Scotland in pot four for 2014 World Cup qualifying draw

Scotland coach Craig Levein
Levein's side will soon discover who they will face in World Cup qualification

Scotland will have three higher ranked sides in their qualifying group for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Craig Levein's side are in pot four in the European section of the draw along with Northern Ireland.

Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Georgia, Lithuania, Poland and Romania are also in pot four.

Though Scotland cannot be drawn with any of those nations, they could end up in the same group as England, Wales and/or the Republic of Ireland.

Scotland's last appearance at a World Cup finals was in France in 1998.

Levein's men are currently in a Euro 2012 qualification group with world and European champions Spain, who join England in pot one.

Holland and Norway, who were in Scotland's qualifying group for the 2010 finals, are also top seeds.

France are a potential opponent from pot two with the Republic of Ireland in pot three and the Welsh in the sixth pot.

In the latest Fifa world rankings, Scotland maintained 61st position.