Scotland vs Israel match to be played behind closed doors due to security fears

Scotland Women's Euro qualifier double-header against will be played behind closed doors due to security fears.

The match at Hampden on May 31 and the return fixture in Hungary on June 4 will not be able to welcome fans after intelligence gathered by the stadium operation teams indicated planned disruptions to the fixtures. Refunds will be processed to any supporters who had already purchased tickets.

A statement from the SFA reads: "Due to updated intelligence and following extensive security consultations with all key parties, the Scottish FA regrets to confirm that the forthcoming UEFA Women’s EURO 2025 qualifier between Scotland and Israel at Hampden Park on May 31 will now be played behind closed doors. The away fixture, due to be played in Hungary on June 4, will also be played behind closed doors.

"The stadium operations team were alerted to the potential for planned disruptions to the match and as a consequence we have no option but to play the match without supporters in attendance. Measures are in place to provide an automatic and full refund to those supporters who have already purchased tickets for this match. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the decision but the safety of supporters, players, team staff and officials is of paramount importance."

Scotland sit second in their group with four points while Israel have zero and sit bottom. Pedro Martínez Losa's team will round off the qualifying campaign with games against Slovakia and Serbia.