SCOTLAND will prepare for their next World Cup 2018 qualifier by playing Canada in a  Challenge Match on Wednesday, March 22 at Easter Road.

Gordon Strachan’s squad will aim for a morale-boosting victory in the national team’s first fixture of 2017.

The match, which will kick off at 7.45pm, will take place four days before the vital European qualifier against Slovenia at Hampden.

Scots boss Strachan said: “This game will give us a chance to see up close some of the players who have been in such excellent form over the winter months.scots-e1478896896114-620x372

“There are a number of players who may not have been involved in the recent games, but who have been pushing hard for a place, so this will allow them to stake their claim.

“It’s important we have a match before the second half of the qualification programme begins.

“We know that a win against Slovenia will take us to just one point behind them in second place and put us right back in contention, so the players involved in the Canada game can take this opportunity to show they should be involved.”

The Scots have played Canada on five previous occasions, winning each time.

Scotland Supporters Club members will benefit from an exclusive discount of £15 for adults and £5 for children. Public sale tickets will be priced at £22 for adults and just £10 for children.

Tickets will go on sale to Scotland Supporters Club members on Tuesday, February 2 – the same day as tickets for the game against Slovenia – with the public sale to follow.


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