The draw for the 2014 World Cup qualifying groups will take place later tonight in Rio. Scotland are in pot 4 which means we could be in a Club Med group with Greece, Turkey and Israel or a Club Dread group with Spain, France and Ukraine. Details below.
Here are the Pots:
Pot 1: England, Spain, Holland, Germany, Portugal, Italy, Croatia, Norway, Greece
Pot 2: France, Montenegro, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Slovenia, Turkey, Serbia, Slovakia
Pot 3: Switzerland, Israel, Rep of Ireland, Belgium, Czech Republic, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Belarus, Ukraine, Hungary
Pot 4: SCOTLAND, Bulgaria, Romania, Georgia, Lithuania, Albania, Austria, Poland, Northern Ireland
Pot 5: Armenia, Finland, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Moldova, FYR Macedonia, Azerbaijan, Faroe Islands
Pot 6: Wales, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Malta, Andorra, San Marino
A reminder of who we have drawn in recent years:
Euro 2012 – Spain, Czech Rep, Lithuania, Liechtenstein.
WC 2010 – Holland, Norway, Macedonia, Iceland
Euro 2008 – Italy, France, Ukraine, Lithuania, Georgia, Faroe Islands
WC 2006 – Italy, Norway, Slovenia, Belarus, Moldova
Euro 2004 – Germany, Iceland, Lithuania, Faroe Islands.
WC 2002 – Croatia, Belgium, Latvia, San Marino
Euro 2000 – Czech Rep, Bosnia, Lithuania, Estonia, Faroe Islands.
The draw is scheduled for 3.30pm ET in the US but will inevitable run late. Teams will be drawn in eight groups of six teams and one group of five. Last time Billy wrote about his dream draw of playing Kazakhstan (see ‘Meet Me in Almary‘), and I have a feeling we’ll be reunited with Bertie Vogts who currently magages Azerbaijan. Anyway, we will update this page during the draw.
Latest Update: Draw completed.
Scotland are in Group A with:
Pot 1: Croatia
Pot 2: Serbia
Pot 3: Belgium
Pot 4: SCOTLAND
Pot 5: Macedonia
Pot 6: Wales
See you in Rio.
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