England play Scotland at Wembley on Friday in a qualification fixture for the first time since 1999.

The Three Lions have won three of the six qualifying matches the teams have played to Scotland’s two, while one ended in a draw.

However, England have always qualified ahead of Scotland, and often at their expense.

Here we look at all the meetings between the two sides in the qualifying stages of major tournaments.

England World Cup 1950

1950 World Cup

The British nations - England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland - rejoined FIFA after a period of exile prior to the 1950 World Cup in
Brazil.

It was decided that the 1949-50 British Home Championships would be used as a qualifying group for the tournament.

The four British teams would play each other once, and the top two would qualify for the World Cup.

However, George Graham, secretary of the Scottish Football Association at the time, declared that Scotland would only travel to Brazil if they were British Champions.

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England v Scotland: The stats

England and Scotland had already secured the top two places by the time they met in the group’s final game. All that was left to be decided was who would finish top and who finish second.

England won the match 1-0 to top the group, leaving Scotland in second place.

With Graham unwilling to go back on his word Scotland didn’t travel to Brazil and withdrew from the World Cup.

The England football team leave for Switzerland and the 1954 World Cup

1954 World Cup

The British Home Championships were once again used as a qualifying group for the next World Cup.

Again, Scotland hosted England in Glasgow for the last game of the championships.

England won the match, this time 4-2, with Scotland finishing second behind the Three Lions.

This time though, Scotland didn’t turn down their place in the World Cup.

Jimmy Greaves during a snow-covered training session with the England squad in 1968

1968 European Championships

Once again the British Home Championships was used as a qualifying group for a major tournament.

This time, however, the teams played each other twice as opposed to just once.

England and Scotland first locked horns on April 15, 1967, at Wembley Stadium.

Sir Alf Ramsey’s side were world champions at the time and had yet to be beaten since lifting the Jules Rimet trophy almost 12 months earlier.

Scotland took the lead in the 27th minute through a Denis Law goal.

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England v Scotland: In numbers

Bobby Lennox added to that on the 78th minute, before Jackie Charlton pulled one back for the hosts six minutes from time.

Jim McCalliog got Scotland’s third and winning goal three minutes later before Geoff Hurst scored a late consolation for England.

The return match at Hampden Park ended in a 1-1 draw.

Scotland dropped points away to both Wales and Northern Ireland though, and eventually finished as runners-up to England who went to the tournament in Italy.

Scotland's Don Hutchison celebrates scoring the winner against England in a Euro 2000 qualifier

Euro 2000

England and Scotland both finished as runners-up in their Euro 2000 qualifying groups behind Sweden and the Czech Republic respectively.

They were drawn together in the play-offs to decide which of the two teams would make it to the tournament in Belgium and the Netherlands.

The first match was played at Hampden Park with England winning 2-0 thanks to a Paul Scholes brace.

Craig Brown’s side won the return leg at Wembley 1-0 thanks to a Don Hutchison goal.

However, it wasn’t enough, and Kevin Keegan’s boys were on their way to Charleroi.

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Here are the competitive fixtures to be played between the sides:

15 Apr 1950 | Scotland v England | 0-1 | 1950 World Cup

03 Apr 1954 | Scotland v England | 2-4 | 1954 World Cup

15 Apr 1967 | England v Scotland | 2-3 | 1968 European Championships

24 Feb 1968 | Scotland v England | 1-1 | 1968 European Championships

13 Nov 1999 | Scotland v England | 0-2 | 2000 European Championships

17 Nov 1999 | England v Scotland | 0-1 | 2000 European Championships