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Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland found out this week who their group opponents will be for the Euro 2021 qualifiers.
Scotland will be up against their former Head Coach in their group, as one of their opponents will be Finland, now managed by Anna Signeul. Shelley Kerr's side will also be up against Portugal, Albania and Cyprus as they attempt to reach the Finals of a major tournament for the third time in succession.
Meanwhile, Wales have been handed a glorious chance to qualify for their first ever major Finals, after just missing out on the World Cup play-offs last time around. Although the top seeds, Norway, will be a tough nut to crack and indeed won Wales' last qualifying group for a European Championship two years ago, they should be optimistic about their chances against the other members of the group - Belarus, Northern Ireland and the Faroe Islands.
Matches will run from 28th August 2019 until 22nd September 2020. The nine group winners and three best runners-up qualify straight to the Finals alongside tournament hosts England, whilst the other six runners-up will play off in October 2020 for the remaining three berths.
Wales manager Jayne Ludlow told faw.cymru: "I'm really excited, the hard work starts again and hopefully it's one our players will be looking forward to. Norway are the standout team so it'll be a great test for us to go up against them."
"Portugal and Finland will both be tough ties, but in a draw like this you're going to get those tough fixtures no matter who you're drawn against," Scotland head coach Shelley Kerr told www.scottishfa.co.uk.
"Portugal are a really good team, they've developed massively over the past few years. Finland, too, are a great team - there have been some interesting results between the pair of us over the years. In terms of ranking, there's not much between Finland and Portugal, so in that respect it's a tough group.
"Back-to-back qualifications have raised the expectation levels for us, both internally and externally. We want to be competing and be back at the Euros again."
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