Scotland have risen to 15th in UEFA’s coefficients for the 2021/22 season following both Rangers and Celtic’s results in the Europa League this campaign.
If they manage to keep their position in the rankings it would mean that Scotland will get two places in the Champions League qualifying rounds in three years’ time.
However, before that happens, Scottish clubs will need a few more victories in order to secure an extra slot. It is a complicated calculation but Rangers’ win against Feyenoord and Celtic’s two victories in the Europa League group stages so far have pushed Scotland up the list for the 2021/22 with 5.750 points.
Only two countries, the Netherlands and Spain, have accrued more points this season, and with the coefficients based on how clubs have done in the last five campaigns, they still have some catching up to do in order to secure that second Champions League spot.
The last time Scotland had two Champions League places was the 2010/11 season when one of their spots was taken off them by Belgium.