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WHEN CELTS COLLIDE: FROM THE BEGINNING

11 October 2012

Part 2 of 3 in our Wales v Scotland package

tournament began in the 1880s after the formations at various times of the English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish Associations. All four were in existence by the early-1880s, though the first encounter between Wales and Scotland had taken place in Glasgow on March 25 1876.Home InternationalThe original


.120 goals to Wales’ 241 draws. Scotland have scored 23, while there have been 21 of these games, Wales have won 61 occasions. Scotland have won 105The Home International tournament continued until 1984, when it was considered that the regular World Cup and European Championship qualifiers left no room on the fixture list for the tournament to be of real value. Up to the present time, the two countries have met at senior level on


In October 1948, Scotland were 3-1 winners at Ninian Park in a World Cup qualifier, and in October 1952 were 2-1 winners at Ninian Park, again in what was a World Cup qualifier. In November 1965 the match at Hampden Park was a European Championship qualifier in which Scotland were 4-1 winners, while on October 22 1966 it was 1-1 draw in a European Championship qualifier, a match played in sombre mood following the Aberfan Disaster the previous day.World Cup or European Championship qualifier.On several occasions, the fixture in the Home International Championship was used as a


saw a World Cup qualifier in Glasgow when Wales were beaten 1-0, the return taking place in October 1977 at Liverpool’s Anfield after Wales had been banned from playing within 50 miles of Ninian Park following crowd problems at the match against Yugoslavia the previous year.November 1976


Jock Stein. scored for Wales in a 1-0 win. The return took place at Ninian Park on September 10 and is arguably one of the most memorable international dates at our former home for what sadly, was all the wrong reasons. A 1-1 draw on the evening proved nothing more than an insignificant backdrop to the tragic and fatal heart-attack of Scotland’s legendary manager, Ian RushTwo World Cup qualifiers took place in 1985, the first of those on March 27 in Glasgow where


took part. Wales lost that particular encounter 3-1. . The most recent meeting was in the Carling Nations Cup on May 25 2011 in Dublin when Wales, Scotland, Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland Wales have won once, drawn twice and lost on five occasionsSo of the various World Cup and European Championship qualifiers between the two countries,



Part 3 of our build-up to Friday evening's fixture takes a quirky glance at the relationship between Cardiff City and Scotland.


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