SCOTLAND are in line to face Bulgaria at Hampden in a Nations League semi-final play-off next year and then meet either Norway or Serbia in a showdown for a Euro 2020 spot.

The dust has settled from the latest round of qualifying fixtures with Scotland, as it stands, looking unlikely to qualify for an automatic spot for a Finals they will co-host.

But because they won their Nations League group last year, Steve Clarke's side are guaranteed a place in the play-offs in League C and will also have home advantage for the one-leg semi-finals.

That was expected to be against Finland, but because the Finns have started their qualifying campaign so well, the Scots are now due to host Bulgaria next March.

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And the other two teams in the play-offs, at the moment, would be Norway and Serbia with the winner facing the victor of the Scotland v Bulgaria play-off, with the hosts to be decided by a draw.

The Bulgarians, who are managed by 1994 World Cup semi-finalist star Krasimir Balakov, are hardly in sparkling form and lost their June double-header 2-1 to Czech Republic and 3-2 at home to Kosovo.

They are 51st in the FIFA World Rankings - seven places behind Scotland.

But possible Finalists, Serbia would be a far tougher ask as they currently sit in 29th spot. Norway are ranked 50th.