England v Scotland is the oldest international fixture in the world, with the first game played back in 1872. The rivalry beaten the two nations has remained since then, becoming more intense over time.

Therivalry between the two sides comes in many forms, which hascontributed to this fixture becoming one of the most intense sporting contests. Scottish nationalism is a huge factor in the Scots' desire to defeat England above all of their other rivals, with many referring to Englandas the "Auld Enemy"

Since the late 1970s, England have also developed intense rivalries with Germany and Argentina which are now to the English supportersare now considered more important than the rivalry with scotland.

So who holds the advantage? Take a look back at a few of the previous meetings between the two teams.

Euro 1996 - England 2-0 Scotland

Second half goals from Alan Shearer and Paul Gascoigne sealed a victory for the Three Lions in the Euro 96 group campaign, the atmosphere at Wembley was electric and is seen as one of the great England victories.

Ahead ofthe game, the Scottish national anthem was completely drowned about by booing from England supporters.The first half was very tightending 0–0, although Scotland had the better of the chances which led to a very tense atmosphere inside the stadium. Englandthen took the lead through a header from Alan Shearer. HoweverScotland were awarded a penalty kick in the 76th minute,but Gary McAllister's kick was saved by the David Seaman, thenshortly afterwards, Paul Gascoigne, scored a second England goal to seal the victory.

August 2013 - England 3-2 Scotland

A late Rickie Lamert sealed the victory for England at Wembley in 2013 after James Morrison had given the Scots a surprise lead in the first-half. Theo Walcott pulled one back, but Kenny Miller put Scotland back in front just minutes after the half-time break.

However goals from Danny Welbeck and then Lambert made sure that England came out on top.

November 2014 - Scotland 1-3 England

Yet another entertaining match between the time teams, this time it was played at Celtic Park almost two years ago and again the atmosphere was electric.

England once again came out on top thanks to a brace from Wayne Rooney and an Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain strike, with Andy Robertson netting for the hosts.

Upcoming fixtures

The two scheduled fixtures hold a lot more value to them, as they are 2018 World Cup qualifying games, the first this Friday at Wembley, before the return leg is played at Hampden Park in June 2017.