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Scotland v England – Glasgow, 30 November 1872

On 30 November 1872, Scotland played England in the first ever official international football match.

The match was played on St Andrew’s Day at the West of Scotland Cricket Club ground at Hamilton Crescent in Partick, Glasgow, and 5,000 fans watched the game.

Although the game ended 0-0, those of a tartan persuasion will very likely tell you that Scotland should have won by a barrowload and that, indeed, it was grand ‘moral victory’ for Scotland. Hmm, perhaps.

Included below are some newspaper reports of this historic match, as well as a letter to ‘The Glasgow Herald’ about the demand for tickets.

historical newspaper report on Scotland v England - Glasgow, 30 November 1872

Morning Post – Monday 02 December 1872

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historical newspaper report on Scotland v England - Glasgow, 30 November 1872

Glasgow Herald – Saturday 30 November 1872

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historical newspaper report on Scotland v England - Glasgow, 30 November 1872

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Monday 02 December 1872

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historical newspaper report on Scotland v England - Glasgow, 30 November 1872

Glasgow Herald – Monday 02 December 1872

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