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Monday, 24 Mar 2008

Scotland National Team Coach George Burley today confirmed that the Scotland A Squad will play Tennent’s International Challenge Matches against the Czech Republic and Northern Ireland later this year.

The match against the Czechs – currently 6th in the FIFA Rankings – will take place on Friday 30 May 2008 in Prague. We will then welcome Northern Ireland to Hampden on Wednesday 20 August 2008.

Both matches will be excellent tests for the team as we continue to build towards the 2010 World Cup Qualifying Campaign. Details about tickets for both matches will be made available in due course.

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George Burley is hoping Wednesday's match against Croatia can help go a long way to help prepare for the first World Cup qualifier in September.

The Scotland boss has two more games before taking on Macedonia and feels Croatia will provide a stern test.

"Croatia are an excellent side and one of the world's top-ranked nations," said Burley.

"It'll be a tough game, but it's about getting a feel of the squad and working to get it right for September."

Burley will fine tune his line-up with friendly matches against the Czech Republic in Prague on 30 May and Northern Ireland at Hampden Park on 20 August.

"That gives us a tough away game and then a home game before our World Cup qualifiers start against Macedonia in Skopje," he said.
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"But, on Wednesday, I'm looking for a good performance - that's always been the key - and, if we perform right, we could get a good result.

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