Scotland Women’s National Team will find out who they’ll face in this year’s UEFA Women’s European qualifiers as they look to return to their first major tournament in five years.

In a bid to secure their place in Switzerland next summer, Pedro Martinez Losa’s side will participate in ‘Group B’ after relegation from the top tier in December.

The draw will be streamed at midday UK time on Tuesday, 5 March and will decide the groups for all three leagues. You can watch live on the Scotland National Team YouTube.

Matches will run from April to July and will decide finals as well as play-off berths.

Who could Scotland face?

Pot 1: Portugal, Switzerland, Scotland, Wales

Pot 2: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary

Pot 3: Slovakia, Northern Ireland, Ukraine, Türkiye

Pot 4: Malta, Israel, Kosovo, Azerbaijan

The draw procedure states that each team in Pot 1 will be drawn and assigned to groups in ascending order from B1 – B4. The draw will continue in the same format for the other three pots.

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.


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.