Scotland will play Belgium in a friendly at Hampden Park in September
Last Updated: 13/03/18 9:15am
Scotland have announced they will play Belgium in a friendly at Hampden Park in September ahead of their UEFA Nations League campaign.
Scotland have two free fixture dates after being drawn in a three-team group in UEFA Nations League group C, so Alex McLeish's side will now lock horns with the likes of Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku.
The match on Friday September 7 will act as final preparation for Scotland's opening match of the UEFA Nations League against Albania, three days later on September 10.
Belgium last visited Scotland in 2013 in a FIFA World Cup Qualification match, with Steven Defour and Kevin Mirallas scoring the goals to secure a 2-0 victory for the visitors.
McLeish: "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.
"With the fixture kicking off the crucial UEFA Nations League campaign, 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."