THERE are now just 100 days to go until UEFA EURO 2020 kicks off on June 12 with excitement really stating to build in Glasgow, one of 12 cities selected by the European game's governing body to host fixtures.

Hampden Park, the scene of two previous European Cup finals and a Europa League showpiece, will host its first match on Monday, June 15, when the winner of Play-Off C will take on Czech Republic, one of three Group D games being staged at the famous old ground. Croatia will face the Czechs six days later before a final group game on Tuesday, June 23 involving the Croats against the play-off winners. One Round of 16 tie will also be held at the Mount Florida venue on Tuesday, June 30

Steve Clarke's Scotland side will discover whether they will be joining the party when they face Israel at Hampden on March 26 and then either Norway or Serbia on March 31 to determine the winners of that aforementioned play-off.

Meanwhile, a number of exciting city initiatives are already underway with the backing of UEFA EURO 2020.

A Football Memories project promoting European Legends' playing cards to help people with dementia was launched last month. So, too, was a programme of activities aimed at encouraging people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to participate in more football under the Play Your Game banner. As part of this initiative, a walking football tournament involving teams representing all 12 host cities will culminate in a final match at the FanZone in George Square on the opening day – 100 days from today! – of EURO 2020.