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Scotland Women’s World Cup squad for France 2019 – in pictures

Analysis of the 23 players on their way to France for the 2019 World Cup. Continue reading…

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Women’s World Cup: Arsenal’s Emma Mitchell left out of Scotland squad

• Durham’s Zoe Ness also misses out on place for tournament• Captain Rachel Corsie will lead squad at their first World CupArsenal’s Women’s Super League winner Emma Mitchell has missed out on a place in Shelley Kerr’s 23-woman Scotland squad for their…

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Women’s World Cup: former England players on the threat of Scotland

Avoid the hype and then Phil Neville’s side can go far in France, say Rachel Yankey and Kelly SmithWith almost 250 England caps and a staggering 38 domestic trophies between them, Kelly Smith and Rachel Yankey know the women’s game in England like few …

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Every Scot should exult in beating Brazil. Thank God for our women | Kevin McKenna

There are those who carp that the historic victory was achieved by female footballers. More fool themThe result that Scottish football supporters have fantasised about for more than a century became reality last week: Scotland 1, Brazil 0. The match to…

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2019, World Cup fever No 2: England and Scotland go for glory in France | Louise Taylor

The 2019 Women’s World Cup is set to be the most competitive yet and England, who meet Scotland in their opening game on 9 June, are genuine contendersJill Ellis did not ponder the question for long. The USA’s English-born manager had just been asked i…

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England and Scotland to meet in their Women’s World Cup opener

• Home nations also draw Argentina and Japan• Hosts France face Norway, Nigeria and South KoreaEngland and Scotland have been drawn together in Group D for the Women’s World Cup in France next summer and will play each other in their opening match, in …

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Women’s World Cup 2019: group stage draw – live!

Updates from the draw in Paris starting at 5pm GMTTop 100 female footballers in the world 2018Email Stuart or tweet @stuartgoodwin 4.58pm GMT … and today’s piece with Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg, where she reflects on her eventful week … Related: …

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Alex Morgan volley secures USA win over stubborn Scotland

World Cup champions end 2018 unbeaten after 1-0 winScotland put in encouraging performance as World Cup loomsAlex Morgan’s classy first-half strike gave world champions the United States a narrow 1-0 friendly win over Scotland at the Simple Digital Are…

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The striker leading Fiorentina to glory and Scotland to their World Cup debut

Lana Clelland moved to Italy four years ago ‘for an experience’. On Saturday she set up Fiorentina’s winning goal in a cup finalBy Martin Dunlop for The Gentleman UltraA Scottish footballer has just begun a fourth season in Serie A and is preparing to …

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Kim Little: ‘It’s been an unbelievable few days with Scotland and Arsenal’

Injury cost the midfielder her place in the Euro 2017 squad and though she is conscious of getting another before next year’s World Cup in France, she is not going to be inhibitedWhen Scotland qualified for their first Women’s World Cup last week, the …

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Scotland qualify for Women’s World Cup for first time as England win 6-0

• Jane Ross hits winner in Scotland’s crucial 2-1 win in Albania • Phil Neville’s England ring changes but still thrash KazakhstanOn a day when Scotland’s women reached a first World Cup finals and Welsh hearts were broken, England showed off some impr…

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Glasgow City’s Leanne Ross: ‘The girls now deserve to be paid’

The midfielder, who scored her 250th goal for City last month, says the game has changed ‘night and day’ since she was youngThere is barely a more credible witness to evolution and revolution within Scottish women’s football than Leanne Ross, the Glasg…

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At least Scotland’s women know how to play football | Kevin McKenna

The SFA has a medieval attitude towards women’s football while failing to deliver in men’s tournaments. With real support, female players can shake up the sportIn Scotland, the failure of our international squad to qualify for major football tournament…

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Scotland shock Spain but fall one goal short of Euro 2017 quarter-finals

Caroline Weir’s first-half strike earned Scotland victory over Spain but her smash-and-grab goal was not enough to earn a Euro 2017 quarter-final place, as their beaten opponents scraped into the knockout stages.

Anna Signeul, who will now step down as Scotland manager, needed her team to beat Spain by at least two goals and England to defeat Portugal in Tilburg, which they did by a 2-1 scoreline.

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Portugal strike late to deny Scotland first European Championship point

• Scotland 1-2 Portugal (Cuthbert; Mendes, Leita)
• Defeat leaves Scots on verge of Euro 2017 elimination

Scotland’s chances of progressing out of their group at Euro 2017 were dealt another blow as they lost 2-1 to Portugal in Rotterdam.

The teenage substitute Erin Cuthbert briefly gave Scotland hope by scoring her country’s first goal at a major tournament to cancel out Carolina Mendes’ first-half opener, but Portugal regained the lead through Ana Leita four minutes later.

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Jodie Taylor’s hat-trick gives England a flying start to Euro 2017

• England 6-0 Scotland
• Taylor 10, 26, 53; White 32, Nobbs 87, Duggan 90

Jodie Taylor simultaneously ruined Scotland’s European Championship debut and sent English optimism levels soaring courtesy of a master class in intelligent movement and perfectly weighted finishing.

Such attributes brought the Arsenal striker a hat-trick as Mark Sampson’s England suggested that their status as one of the favourites to win Euro 2017 is anything but overblown.

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England v Scotland: Euro 2017 – live!

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The other two teams in Group D have just completed their opener – it was another big derby between Spain and Portugal, and Spain took it 2-0 with a pair of first-half strikes! Vicky Losada and Amanda Sampredo were on target.

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Is this the year England win a major senior tournament? Is this the year Scotland win a major senior tournament? We might have a better idea in two or three hours’ time; as openers for these sides go it couldn’t get any spicier and, while England are clear favourites against the debutants, there is something about this rivalry that makes for a great leveller – as the men’s sides showed us in Glasgow last month.

So buckle up. It’s been a fascinating start to Euro 2017, inasmuch as we seem to be in for a fairly well-balanced tournament with the minnows competing admirably. What we could do with now, on day four, is a rattling good ding-dong of a fixture that really gets those with a passing interest talking. England seem minded to provide one and have even gone as far as watching clips of Braveheart to get into their opponents’ psyche; Scotland, in their first major tournament since the non-UEFA affiliated European Competition for Women’s Football in 1989, need no motivation at all to give this one a go and they have the tools to cause some genuine bother.

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Euro 2017: England aiming high but wary of treating Scotland lightly

• Lionesses targeting tournament glory but know Scotland can be dangerous
• Wednesday’s game is Scotland’s first in a European Championship finals

Mark Sampson regards the trade-off between pain and gain as irresistible. “The message we’re giving the players is simple,” the England manager said. “These three weeks can change the next 50 years. Three weeks of hard work and we’ve got 50 years to live as legends. Three weeks to make history and live the rest of our lives as champions and winners.”

Sampson has always possessed a politician’s knack for summoning the right soundbite at the right moment but his manifesto for Euro 2017 glory seems compelling. It will be fully tested on Wednesday night when England face their Group D rivals Scotland but it would represent a shock were the Lionesses to stumble against Anna Signeul’s side.

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Scotland’s Anna Signeul hopes debut and final bow will be a watershed

• Scotland face England in their opening Group D fixture at Euro 2017
• Coach leaving to take over Finland national team after tournament

Anna Signeul hopes her first and last major tournament as Scotland’s manager will be remembered as a watershed in the game’s evolution in the country.

After 12 years in charge the 56-year-old Swede will head for Helsinki and a role coaching Finland in September. First she aims to take her team beyond the group stage – and preferably by upsetting England on Wednesday night.

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Scotland’s Anna Signeul hopes debut and final bow will be a watershed

• Scotland face England in their opening Group D fixture at Euro 2017
• Coach leaving to take over Finland national team after tournament

Anna Signeul hopes her first and last major tournament as Scotland’s manager will be remembered as a watershed in the game’s evolution in the country.

After 12 years in charge the 56-year-old Swede will head for Helsinki and a role coaching Finland in September. First she aims to take her team beyond the group stage – and preferably by upsetting England on Wednesday night.

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