Scotland have been drawn in Group 1 at today’s UEFA 2017 Women’s European Championship Qualification draw in Nyon.

The National Team will play Iceland, Belarus, Slovenia and FYR Macedonia as they attempt to qualify for their first major finals.

Scotland will play Slovenia (a) in their first game on Tuesday 22 September 2015 with a final game against Iceland (a) on Tuesday 20 September 2016.

Speaking after the draw, National Team Coach Anna Signeul said the group should not be judged on its lack of percieved big names:

“It’s an interesting draw and I think it’s a bit of a deceiving group.

"When you look at the teams you might think they aren’t strong names in women’s football however they have had some great results.

"Slovenia have gained some good results recently. Belarus have also shown in the last campaign that they are very capable."

Top seeds Iceland are at number 20 in the FIFA World Rankings and last played Scotland back in 2013 - when they suffered a 3-2 defeat.

Signeul is well aware of the dangers faced by a country who reached the quarter-finals at Euro 2013 and is looking forward to the games.

"It's great to play Iceland, who are a top team and technically very strong. Many of their players play in Europe and some play professionally in Sweden.

"Like their men's team they have a very strong A squad. They are very passionate in Iceland about their football."

The group winners and the six best runners-up will join the hosts, the Netherlands, in the final tournament.

The other two runners-up will play off in October 2016 for the remaining berth in the expanded 16-team finals to be held the following summer.

Scotland's Group 1 Fixtures:

Tuesday 22 September - Slovenia (A)
Friday 23 October - Belarus (H)
Tuesday 27 October - Macedonia (A)
Sunday 29 November - Macedonia (H)

Friday 8 April - Slovenia (H)
Friday 3 June - Iceland (H)
Tuesday 7 June - Belarus (A)
Tuesday 20 September - Iceland (A)