This page lists dates and other information for all announced Scotland home and away matches as they are announced. Links to travel pages with travel and meeting details will also be provided where and when available(e.g. what trips are being organised, cheap places to stay, how to get to the stadium, local information, links to other sites with local information / related sites, etc).
Some information on Scotland and its Stadia is provided for home and visiting fans is provided through the above link.
The World Cup qualifying group draw took place on December 7th 1999. The dates for fixtures were confirmed in the first quarter of 2000. 2002 qualification matches are played between September 2000 and October 2001 (play offs between second place teams take place in November 2001).
Scotland are in Group 4, which has 5 competing nations:
Scotland vs. Croatia, Saturday 1st September 2001
Venue: Hampden Park, Glasgow, KO 15:00
Belgium vs. Scotland, Wednesday 5th September 2001, KO 20:00
Venue: Brussels (Stade Roi Baudwijn, previously known as Heysel Stadium. The U21 match will take place on Tuesday 4th September at 20:00 in the town of Sint Truiden (which is approximately 1 hour by train from Brussels).
Scotland vs. Latvia, Saturday 6th October 2001
Venue: Hampden Park, Glasgow
Egypt vs. Scotland, Wednesday 14th November 2001
Venue: Cario. This match is still to be officially confirmed and will depend on whether Scotland gets into a play-off scenario again. If Scotland do end up in a play-off situation, a fall back date of 23rd February is likely.
France vs. Scotland, Wednesday 27th March 2002
Venue: Paris, Stade St Denis
Kick off: To be confirmed.
(announced in late 2000 but this is logical as France have no competitive matches at the moment as they are cup World Cup holders and European Championship holders.
Some other dates of possible interest:
November 2001. Play offs for WC 2002 qualification (10th and 14th November).
December 2001 - the draw for Portugal 2004 qualifying.
December 2001 - the draw for World Cup 2002 finals groupings.
World Cup 2002 finals, Japan / Korea, 31st May 2002 until 30th June 2002.
Portugal were selected as the host nations for the 2004 finals by a UEFA committee during October 1999. Qualifying for EURO 2004 will begin from the start of the 2002/2003 season. The draw for the group stages is commonly made in December of the previous year (December 2001).
The Portuguese finals will utilise 10 stadia in total. 2 in Lisbon and 2 in Porto (the big stadiums). Capacities of these are: 70,000, 50,000, 43,000 and 35,000.
All of the other venues are states that they will hold between 30 and 35,000 spectators and most are under construction and re-development at the moment. They are: Leiria, Faro (nice and hot in the far South!), Braga, Guimar„es, Aveiro and Coimbra.
Germany were victorious in a rather bizarre FIFA ballot and will host World Cup 2006.
A number of nations are likely to submit offers to host EURO 2008. No formal bids are yet prepared but contenders are likely to be a joint Hungary/Austria bid, a joint Scandinavian bid, Russia, Greece and potentially a standalone Scotland bid or perhaps a joint Scotland/Ireland bid. Scotland 2008 or Alba 2008 would provide a wonderful opportunity for the Tartan Army to repay some of the excellent hospitality and welcome that has been received on the many travels Scotland have undertaken in the past.
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Have a look at the Scotland 2008 web-site at www.scotland2008.org which is run by ATAC (The Association of Tartan Army Clubs). This site now includes a vote button where you can register your support for the fans campaign.
The FIFA web-site normally contains an excellent list of all friendly and competitive matches arranged world-wide. Use this link to access the Official FIFA website.
There is also a World Cup 2002 web site.
The Official UEFA website also has significant fixture list and useful match reports available.
A history of ALL past Scotland matches and forthcoming fixtures in always available from the Official Scottish FA website.
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