NICOLA Sturgeon is not going to attend Scotland’s first match in a serious soccer match in 23 years, it has emerged.
The First Minister, who immediately wished Steve Clarke’s aspect good luck and mentioned she would be “completely behind them as they kick the primary ball”, will miss subsequent Monday’s recreation at Hampden towards the Czech Republic.
The 2pm kick-off means she might be working as an alternative.
Ms Sturgeon is not going to attend Scotland’s recreation towards England at Wembley per week on Friday both.
It’s also unclear if she is going to attend Scotland’s third recreation towards Croatia at Hampden on June 22, which means she may miss the nationwide aspect’s total first spherical, with no assure that it’ll make it to the second spherical.
A Scottish Authorities spokesperson mentioned: “The First Minister might be cheering on Scotland once they kick-off their marketing campaign subsequent week, however is not going to be attending Monday’s match.”
At FMQs, Ms Sturgeon mentioned: “I additionally take the chance immediately to want Steve Clarke and the entire Scotland males’s soccer staff all the perfect as they put together to embark on the European championship marketing campaign.
“On Monday afternoon, 23 lengthy years of frustration, ache and standing on the sidelines will come to an finish.
“The staff has accomplished us proud already however we are going to all be completely behind them as they kick the primary ball and right through the match.
“All of us hope that that might be for a substantial means into the match or—who is aware of?—maybe the entire means.”
Ms Sturgeon and her husband Peter Murrell, the SNP chief government, have beforehand attended Wimbledon to look at Andy Murray.
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