BBC announces Scots four-match World Cup qualifying coverage

THE World Cup qualifying campaign being embarked upon from Autumn by Scotland’s men’s football team is to be part-screened live by BBC Scotland.

The Corporation has announced it will be televising four of Scotland’s away fixtures, beginning with Belgium on October 16, to be followed, next year, by Serbia (March 26), Croatia (June 7) and Macedonia (September 10).

In a BBC statement, Ewan Angus, Head of Sport, is quoted, as saying: “It’s great news for our audiences that we will be bringing full live coverage and in-depth analysis from each of these crucial games.

“Scotland’s qualifying matches for the major tournaments always attract huge interest and we’re delighted we can bring our viewers all the twists and turns from these big fixtures.”

Scotland have been drawn against Wales, Serbia, Croatia and Macedonia, in attempting to qualifying for the 2014 World Cup, taking place in Brazil. Scotland’s campaign kicks off with two home fixtures: versus Serbia on September 8, followed by Macedonia three days later.