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Tartan Army blast UEFA over Scotland fixtures

Scotland national team supporters are irate following the draw for Euro2016 qualifying.

The Scottish side will play matches over six different days during the lead-up to the European Championships in France in just over two years' time which has incensed the Tartan Army.

The traditional international days of Saturday and Wednesday have been replaced by UEFA with days dating from Monday through to Sunday now housing the qualifying fixtures.

UEFA chief Michel Platini feels it will enhance TV revenue and provide more coverage for football fans around Europe but the Scotland faithful do not agree.

They will have to travel to Germany on a Sunday for their opening fixture in September this year before turning up to Hampden Park on a Monday for the return bout with die Mannschaft about 12 months later.

The fact that fans may have to take extra days off work to watch their team in action has the Tartan Army seething and according to spokesman Hamish Husband, there could be boycotts in the future.

"Fans are angry the traditional Saturday/Wednesday fixtures have changed radically. It's not just Tartan Army members who are miles away from Hampden," he said.

"Even supporters in the west of the country are annoyed.

"We are facing Germany at home on a Monday night and away on a Sunday night. We only have one Saturday fixture in the whole campaign.

"In the last campaign some fans just didn't bother turning up to the Croatia game because it was on a Friday night.

"For this campaign fans will have to take more days off work - for home games, never mind away games."

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