World Cup 2018 preliminary draw: Who will Scotland face?


World football’s attention will turn to St.Petersburg in Russia to see who their national team will be face in the World Cup 2018 preliminary draw.

Last summer Scotland could only watch on once again as world football descended on Brazil to battle it out for the most coveted trophy in international football. With failure once again the end result of Scotland’s World Cup qualifying campaign.

Scotland have not been to a World Cup since France 1998 and Russia will be 20 years since the Scots were in attendance at the world football tournament? – could Russia finally welcome the Tartan Army to the World Cup for the first time in 20 years?


With Gordon Strachan’s side in Pot 3 with all European nations split between six pots in total – we could once again face the likes of world champions Germany or Spain. England is a real possibility as is Wales.

Will we be handed a favourable draw or another group of death?

The nine group winners will qualify for Russia 2018 automatically, with the eight best group runners up having to settle for a play-off in November 2017.

Who do you want to see drawn in Scotland’s group?


About Author


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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