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England's midfielder Dele Alli (C) walks off the pitch after a squad walkaround session at Hampden Park in Glasgow on June 9, 2017, ahead of their group F World Cup qualifying football match against Scotland on June 10.ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP/Getty

The traditional rivalry between England and Scotland dates back to the history of the British Isles. In the football pitch, that rivalry is set to renew as these two powerful football nations go head-to-head in an European World Cup Qualifier match from Group F on Saturday June 10.

Gareth Southgate's England football team are currently the leaders of the six-team table with 13 points from five matches so far. In the second place, remains Slovakia, with a total nine points.

Scotland, meanwhile, are fourth in the group with two wins, two defeats and a draw. 

With five group games to go, the Three Lions have a good chance of sealing direct qualification to the FIFA World Cup 2018 by topping the group. 

Wayne Rooney remains the notable absentee from the squad. Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane takes the captain's armband in his place. Star striker Jamie Vardy is also meanwhile unavailable owing to a "minor injury" picked up during injury.

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Nevertheless, Southgate remains optimistic of a good result on Saturday.

"I'm really pleased with the level of training and we'll have to transfer that into the game," said Southgate, as per the BBC. "The players have embraced some new ideas this week around how we want to work and we're looking forward to the game, it's a great one to be involved with.

"It's a special fixture, but the key objective is to qualify for the World Cup, so we've got to keep that in our mind. But it's a game that will test us in every way and that's what we should be looking forward to."

England vs Scotland: Head 2 Head record

England wins: 48

Scotland wins: 41

Draws: 24

Match schedule

  • Date: June 10
  • Time: 5 pm BST (9:30 pm IST)
  • Venue: Hampden Park, Glasgow

Where to watch live

India: TV - Ten 2, Ten 1 HD. Live stream - Sony Liv

UK: TV - Sky Sports 5/HD, Sky Sports 1/HD, Now TV, ITV 1, UTV, STV Scotland.

Live stream - Sky Go

Radio commentary - BBC Radio 5 Live

USA: TV - Fox Sports 2, fubo TV. Live stream - Fox Sports Go.

Live score - Twitter