SCOTLAND will play Belgium in a friendly at Hampden Park on Friday, September 7 as they prepare for their UEFA Nations League campaign.

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku and his superstar colleagues such as Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard will provide the ideal test for Alex McLeish’s team.

The encounter against the Belgians will be the final warm-up game before the Scots’ opening match in the European tournament against Albania three days later.

Belgium last visited the national stadium in 2013 in a World Cup qualifier with Steven Defour and Kevin Mirallas scoring the goals to ensure a 2-0 victory.

McLeish said: “I am delighted to have secured such high quality opposition for our free fixture date at the start of our UEFA Nations League campaign.

“As a side currently ranked in the top five in the world, Belgium are the standard to which our players should be aspiring and set the bar in terms of what we are trying to achieve with our play.

“There is no better opportunity for our players to stake a claim for a place than by proving their mettle against players of this calibre.”

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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