Smith: Scotland v England game is 'back on'

April 25, 2008

Scottish FA chief executive Gordon Smith has revealed plans to revive internationals between England and Scotland are at an advanced stage.

Smith has held talks with Football Association counterpart Brian Barwick and claims the fixture is 'back on'.

Scotland and England have not played each other since their Euro 2000 play-off in 1999.

They met at Wembley during Euro 96, but prior to that their previous meeting came at Hampden in 1989.

Smith told The Sun: 'I've had discussions with Brian Barwick about resurrecting the Scotland v England games and it's definitely back on.'

Existing commitments mean there is little scope for the match to be played before the end of next year, although 2010 could be a realistic target.

'It might be 2010 before we get a game,' said Smith.

'The idea would be to establish some sort of relationship for one-off games or even have them biannually.'