The Scotland squad for the 2022 World Cup starts here, with Steve Clark naming his team for the final round of qualifying.
Scotland will be named to the 2022 World Cup in about 12 months if they qualify. Steve Clark is one step closer to reaching the Final 23 with his final selection for the group stage qualifiers.
Stoke City striker Jacob Brown received his first-ever call-up to the Scotland squad in the last two qualifiers. St Johnston goalkeeper Xander Clark was rewarded with some tremendous club-wide performances with a spot in the mobile gig, and Billy Gilmore retained despite a few minutes in Norwich (Opens in a new tab).
Ryan Fraser and Grant Hanley have both had to withdraw from the squad due to injury, while James Forrest’s absence in recent months keeps him out of the team for the time being. Kieran Tierney was also eliminated recently but was deemed fit enough to be included.
Scotland squad for the FIFA World Cup 2022: Final qualifying line-up
- GK: Craig Gordon, Hearts
- GK: Zander Clark, Rangers
- GK: Jon McLaughlin, St Johnstone
- DF: Liam Cooper, Leeds
- DF: Jack Hendry, Club Brugge
- DF: Scott McKenna, Nottingham Forest
- DF: Stephen O’Donnell, Motherwell
- DF: Nathan Patterson, Rangers
- DF: Andy Robertson, Liverpool
- DF: Kieran Tierney, Arsenal
- MF: Stuart Armstrong, Southampton
- MF: Lewis Ferguson, Aberdeen
- MF: Billy Gilmour, Norwich (loan)
- MF: John McGinn, Aston Villa
- MF: Callum McGregor, Celtic
- MF: Kenny McLean, Norwich
- MF: Scott McTominay, Manchester United
- MF: David Turnbull, Celtic
- FW: Che Adams, Southampton
- FW: Jacob Brown, Stoke
- FW: Ryan Christie
- FW: Lyndon Dykes, Queens Park Rangers
FW: Kevin Nisbet, Hibernian
How many players is Scotland allowed to take to the 2022 World Cup?
Steve Clark has been allowed 26 players for Euro 2020 due to the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak during the tournament. However, for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar – unless otherwise noted – the squad number is expected to be reduced to 23.
However, this could be modified in the coming months. Alternate numbers have been raised during the pandemic as well, allowing five changes to be made in a game instead of the regular three. This season remains in the international competition: the team could rise to 26 again – especially with the World Cup in the middle of the season.
When will the final squad for the 2022 World Cup in Scotland be announced?
However, preparations for the tournament are expected to begin next summer.
While the next World Cup kick-off is a break from the traditional football calendar, World Cup squads are usually announced about six weeks before the tournament begins.
This may change with the club football being played closer to the tournament’s start date.
Who will participate in Scotland’s final squad for the 2022 World Cup?
Barring injuries or the bans, there are a few players we anticipate dying in Steve Clarke’s final squad for the 2022 World Cup in Scotland.
Many Scotland fans have cursed the ordeal, which means that two of the most talented players, Andy Robertson and Kieran Tierney, play in the same position. Clarke found a workaround that included a back line of three men, both men who would be necessary if Scotland reached Qatar.
John McGinn is the first name on the team sheet and is guaranteed a seat on the highly anticipated flight to Doha. Scott McTominay’s versatility makes him the asset, and Che Adams became a regular after switching sides from England in March 2021. Stuart Armstrong and Billy Gilmore also expect the cut to be made, although the latter’s lack of playing time in Norwich is worrisome.