Scots carry the torch

ROB LONGLEY

, Last Updated: 10:22 AM ET

With no England or Ireland in the field for this summer's Under-20 World Cup, Canadian fans from over home will have to settle for Scotland.

And Scottish team rep Archie Knox says he will more than welcome the support for his upstart side which beat out several European powers to secure its berth.

"There are a lot of ex-pats in Canada and we're looking forward to seeing them," Knox said. "We're looking to put on a good show."

Early on, that show will take place in Victoria, B.C., where the Scots have drawn into Group F with Japan, Nigeria and Costa Rica.

But later this month, Knox will bring his lads here for a pair of "friendly" matches against the Canadian side.

"It will be a good chance for us to have most of our team together," Canadian coach Dale Mitchell said. "Most of the boys who are playing from Europe will be able to make it.

"We may not get some of them until a few weeks before the tournament, but that's just part of the process."


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