Sotland have learned who they will face in the 2022/23 UEFA Nations League after being drawn to play Republic of Ireland, Armenia and Ukraine in Group B1.
Steve Clarke’s side secured their place at Euro 2020 through their impressive results in the Nations League before going through a two-game playoff to book their spot.
We've been drawn in League B Group 1 in the UEFA #NationsLeague draw.
🇮🇪 Republic of Ireland
Thoughts on that? pic.twitter.com/trgEhDR5lU
— Scotland National Team (@ScotlandNT) December 16, 2021
Scotland will play each side home and away with the group winners promoted to League A and the bottom side relegated to League C.
Clarke’s side have a fairly mixed record against Ireland in recent years but should be confident ahead of the games getting underway as they look to secure promotion the League A.
The Ukraine already stand in Scotland’s way if they are to reach the World Cup next year and will meet in March at Hampden in the World Cup playoff semi-finals before renewing hostilities again later in the year.
While the qualifying format for Euro 2024 is yet to be confirmed, the group winners should find themselves in a playoff for a spot at the Euros but UEFA have yet to confirm the specific details ahead of the Nations League games getting started.
Fixtures will be confirmed at a later date so it might be worth holding off booking those flights for Dublin in June just yet.
When will the games take place?
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
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