Scotland set to find out opponents in Nations League draw

Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland among the possible opponents for Scotland.

Scotland will learn their opponents for next season’s Nations League when the draw takes place later on Tuesday.

Steve Clarke’s men will be in be in pot 2 of League B, meaning they can be drawn against teams such as Russia, Czech Republic, Austria and Turkey.

They could also face Wales and Northern Ireland, who are in pot 1 and pot 3 respectively.

Republic of Ireland are also in pot 3, making them another potential opponent for Scotland who will be drawn into a four-team group.

Thanks to last season’s Nations League Scotland are now only two wins away from a place at their first major tournament in 22 years.

If they beat Israel at Hampden at the end of this month they will face a one-off match away from home against either Norway or Serbia to secure a place at Euro 2020.

However, the 2020/21 Nations League offers no such guarantees to qualify for the 2022 World,Cup in Qatar with only two play-off places up for grabs.

The two best winners of the four groups who haven’t qualified for the World Cup will be entered into the play-off stage.

Scotland’s potential League B opponents

Group 1: Russia, Austria, Wales and Czech Republic.

Group 3: Slovakia, Turkey, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland.

Group 4: Bulgaria, Hungary, Israel, Romania.

The winner of the four team league will be promoted into League A for the following season with the bottom club relegated to League C.

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