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Scotland to face Australia and Luxembourg

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Scotland’s World Cup 2014 qualifying campaign will kick off with a double header against Serbia and Macedonia in September, and in preparation they have arranged a friendly with Australia at Easter Road on 15th August.

On the 14th November, Scotland will travel to Luxembourg for their final game of 2012.

Scotland manager Craig Levein said: “The match against Australia will be our first on home soil this year, and comes directly before two World Cup qualifiers against Serbia and Macedonia at Hampden in September.

“Just last year Australia defeated another of our Group A opponents, Wales, in Cardiff, and have been in good form in their own qualifiers, so I have no doubt that they will provide us with a tough test.

“We’re all excited about the opportunity to play in front of a home crowd at Easter Road, after two important away fixtures. We then hope to round off a positive year on a high note with another away friendly in Luxembourg.

“I’m sure that many of our supporters will relish the opportunity to visit the country for the first time in 25 years, and we’re all looking forward to the same fantastic backing that we received in Slovenia last week.”

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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