The Tartan Army will return to England for the first time since Scotland beat England 1-0 in the EURO 2000 qualification play-off in 1999. However we will not be tackling the Auld Enemy, but the samba stars of Brazil at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday 27th March, with a 2pm kick off.
Scotland last played Brazil in the opening game of the World Cup France 98 and Craig Levein, the National Team Coach, said, “This game will not only capture the imagination of the Scotland support but also the squad, who will relish the prospect of testing their skills against one of the finest international teams in world football.
“I believe the recent performances – and not simply the results – against the Faroe Islands and Northern Ireland have given the whole country a lot of encouragement for the second half of the Euro 2012 qualification campaign and beyond.
“The players have a confidence in the way forward and while I believe the most important aspect of the forthcoming international break is to further cultivate a Club Scotland culture within the squad, the opportunity to play Brazil was irresistible.”
Stewart Regan, Scottish FA Chief Executive, said, “Today’s announcement will help continue the feel good factor generated by the outstanding performance against Northern Ireland in the Carling Nations Cup. I am very excited about the future of the national team and I am sure Craig and his young and talented Scotland team will make the most of this experience.”