbet (Hibernian)

Czech Republic

Goalkeepers: Aleš Mandous (Olomouc), Jiří Pavlenka (Werder Bremen), Tomáš Vaclík (Sevilla)

Defenders: Jan Bořil (Slavia Praha), Jakub Brabec (Viktoria Plzeň), Ondřej Čelůstka (Sparta Praha), Vladimír Coufal (West Ham), Pavel Kadeřábek (Hoffenheim), Tomáš Kalas (Bristol City), Tomáš Holeš (Slavia Praha), Aleš Matějů (Brescia), David Zima (Slavia Praha)

Midfielders: Antonín Barák (Verona), Vladimír Darida (Hertha Berlin), Jakub Jankto (Sampdoria), Alex Král (Spartak Moskva), Lukáš Masopust (Slavia Praha), Jakub Pešek (Sparta Praha), Michal Sadílek (Liberec), Petr Ševčík (Slavia Praha), Tomáš Souček (West Ham)

Forwards: Adam Hložek (Sparta Praha), Michael Krmenčík (PAOK), Tomáš Pekhart (Legia), Patrik Schick (Leverkusen), Matěj Vydra (Burnley)

Scotland v Czech Republic: What’s been said?

There’s a strong sense of optimism in Scotland heading into the competition, Former manager backed his boys to go all the way in fact.

Speaking on their chances at the Euros he said: “We don’t care how we qualified – we are there. I think we have got a team that is capable of getting us the full distance, honestly.

“I’m not being daft or patriotic – I’m genuinely optimistic we can go the distance here and we have every capability in that team.”

He went on to say: “When I see other countries that have won it – Portugal won it without winning a group game, Greece won it. Way back in 1992, Denmark won it. They came from nowhere.

“It is possible for someone else, not a big, high-profile team, to win it, and I think Scotland have a chance this time.”


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