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Scots buy home briefs for qualifier in Dortmund

The sight of the German national team dismantling Brazil so ruthlessly on Tuesday night has not deterred the hundreds of Scotland supporters who have bought tickets for the home end ahead of the opening qualifier for the 2016 European championships.

Gordon Strachan's side face the daunting prospect of travelling to Germany in September to face a team which could have been crowned the world champions by then.

Germany reached the World Cup final - which will be contested on Sunday - with a 7-1 victory over the hosts. The challenge which will face Scotland later this year would be acknowledged during the game by the Scottish Football Association, with the organisation reminding fans of September's fixture before signing off with "#naeborra".

Supporters have been unperturbed by the might of the Germans, though, with thousands of Scots expected to make the trip to the Westfalenstadion to watch the national side kick off the campaign on September 7. The SFA does not expect the number of tickets allocated officially to Scotland fans to satisfy the demand and many have already ordered tickets directly from the German Football Association.

Tickets are now available on their official website and require fans only to register before they are able to place an order. It is understood that hundreds of Scots have sought to profit already to help ensure there is a significant contingent in Dortmund for the match.

Scotland supporters performed the same practice ahead of a Euro 2008 qualifier with France. A wonder goal from James McFadden delivered an historic victory for the Scots inside the Parc des Princes, a moment that was witnessed by 25,000 supporters in the ground. Only 4500 tickets had been issued to the SFA for travelling supporters but many more Scots were seen among the home supporters on the night.

"The question I have to ask here is how did 25,000 Scotland fans find themselves over in Paris for this game?" Raymond Domenech, the then France coach, said at the time. "There were more Scotland fans than French and this is supposed to be our home game. I'm sure our method of selling tickets helped it happen."

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