HibeeJibee Posted November 21, 2022 Share Posted November 21, 2022 (edited) Over the years the Scotland national team have played various trial or warmup games against Scottish clubs. However with the World Cup starting I was recalling that France based themselves at the Peebles Hotel Hydro back in 1966 and played warm-up games versus Gala Fairydean Rovers (won 8-1), Vale of Leithen (won 8-0) and Selkirk (won 11-2). South Africa toured in 1953 beating North of Scotland FA XI at Inverness Caledonian on Oct 17th and Dundee at Dens on Oct 21st, both 3-1. They returned in 1958 and drew 3-3 with Hearts at Tynecastle on Oct 30th. Canada toured in 1960 but crashed 9-1 to Dundee at Dens on Sep 28th. New Zealand toured in 1979 but themselves crashed 8-1 to Dundee at Dens on Oct 29th. No idea why Dundee were so popular. China also toured that year but fell 6-1 to Celtic at Parkhead on Aug 8th. They returned in 1982 and lost 3-1 to Rangers at Ibrox on Aug 11th. I have a match programme from East Fife v Trinidad & Tobago dated Monday 8th April 1996. No idea if played and scoreline. Spartans were due to play Trinidad & Tobago on Saturday 29th May 2004 - before facing Scotland at Easter Road - but was called off. I also recall an east African side - maybe Rwanda? - was due to play Edinburgh Uni at Peffermill in mid-2010s but it too got cancelled. (They were training here on a development scheme connected to 2014 Commonwealth Games but some players hit visa issues IIRC). Are there any other examples of full national teams playing club sides here? Edited November 21, 2022 by HibeeJibee 0 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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