Scotland and Northern Ireland will play a friendly at Hampden on March 25 - four days before they continue their promising Euro 2016 qualifying campaigns.
Costa Rica claim they are talking to Scotland about playing a friendly next year in what would be a reprisal of one of Scottish football's darkest days.
UEFA have ranked Scotland in the bottom half of European countries after they finished in 29th place for their 2014 coefficients table.
STEWART REGAN, the SFA chief executive, will take direction from national team boss Gordon Strachan and other senior Scottish coaching figures such as Andy Roxburgh to help identify Mark Wotte's successor as performance director.
Callum Paterson, the Hearts youngster, has thanked Gordon Strachan for lifting him out of the doldrums following his red card against Hibernian.