Ticket touts have been warned they face four-figure fines if they are caught reselling briefs for any Uefa Euro 2020 matches hosted at Hampden next summer.

The Scottish Government has passed legislation banning the practice ahead of the international showpiece tournament - which arrives in Glasgow next June.

Under the ‘UEFA European Championship (Scotland) Bill,’ which passed unanimously through parliament, touts can be fined up to £5,000 for reselling their tickets outside the ground at inflated costs.

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The national stadium is set to host four tournament matches between June 15 and June 30, including three group stage matches and a round of 16 contest.

Councillor David McDonald, depute leader of Glasgow City Council and chair of Glasgow Life, said: “Glasgow has a fantastic reputation for hosting spectacular major sporting events, and for exceeding expectations while also setting new high standards for championships and competitions across the globe.”

“The UEFA European Championship (Scotland) Bill will allow us to make sure as many people as possible can get to the four EURO 2020 matches at Hampden, and without overpaying touts attempting to gain from reselling tickets.”

Beaten World Cup finalists Croatia will face the Czech Republic in the only confirmed match at Hampden in the tournament, with both countries set to play an additional match at the stadium against an as-yet-undecided opponent.

Scotland can seal that spot in Group D if they beat Israel and then either Norway or Serbia in a qualifying play off.

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In addition to the matches, Glasgow will also host two ‘fan zones’ in George Square and the Merchant City, allowing supporters the opportunity to take in the action on a big screen among other footballing activities.

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Europe minister Ben Macpherson added: “It’s great that Parliament has unanimously passed this Bill, which will prevent unfair ticket touting, help deliver four successful Euro 2020 matches at Hampden Park, create a fan zone in the centre of Glasgow throughout the tournament, and further enhance Scotland’s excellent reputation for hosting major sporting events.”

“By ensuring fair access to tickets through this ticket touting ban, and by facilitating top-class football entertainment in the George Square Football Village, as well as in the Merchant City Fanzone, this law will help make sure that as many fans as possible have the chance to experience Euro 2020 when it comes to Glasgow next year.”