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Category: Scotland women’s football team

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VAR is penalising goalkeepers unfairly at the Women’s World Cup | Eni Aluko

Scotland and Nigeria have suffered from the strict enforcement at penalties which is doing the competition no favoursI can only imagine the emotions felt by the Scotland players when their dreams of qualification for the knockout rounds died on Wednesd…

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Karen Bardsley questions ‘cruel’ VAR decisions after Scotland penalty drama

• Lee Alexander judged to move off line too soon for save• England goalkeeper: ‘It’s strange to crack down on it’England’s goalkeeper Karen Bardsley has expressed misgivings about the use of VAR to judge the movement of goalkeepers, saying it seems “cr…

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Scotland out of Women’s World Cup as Argentina make dramatic comeback

Scotland crashed out of the World Cup in dramatic style after throwing away a three-goal lead against Argentina. They looked to be cruising but a five-minute capitulation that saw Milagros Menéndez score and Lee Alexander deflect the ball into her own …

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Scotland v Argentina: Women’s World Cup 2019 – live!

Women’s World Cup updates from the Group D finaleJapan v England – live! Follow our MBM report nowAnd feel free to email Barry or tweet him @bglendenning 4.44pm BST Parc des Princes is the venue where Scotland play Argentina for the very first time in …

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Scotland’s World Cup hopes hang by a thread after painful defeat to Japan

The hopes of Shelley Kerr’s Scotland are hanging by a thread after a second World Cup defeat within six days of their first against England in Nice.Winners eight years ago and the runners up four years ago, Japan got over their opening match jitters to…

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Japan v Scotland: Women’s World Cup 2019 – live!

Women’s World Cup updates from the game in RennesLi’s volley seals vital victory for China against South AfricaAnd feel free to email Niall or tweet him @niallmcveigh 1.17pm BST Get to know both teams a little better with our expert guides: Related: Wo…

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Women’s World Cup 2019: talking points from the first week of action

Fifa’s ticket policy, French sarcasm, colourful supporters and teams making their World Cup debut have grabbed attentionThe word on the street in Nice and Le Havre – well, mainly from the mouths of taxi drivers but they’re usually a decent barometer – …

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Nikita Parris the outstanding performer in England’s assured start | Eni Aluko

Because of the rivalry, Scotland are probably the toughest test for Phil Neville’s side in the group stage so to start the World Cup with a 2-1 win represents a job well doneAs World Cup opening matches go, I thought it was a very assured and professio…

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Kim Little urges Scotland to show natural ability at Women’s World Cup

• Arsenal star says team learnt from defeat by England• Scotland face Japan in next Group D game on FridayKim Little has said she felt Scotland showed signs of the ability they possess in their 2-1 opening defeat against England at the Women’s World Cu…

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Bronze and Parris chemistry too potent for Scotland | Suzanne Wrack

Nikita Parris will join the Ballon d’Or nominee Lucy Bronze at Lyon next season and the England pair showed exactly why they have been signed by Europe’s leading clubThere was an all too familiar ruthlessness with which Lucy Bronze and Nikita Parris, w…

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Shelley Kerr’s plan to pick off England backfires in use of Erin Cuthbert | Sophie Lawson

Erin Cuthbert was a lone striker and that’s exactly how her game panned out, with no support, as Scotland sat back on their way to losing 2-1 against EnglandA goal down fewer than 15 minutes in thanks to Nikita Parris’s clinically taken spot?kick, the …

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England 2-1 Scotland: Women’s World Cup player ratings | Marcus Christenson

Nikita Parris starred for England as Phil Neville’s side weathered a late comeback to get off to a winning start against ScotlandKaren Bardsley Continue reading…

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Parris and White get England off to winning start at Women’s World Cup

Phil Neville maintained a straight face when, on the eve of kick off, he claimed he would “love” to be a Scotland player facing his Lionesses but England’s manager was surely being mischievous.Admittedly Claire Emslie’s late goal made for a slightly ne…

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England v Scotland: Women’s World Cup 2019 – live!

Minute-by-minute updates from the 17.00 BST kick-offBronze: ‘I scored a couple of goals and my life changed overnight’Send your emails to Gregg here or tweet him @GreggBakowski 4.35pm BST Simon McMahon has been in touch: “Afternoon Gregg. There seems t…

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Women’s World Cup: Caroline Weir takes inspiration from takeaway art

Scotland midfielder with a mural of her on a wall in Dunfermline says ‘the attention we’re getting is a bit mad’There are many reasons to visit the Côte d’Azur, but art surely ranks among the top 10 with the assorted galleries affording tourists plenty…

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Scotland’s Jane Ross: ‘I had a feeling we were going to draw England’

The striker believes that, despite three tough games, their improving squad can advance out of their groupJane Ross knows only too well how tough qualifying for the World Cup can be for a European nation and, as the striker recalls with obvious relief,…

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Women’s World Cup: England relax while Kerr adds devil to shock tactics

Phil Neville cancelled training before the Scotland showdown but he knows their manager is a force to be reckoned withGuests soaking up the sun by the rooftop pools of England’s and Scotland’s respective team hotels on the Promenade des Anglais can wat…

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Women’s World Cup: fans give their previews and predictions

France are ready. Nigeria are concerned. Norway are missing their best player. And USA are very confidentWe will be… the perfect hosts. The stadiums are fantastic and the atmosphere will be electric. We are ready. Continue reading…

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Scotland land at World Cup in better shape and in executive style

• Judy Murray and Steve Clarke delivered pep talks beforehand• We’ve got a better style of play, says full-back Nicola DochertyIt is safe to assume Nicola Sturgeon has secured Nicola Docherty’s vote. Before the first minister facilitated the funding th…

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Women’s World Cup 2019 team guide No 15: Scotland

Shelley Kerr has proven winners in her squad and, if they avoid injuries, Scotland could be a surprise package in FranceThis article is part of the Guardian’s 2019 Women’s World Cup Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media organis…