2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

Scotland v Slovakia

Thursday, 5 October 2017, kick-off 7.45pm (UK time)

Hampden Park, Glasgow


With two games remaining, World Cup qualification is in Scotland’s hands as they aim for second place in Group F and the play-offs.


Eight out of the nine runners-up will secure a play-off spot and as a result, Scotland have to avoid being the worst second-placed team.


Hampden Park is set to be packed as Scotland look to continue their recent promising form having picked up 10 points from the last four games.


Match stats


Slovakia won 3-0 in the first ever meeting between the sides last October and prior to their latest outing, a 2-1 defeat to England at Wembley, Slovakia had won five World Cup qualifiers in a row.


Scotland are unbeaten in their past five home World Cup qualifiers and looking to win three successive games in the same World Cup qualifying campaign for the first time since 1997.


Match officials


Referee: Milorad Mažic (Serbia)

Assistant referees: Milovan Ristic (Serbia) and Dalibor Djurdjevic (Serbia)

Fourth official: Srdjan Jovanovic (Serbia)



Ticket information


There are a limited number of tickets still available in the William Hill Stand Upper with all seats in the lower bowl of the stadium sold-out.


Tickets prices


£40 Adult/ £15 Under-16


How to buy


Online until 11.59pm on Wednesday, 4 October.


Matchday: From the ticket office next to the roadway behind the West Stand on from 10am (subject to availability)




Travelling to the game


Turnstiles open at 6.15pm and if you are travelling to the match by car please note that the Queen's Park Recreation Ground will be closed and parking will not be available.


Police Scotland Travel Advice


Fans attending the match will be able to enjoy free bus travel to and from Hampden Park.


Travel to Hampden


Buses will depart Buchanan Bus Station between 5.30pm and 6.30pm, dropping fans off at Cathcart Road.


Travel from Hampden


Buses will depart from Cathcart Road back to Buchanan Bus Station from 9.50pm.


Spaces on the buses will be on a first come, first served basis; you will need to present your match ticket in order to board.  You will also need to retain your match ticket for the return journey.


If you are due to pick up tickets from Hampden, your confirmation email will suffice.


As per the Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 it is illegal to board public transportation to a football match whilst intoxicated or in possession of alcohol and Supporters deemed to be intoxicated will be denied boarding the bus.


Alcohol is forbidden and a stop and search will be in operation.


Failure to adhere to the legislation may result in this service being withdrawn from future matches.




Where to watch


The match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports and tweeted live on the Scottish FA Twitter account.


Match programme


The matchday programme will be priced £3 and sold from sellers throughout the ground. Inside is all the information you need on Slovakia as well as features with Christophe Berra, Matt Philips and Craig Gordon.


Copies are available to buy online