As well as securing a guaranteed play-off place, should it be required, to reach the tournament in Germany in two years time, Scotland have also earned Pot 2 status for the qualification stages after winning promotion to Nations League Group A courtesy of taking seven points from a possible nine during last month’s triple-header with a goalless draw against Ukraine in Krakow following up victories over the aforementioned nation and Ireland at Hampden.
Being in Pot 2 should theoretically present Scotland with a less challenging group than they have had in previous years as a Pot 3 side, but there are still potentially tricky draws that Clarke and co may be keen to avoid.
Here is everything you need to know ahead of the draw ...
When is the Euro 2024 qualification group draw?
The UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying draw takes place at 11am BST on Sunday, October 9, 2022 at the Festhalle exhibition centre, Frankfurt.
Which teams are in the draw?
Germany, as the host nation, will not be included in the qualifying draw for Euro 2024.
Russia will also be absent due to the ongoing suspension of all Russian sides from international competition due to the Ukraine invasion.
In total, 53 countries will be involved in the draw, who will be split into 10 groups – seven groups of five teams, and three groups of six teams.
The ten group winners and runners-up qualify for Euro 2024. The remaining three spots will be decided via the play-offs, which will be held in March 2024, and will involve a semi-final and final played over one leg.
What are the seeding pots for Euro 2024 qualifying?
Pot 1 – Denmark, Portugal, Belgium, Hungary, Switzerland, Poland.
Pot 2 – France, Austria, Czech Republic, England, Wales, Israel, Bosnia & Herzagovina, Serbia, Scotland, Finland.
Pot 3 – Ukraine, Iceland, Norway, Slovenia, Republic of Ireland, Albania, Montenegro, Romania, Sweden, Armenia.
Pot 4 – Georgia, Greece, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Azerbaijan, Kosovo, Bulgaria, Faroe Islands, North Macedonia.
Pot 5 – Slovakia, Northern Ireland, Cyprus, Belarus, Lithuania, Gibraltar, Estonia, Latvia, Moldova, Malta.
Pot 6 – Andorra, San Marino, Liechtenstein.
The four Nations League finalists will play the final matches of this competition in June 2023. As a result, these teams have only eight matchdays available for Euro 2024 qualification and must be allocated to groups of five teams.
What are Scotland’s possible groups?
Scotland cannot face another Pot 2 side in qualification. This rules out a potential Group of Death involving the likes of France or England in addition to a Pot 1 side like Spain or Italy. However, there are still some tough opponents to be avoided in Pot 3 including the likes of Ukraine (again), Norway and Sweden.
A favourable looking group for Scotland would potentially involve either Poland, Switzerland or Hungary from Pot 1 with the rest of the group made up of Armenia, Faroe Islands, Malta and San Marino.
On the flipside a worst case scenario would involve Scotland being drawn alongside Spain, Italy or Belgium from Pot 1 with the rest of the group made up by Norway, Turkey and Slovakia.
How to watch the Euro 2024 qualification draw
Sky Sports News will also be covering the draw.