FOOTBALL: EURO 96 Style conflict in prospect

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Asked how hard qualifying from Group A would be, Guus Hiddink, the Netherlands' coach, said: "Scotland are British opposition, so you can say when we play them it will be a clash of styles. The Scottish teams always want to play football and attack."

Switzerland's English coach, Roy Hodgson, missed yesterday's draw as his Italian club side, Internazionale, were in Serie A action last night against Juventus. His assistant manager, Hans Peter Zauss, said: "We are happy with the draw. It's great for us that we are playing the first game at Wembley against England - that's a match all of Switzerland will look forward to.

"The Netherlands will be very tough opponents, while we have had some good games in recent years with Scotland."