The Scotland team have finally qualified for the World Cup after years on the sidelines.
But instead of playing on grass, our boys will be flicking their way across the felt in the table football competition.
The ten man Scottish Subbuteo team are making their final preparations before the tournament kicks off on Saturday.
More than 200 players from 34 nations will descend on Manchester this weekend for the 20th World Cup.
The Scotland team are remaining modest about their chances but say it is not just a love of the game which is needed to beat the opposition.
Team manager Mike Burns said: “We kind of liken it to chess, the way you move your pieces around the pitch and think ahead. It’s a cross between pool, snooker and chess – that’s the best way to describe it.”
Subbuteo became popular in the 1960s and was still going strong when the manufacturers stopped making it in 2000.