The curtain came down on the troubled British soccer championship when Scotland beat England 1-0 on a 65th minute penalty by John Robert at Wembley today.
Highlights of the game including Scottish fans reactions to it
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Background: The curtain came down on the troubled British soccer championship when Scotland beat England 1-0 on a 65th minute penalty by John Robert at Wembley today. It was the 99th meeting of the nations in football's oldest international fixture and few of the previous 98 could have offered as little in the way of excitement. Following the refusal of England and Wales to play in Belfast due to the troubles there, the championship itself was meaningless, but that did not deter the 60,000 Scottish supporters celebrating their 39th victory over their arch-rival in joyous fashion. The game will best be remembered for the resourcefulness of the Scottish fans who, because of trouble in the past years, were told in no uncertain terms to stay away. The sale of tickets in Scotland was banned and all public transport to Wembley shut down, yet at least two-thirds of the 90,000 crowd were of conspicious Scottish origin.