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 group

Jane 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, Scotland’s passage to France hinged on the finest of margins.

Only finishing top of a five-team group confirmed safe passage. Finish second and the best four went into play-offs for the eighth available spot. That it was the 2017 European champions, the Netherlands, who scraped through to France in that manner makes Scotland’s automatic qualification for their first World Cup all the more impressive.

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