The Scottish FA has revealed a new agreement in which a Scandinavian broadcaster will have exclusive rights to screen Scotland games.

Scotland’s qualifications for the 2026 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2028 will be shown on Viaplay, which is due to launch in the UK later this year.

UEFA Nations League fixtures and any friendly matches will also be televised, with the possibility of certain games being shown for free.

The Nordic business will replace Sky as the sole broadcaster of international matches under the terms of the agreement

UEFA manages the sale of broadcast rights through a centralized mechanism that guarantees national associations a predetermined sum from any deals reached.

SFA chief executive Ian Maxwell said: “We are pleased that Viaplay recognise the value of the Scotland Men’s National Team and look forward to them broadcasting what will hopefully be yet more successful qualification campaigns for this current Scotland side.

“The guaranteed income that we receive through UEFA’s centralised media rights sales allows us to continue to grow the national game.

“The finances help us to invest in a multitude of areas, including the grassroots game, girls’ and women’s football, coach education and para-football, helping us harness the power of football to grow and develop the game.”

Anders Jensen, NENT group president and CEO, added: “This is Viaplay’s biggest UK sports milestone so far.

“Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have exciting young teams that millions of fans will be able to follow exclusively on our world-class platform.

“These matches are in good hands – we work closely with Uefa in the Nordic and Baltic regions, and know how much national sides mean to supporters.

They will also broadcast Scotland’s Nations League campaigns in 2024-25 and 2026-27, as well as any friendly up to 2028.

Viaplay, which is slated to launch in the UK later this year, reached the agreement with Uefa as part of the regulatory body’s exclusive responsibility in selling broadcast rights for all of its member countries.

In a boost to the Tartan Army, Hampden officials have already spoken with their counterparts at Viaplay and Uefa about the possibility of free-to-air broadcasts of the same games.

The network has also secured the rights to air games from Wales and Northern Ireland.

As part of their UK streaming network, Viaplay intends to provide original content in addition to live sports.