DESPERATE Czech FA bosses have revealed they are still trying to persuade UEFA to dump Hampden as a venue for Scotland's opening Euro 2020 clash - just days before the game is due to be played.

Scotland face the Czechs in a Hampden battle on Monday as Steve Clarke's side kick off the Scots' first major tournament for 23 years.

The Czechs have already pulled out of their original base for the tournament at Oriam, Edinburgh amid concerns about Scotland's Covid rules.

They even tried to persuade UEFA to move the game from Hampden because of their mistaken belief that the entire squad would have to isolate if even one player tested positive, which has been denied by the Scottish Government.

Former Czech international Petr Fousek was elected as president of the Czech FA last week and he's vowed to carry on the initial protest from predecessor Martin Malik, who originally asked UEFA to move the game. Although he admits it will probably be too late for that to happen.

HeraldScotland:

READ MORE: McGregor or Gilmour? Armstrong or Christie?: Five Scotland selection headaches facing Steve Clarke ahead of Euros opener

Fousek said: "I only took this matter up after my election and we are terribly restricted by time.

"But there is still communication on the subject between ourselves and UEFA.

"Both UEFA and the Scottish FA have their offices set up at the stadium and I consider the movement of the match to be very unlikely. I don't want to raise false hopes.

"So if the game doesn't get moved, I say to everyone, let's turn this disadvantage to us into an advantage."