Watch Rod Stewart send Scotland players and Steve Clarke video message ahead of crunch game

Rod Stewart has wished the Scotland team 'all the best' before their match against Switzerland on Wednesday. Steve Clarke's men face a must-not-lose game against the Swiss, who kicked off their Euro 2024 Group A campaign with a 3-1 win over Hungary.

Scotland were thrashed 5-1 by Germany in Munich in the opening game of the tournament. However, despite the heartbreaking result on Friday, icon Rod's spirits are still high, wishing the national team the best of luck for their second match.

Addressing the team before his gig at Atlas Arena in Poland on Tuesday night, Rod and his band said: "So boys do the best you can tonight, tomorrow or whenever you see this.

"You got the best fans in the world behind us, me and the band are ready to go on stage in Poland and thought we'd send you this message. Come on Scotland! Come on boys!"

The Tartan Army will be packed into the Cologne Stadium as they look to roar Scotland on to a crucial three points that would keep the hopes of reaching the Euro 2024 knockout stage alive. It comes as Switzerland was told that suffering Scotland "will teach them a footballing lesson" by celebrity fan and rocker Rod.

The 79-year pop legend has been a long-term Scotland supporter, although he will miss the Euros because of his current tour. But he explained in an interview with a Swiss newspaper he expects Clarke's side to claim their first win of the tournament.

Stewart said: "My tip for the game is we will teach Switzerland a footballing lesson. It would be great for me to go to the game, but I'm on tour and will be watching the games there.

"The Scottish football team has a big place in my heart. Although my father is actually the only real Scot in my family. My mother, my siblings and I were all born in England. But because my father has such a strong connection to Scottish football, we're all rooting for the team.

"I now also have my own whisky, which is called Wolfies. I always had it in the back of my mind. A friend of mine, a huge supporter of Celtic, is an expert in whisky marketing. So we started this business together."

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