Scotland star John McGinn will team up with the country's top FIFA player, Marc Marley, as Scotland begin their FIFA eNations Stay and Play Cup campaign this week.

In light of the current COVID-19 shutdown, it is FIFA’s aim to provide a safe alternative for football fans while continuing to promote the recommendation of staying at home to save lives.

Every nation competing in the tournament will consist of one selected FIFA player and one national team player, celebrity or influencer.

The purpose of the Stay and Play Cup is to show harmony among nations whilst keeping spirits high in local communities and among the game.

Scotland have been drawn alongside Wales, Northern Ireland and Iceland in Central Region Group C. The tournament will begin for the Scots with two legs against Wales on Tuesday. Marc Marley will play the first leg before Aston Villa midfielder McGinn takes control for the second. 

John McGinn: "I'm proud to represent my country in any capacity and look forward to testing myself in the Stay and Play Cup. It’s going to be a difficult group but I’m hopeful that, alongside Marc, we can have a good tournament.

“Results and my FIFA ability aside, this is a great way of keeping players, fans and everyone in the world of football connected to each other which I truly think is crucial during this shutdown. Most importantly though, it’s ensuring we keep our distance to ultimately save lives.”

Watch the Stay and Play Cup

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Stay and Play Cup schedule

Central Region Group C 

Scotland v Wales - first leg - Tuesday, 21 April, kick-off 4pm
Scotland v Wales - second leg - Tuesday, 21 April, kick-off 4:40pm

Northern Ireland v Scotland - first leg - Tuesday, 21 April, kick-off 5:20pm
Northern Ireland v Scotland - second leg - Tuesday, 21 April, kick-off 6pm

Scotland v Iceland - first leg - Wednesday, 22 April, kick-off 4pm
Scotland v Iceland - second leg - Wednesday, 22 April, kick-off 4:40pm

Central Region Knockout stage

Should Scotland finish top of Group C, a two-legged quarter-final meeting with the winner of Group A, consisting of Spain, Italy, Malta and Portugal, would lie in wait on Friday, 24 April. 

The semi-final and final, taking place on Saturday, 25 April, would follow the same format.