Scotland will begin their preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers with an international double-header against Czech Republic and Denmark at Hampden Park in March.
 
Gordon Strachan and his squad will travel to Prague (venue to be confirmed) on Thursday, 24 March to take on European Championship-bound Czech Republic in their opening match of 2016 and then host Denmark five days later.

In an effort to assess the depth of talent available ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, the national coach will select a different squad for each match to maximise game time.
 
Gordon Strachan, Scotland National Coach: “It's important that we use these two matches effectively and give opportunities to those who may not have had as many as they would have liked in the previous campaign. It also allows us the flexibility to take a look at some players who are emerging.
 
"We would all rather be using these matches to prepare for the Euros this summer but we need to get over that disappointment collectively - coaches, players and supporters - and the best way to do that is to get together again and start planning for the World Cup qualifiers."
 
Czech Republic qualified for this summer’s European Championship Finals as winners of their qualifying group which included Iceland, Turkey and the Netherlands whilst Denmark narrowly missed out on a place at this summer’s tournament following a play-off defeat to Sweden.
 
Details of Scotland’s May/June fixtures will also be announced in the coming weeks.
 
Ticket information for the March friendly matches will be announced in due course.

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