Scotland will have had a keen interest on Friday afternoon regarding the drawing of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 groups.

Of course, whilst they are actually yet to qualify following the postponement of their playoff match with Ukraine until a later date, the team – along with their opponents and Wales – were kept in the draw as a placeholder and found out their fate.

The team that does qualify for the finals this winter will be placed in Group B, where they will meet a rather familiar foe.

Indeed, Scotland could find that they are playing England in another competitive competition just a little longer than a year removed from the delayed UEFA European Championships.

Alongside the Auld Enemy, they could also be facing Iran and the USA if they are able to qualify, thus making it a rather exciting group for all of those involved. Naturally, there will be a plethora of fans who will immediately be heading to where they will be able to place wagers on the competition as of now and right until the Final is played in December.

Of course, the last time Scotland played the Three Lions in a competitive fixture, the score was 0-0 as Steve Clarke’s side had managed to perform well at a sold-out Wembley Stadium.

Nonetheless, the team will perhaps fancy themselves whilst they play under the current manager, as they have managed to build an unbeaten streak that currently stretches eight games.

In fact, the Scots are currently on course to make history, as Clarke could be about to equal a record that has stood for 95 years.

Scotland would equal the record that has almost stood for 100 years if they avoid defeat in their next two games after draws with Poland and Austria.

It would be even more so rewarding for those involved as it would be likely that if they were to be successful in matching that record, then they would be playing in the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar in November as their next two matches would be against Ukraine and Wales.

Should they make the finals this winter, Scotland would already know that they would have to face the USMNT to begin with in what would be a rather testing fixture.

Nonetheless, the Tartan Army know they can not look to far ahead at the moment, with their immediate focus on actually qualifying for this year’s competition.