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ENGLAND and Scotland are gearing up to resume the oldest rivalry in football history tonight.

The Three Lions face Scotland at Hampden Park on the 150th anniversary of the first-ever match between the two nations.

All the way back on November 30, 1872, England and Scotland participated in the first ever international football match at a cricket ground in Partick.

But how much do you know about the historic event? Test your knowledge with SunSport's quiz here.

Fast forward to today, with some 115 matches played out, the rivalry still burns just as fiercely.

With clash 116 set to commence at 7:45pm UK time, Gareth Southgate will be eager to get one over on Steve Clarke – with the England boss only beating the Scots once from three.


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England have come out on top on 48 games, while the Scots have triumphed 41 times with 26 games ending in stalemate.

However, Clarke is in a boisterous mood regardless of the 35-place Fifa ranking differential between the two sides.

Speaking ahead of the match, he relished the opportunity to butt heads with Harry Kane and Co while backing the Tartan Army to power them on.

He said: "We know we'll have a real challenge on our hands.

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"Not only are England serial qualifiers for the major tournaments they have performed exceptionally well under the guidance of Southgate.

"They have a very talented and experienced squad, who will travel here looking to end our current run of positive results.

"Having said that we want to beat them every bit as much as they want to beat us.

"This should make for a full bloodied contest played in the right spirit in front of a full Hampden Park, which I’m sure will generate a magnificent atmosphere.

"In some friendlies you can perhaps relax a little, but not this one."

Meanwhile, Southgate added: "It’s another really good test. Another hostile environment, against a team that are playing really well.

"You know, they’re in great form, full of confidence so it’s another important learning step for us."

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