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Scotland to face Denmark

March 30, 2011

The Scottish Football Association has confirmed Scotland will host Denmark in a friendly this summer as preparations continue for their Euro 2012 qualifiers.

The Vauxhall international challenge match will take place at Hampden on Wednesday, August 10.

The news follows Sunday's 2-0 defeat by Brazil at the Emirates Stadium, as the national team builds towards a crucial home double-header against Czech Republic and Lithuania in September.

Manager Craig Levein said: "This game will be another tough challenge for us as we put the finishing touches to our preparations for the Euro 2012 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Lithuania.

"Denmark will be a completely different proposition from our last opponents, Brazil, but it's exactly the type of game we need going into the qualifiers, and will allow us to build on the Carling Nations Cup matches against Wales and Republic of Ireland in May.

"We can't wait to walk out at Hampden again, and I'm sure the Scotland supporters will be looking forward to watching the national team on home turf as we gear up for the last half of the Euro 2012 qualifying campaign."

Before the match at Hampden, Billy Stark's Under-21s take on Norway in a friendly at St Mirren Park at 4pm.

Levein added: "With the Under-21s playing in Paisley earlier in the day, it promises to be a great day of Scotland action for the Tartan Army."