England vs Scotland WILL have fans, Government reckon thanks to coronavirus vaccine

THE Government are confident the Euro 2020 clash between England and Scotland WILL be played in front of fans, thanks to the Covid vaccine.

The Auld Enemy face off in a group game at Wembley on June 18 — and under current restrictions supporters would not be allowed in.

But SunSport has been told the Pfizer vaccine breakthrough — with an AstraZeneca version to follow this month — has given ministers belief crowds will be able to attend games.

Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston said: “We want fans back in stadia as quickly as is safe to do so.

“And the real progress we are making on testing and vaccines means that next year’s Euros are firmly in our sights.”

Up until as recently as last month, there were real fears in Whitehall that Euro 2020 matches would be behind closed doors as the country battles to keep a lid on the virus.

But the impending arrival of vaccines has changed the landscape.

Uefa has confirmed the Scots will get 14,400 tickets for Wembley.

But the Tartan Army is likely to be bolstered by thousands more who bagged seats in last year’s Uefa general ballot.

Steve Clarke's team won their spot after a thrilling penalty shoot-out win in Serbia.

Keeper David Marshall was the hero saving Fulham ace Aleksandar Mitrovic's effort.

Mitrovic had to score after after all nine previous spot-kicks were converted successfully by both sides.

And the Scottish players celebrated ending 22 years of hurt with a proper dressing room boogie.

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