Scotland will begin their 2017 European Qualification campaign this Tuesday with an away match against Slovenia.

Group 1 will see Anna Signeul’s side take on Iceland, Belarus, FYR Macedonia and the aforementioned Slovenia for a place at the finals in the Netherlands in just under two year’s time. A draw that has been described as favourable by some could still present Scotland with some stern challenges.

Here’s all you need to know about our Group 1 opponents:

Iceland | 3 Jun 2016 (h), 20 Sept 2016 (a)
FIFA World Ranking: 18
Previous meeting: Scotland won 3-2 in Reykjavik in 2013

The top seeds in Group 1 and likely to prove Scotland’s main rivals in our quest for an automatic qualification berth. Iceland have qualified for the last two European Championships and reached the quarter-final stage in 2013, beating the Netherlands and drawing with eventual runners-up Norway on the way. The squad contains a core of players based in the rapidly improving Icelandic domestic league and others from the likes of Bayern Munich and Liverpool. Kristianstads DFF striker Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir is the country’s all-time top goalscorer and was top scorer in the UEFA Women’s Champions League in 2006, 2008 and 2009. Will be one for the Scotland backline to keep their eye on. Iceland's first women's international was against Scotland in 1981, which Scotland won 3-2.

Belarus | 23 Oct 2015 (h), 7 Jun 2016 (a)
FIFA World Ranking: 49
Previous meeting: NEVER MET

Played their first international in 1995 (a 3-0 loss to Poland) and have sprung a few shocks, despite their smaller status, since that date. In qualification for the 2013 EUROs, Belarus recorded impressive away wins over Ukraine and Estonia, eventually finishing just 3 points off a play-off place. Their squad is mostly drawn from the domestic leagues with a few exceptions who play in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.

Slovenia | 22 Sept 2015 (a), 8 April 2016 (h)
FIFA World Ranking: 64
Previous meeting: NEVER MET

Slovenia have come a long way since losing 10-0 to England in their first competitive fixture back in 1993 – including a play-off appearance in EURO 2009 qualifying - but will have to overcome long odds if they are to qualify. Narrow defeats Croatia and Russia, and a 2-1 win over Slovakia in World Cup 2014 qualification shows that Slovenia shouldn’t be taken lightly however. Defender Manja Benak has Champions League experience and will prove a challenge for Scotland’s forwards.

FYR Macedonia | 27 Oct 2015 (a), 29 Nov 2015 (h)
FIFA World Ranking: 117
Previous meeting: NEVER MET

The lowest ranked team in Group 1 will be out to prove their credentials on the back of some heavy defeats to Hungary and Montenegro. Finished top of their Preliminary Group during the last EURO qualifiers, with wins over Luxembourg and Latvia, and scored two respectable draws against Greece in the qualifying round proper. Sisters Sijce Andonova and Natasa Andonova both played for FFC Turbine Potsdam until very recently, with Natasa securing a big move to Swedish Damallsvenskan champions FC Rosengard.