Scotland fans prepare for a nerve-wracking night in Hampden as Steve Clarke’s men face Croatia in Group D on Tuesday.

But they are facing a fearful afternoon before the biggest game in the country in more than two decades, with all eyes on two other games that could determine our fate at Euro 2020.

Scotland will have to watch out for Croatia with a win to stand a chance of the round of 16 after drawing with England at Wembley on Friday.

However, two results elsewhere today could confirm that Scotland will become one of the top four third-place finishers for every win against the 2018 runners-up.

And that means that all eyes of the Tartan Army are on the action of Group B and C at tea time and everything is crossed for the correct result.

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If Belgium take on Finland in Saint Petersburg, and if Roberto Martinez’s men win that game and Ukraine and Austria don’t tie their game in Budapest, Scotland knows that a win against Croatia would prevail.

The fact that Austria is involved in a game where a certain outcome would benefit both sides is ironic as they played in one of the most controversial games in a major international tournament.

Called the “shame of Gijon”, the Austrians and the Federal Republic of Germany agreed on a 1-0 victory for the latter team, which made it through to the second round of the 1982 World Cup in Spain.

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA – JUNE 13: Marko Arnautovic from Austria celebrates with Konrad Laimer after scoring during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group C match between Austria and North Macedonia at the National Arena Bucharest on the 13th (Photo by Daniel Mihailescu – Pool / Getty Images)

It was the last game in the group and because both nations knew in advance that a 1-0 or 2-0 for West Germany would mean qualifying at the expense of Algeria, they had a 10-minute opener after Horst Hrubesch’s.

Both teams were charged with match-fixing but this was never proven by FIFA and resulted in a format change to ensure that all final group matches were played at the same time.

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Austria are now in a similar situation as a draw would give them a great chance to advance as one of the top third-placed teams while it would guarantee Ukraine second place too.

Scotland had suffered agony in similar scenarios after being knocked out of the 1974 World Cup on goal difference despite being unbeaten, and again in 1982 after tying with the USSR.

But the Tartan Army is hoping for better luck this time if they can defeat Croatia in Hampden – and it is prepared for an exciting afternoon before this encounter.