Scotland v Hungary
Sunday, 23 June 2024 (9pm kick-off, local time)
Stuttgart Arena, Germany

It all comes down to this. 

After a dramatic draw against Switzerland, Scotland go in to Sunday's match against Hungary in Stuttgart knowing that a win is likely needed if Steve Clarke's side are to have a chance of making history by progressing to the knock-out stages of a major tournament for the first time ever. 

After the disappointment in Munich in the opener against Germany, Scotland were much-improved in an entertaining draw against the Swiss. 

Scott McTominay broke the deadlock, smashing home from the edge of the box via a deflection, after a swift counter-attack, before Xherdan Shaqiri curled home a stunning equaliser.

Scotland returned to their picturesque base in the Bavarian Alps on Thursday, where Clarke's side will recover from the exertions of Wednesday night and prepare for their crucial final match of Group A.

Team news

Scotland suffered a blow with Kieran Tierney - who was stretchered off on Wednesday night - being ruled out of EURO 2024 through injury. 

Ryan Porteous also remains unavailable as he serves the second game of his suspension, while Ryan Jack's fitness is being monitored as well. 

Pre-match thoughts

Scotland assistant coach John Carver addressed the media on Friday in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and issued the following words of encouragement to his players. "Let's see how the game develops and plays out but if we do it we will be the first team to do it and people will remember the team to do it for the first time.

"That's what they have to think about in the back of their minds. These guys have got us to this tournament and we deserve to be there.

"They have put all the work and effort in to get us to where we are - why can't we go one step further and take it to that next level? Because that's what we want, we all want that and there is no reason why we can't after what we saw a couple of days ago."
The assistant coach also reflected on the performance of the Tartan Army in Cologne and the rousing rendition of the anthem, in particular, adding: "When I listened to Flower of Scotland - and I am getting a little emotional here - it was the loudest I have ever heard.

"It brought a lump to my throat. If that can't inspire these guys after that they did the other then...
"We might get beat because the opposition is better than us but it won't be for the want of trying."
Defender Hendry also spoke to the press, looking back on Wednesday night and looking forward to the crunch clash against Hungary. He said “It was an action-packed evening, a very emotional evening.

“We obviously felt we had to put in a performance and I think we did that. Obviously a massive contrast and hopefully we can continue this momentum.

“It felt good, we felt we gave a bit of justice in the performance and hopefully we made the county a bit more proud than they felt after the evening against Germany.

“There is a lot to look forward to now. Obviously it is in our hands and it is something to really relish.”

“The squad is aware that have never got out of a group before so this squad is hungry to change that. The squad is determined to make history on Sunday against Hungary.”

Heading to the game?

For the supporters who are travelling to the Stuttgart Arena, have a look at UEFA's guide to Stuttgart for advice on travel, getting to the stadium and things to do in the host city. 

Where to watch?

The match will be broadcast live on BBC One with coverage starting at 7pm in the UK. Gabby Logan will be presenting, with punditry from David Moyes, Alan Shearer and Rachel Corsie.

Scotland HQ

Scotland HQ – presented by M&S Food - has been bringing Scotland supporters all the inside information from camp throughout UEFA Euro 2024, with our host, Craig Telfer, and roving reporters Amy Canavan, Chris Forbes and Steven Mill.

On yesterday's episode - which you can watch below - we spoke to one of Scotland's brightest sparks on Wednesday night, Billy Gilmour, alongside Tom Stoltman, three time winner of Scotland's Strongest Man. 

We also caught up with supporters who are already in Stuttgart soaking up the atmosphere ahead of Sunday's match.

The show will be live against on Friday evening as we catch up with Stuart Armstrong and Ryan Christie, who have both joined the Scotland Hall of Fame by reaching 50 caps this year.