Scotland to host Israel for Euro 2020 qualifying play-off
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Scotland to host Israel for Euro 2020 qualifying play-off

Steve Clarke's Scotland got a home draw against Israel, the side that finished fifth in Group G during regular qualifying.

Scotland's Stuart Armstrong (second right) and Israel's Shiran Yeini (second left) battle for the ball Jane Barlow/PA Wire.
Scotland's Stuart Armstrong (second right) and Israel's Shiran Yeini (second left) battle for the ball Jane Barlow/PA Wire.

Scotland will host Israel in the Euro 2020 qualifying play-offs next March.

That was the result of a draw conducted in Nyon on Friday morning as UEFA determined the pairings of the 16 teams in the hunt for the four remaining places at next summer’s finals.

Steve Clarke’s Scotland got a home draw against Israel, the side that finished fifth in Group G during regular qualifying.

Scotland faced Israel in last year’s Nations League, losing 2-1 away in October but winning the Hampden rematch 3-2 the following month, with both matches played before Clarke took over as head coach in May this year.

Should Scotland overcome Israel, they will travel to the winner of the other Path C semi-final between Norway and Serbia five days later.

Clarke said: “We played them in the Nations League group stage and hopefully we can get a positive start. I think they were two close games.

“It’d be nice to repeat the win at Hampden. Every game will come with its own level of pressure and that’s something we have to embrace.”

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