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Scotland to face Spain and Ukraine in World Cup qualifying

The national team also play Hungary and Faroe Islands in their group.

Scotland to face Spain and Ukraine in World Cup qualifying SNS Group

Scotland will face Spain in their 2023 World Cup qualifying group as they strive to reach the finals in Australia and New Zealand.

The qualification draw took place on Friday afternoon and Scotland have been placed in Group B, where they will also take on Ukraine, Hungary and Faroe Island.

The Scots, who made their first appearance at the finals in 2019, were among the second seeds in the draw. All nine group winners will qualify directly for the finals, with the runners-up all entering play-offs for the remaining two direct spots.

Scotland captain Rachel Corsie said: “I think it’s an exciting draw.

“After the last campaign there was a lot of disappointment within the group so it’s great to know what’s ahead and who we have to face. The draw has definitely produced games we feel more than capable of getting positive results in, so we can put ourselves in a good position to reach the next World Cup.

“Spain are now considered one of the top teams in the world and they’ve improved a lot recently as they have talented young players who are becoming more experienced. I think that’s reflected in how well teams like Barcelona are doing in the Champions League.

“It’s certainly a tough team to be drawn against but it’s one to look forward to as we have top players who are playing at a high level and we need to show what we can do. We’ll relish those games I’m sure.