STV to air Scotland V England 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier match live from Hampden

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STV will broadcast the World Cup qualifier match between Scotland and England live from Hampden Park on Saturday 10th June.
Coverage will start at 1630 and the match kicks off at 1700.
Presenter Peter Martin will be joined by former Scotland keeper Alan Rough and two stars of the current SPFL; Celtic and Scotland midfielder, Kris Commons and Rangers and Scotland striker, Kenny Miller.  The team will be live trackside at Hampden for pre- and post match analysis of this much anticipated game as Scotland and England compete for a place in Russia’s 2018 FIFA World Cup. 
Commentator Rob MacLean will be joined by Stuart McCall, former Rangers and Scotland midfielder and current Bradford City manager, to provide commentary on match developments as they happen.
In a preview programme airing on STV at 2250 on Friday 9th June, the eve of Scotland’s crucial World Cup qualifier against England, Peter Martin is joined at the national stadium by Alan Rough, former Rangers, Kilmarnock and Brighton midfielder Gordon Smith and former Dundee United, Hibernian, Celtic, Hearts and Scotland striker Darren Jackson to look ahead to the game.  The programme will feature an exclusive sit down interview with Scotland manager Gordon Strachan as well as all the latest from the Scotland camp ahead of the Group F clash at Hampden with Scotland looking for revenge after a 3-0 defeat at Wembley in November
The last two England v Scotland matches aired on STV and had a total reach of 2.4 million viewers.  In November 2016, the previous 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier between the teams was the year’s most watched sporting event on commercial TV. 
Elizabeth Partyka, deputy director of channels at STV, said: “This is a crucial qualifier match and we are looking forward to bringing viewers our dedicated coverage on STV.
“More than half of the Scottish adult population tuned in to watch the last two matches between England and Scotland on STV so it’s a popular event for our viewers.  We will capture the excitement in the build up to the game and viewers will be able to follow developments on the pitch with our comprehensive coverage on air and online on June 10th.”
The programmes will be available to stream on a wide range of platforms via the STV Player.  STV will also offer comprehensive coverage and live analysis online via the STV News app and website, and STV’s social media channels will capture the action and atmosphere of this crucial match as it happens. 
For further information, please contact the STV press office:-  
Katie Martin
0141 300 3109
Anna Hendry
0141 300 3830