It has been a busy week for UEFA with the draws for all four club competitions being made over the last week and all attention will be on Nyon again this evening as it is the turn of the UEFA Nations League draw to take place – with Scotland waiting to discover who they will face in their League B group.
Steve Clarke’s side are one of the second seeds in the second-tier League B and can come up against some familiar faces when the games get underway next summer.
The likes of Ukraine, Sweden, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iceland make up the top seeds that Scotland could face – while yet another set of games against Israel is on the cards with the Israelis third seeds.
After reaching Euro 2020, there’s a renewed positivity surrounding the national team and there is sure to be plenty of interest tonight in seeing who Scotland are drawn against in the third edition of the Nations League.
Here is everything you need to know about the Nations League draw:
Who could Scotland face in the Nations League draw?
Pot 1: Ukraine, Sweden, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iceland
Pot 2: Scotland
Pot 3: Israel, Romania, Serbia, Republic of Ireland
Pot 4: Slovenia, Montenegro, Albania, Armenia
When will the games be played?
Due to the World Cup taking place next winter rather than it’s usual summer date, four of the six Nations League fixtures will be played in June with the final two games in September. If Scotland reach the playoffs again, they will take place in March 2024.
Matchdays 1 & 2: 2–8 June 2022
Matchdays 3 & 4: 8–14 June 2022
Matchdays 5 & 6: 22–27 September 2022
Play-offs: 21–23 & 24–26 March 2024
Will the draw be available to watch live?
Yes, UEFA will stream the full thing live later tonight, kicking off at 5pm on UEFA’s website.
Can Scotland qualify for Euro 2024 through the Nations League?
Probably. But UEFA are yet to confirm the qualification rules for Euro 2024 and how teams can progress from the Nations League through to the Euros – although there will almost certainly be a pathway. It just isn’t set in stone what that will be yet. UEFA are expected to publish the guidelines for Euro 2024 qualification before the Nations League fixtures get started i June.
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