Scotland vs Czech Republic team news: Kieran Tierney misses out in Euro 2020 starting line-up

Steve Clarke’s side begin their Euro 2020 campaign at Hampden Park with England beating Croatia in the other game in Group D

Jack Rathborn
Monday 14 June 2021 13:34
Comments
Manager Steve Clarke looks ahead to Scotland versus Czech Republic Euro game

Kieran Tierney is the surprise omission from Scotland’s starting line-up to face the Czech Republic in their Euro 2020 opener.

The Arsenal left-back is not quite fit enough for the Group D opener at Hampden Park.

Steve Clarke told the BBC that Tierney could be in line to feature against England on Friday: "Kieran picked up a little niggle in training during the week.

"Not ready for this one, hopefully ready for the next one [against England]."

Clarke has also opted against starting Che Adams, instead preferring Ryan Christie to partner Lyndon Dykes, who leads the line for the Tartan Army.

Stuart Armstrong gets a start in midfield alongside Aston Villa’s John McGinn and Manchester United’s Scott McTominay with 12,000 in attendance for the match at Hampden.

Chelsea’s Billy Gilmour is on the bench.

The Czechs have gone with the same XI that faced Albania in their final warm-up game, a game they won 3-1.

FOLLOW LIVE Scotland vs Czech Republic: Build-up to Euro 2020 match today

Scotland XI: Marshall; Hendry, Hanley, Cooper; O’Donnell, McTominay, McGinn, Armstrong, Robertson (c); Christie, Dykes.

Substitutes: Gordon, McLaughlin, McGregor, Adams, Taylor, Turnbull, Nisbet, Fraser, Patterson, Gilmour, Forrest, McKenna.

Czech Republic XI: Vaclik; Coufal, Celustka, Kalas, Boril; Soucek, Kral; Masopust, Darida, Jankto; Schick

Substitutes: Mandous, Kaderabek, Brabec, Barak, Holes, Krmencik, Sevcik, Zima, Hlozek, Vydra, Meteju, Pekhart.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

By clicking ‘Create my account’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in