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Wunderbar opportunity

The men and women of the Tartan Army enjoy themselves wherever they go and the draw for Euro 2016 promises plenty of opportunities for a good time.

As well as visits to Germany and Georgia, there will be a chance to sample the famously good-value food and drink of Warsaw.

But the fans will also be hopeful of some great football too and the draw has certainly raised expectations. It is more than 15 years since Scotland's last appearance at a major tournament but the fact Euro 2016 will be made up of 24 nations rather than 16 must surely give Scotland a greater chance of qualifying.

It will not be easy of course, partly because Scotland is in the same group as Germany, one of the favourites to win the title, but Scotland's manager Gordon Strachan believes that if his team play at their best, there is a chance of qualifying.

It would certainly be a long-awaited boost for the fans. There is a whole generation of the Tartan Army who have never had the chance to go abroad for a major tournament. The supporters have always provided loyalty, ebullience and famously good behaviour. Now it is the turn of the team to do their bit.

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