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England Vs Scotland Rivalry In Pictures

13/08/2013 15:21 BST | Updated 13/08/2013 15:24 BST
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21 May 1988: Bryan Robson of England tackles Paul Simpson of Scotland during the Rous Cup match at Wembley Stadium in London. England won the match 1-0. \ Mandatory Credit: David Cannon/Allsport

The England-Scotland rivalry, unlike Germany-Holland, Brazil-Argentina or Italy-France, is an absorbing international rivalry defined purely by geography, rather than success.

Silverware for either team is as rare as a Scot at a World Cup, but their encounters endure because of a vibrant and eventful history.

England and Scotland used to face each other on an annual basis, a trend which ended as football entered the 1990s. Such regular fixtures have enhanced the colour associated with the games.

Wembley Wizards, 12-goal thrillers, broken crossbars and a dentist's chair have contributed to an on-pitch conflict which has taken a near 14-year hiatus.

So ahead of the 111th meeting, here are some outstanding moments...

England-Scotland history