Football: Scots ready for England

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THE WORLD'S oldest international fixture - the meeting of England and Scotland - could return to the football calendar after the next World Cup, when the Scots, who hosted the last of the 106 matches at Hampden Park in 1989, hope to resume regular encounters with the old enemy.

There are no plans for Scotland to travel to Wembley, but the Scottish Football Association is ready to invite England to a refurbished Hampden, which is being rebuilt as a 50,000 all-seater ground.

'We are keen to start playing England again at a time in the season when it would have some meaning,' Jim Farry, the chief executive of the SFA, said. 'We are looking at March 1995 as the first opportunity.'

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