PROGRESS being made on coronavirus testing and positive news around a vaccine means that there should be crowds at next year’s Scotland versus England football games at the Euros, the UK Government has said.

Scotland's men's team qualified for the Euros earlier this week after beating Serbia 5-4 on penalties. They will be in Group D along with Czechia, Croatia, and England.

The tournament will run from June 11 to July 11, 2021 after being delayed a year by the pandemic, which has meant sports have had to be played behind closed doors.

However, Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston told the Scottish Sun that progress in the battle against Covid meant fans should be allowed back in the stadium come next summer.

Huddleston said: “We want fans back in stadia as quickly as is safe to do so.

“And the real progress we are making on testing and vaccines means that next year’s Euros are firmly in our sights.”

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England will play their first match in London against Croatia on June 13, with Scotland getting their first showing against Czechia the following day in Glasgow.

The two UK cities are among the dozen European sites chosen to host a "a party all over Europe" to celebrate the tournament’s 60th - now 61st - anniversary.

The other sites are Rome, Baku, Copenhagen, St Petersburg, Amsterdam, Bucharest, Bilbao, Dublin, Munich, and Budapest.

London and Glasgow will host Group D’s games, but England vs Scotland, which is scheduled for June 18, will take place in London.

Uefa has confirmed the Tartan Army will get 14,400 tickets for Wembley.

The English capital will also host the semi-finals and final of the tournament on July 6, 7, and 11.