The UEFA Executive Committee has announced the resumption of its club and international competitions after the postponements caused by COVID-19.

The October and November men’s international fixture dates will now feature triple-headers instead of double-headers, allowing the postponed European Qualifiers Play-Offs to be rescheduled at the beginning of the respective windows, on 8 October and 12 November.

Scotland’s play-off against Israel, originally due to be played at Hampden Park in March, will now take place on 8 October.

Steve Clarke’s side will play their first double header of 2020 in the Nations League in September as scheduled, against Israel at home on 4 September and away to Czech Republic on 7 September.

The October play-off semi-final will be followed by Nations League fixtures against Slovakia and Czech Republic, with a potential play-off final on 12 November followed by two away games against Slovakia and Israel.

The full fixture list is as follows:

UEFA Nations League group match: Scotland v Israel, kick-off 7.45pm: Friday, 4 September 2020
UEFA Nations League group match: Czech Republic v Scotland, kick-off 7.45pm (UK time): Monday, 7 September 2020

UEFA EURO 2020 play-off semi-final: Scotland v Israel, kick-off 7.45pm (UK time): Thursday, 8 October 2020
UEFA Nations League group match: Scotland v Slovakia, kick-off 7.45pm: Sunday, 11 October 2020
UEFA Nations League group match: Scotland v Czech Republic, kick-off 7.45pm: Wednesday, 14 October 2020

UEFA EURO 2020 play-off final: TBC v TBC: Thursday, 12 November 2020
UEFA Nations League group match: Slovakia v Scotland, kick-off 2pm (UK time): Sunday, 15 November 2020
UEFA Nations League group match: Israel v Scotland, kick-off 7.45 (UK time): Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Venues are yet to be confirmed.

As previously stated, Scotland Women’s National Team are scheduled to finish their EURO 2021 Qualifying campaign later this year, playing six games across four months.

The full fixture list is as follows:

European Championship Qualifier: Cyprus v Scotland: Friday, 18 September 2020
European Championship Qualifier: Scotland v Portugal: Tuesday, 22 September 2020
European Championship Qualifier: Scotland v Albania: Friday, 23 October 2020
European Championship Qualifier: Finland v Scotland: Tuesday, 27 October 2020
European Championship Qualifier: Portugal v Scotland: Friday, 27 November 2020
European Championship Qualifier: Scotland v Finland: Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Venues and kick-off times are yet to be confirmed.

The 2019/21 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification competition that is currently underway will finish in September, October and November 2020 with Scotland still to play Greece, Croatia, Lithuania, Czech Republic and San Marino.

The nine group-winners and the five best runners-up will be joined by hosts Hungary and Slovenia for a group stage of four groups of four from 24 to 31 March 2021, with groups hosted by Hungary and by Slovenia.

The four group-winners and the four runners-up will then qualify for the final tournament which will be played as a straight knock-out final eight (quarter-finals and semi-finals in Hungary and Slovenia and the final in Ljubljana) from 31 May to 6 June 2021.

The full fixture list is as follows:

European Under-21s Championship Qualifier: Lithuania v Scotland: Tuesday, 8 September 2020
European Under-21s Championship Qualifier: Scotland v Czech Republic: Friday, 9 October 2020
European Under-21s Championship Qualifier: San Marino v Scotland: Tuesday, 13 October 2020
European Under-21s Championship Qualifier: Scotland v Croatia: Thursday, 12 November 2020
European Under-21s Championship Qualifier: Greece v Scotland: Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Venues and kick-off times are yet to be confirmed.

For more information on the upcoming youth tournaments, visit UEFA.com.

Following the announcement, Scottish FA Chief Executive, Ian Maxwell said: “Today’s announcement offers clarity to all of our national teams as we look forward to international football returning and we appreciate everyone’s patience during the postponement of UEFA international and club competitions.

“Both our men’s and women’s teams have a real chance to qualify for the upcoming European Championships: an incredibly exciting opportunity which will provide excitement to our supporters.

“Obviously there are questions that remain unanswered, not least whether fans who purchased tickets for the Israel play-off will be able to attend the match at Hampden in October. While we would naturally love to have our fans in attendance for all of the fixtures confirmed today, we must respect the Scottish Government guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic and the Route Map out of Lockdown. We will continue to liaise with all relevant groups in the coming weeks and will keep supporters up-to-date with information as we receive it. Their health and safety of the nation must remain our priority and collective responsibility.”

Scotland National Team head coach Steve Clarke said: “The last few months has been an extremely uncertain time across the world and today’s announcement is well received as football begins to return across Europe.

“We are all looking forward to the matches that await us in the second half of the year and the players can’t wait to be back on the pitch.

“The Nations League matches are crucial for us and to have a confirmed date of Thursday, 8 October for our play-off semi-final against Israel really whets the appetite for what will be an incredibly exciting match and a huge opportunity for the country.”

Scotland Women’s National Team head coach Shelley Kerr said: “When we lifted the Pinatar Cup in March, little did we know that it would be the last time we’d see a Scotland team play a match for a number of months.

“We have started the European Championship qualification campaign well and are looking forward to the upcoming six matches as we aim to qualify for our third consecutive major tournament.

“Knowing that the European Championships will now take place in 2022 provides a real focus for us and is something tangible to aim for.”