Scotland have been drawn in Group C at the 2015 UEFA Under-17 European Championships following a ceremony in Bulgaria this afternoon.
The Under-17s will play Greece, Russia and France with games on the 7th, 10th & 13th of May (kick-off times and full schedule are yet to be determined).
Scotland qualified from the Elite Round as one of the seven best runners-up and will be aiming to better last year’s historic semi-final appearance in Malta.
National Youth Team Coach Scot Gemmill is expecting tough opposition but is concentrating on his own team first and foremost.
Speaking from Bulgaria after the draw Scot said: “It’s all about taking it one step at a time. I think most of the teams will be preparing for the tournament like that and we’ll be looking to do the same. We’ll be preparing for that first game - whoever it may be - and once that’s done we’ll look at the next game.
"It’s something to look forward to. There are some great teams in there but we will be focused on preparing ourselves as best we can to go into the finals."
WORLD CUP CHANCE
The 2015 Under-17 European Championships in Bulgaria will start on May 6 with the final taking place at the Lazur Stadium in Burgas on May 22nd.
There’s an added incentive for this year’s teams too - the six-best placed countries will qualify for the 2015 FIFA U17 World Cup in Chile.
Scotland have previously appeared at two Under-17 European Championships in 2008 and 2014 but this is the first time they’ve achieved back-to-back qualifications.
Final tournament draw
Group A (6, 9, 12 May): Bulgaria (hosts), Croatia, Spain, Austria
Group B (6, 9, 12 May): Czech Republic, Slovenia, Belgium, Germany
Group C (7, 10, 13 May): Greece, Russia, Scotland, France
Group D (7, 10, 13 May): Republic of Ireland, Netherlands, Italy, England (holders)