Reigning European Champions Portugal will provide the opposition for Alex McLeish’s Scotland side in a home International Challenge Match this autumn at Hampden Park.

Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester City's Bernardo Silva and AC.Milan's André Silva are expected to be amongst the visitors on Sunday, 14 October, three days after Scotland’s fixture away to Israel in the UEFA Nations League.

The kick-off time has still to be confirmed.

Scotland last played the Portuguese in a friendly match in Braga in 2002, when a double from Pauleta was enough to clinch a 2-0 victory over Berti Vogts’ side in torrential rain.

Portugal have lined up against Scotland 14 times since their first meeting in 1950 – a 2-2 draw in front of 68,000 spectators in Lisbon – Portugal leading with seven victories to Scotland’s four over the years.

The confirmation of Portugal completes Scotland’s fixtures for this year, following on from the UEFA Nations League draw, which had placed Scotland in a three-team group in UEFA Nations League Group C, resulting in two free international fixture dates that have now been filled by Belgium and Portugal.

Scotland National Team Head Coach Alex McLeish: “Portugal will provide a stern test for our players, which is exactly what we are looking for in our opposition in challenge matches.

“The recent challenge matches against Costa Rica and Hungary were invaluable to myself and my coaching team, allowing us to get to know the players and experiment with different systems and this match will provide further opportunity for the team to develop.

“Our Nations League campaign will be in full swing when we play Portugal and it can only be a huge incentive to the players to have the opportunity to test themselves against some of the best in the world.”

Ticket information will be confirmed in the near future.

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