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Scotland to play Qatar in June ahead of Ireland game

Scotland will play Qatar in a friendly at Easter Road on June 5, eight days before their European Qualifier against Republic of Ireland.

Gordon Strachan's side go to Dublin for what could be a key game in Group D, and victory will take them five points clear of the Irish.

The Qatar game, to be held at Hibernian's Easter Road, has been lined up as part of the Scots' final preparations.

Strachan said: "We are all looking forward to the next fixture in the European Qualifiers, and it is important we plan as meticulously as we can while realising that we won’t know the full picture in terms of our squad’s individual circumstances until May.

"We will ensure those whose seasons finish in early May will have a fitness programme to work on over the break, those involved in play-offs have adequate recovery and maintenance and those who may be involved in Scottish Cup final or FA Cup final also have a programme tailored to their needs.

"The match against Qatar will give us an opportunity for competitive match time before playing the Republic of Ireland and we look forward to playing in front of the fans at Easter Road in June."


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