Scotland Women’s National Team will face Serbia, Slovakia and Israel in this year’s UEFA Women’s European qualifiers.

Pedro Martinez Losa’s side have been drawn in ‘Group B2’ as they bid to secure a place in Switzerland next summer.

The draw took place at UEFA’s headquarters in Nyon and was made by UEFA Women's EURO 2025 ambassador and former Switzerland goalkeeper Gaëlle Thalmann, and UEFA managing director of women's football Nadine Kessler.

Matches will run from April to July and will decide finals as well as play-off berths. Final fixtures will be confirmed at 11am on Thursday, 7 March.

Draw reaction:

Scotland Women’s National Team Head Coach, Pedro Martinez Losa: “Serbia will be a tough team to beat. Slovakia and Israel will provide different challenges, but we will be ready.

“For every player the pinnacle of their career is representing their country at a major tournament and that is the same for managers and for coaches. It is what we all want.

“We narrowly missed the last tournament with the play-off defeat to the Republic of Ireland. This is another exciting opportunity for us and this is what we have been searching for, for this chance to go and compete on a major stage.”

The draw in full:

League A

Group A1: Netherlands, Italy, Norway, Finland

Group A2: Spain, Denmark, Belgium, Czechia

Group A3: France, England (holders), Sweden, Republic of Ireland

Group A4: Germany, Austria, Iceland, Poland

League B

Group B1: Switzerland (finals hosts), Hungary, Türkiye, Azerbaijan

Group B2: Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Israel

Group B3: Portugal, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Northern Ireland, Malta

Group B4: Wales, Croatia, Ukraine, Kosovo

League C

Group C1: Belarus, Lithuania, Cyprus, Georgia

Group C2: Slovenia, Latvia, North Macedonia, Moldova

Group C3: Greece, Montenegro, Andorra, Faroe Islands

Group C4: Romania, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Armenia

Group C5: Albania, Estonia, Luxembourg

Fixtures:

Serbia v Scotland
Friday, 5 April

Scotland v Slovakia
Tuesday, 9 April

Scotland v Israel
Friday, 31 May

Israel v Scotland
Tuesday, 4 June

Slovakia v Scotland
Friday, 12 July

Scotland v Serbia
Tuesday, 16 July

How qualifying works

League phase

In qualifying, as per the league stage of the Nations League, teams compete in groups of four or three teams (League C) and over six matchdays between April and July, with each team playing one home match and one away match against all the other teams in their group.

For qualifying itself, the top two teams in each League A group will gain places in the July 2025 finals alongside hosts Switzerland (who will compete in League B although their automatic qualification is assured). The remaining seven spots will be decided by two rounds of play-offs in October and November/December.

Play-offs

The first round of the play-offs is split into two paths. In one path, the teams finishing third and fourth in League A will play the five group winners and three best-ranked runners-up in League C. The eight winners progress to the second round.

In the other first round path, the four group winners and two best-ranked runners-up in League B will be drawn into six ties against the remaining two runners-up and four third-placed teams in League B. The six winners progress to the second round.

In the second round, the teams from both paths come together and will be drawn into seven ties, with seeding for the seven highest-ranked teams based on the European Qualifiers overall league rankings. The seven winners progress to the final tournament.