Scotland to face Gibraltar and Finland in final Euro 2024 preparations

Steve Clarke's side will play two friendlies in June before heading to Germany for the finals.

Scotland will play Gibraltar in Portugal this June before facing Finland in a final Hampden send-off ahead of Euro 2024 in Germany.

The Scottish FA has confirmed details of the final preparations for this summer’s tournament, with Steve Clarke and his players in action twice in four days before heading out to the Euros.

The national team will take on Gibraltar at Estadio Algarve in Portugal on Monday, June 3 before returning to Scotland to take on Finland at Hampden on Friday, June 7 in front of what is likely to be a sell-out crowd for the final home match before heading to Germany.

The Scotland squad will then fly out Garmish-Partenkirchen in Bavaria, where they will be based for the finals, travelling from the ski resort for their group matches against hosts Germany, Switzerland and Hungary.

“It was important for us to finalise our preparations for Euro 2024 as soon as possible and I’m very pleased to have confirmed our final friendly matches and secured our first-choice base camp for the tournament,” Clarke said.

“Garmisch-Partenkirchen will make for a comfortable base for our players and backroom staff for the duration of our stay at the tournament and the warm welcome we have received from the local community so far bodes well for when we are in camp there this summer.

“With Gibraltar and Finland confirmed as the final opposition before we take on Germany in the opening match of the tournament my players and coaching staff can now concentrate on ensuring we are in the best shape possible for it.

“I am particularly pleased that our final match before the tournament will be at Hampden and I am looking forward to experiencing what I am sure will be a raucous atmosphere in front of a full house of Scotland supporters that evening.”

Graeme Jones, Scottish FA performance director said: “From the moment we qualified, Garmisch-Partenkirchen was our preferred location for team base camp and to be honest, I was more excited that the draw enabled us to have our first pick than I was at playing the opening match.

“The priority is making sure the players have the best preparation possible for the Euros and Obermühle gives us a perfect balance of first-class facilities and a breathtaking, tranquil setting for the players to focus on the challenges ahead.

“The hotel staff, the Mayor and District Administrator could not have been more welcoming during the site visit and now that the base camp is confirmed, we look forward to building-up to the Euros starting with our matches against Netherlands and Northern Ireland in March.”

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