Scottish FA tightens security ahead of World Cup qualifier against England

Kane has been tipped as succeeding Wayne Rooney as England captain

Kane has been tipped as succeeding Wayne Rooney as England captain

England play Scotland in a World Cup qualifier at Hampden Park on Saturday before facing France in a friendly global in Paris three days later.

Last year's result severely impacted Scotland's hopes of qualifying out of Group F, but a late victor against Slovenia in March kept alive hopes of a first World Cup berth since 1998.

The 31-year-old West Brom midfielder said "They expect to beat everyone, England".

"We believe we have put in place a robust security plan and, as far as that plan is concerned, the police are happy to police that set of agreements and the match will go ahead with UEFA supervision at five o'clock".

But Snodgrass, who plays against those players every week in the English Premier League, says there is no reason to be afraid.

Vardy had been looking to win his 17th cap and Southgate is likely to use Kane as the spearhead of his attack in Glasgow, with the Tottenham forward available to him for the first time since he took over as England manager.

GARETH SOUTHGATE took his England players on a top-secret trip at the weekend.

He added: "Footballers have a short career and especially when you talk about qualification for the World Cup".

He will miss matches with Scotland on Saturday and France on Tuesday.

Law scored the opening goal for Scotland in their memorable 1967 triumph over England at Wembley, beating the then world champions 3-2 with a team which included four members of the starting XI who would go on to help Celtic become the first British side to lift the European Cup.

The Baggies midfielder is part of Gordon Strachan's squad that are desperate to take all three points to give themselves a realistic chance of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation. England are favourites, theyve had terrific group stages of late. "That is the game of football and what people want to see".

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