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    When is Scotland’s first game at Euro 2024? Full fixtures for the Tartan Army

    SCOTLAND are hoping to beat the odds by lifting the Euro 2024 title this summer – but their pathway to success will be tricky from the start.Steve Clarke guided his side to a second successive Euro qualification by finishing second in qualifying Group A behind three-time winners Spain.Scotland are hoping to beat the odds this summerCredit: ReutersAnd the Scottish boss will hope that he can become the first-ever manager to lead the Tartans to European silverware.But Scotland have been thrown into a difficult group which includes, Hungary, Switzerland and hosts Germany.Furthermore, the Scottish stars haven’t had the best of form going into the tournament, so they’ll need some sort of inspiration to help them achieve their dreams.Find out Scotland’s full list of fixtures below.Read more on Euro 2024 When is Scotland’s first game at Euro 2024?Scotland get their Euro 2024 campaign underway against three-time winners and hosts Germany on Friday, June 14.It is scheduled to kick off at 8pm BST – 9pm local time.Allianz Arena – home of Bayern Munich is the chosen venue for this huge opening fixture and it can host approximately 75,024 passionate fans.Ilkay Gundogan’s strike earned Germany a narrow 3-2 win when the sides last met back in a 2015 qualifying contest.Most read in Euro 2024FULL Scotland Euro 2024 fixture listFriday June 14, 2024 – Group A: Germany vs Scotland (Allianz Arena, Munich – kick-off 8pm BST)Wednesday June 19, 2024 – Group A: Scotland vs Switzerland (RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne – kick-off 8pm BST)Sunday June 23, 2024: Group A: Scotland vs Hungary (MHPArena, Stuttgart – kick-off 8pm BST)The top two in each group plus the four best third-placed teams go throughRound of 16If Scotland finish first in Group A…Saturday June 29, 2024: Group A winner vs Group C runners-up (Westfalenstadion, Dortmund)If Scotland finish second in Group A…Saturday June 29 – Group A runners-up vs Group B runners-up (Olympiastadion, Berlin)If Scotland finish as one of four best third-placed teams…One of:Sunday June 30 – Group B winners vs third-placed side from Group A/D/E/F (RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne)Monday July 1 – Group F winners vs third-placed side from Group A/B/C (Waldstadion, Frankfurt)Tuesday July 2: Group E winners vs third-placed side Group A/B/C/D (Allianz Arena, Munich)Quarter-finalsIf Scotland finish first in Group A and win round of 16 game…Friday July 5 (MHPArena, Stuttgart)If Scotland finish second in Group A and win round of 16 game…Saturday July 6 (Merkur Spiel-Arena, Dusseldorf)If Scotland finish as one of four best third-placed teams and win round of 16 game…One of:Friday July 5 (MHPArena, Stuttgart)Friday July 5 (Volksparkstadion, Hamburg)Saturday July 6 – (Olympiastadion, Berlin)Semi-finalsIf Scotland finish first in Group A, win round of 16 game and win quarter-final…Tuesday July 9 – kick-off 8pm (Allianz Arena, Munich)If England finish second in Group A, win round of 16 game and win quarter-final…Wednesday July 10 – kick-off 8pm (Westfalenstadion, Dortmund)If Scotland finish as one of four best third-placed teams, win round of 16 game and win quarter-final…One of:Tuesday July 9 – kick-off 8pm (Allianz Arena, Munich)READ MORE SUN STORIESWednesday July 10 – kick-off 8pm (Westfalenstadion, Dortmund)FinalSunday July 14 – kick-off 8pm (Olympiastadion, Berlin) More

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    When is England’s first game at Euro 2024? Full fixture list for the Three Lions

    THE Premier League season is officially over – which means all eyes are on Euro 2024 this summer.England will be looking to go one better than the 2020 tournament, having missed out on the trophy after defeat to Italy in the final.Euro 2024 gets underway in JuneCredit: GETTYThe Three Lions will begin Euro 2024 in Group C, alongside Serbia, Denmark and Slovenia.Gareth Southgate’s side will be the overwhelming favourites to top the group and progress to the round of 16.But when do England begin their Euro 2024 campaign?When is England’s first game at Euro 2024?England kick start their tournament on Sunday, June 16 as they face Serbia.READ MORE IN EURO 2024The Three Lions’ all-important Euro 2024 opener will take place in Gelsenkirchen at the Arena AufSchalke.England’s clash with Serbia will kick off at 8pm BST.FULL England fixture list at Euro 2024Sunday, June 16 – Group C: Serbia vs England (Arena AufSchalke, Gelsenkirchen – kick-off 8pm BST)Thursday, June 20 – Group C: Denmark vs England (Waldstadion, Frankfurt – kick-off 5pm BST)Most read in Euro 2024Tuesday, June 25 – Group C: England vs Slovenia (RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne – kick-off 8pm BST)Round of 16If England finish top of Group CSunday, June 30: Group C winners vs third-placed side in Group D/E/F (Arena AufSchalke, Gelsenkirchen)If England finish runner-up in Group CSaturday, June 29 – Group A winners vs Group C runners-up (Westfalenstadion, Dortmund)If England finish as one of four best third-place teamsOne of:Monday, July 1 – Group F winner vs third-placed side from Group A/B/C (Waldstadion, Frankfurt)Tuesday, July 2 – Group E winners vs third-placed side from Group A/B/C/D (Allianz Arena, Munich)Quarter-finalsIf England finish top of Group C and win their round of 16 gameSaturday, July 6 (Merkur Spiel-Arena, Dusseldorf)If England finish runner-up in Group C and win their round of 16 gameFriday, July 5 (MHPArena, Stuttgart)If England finish as one of four best third-place teams and win their round of 16 gameOne of:Friday, July 5 (Volksparkstadion, Hamburg)Saturday, July 6 (Olympiastadion, Berlin)Semi-finalsIf England finish top of Group C, win their round of 16 game and win the quarter-finalWednesday, July 10 – kick-off 8pm (Westfalenstadion, Dortmund)If England finish runner-up in Group C, win their round of 16 game and win the quarter-finalTuesday, July 9 – kick-off 8pm (Allianz Arena, Munich)If England finish as one of four best third-place teams, win their round of 16 game and win the quarter-finalOne ofTuesday, July 9 – kick-off 8pm (Allianz Arena, Munich)Wednesday, July 10 – kick-off 8pm (Westfalenstadion, Dortmund)READ MORE SUN STORIESFinalSunday, July 14 – kick-off 8pm (Olympiastadion, Berlin) More

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    When are the Premier League 2024-25 fixtures released?

    FOOTBALL fans are already gearing up for the Premier 2024-25 season – and the fixtures release date has been revealed!It has been another phenomenal campaign with all 20 teams going through a rollercoaster of emotions.Fixtures for next season will be released later this yearCredit: ReutersAnd the players will have to do it all over again once the Euro 2024 tournament in Germany has concluded.But they get to find out what their 2024-25 schedule looks like way beforehand.When are the Premier League 2024-25 fixtures released?All 380 Premier League 2024-25 fixtures will be released on Tuesday, June 18 – four days after the opening Euro 2024 match.It is scheduled to be revealed at 9am BST.Read more on Premier LeagueDates and kick-off times for all of the Premier League 2024-25 fixtures are subject to change throughout the course of the season.That could be due to TV requirements or fixture clashes.What is the final Premier League table?Manchester City won a fourth successive Premier League title on the final day – the first time that has happened in English football.Arsenal were top for much of the season, but Pep Guardiola’s relentless side pipped them to the title with a win on the final day.Most read in FootballElsewhere, Chelsea, Newcastle and Manchester United are awaiting the outcome of the FA Cup final to see which European competition they are playing in next season, if at all.The final Premier League tableWho has been promoted to the Premier League?Leicester City return to the Premier League as Championship winners after being relegated during the 2022-23 season.And Ipswich Town will be joining the Foxes after securing second place – ending a 22-year wait.Leeds will face Southampton in the Championship play-off final on May 26.Who has been relegated from the Premier League?Sheffield United and Burnley are going straight back down to the Championship following their poor Premier League campaigns.Luton Town needed to win and Nottingham Forest to lose – plus a 12-goal swing to stay in the top flight. But a miracle never was close with Luton losing 4-2 at home to Fulham and Forest beating Burnley 2-1 at Turf Moor. More

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    Why are Arsenal not wearing their new kit for the final game of 2023/24 season against Everton?

    ARSENAL have made it a tradition to wear their new kit on the final day of each Premier League season – but things are different this year.Wearing the new threads on Matchday 38 has been used a smart tactic to build hype around the kits and push people to purchase them ahead of the new campaign.Declan Rice in the new 2024/25 Arsenal home kitCredit: GettyHowever, the Gunners are not representing in the 2024/25 kit in the final game against Everton as they hope to end the day as Premier League champions.And SunSport can reveal the reasons behind this.Why are Arsenal not wearing their new kit against Everton?Arsenal are not wearing their new kit because they would like to lift the Premier League title in the same strip that they have been wearing all season should results go their way.The Gunners go into the final day of the season two points behind league leaders Manchester City but could finish top if Pep’s side lose to West Ham and they beat Everton at the Emirates.Read more on ArsenalMikel Arteta’s side have modelling the new kit on Arsenal’s social media channels after it was launched on Thursday, May 16.Liverpool chose to do the same thing back in 2022 when Jurgen Klopp’s men and City’s thrilling title race went right down to the wire.What is the current Premier League table?Here is the Premier League table going into the final day. More

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    Premier League top scorers 2023/24: Latest standings for this season’s Golden Boot

    WINNING the Premier League is the pinnacle of English football – and it’s a two-horse race on the final day.But securing the Golden Boot is every attacker’s side mission – and it is up for grabs once again as we enter the last matchday of the campaign.Erling Haaland won the Golden Boot in his first official Premier League seasonCredit: GETTYErling Haaland stormed to the prestigious award in spectacular fashion last season by breaking the goal-scoring record with 36 goals.And football fans have tipped the Norwegian superstar to secure back-to-back Golden Boots.Should the Man City goal machine do so, he will become the first player to win back-to-back Golden Boots in his first two Premier League seasons.However, a number of players across the division will be determined to dethrone Haaland.Read more on Premier LeaguePremier League top scorers 2023/24Live Premier League top scorers:

    PLAYER
    CLUB
    GOALS

    Erling Haaland
    Man City
    27

    Cole Palmer
    Chelsea
    22

    Alexander Isak
    Newcastle
    21

    Phil Foden
    Man City
    19

    Ollie Watkins
    Aston Villa
    19

    Dominic Solanke
    Bournemouth
    18

    Mohamed Salah
    Liverpool
    17

    Son Heung-Min
    Tottenham
    17

    Jarrod Bowen
    West Ham
    16

    Bukayo Saka
    Arsenal
    16

    Jean-Philippe Mateta
    Crystal Palace
    15

    Nicolas Jackson
    Chelsea
    14

    Who has previously won the Premier League Golden Boot?
    1992/93 – Terry Sheringham (Tottenham), 22 goals
    1993/94 – Andy Cole (Newcastle), 34 goals
    1994/95 – Alan Shearer (Blackburn), 34 goals
    1995/96 – Alan Shearer (Blackburn), 31 goals
    1996/97 – Alan Shearer (Newcastle), 25 goals
    1997/98 – Chris Sutton (Blackburn), Dion Dublin (Coventry), Michael Owen (Liverpool), 18 goals
    1998/99 – Michael Owen (Liverpool), Dwight Yorke (Man Utd), Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink (Leeds), 18 goals
    1999/00 – Kevin Phillips (Sunderland), 30 goals
    2000/01 – Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink (Chelsea), 23 goals
    2001/02 – Thierry Henry (Arsenal), 24 goals

    2002/03 – Ruud van Nistelrooy (Man Utd), 25 goals
    2003/04 – Thierry Henry (Arsenal), 30 goals
    2004/05 – Thierry Henry (Arsenal), 25 goals
    2005/06 – Thierry Henry (Arsenal), 27 goals
    Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has won the most Golden Boots with a total of fourCredit: AFP
    2006/07 – Didier Drogba (Chelsea), 20 goals
    2007/08 – Cristiano Ronaldo (Man Utd), 31 goals
    2008/09 – Nicolas Anelka (Chelsea), 19 goals
    2009/10 – Didier Drogba (Chelsea), 29 goals
    2010/11 – Carlos Tevez (Man City), Dimitar Berbatov (Man Utd), 20 goals
    2011/12 – Robin van Persie (Arsenal), 30 goals
    2012/13 – Robin van Persie (Man Utd), 26 goals
    2013/14 – Luis Suarez (Liverpool), 31 goals
    2014/15 – Sergio Aguero (Man City), 26 goals
    2015/16 – Harry Kane (Tottenham), 25 goals
    2016/17 – Harry Kane (Tottenham), 29 goals
    2017/18 – Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), 32 goals
    2018/19 – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal), Sadio Mane (Liverpool), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), 22 goals
    2019/20 – Jamie Vardy (Leicester), 23 goals
    2020/21 – Harry Kane (Tottenham), 23 goals
    2021/22 – Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), Son Heung-min (Tottenham), 23 goals
    2022/23 – Erling Haaland (Man City), 36 goals
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    How many Premier League trophies are there?

    THE last matchday of the Premier League season will take place on Sunday – and so much is still to be decided.Arsenal and Manchester City are in a two-horse race for this season’s title.Manchester City and Arsenal will go head-to-head for the Premier League titleCredit: REUTERSPep Guardiola’s side gave their hopes of a fourth straight Premier League triumph a boost after they beat Tottenham 2-0 to go two points clear at the top ahead of the final day.But all hope is not lost for Arsenal as they look to secure their first top flight title since their invincible season in 2003/04.The Gunners must beat Everton on the final day – and hope that London rivals West Ham can avoid defeat at the Etihad.But with two sides on either end of the country in with a chance of lifting the trophy – what do the Premier League do to prepare for such an occasion?READ MORE IN FOOTBALLHow many Premier League trophies are there?There are TWO identical Premier League trophies, which include an engraved base detailing past top flight winners.During the season, one is displayed by the Premier League champions, while the other is used by the league.The current champions are forced to return their trophy to the Premier League at least three weeks before the final league match of the season.This is because circumstances such as the one on Sunday can arise with the potential of two different teams being crowned champions.Most read in FootballSo, come the final day of the 2023/24 Premier League season, identical trophies will be waiting at both Man City’s Etihad stadium and Arsenal’s Emirates stadium.In addition to this, 40 winners’ medals will be at each ground.Alongside the silverware, the Premier League will provide podiums and fireworks at both stadiums.An expert engraver will be on hand at both arenas to etch the required team’s name onto the trophy after they lift it. More

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    Why do boxers have Vaseline put on their face between rounds during a fight?

    SOMETHING as simple as Vaseline can be the difference between winning and losing inside the boxing ring.Eagle-eyed fans will have noticed that it is used by their favourite stars during trips back to the corner in between rounds. British star Luke Campbell receiving treatment during his fight with Jorge LinaresCredit: Getty Images – GettyWhy do boxers use Vaseline before a fight?Before a fight starts, a boxer will usually have Vaseline dabbed onto their face to protect themselves.It will not decrease the pain, but it can stop punches from connecting properly because it causes the skin to be very ‘slippery’.The cutman in the corner will usually apply it to the nose, lips, cheekbones, jawbone and beneath the eyebrows. Boxers retreat to the corner between roundsCredit: Getty Images – GettyWhy do boxers use Vaseline during a fight?Most boxers will find themselves battered and bleeding after a few rounds in the ring.Vaseline mixed with coagulant can be applied to the open wounds to limit the amount of blood that is lost.The coagulant slows the bleeding and the Vaseline protects the damaged area.If a boxer’s nose is bleeding, the cutman will usually put a dab of Vaseline up it to limit the bleeding. More

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    Will Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk rematch and when is it taking place?

    TYSON FURY and Oleksandr Usyk could be set to do it all AGAIN later this year after a brilliant bout in Saudi Arabia.The two heavyweights went head to head in the first heavyweight unification fight this CENTURY – with Usyk winning a controversial split decision.Oleksandr Usyk won a split decision in a brilliant heavyweight unification fight against Tyson FuryCredit: GettyAnd in a bout fit for that mantle, Fury and Usyk played out a thrilling battle with both men in control and also struggling at various points in the fight.Usyk started on top before showboating Fury won the middle rounds and appeared to be well on top.However, a ninth-round volley saw Usyk FLOOR Fury and swing momentum back his way.With four major world titles up for grabs both men gave it their all in one of the best fights in memory.READ MORE IN BOXINGIt went to the judges with the fight ending in a controversial split decision going in the Ukrainian’s favour –  115-112, 114-15, 114-113.When is Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk rematch taking place?SunSport understands that a TWO-WAY clause is in place, meaning both men – should they lose – can contractually trigger a rematch.And Saudi boxing chief, H.E. Turki Alalshikh, confirmed before the fight started that Fury vs Usyk II has been pencilled in for the weekend of October 12/13.Alalshikh plans to have the rematch to kick off another Riyadh Season.Most read in BoxingWill all heavyweight titles be on the line in the rematch?Should the rematch take place between Fury and Usyk, they won’t be competing for all the heavyweight titles.That is because the winner of the undisputed bout will be stripped of the IBF strap in order for mandatory challenger Filip Hrgovic to finally compete for it.It is not yet know when the belt will be stripped from the eventual winner, but it will happen before Hrgovic takes on Brit Daniel Dubois on June 1.TYSON FURY VS OLEKSANDR USYK LIVE: ALL THE LATEST FROM HUGE UNDISPUTED WORLD TITLE FIGHT More