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Scotland to host Israel in Euro 2020 play-off

Scotland were drawn Friday to play Israel in Glasgow in the Euro 2020 play-off semi-finals next March, but Steve Clarke s team must win that and a one-off away tie if they are to make the finals. Scotland, who performed poorly in the main qualifying campaign but did win their final three matches, will fancy their chances at home to an Israel side ranked 89th in the world and who finished fifth out of six teams in qualifying Group G. That game will be played at Hampden Park on March 26. However, Friday s draw at UEFA headquarters also revealed who would be at home in the play-off finals on March 31, and Scotland -- who are in Path C -- now know they will have to go to either Norway or Serbia and win if they are to reach a first major tournament since the 1998 World Cup. Scotland were in the same Nations League group as Israel last year, losing 2-1 away in Haifa but then winning 3-2 in Glasgow thanks to a James Forrest hat-trick. - Home carrot for Northern Ireland ...

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