Scotland will play Qatar in a friendly at Easter Road on June 5, eight days before their European Qualifier against Republic of Ireland.
Hibernian narrowed the gap on second-placed Rangers with a 3-1 win over Livingston in the Scottish Championship.
Wales are up to their highest position of 22 in FIFA's latest rankings, with England up three places to No 14.
Neil McCann feels Scotland are in their best position in years to qualify for their first major tournament since 1998.
Stuart Pearce believes Britain's best young footballers are missing out by the absence of a Team GB side at Rio 2016.
Charlie Nicholas fears for Scotland’s Euro 2016 qualification hopes following the Republic of Ireland’s draw with Poland.
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