Scotland will prepare for their UEFA Nations League campaign this autumn with a glamour International Challenge Match against a star-studded Belgium side.
With two free fixture dates as a result of Scotland being drawn in a three-team group in UEFA Nations League group C, Alex McLeish’s side will now lock horns with the likes of Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku.
The match will be played on Friday, 7 September, kick-off 7.45pm at Hampden Park, and will act as preparation for Scotland’s opening match of the UEFA Nations League against Albania on 10 September.
The Red Devils last visited Scotland in 2013 in a FIFA World Cup Qualification match, Steven Defour and Kevin Mirallas scoring the goals to secure a 2-0 victory for the visitors.
The two sides have met on 17 occasions down the years, the first in 1946, Belgium holding the advantage with ten victories to Scotland’s four.
Scotland National Team Head Coach Alex McLeish: “I am delighted to have secured such high quality opposition for our free fixture date at the start of our UEFA Nations League campaign.
“As a side currently ranked in the top five in the world, Belgium are the standard to which our players should be aspiring and set the bar in terms of what we are trying to achieve with our play.
“With the fixture kicking off the crucial UEFA Nations League campaign, there is no better opportunity for our players to stake a claim for a place than by proving their mettle against players of this calibre.”
Ticket information will be confirmed in the near future.
Opposition for Scotland’s other free date during the UEFA Nations League campaign will be announced in due course.
Scotland Supporters Club (SSC) members will be given the first opportunity to purchase tickets for the fixture. To purchase your SSC membership, visit: https://tickets.scottishfa.co.uk