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England and Scotland gear up for challenging UEFA Euro campaigns

As the summer’s UEFA Euro tournament approaches, attention in the UK is firmly on England and Scotland, the home nations flying their flags.

Scotland faces a daunting group with hosts Germany, Switzerland, and Hungary. Despite being the lowest-ranked team, Steve Clarke’s side hopes to build on their strong qualifying campaign, where they lost just once and finished second behind Spain. This marks their fourth Euros appearance and the second consecutive one under Clarke, showcasing their growth and determination to make a significant impact despite the odds.

England, led by Gareth Southgate, enters the tournament as one of the favorites, having reached the final in the previous edition. With a star-studded squad including Jude Bellingham, Harry Kane, and Phil Foden, the Three Lions aim to finally claim the title. They face Serbia, Denmark, and Slovenia in the group stage and are backed by Opta’s supercomputer as the top contenders. However, recent disappointments, such as a shock defeat to Iceland, highlight the challenges ahead. With strong rivals like France, Germany, and defending champions Italy in the mix, the tournament promises intense competition and high stakes for all teams involved.

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