Scotland will face Czech Republic, Israel and Slovakia in the UEFA Nations League this autumn.
Steve Clarke’s side were placed as second seeds into Group B2 at this evening’s draw in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Scotland enjoyed success in the inaugural UEFA Nations League competition in 2018, where they saw off Albania and Israel to top their three-team group and secure the safety net of a EURO 2020 Play-off Semi-final place, also against Israel.
Ikechi Anya was the hero for Scotland the last time they took on Czech Republic, scoring the only goal of the match in Prague in 2016 to give Gordon Strachan’s side a 1-0 victory. The two sides have played seven times over the years, Scotland winning twice and losing on four occasions.
Slovakia were also defeated 1-0 the last time Scotland faced them, a late own-goal from Martin Skrtel from an Ikechi Anya cross enough to secure the victory at Hampden in 2017. The two sides have only played each other on two occasions, with Scotland succumbing to a 3-0 defeat in their other fixture.
Scotland have played Israel on five occasions, winning four of them. A James Forrest hat-trick was enough to secure a 3-2 victory in November 2018 at Hampden in a match that clinched this month’s UEFA EURO 2020 Play-Off spot for Scotland.
Scotland Head Coach Steve Clarke: “It’s an interesting draw for us, and we are looking forward to the UEFA Nations League kicking off again this autumn.
“The competition has already proven its value to us, providing a further opportunity to qualify for UEFA EURO 2020.
“The most important thing for us at the moment, though, is that we focus fully on the Play-Off Semi-Final against Israel this month.
“It’s hugely encouraging to see that the Play-Off match is on course for a sell-out. I am sure that the fans have recognised the value of the Nations League competition and their support is invaluable to the team.”
Scotland v Israel - Friday, 4 September 2020 - 7.45pm
Czech Republic v Scotland - Monday, 7 September 2020 - 7.45pm
Scotland v Slovakia - Thursday, 8 October 2020 - 7.45pm
Scotland v Czech Republic - Sunday, 11 October 2020 - 2pm
Slovakia v Scotland - Saturday, 14 November 2020 - 5pm
Israel v Scotland - Tuesday, 17 November 2020 - 7.45pm
All kick-off times are UK time.
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