Amy Macdonald has been reminiscing about Scotland playing in the 1998 World Cup as she gets excited for the upcoming Euros.
To celebrate an exciting summer of football ahead, Amy posted a video of herself singing the national anthem ‘Flower of Scotland’ on TikTok and said she was lucky enough to remember the last time Scotland were playing in a major tournament.
On her Instagram page, the This is The Life singer then spoke about her memories from that time, and how amazing it felt to watch her team.
In the video, she said: “I am so lucky that I am old enough to remember Scotland at a tournament, France 98, the opening game, I walked home from primary school and when I got to the house there was a Scotland flag on the window and I remember I was like ‘who put that there?’.
The singer then added that she remembers her father took time off work especially for the game.
She said: “And I went in and my dad had taken a half day at work just to watch the football, this is how much it meant to us, and I just remember being so thrilled to be watching my country play at the World Cup against Brazil of all countries. And the moment John Collins stepped up to take that penalty is something that I will remember for my entire life – I’ve got goosebumps thinking about it.
She added: “And I am so thrilled that we are back where we belong – we’re made for this!
“And I’m so excited for the younger generations to finally see their country on the footballing main stage, we’ve totally got this! What an awesome summer of football this is going to be.”
And many of her followers couldn’t agree more.
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One wrote: “Been a long time coming, I can’t wait!”
Another added: “I have sympathy for Scotland national team since 96 and I’m so happy they made it, finally after all these years. Fingers crossed for Scotland.”
One said: “Gave me goosebumps listening to you talk about I also got a half day at work and I was working in Manchester at the time. Come on Scotland!”
And one wrote: “So true Amy, we were made to be there!”
Back in November, the Scotland squad qualified for their first major tournament in 22 years after beating Serbia on nail-biting penalties.
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