A FANS group has told Scottish football's governing body about "concerns" over the international friendly with Qatar.

The Scottish Football Supporters Association has warned the Scottish Football Association (SFA) that there is a "strong indication" that there will be protests at Scotland's game against the Arab nation at Easter Road on June 5.

The game would be played amid controversy surrounding the treatment of workers on Qatar's World Cup 2022 infrastructure.

Journalists were arrested and held in Qatar recently while filming a documentary on conditions facing migrant workers ahead of 2022 World Cup.

Human rights groups have expressed concerns about conditions for workers.

Simon Barrow from the SFSA said: "Since the Scottish Football Supporters Association (SFSA) launched just last month we've had almost 7500 individual football fans signing up to join and in recent days we've been contacted by an increasing number of them, from all over the country, expressing concerns about Scotland hosting Qatar.

"They have growing concerns about the long standing human rights issues in Qatar and in particular those linked to World Cup in 2022 and it is clear to us from the contact we are receiving is that this matter is not going away.

"The SFSA had a meeting with the SFA and made them aware of the concerns being conveyed to us about our opponents."

Playfair Qatar - a Trade Union Congress-backed campaign against 'abuse of migrant workers building World Cup stadia and infrastructure in Qatar' says the SFA must use its influence to address the issues within the Gulf state.

Qatar play a friendly against Northern Ireland in Crewe on May 31, before facing Scotland. The Easter Road game has been set up in preparation for a crucial Euro 2016 qualifier against the Republic of Ireland in Dublin.

Pauline Kelly, Amnesty International's acting programme director in Scotland, joined the debate by claiming the Easter Road friendly could have a positive effect.

"Sporting links with other nations with endemic human rights abuses are an opportunity to highlight the dire conditions in those countries," she said.

The SFA declined to comment.