Scotland fans have been told that the fixture list for Scotland’s Euro 2024 qualifying fixtures remains unchanged after UEFA had told the Scottish FA to disregard the initial schedule of games.
The governing body had issued a full list of games following Sunday’s draw ceremony, but hours later they contacted national associations including the Scottish FA telling them to disregard the plan.
Scotland have been drawn to play Spain, Norway, Georgia and Cyprus in Group A of the qualifying competition and supporters were waiting to book transport and accommodation to cheer the team on in their away games.
Some fans had already begun planning away trips when UEFA sent a notice to Republic of Ireland, Scotland and Wales telling them not to use the published schedule.
“We regret to inform you that we have noticed an issue with the calendar and we ask you to disregard the fixture list that was sent out,” read the statement, which was republished by the Football Associations of the three countries on Sunday night.
“A new version will be issued as soon as possible. Apologies for the inconvenience caused.”
However, the Scottish FA issued an update on Monday morning saying that the original schedule was correct and there was no change to the fixture list.
A brief tweet read: “Following further communication from UEFA this morning, they have now confirmed that the dates of the Euro 2024 qualifying fixtures remain unchanged.”
Qualifying fixtures for the finals in Germany will be played from March to November next year, with the top two sides in each group booking a place at Euro 2024.
Scotland’s Nations League success means that the team would have a second chance at qualifying through the play-offs if they don’t secure a direct place through their group.
Steve Clarke’s side start with a double-header of home games, facing Cyprus, then Spain at Hampden on March 25 and 28.
The team plays away in Norway on June 17, then welcomes Georgia to Glasgow three days later.
An away game in Cyprus on September 18 is followed by a trip to Spain on October 12.
The national side then conclude their fixtures with a trip to Cyprus on November 16 and a home match against Norway on November 19.