Fans gather

Tartan Army defy appeal to descend on London

London calling for the Tartan Army (pic: SNS Group).

Tens of thousands of Scotland football fans have defied the Mayor of London to descend on the city for tonight’s crunch Euro 2020 clash with England.

Sadiq Khan urged supporters not to travel south without a ticket to the Group D match, citing concerns over the spread of coronavirus.

However, the Tartan Army have turned a deaf ear to his plea, gathering in their droves ahead of the make-or-break encounter.

Scotland received around 2,700 tickets for Wembley which will have a reduced capacity of 22,500 for the game. Supporters have to show either proof of vaccination or a negative lateral flow test before entry – yet estimates suggest upwards of 30,000 supporters have made the trip.

All 15 train services direct from Glasgow to London today in time for the game were sold out.

With no fan zone set up for the Scots, and the traditional party ground of Trafalgar Square cordoned off by authorities, many are heading to Hyde Park and Leicester Square to enjoy their first taste of a major finals since 1998.

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