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Scotland's FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 qualifying campaign will have a familiar feel for national coach, Anna Signeul.
The Swede will take on her home country as Scotland bid to advance from Group 4 when qualification begins in September. Poland, Northern Ireland, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Faroe Islands complete an eclectic line-up.
Scotland have not faced any of their opponents in previous World Cup qualifiers, but played friendlies against Sweden, Poland and Northern Ireland in 2012.
Sweden are the top seeds in Group Four. The world number six team host the finals of UEFA Women's Euro 2013 this summer, following a third place finish at the London Olympics last year. Scotland assistant coach Ann-Helen Grahm was part of the Sweden coaching team during that bronze-medal run.
Scotland women's national coach Anna Signeul told www.scottishfa.co.uk: "The Sweden link stands out, but this is a very interesting group, full of teams that we have never faced in a qualifying campaign.
"We were glad to avoid the likes of France from Pot A, but make no mistake, Sweden are a very, very good team.
"It will be interesting for myself and Ann-Helen to face our home nation, but more than anything it will be fantastic for the players.
"It's always a positive overall experience to play in a country where women's football is one of the most popular sports, where the profile is high and you can expect to play in front of a big crowd.
"Poland are an up and coming team with quick, skilful players and Northern Ireland are another developing nation who we can expect to give us two tough matches. Bosnia and the Faroe Islands will provide a completely new experience for us.
"We are very much looking forward to getting this qualifying campaign underway."
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