England could all but seal their place in the knockout stages of Euro 2020 if they topple neighbours and fierce rivals Scotland in their second group game on Friday night, having beaten Croatia 1-0 in game one.
In stark contrast, Scotland are already playing catch-up having been beaten 2-0 by Czech Republic on home soil, meaning Steve Clarke's side know all too well how crucial three points could prove to be when they travel to Wembley, the home of their 'auld enemy'.
The contest will mark the first time the sides have met for four years, the last clash ending with the honours even after a late Harry Kane goal made it 2-2 and rescued a point for Gareth Southgate early on into his England tenure.
Though the stakes were relatively low in that dramatic score-draw in 2017, it was as fiercely contested as every other meeting between these two sides, with the tension building as Friday's Wembley kick-off creeps closer.
Just under half a decade later, the England line-up looks dramatically different nowadays to the starting eleven that took on the Tartan Army in 2017, with just three stars remaining in the current Three Lions crop who started at Hampden back then.
Four years on, Star Sport has a look at England's starting eleven from that afternoon and how their fortunes fared afterwards…
GK: Joe Hart
Arguably the most curious tale of all those who featured that day, once upon a time Joe Hart seemingly had the whole of British football at his gloved fingertips.
Hart was integral to the first truly successful Manchester City side, before Pep Guardiola's arrival in 2016 signalled the beginning of his demise.
The shot-stopper spent the season in which the Scotland clash was played in on loan at Torino, barely featuring for City and leaving permanently a year later.
Failed stints at West Ham and Burnley followed before eventually settling for the role of Tottenham's back-up keeper, joining the North London outfit on a two-year deal in the summer of 2020.
RB: Kyle Walker
One of just three who featured at Hampden Park who also find themselves in England's Euro 2020 squad, Walker has established himself as one of the best defenders in the Premier League.
Walker has enjoyed tremendous success at club level since joining Manchester City, just a month after this clash with Scotland.
The right-back has gone on to win three Premier League titles alongside four League Cups and a solitary FA Cup.
The Sheffield-born defender is one of the most experienced members of Southgate's current side, boasting an England career that has spanned across ten years.
CB: Chris Smalling
The end of Smalling's England career coincided with Southgate's arrival, the Three Lions boss not deeming the centre-back up to the task.
The 31-year-old enjoyed a decade as a regular at Manchester United, but Southgate favoured the likes of John Stones and Harry Maguire, resigning Smalling to a back-up role until he was slowly phased out altogether having not been selected for the 2018 World Cup.
The former Millwall academy star now plies his trade for Serie A outfit AS Roma, where he has established himself as an integral part of the side.
The 2-2 draw against Scotland was Smalling's last appearance for England in a competitive fixture.
CB: Gary Cahill
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Still playing top tier football at the age of 35, Cahill has been a Premier League mainstay for well over a decade and a half.
Now of Crystal Palace, Cahill's honours list makes for staggering reading – two Premier League titles, two FA Cups, one Europa League and arguably the most coveted of all – one Champions League.
All won while at Chelsea, Cahill's international career is also an impressive one, having featured for England in four separate major tournaments over the course of six years.
Just one year after the clash with Scotland, Cahill "stepped aside" from the national team set-up, telling Southgate that he did not want to be considered for selection unless there was an injury crisis.
LB: Ryan Bertrand
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Despite once enjoying the ultimate high of Champions league glory, Bertrand now finds himself potentially without a club, having already confirmed his departure from Southampton and talks stalling with Leicester City.
Bertrand only managed to represent his country at one major tournament in the form of Euro 2016, though he was an integral part of Stuart Pearce's London 2012 Team GB Olympic team.
Bertrand joined the Saints having spent much of his time at Chelsea deputising for Ashley Cole, but quickly established himself at St Mary's and has attracted interest from a number of top clubs throughout his career, recently linked with a move to Arsenal.
DM: Jake Livermore
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Livermore still finds himself at West Brom, the same club side he plied his trade for at the time of the last clash with Scotland.
It has not been a career without controversy, two years prior to this fixture he was suspended for an entire season after a random FA drugs test determined he had tested positive for cocaine use.
Then-Hull manager Steve Bruce revealed that Livermore had taken the substance to cope with the grief caused by the death of his newborn child shortly after the FA Cup final.
Though Livermore's England career spanned five years, he only made seven appearances, featuring against some of the biggest footballing nations on the planet including the likes of Brazil, Italy and Germany.
DM: Eric Dier
One of the more divisive stars in recent England history, Dier is often criticised by fans but has earned the trust of almost every manager he has played under.
Still a first-team regular at Tottenham Hotspur, Dier sealed his place in English football during the 2018 World Cup.
The 27-year-old bagged the winning penalty in the last-16 clash with Columbia, ensuring England's first spot-kick shootout success since 1996.
Dier has gone on to feature 45 times for the Three Lions, bagging three goals, putting in arguably better performances for country than for club.
AM: Marcus Rashford
You'd be hard pushed to find someone who isn't aware of the success of Rashford both on and off the pitch.
An newly-appointed MBE after his incredible charity work throughout lockdown, Rashford has matured into one of England's most reliable performers while donning the famous white shirt.
12 goals in 42 Three Lions appearances, at just 23-years of age Rashford is regularly entrusted with senior roles for both club and country given how long he has been a starter for both.
Rashford's brace on his United debut ensured he became the first player born in this millennium to score for United and he hasn't looked back since.
Last year, the United star also launched a literacy club to help vulnerable and underprivileged children experience the "escapism of reading".
AM: Dele Alli
Much like Joe Hart, Alli's career has arguably stalled due to the actions of one manager – Jose Mourinho exiling the midfielder from his first-team plans while Tottenham boss despite starting positively under the Portuguese coach.
However, after Mourinho's sacking from the Spurs hot-seat, interim boss Ryan Mason handed Alli more first team opportunities where he appeared to show signs of his former self.
A hugely talented creative midfielder, Alli can often be a game-changer when in the mood, notching a number of crucial goals during his six-year stint at Tottenham.
Alli has often struggled to recreate his best club form for country, but can say he has bagged a goal in the World Cup quarter-final, scoring England's second during the 2-0 win over Sweden in 2018.
AM: Adam Lallana
Now of Brighton, much of Lallana's career has felt like he was always on the cusp of hitting a good vein of form only to have it scuppered by injury.
The midfielder has represented England at two major tournaments, both of which where the Three Lions massively underperformed in the 2014 World Cup and Euro 2016.
Lallana was forced to rearrange his own wedding due to international duty, the date clashing with England's opening 2014 World Cup game against Italy.
Despite nearing 34 years of age and boasting an alarming injury record, Brighton tied Lallana down to a three year deal on a free transfer from Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool.
ST: Harry Kane
Still finding the net at a rapid rate four years later, England's last-gasp equalising goal against Scotland four years ago was notched by the Spurs star.
Now the captain of the Three Lions, Kane is one of the world's most potent strikers, winning both the golden boot and top playmaker awards at club level last season.
Currently the subject of intense transfer speculation, Kane could walk into most sides in world football such as his goal-scoring prowess.
Though this current England side boast a number of talented youngsters, Kane remains England's best bet if they want to end more than 50 years of hurt.
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