England beat Scotland at Euro 1996 - where are their heroes now?

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England vs Scotland is always a game that has more riding on it than most.

As international football rivalries go, they don't come more passionate, with the two sides set to renew hostilities at Wembley on Friday night.

It's fair to say Gordon Strachan's men won't be feeling overly optimistic. The Scots' last outing saw them thrashed 3-0 in Slovakia, so any improvement on that has to be seen as a bonus.

Looking back to the last time they faced England in a game of such importance, it makes more unhappy reading for tonight's visitors.

On that occasion, England eased to a 2-0 victory - courtesy of goals from Alan Shearer and Paul Gascoigne - in Group A of Euro 1996.

Every England fan remembers that tournament, but more for the semi-final vs Germany than for the Battle of Britain towards the beginning.

All the same, let's take a look at that England team, as several of them are still household names who have gone on to big things since hanging up their boots.

David Seaman

The goalkeeper received an MBE for services to football, but our favourite moment of his post-football career has to be his appearance on Strictly Ice Dancing. He no longer has the ponytail.

Gary Neville

Neville's leadership on the pitch always saw him tipped as a future manager, though as we all know, his stint at Valencia didn't exactly go to plan. He's keeping us entertained on Sky Sports, though, and he's also done coaching with England.

Tony Adams (c)

Adams has managed Wycombe and Portsmouth. Perhaps more significantly, though, he also set up the Sporting Chance Clinic to help athletes with addiction, inspired by his own battle with alcoholism.

Gareth Southgate

This one hardly needs any explanation - if you're not sure what he's up to, take a look at the Wembley dugout tonight.

Stuart Pearce

Pearce has been in and out of management, most recently with Nottingham Forest. Psycho's latest project is as a player with non-league Longford AFC, who have been dubbed the 'worst team in England'.

Darren Anderton

The injury-prone Tottenham midfielder has written a book and does TV work in Canada, but he's kept quite a low profile.

Paul Ince

Ince has dabbled in a managerial career, winning a double - of sorts - comprising of League Two and the Johnstone's Paint trophy with MK Dons. It's been Blackburn, Notts County, and Blackpool since then. He recently put himself forward for the Wolves job.

Paul Gascoigne

It's best to focus on the positives with Gazza rather than his tragic private difficulties. As well as some public speaking, he's been playing amateur football for a Sunday League side in Bournemouth. The former England hero also managed Kettering briefly.

Steve McManaman

McManaman is a pundit on BT Sport, but many forget he's also been involved in business; he was executive director of the Hong Kong company that took over Birmingham City a few years back.

Teddy Sheringham

Bizarrely, the former striker only retired last year. He's 50. That hasn't left him much time to do anything else, but he did manage Stevenage before being sacked in February of this year for picking up just three points from eight games.

Alan Shearer

Shearer has mainly been focusing on punditry, appearing as a regular on Match of the Day. Like many of his old team-mates, he's tried his hand at coaching, but that ended with Newcastle's relegation. That doesn't stop him being linked with the England job at every opportunity.


Jamie Redknapp

As well as his role on Sky Sports, Redknapp also features on the panel show A League of Their Own.

Steve Stone

Newcastle fans will know all about Steve Stone, who was part of the Magpies' coaching staff until Steve McClaren came in a year ago.

Sol Campbell

Campbell has been trying for a career in politics and wanted to run as the Conservative candidate for the Mayor of London. Oddly enough, they chose an actual politician, dashing the former centre-back's dreams of being the next Boris.

Do Scotland have any chance of causing an upset against England? Have your say in the comments. 

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