A message to supporters ahead of the UEFA EURO 2020 game between England and Scotland

Thursday 17 Jun 2021
The nations last met at Wembley during a European Qualifier for the 2018 World Cup

England against Scotland is always a great occasion between two countries with a long history in international football.

Dating back to 1872, the first match between the two countries is recognised by FIFA as football’s first ever international fixture.

There is rightly much excitement from both sets of supporters ahead of our UEFA EURO 2020 group stage match on Friday, when we meet in a major senior men’s tournament for the first time in 25 years. We look forward to welcoming all fans to Wembley Stadium, but it is important that you do not travel to the stadium unless you have a ticket for the match.

On behalf of the manager and the team, please support England in the right way, before, during and after the fixture. This includes showing respect to each national anthem before the game. We are playing at home and we need the supporters to fully get behind the team.

We are very pleased that both England and Scotland players will demonstrate unity when they take the knee ahead of kick-off. We thank the Scottish team for this showing of solidarity as together we highlight our common values of respect and equality.

Please do respect the players when they take the knee as they continue to highlight and challenge discrimination, in all its forms.

Football is about celebrating pride and passion, not shouting abuse or discrimination. We hope everybody enjoys the day and shows their support in a way that will do their country proud, both inside and outside of Wembley Stadium.

By Communications department