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Scotland to face USA in friendly at Hampden Park

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The Scottish FA have announced that Hampden Park will play host to an international friendly between Scotland and the United States of America on Friday 15th November 2013.

The game will be the last game played at the national stadium before it is redeveloped ahead of Glasgow’s hosting of the Commonwealth Games next year.

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Scotland manager, Gordon Strachan, spoke of the upcoming friendly, he said: “I am looking forward to playing the USA at Hampden Park in November. While it would be great to be preparing for the World Cup in Brazil, or taking part in the play-offs, this match will give us another opportunity to maintain the momentum achieved with the results and performances against Croatia and Macedonia.

“I have been greatly encouraged by the improvement shown by the squad in recent months and by the unwavering support of our excellent fans. I am sure both the players and the Scotland supporters will look forward to the opportunity to finish the year positively.”

German legend and USA head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, added: “The game against Scotland is crucial for us because we have so few games between now and when we name the roster for the FIFA World Cup. It’s a huge opportunity for the players, and we are excited to play against a team and in a venue that has so much tradition and history in football.”

The last time the two sides met was back in May 2012, when the USA hammered Scotland 5-1 in Florida.

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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