Despite calls from many North of the border to call off this friendly, Scotland will play host to controversial 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar on Friday evening.
For the Scots, this clash at Easter Road is viewed as a warm-up encounter for a vital Euro 2016 qualifier against the Republic of Ireland next week.
Strachan is eager for his players to be match fit ahead of the clash with the Irish, but he will also be mindful of the fact that any knocks or injuries picked up against Qatar could result in withdrawal ahead of the trip to Dublin.
With that in mind, the Scottish boss is likely to mix up his starting lineup, which could give those on the fringes a chance to impress.
Aberdeen defender Mark Reynolds may be in line to make his international debut, with goalkeeper Craig Samson also pushing for inclusion for the first time.
As for the visitors, none of their recent lineups have included players born in Qatar as footballers of various descents have been drafted in to bolster the options available to head coach Jose Daniel Carreno.
Scotland possible starting lineup:
Samson; Martin, Reynolds, Berra, Robertson; Anya, Fletcher, Brown, Ritchie; Fletcher, Griffiths
Qatar possible starting lineup:
Burhan; Majid, Khoukhi, Ali, Hatem; Boudiaf, Muftah, Kangambu, Khalid, Muntari; Assadalla
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