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Scotland plan England replay

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After the exciting match between England and Scotland on Wednesday the match could be replayed at the Scottish national stadium Hampden Park.

The two countries met on Wednesday night for the first time in 14 years to celebrate the FA's 150th anniversary year, with the home team England coming from behind twice to win in front of 80,000 fans.

The idea of a reverse fixture in Glasgow's Hampden Park could have been improved by the good behaviour of more than 20,000 Scottish fans who were present in London to watch the game.

The leaders of the Scottish FA are very interested in hosting the fixture that took place on Wednesday on home soil and believe that the English FA share the same desires to replay the match.

Reports suggest that talks have already been held between the two parties after the 3-2 Victory for Roy Hodgson's England team at Wemble but there's a possibility that the two nations could be drawn into the same Euro 2016 qualifying group this February so the friendly will likely to be dependant on the draw.

Scottish FA security and integrity officer David Brand has paid tribute to the Scotland faithful following a full debrief from his FA counterpart, Police Scotland, Metropolitan Police and the British Transport Police.

He told BBC Sport: "Firstly, on behalf of my colleagues at the Scottish FA and the network of people responsible for the security provision around the game, I would like to thank the supporters for showing their passion and commitment in an exemplary manner," he said.

"In speaking to all relevant authorities last night and again this morning, the general consensus is that the Scotland fans' behaviour throughout was impeccable.

"We had 20,000 fans travelling to London and we have only been alerted to two arrests for minor offences outside the stadium: I think that statistic alone is testament to the fun but respectful manner in which the Scotland supporters travel."

Scotland last played England in the Euro 2000 play-off tie and David Brand sees no reason why any off-field concerns should influence any future discussions with the FA regarding a reverse fixture in Glasgow.

 

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