2024 UEFA Men's Under-19: Elite Round - Group 5
Scotland v Italy
Wednesday, 20 March – 2pm (UK time)
G. Teghil, Lignano Sabbiadoro

2024 UEFA Men's Under-19: Elite Round - Group 5
Scotland v Georgia 
Saturday, 23 March – 11am (UK time)
Polisportivo Giuseppe Morigi, Manzano

2024 UEFA Men's Under-19: Elite Round - Group 5
Czech Republic v Scotland
Tuesday, 26 March – 1:30pm (UK time)
Polisportivo Giuseppe Morigi, Manzano

Scotland Men's Under-19s get their UEFA EURO 2024 Elite Round qualifying campaign under way on Wednesday, with hosts Italy up first.

Alongside Italy, Scotland will also face Czech Republic and Georgia. 

Georgia are the second opposition for Scotland on Saturday, in Manzano, and the week is rounded off with a game against Czech Republic on Tuesday, 26 March in the same location.

The young Scots topped their group in the first qualifying section in November - defeating Serbia and Andorra, and drawing with hosts Bulgaria.

Billy Stark's side then warmed up for the Elite Round with a training camp in Croatia last month, where they lost narrowly to Turkey before enjoying a resounding win over Latvia. 

Team News 

Motherwell's Lennon Miller and Kilmarnock's David Watson were both players who missed the last camp due to first team commitments and their return boosts the young side who are aiming to reach this summer's UEFA EURO 2024 finals in Northern Ireland. 

Macaulay Tait is also included in the squad after making several appearances for Hearts in recent weeks. 

Newcastle United's Charlie McArthur also returns having missed the February matches through injury.

There were two confirmed changes from the original squad,  with Bobby McLuckie and Rudi Allan Molotnikov replacing Johnny Emerson and Dylan Reid.

Of the 20, nine of this squad gained experience at the Under-17 European Championship Finals in 2023.

Eight sides will compete in this year's finals in Northern Ireland, with the seven group winners joining the hosts.

Pre-tournament thoughts

We caught up with two of the best young midfielders in Scotland, ahead of their flight to Italy.

Lennon Miller and David Watson joined us to discuss family role models, breakthroughs in 2023 and their hopes for the upcoming Elite Round.

Scotland Men's Under-19 Squad

Alfie Bavidge* Aberdeen (on loan to Kelty Hearts)
Bailey Rice Rangers
Bobby McLuckie Heart of Midlothian
Bobby Wales* Kilmarnock (on loan to Alloa)
Charlie McArthur* Newcastle United
Daniel Kelly Celtic
David Watson Kilmarnock
Jacob MacIntyre* Hibernian
Lennon Miller Motherwell
Leyton Grant Rangers
Louis Jackson Manchester United
Macaulay Tait Hearts
Magnus MacKenzie Celtic
Murray Campbell* Burnley
Rory Mahady Leeds United
Rory Whittaker* Hibernian
Rory Wilson* Aston Villa
Rudi Allan Molotnikov Hibernian
Ryan One* Sheffield United
Woody Williamson Ipswich Town