Scotland and Qatar will compete for the Qatar Airways Cup at Easter Road Stadium, Edinburgh on Friday 5th June 2015.

Qatar Airways has been named as the Official Match Airline Partner for this highly anticipated match, which will take place eight days ahead of Scotland’s Euro 2016 qualifier against the Republic of Ireland in Dublin. Qatar, having won their last two international matches against Algeria and then Slovenia, will be keen to continue their winning momentum.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are pleased to announce that Qatar Airways has been named the Official Match Airline Partner for the Qatar versus Scotland game, reinforcing the airline’s support for this great game, and our ongoing commitment to Scotland by supporting this international friendly match in Edinburgh.”

Gordon Strachan, Scotland national coach, said: “We are looking forward to playing our first-ever match against Qatar and I’m sure it will be a worthwhile occasion for both teams.

“Qatar are a developing football nation and their experience in the UK, training at St George’s Park and playing ourselves and Northern Ireland, will be an invaluable experience for their future aspirations.

“From our point of view, it is essential that our players have some game time before the European Qualifier against Republic of Ireland, especially those in the Championship whose seasons finished as early as May 2.”