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Scotland fans prepared to sleep on street for first European Championship in 92

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Tartan Army struggle to get to the Finals in large numbers because of the cost of living in Sweden was astronomical in 1992.

But Scotland stalwart Stephen Home had an easy solution to that...he only stayed in paid accommodation for one night and relied on the generosity of the Swedes to put him up for the rest of the fortnight.

And he was part of a group of fans that made such an impression they were honoured with a Fair Play award by Uefa. While qualifying for World Cups were almost a given for Scotland and their long-suffering supporters, it seemed to be at the expense of the other major tournaments and the Scots had failed to qualify for eight previous European Championships.But Andy Roxburgh’s Scots finally broke that sequence by.

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