|Association||Scottish Football Association|
|Head coach||Shelley Kerr|
|Most caps||Gemma Fay (203)|
|Top scorer||Julie Fleeting (116)|
|Current|| 22 |
|Highest||19 (March 2014; September 2018)|
|Lowest||31 (March 2004)|
(Greenock, Scotland; 18 November 1972)
(Glasgow, Scotland; 30 May 1998)
(Nuneaton, England; 23 June 1973)
|Appearances||1 (first in 2019 )|
|Best result||Group stage (2019)|
|Appearances||1 (first in 2017 )|
|Best result||Group stage (2017)|
The Scotland women's national football team represents Scotland in international women's football competitions. Since 1998, the team has been governed by the Scottish Football Association (SFA). Scotland qualified for the FIFA Women's World Cup for the first time in 2019, and qualified for their first UEFA Women's Euro in 2017. As of July 2019, the team was 22nd in the FIFA Women's World Rankings.
Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain, with a border with England to the southeast, and is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, the North Sea to the northeast, the Irish Sea to the south, and more than 790 islands, including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.
Women's association football, usually known as women's football or women's soccer, is the most prominent team sport played by women around the globe. It is played at the professional level in numerous countries throughout the world and 176 national teams participate internationally.
The Scottish Football Association is the governing body of football in Scotland and has the ultimate responsibility for the control and development of football in Scotland. Members of the SFA include clubs in Scotland, affiliated national associations as well as local associations. It was formed in 1873, making it the second oldest national football association in the world. It is not to be confused with the Scottish Football Union, which is the name that the SRU was known by until the 1920s.
Church documents recorded women playing football in Carstairs, Lanarkshire, in 1628.Scotland first played a women's international match in May 1881. Women's football struggled for recognition during this early period and was banned by the football authorities in 1921. Club sides who were interested in using their grounds for women's football were subsequently denied permission by the Scottish Football Association (SFA). The sport continued on an unofficial basis until the 1970s, when the ban was lifted. In 1971 UEFA instructed its members to take control of women's football within their territories. The motion was passed 31–1, but Scotland was the only member to vote against it. Football in Scotland has traditionally been seen as a working class and male preserve.
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Association football is one of the national sports of Scotland and the most popular sport in the country. There is a long tradition of "football" games in Orkney, Lewis and southern Scotland, especially the Scottish Borders, although many of these include carrying the ball and passing by hand, and despite bearing the name "football" bear little resemblance to association football.
Scotland's first official match, a 3–2 defeat to England, took place in November 1972.The team was managed by Rab Stewart. The 1921 ban on women's football was lifted in 1974, and the SFA assumed direct responsibility for Scottish women's football in 1998. Scotland have participated in most international competitions since the ban was removed. The team's standing has improved significantly in recent years, reaching an all-time high of 19th place in the FIFA Women's World Rankings in March 2014. They reached their first major tournament finals when they qualified for UEFA Women's Euro 2017. The team followed this up by qualifying for their first World Cup finals tournament in 2019. Following their qualification, the Scottish Government announced they would provide funding to allow all the players to train full time in the lead up to the World Cup, a welcome announcement as several players do not play professionally. Their final home match (against Jamaica) before the 2019 World Cup saw a record attendance for the national team of 18,555.
The England women's national football team has been governed by the Football Association (FA) since 1993, having been previously administered by the Women's Football Association (WFA). England played its first international match in November 1972 against Scotland. Although most national football teams represent a sovereign state, as a member of the United Kingdom's Home Nations, England is permitted by FIFA statutes to maintain its own national side that competes in all major tournaments, with the exception of the Women's Olympic Football Tournament.
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Claire Emslie scored Scotland's first World Cup goal, netting in their 2019 opener against England on 9 June. –1 against Japan, Scotland needed to win their third game against Argentina to qualify for the last 16 as a third-placed team. They appeared to be heading for qualification when they took a 3–0 lead, but they conceded three late goals to draw 3–3 and exited at the group stage.After losing their second game, 2
Claire Emslie is a Scottish footballer who plays as a forward for Orlando Pride in the National Women's Soccer League and the Scotland national team.
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The Japan women's national football team, or Nadeshiko Japan (なでしこジャパン), represents Japan in women's association football and is run by the Japan Football Association (JFA). It is the most successful women's national team from the Asian Football Confederation. Its highest ranking in the FIFA Women's World Rankings is 3rd, achieved in December 2011.
|1991||Did not enter|
|1995||Did not qualify||Group – 4th||6||0||0||6||3||22|
|1999||Unable to qualify|
|2007||Did not qualify||Group – 3rd||8||2||2||4||4||20|
|2011||Group – 2nd||8||6||1||1||24||5|
|2019||Group – 4th||3||0||1||2||5||7||Group – 1st||8||7||0||1||19||7|
|FIFA Women's World Cup history|
|Group stage||9 June||L 1–2||Allianz Riviera, Nice|
|14 June||L 1–2||Roazhon Park, Rennes|
|19 June||D 3–3||Parc des Princes, Paris|
At the Olympic Games the International Olympic Committee charter only permit a Great Britain team, representing the whole of the United Kingdom, to compete.As London hosted the 2012 Summer Olympics, a Great Britain team was entered and two Scotland players (Kim Little and Ifeoma Dieke) were selected for the squad.
The modern Olympic Games or Olympics are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games are considered the world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating. The Olympic Games are held every four years, with the Summer and Winter Games alternating by occurring every four years but two years apart.
The International Olympic Committee is a non-governmental sports organisation based in Lausanne, Switzerland. Created by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas in 1894, it is the authority responsible for organising the modern Summer and Winter Olympic Games.
The Great Britain women's Olympic football team represents the United Kingdom in the women's football tournament at the Olympic Games. Normally, no team represents the whole of the United Kingdom in women's football, as separate teams compete for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in the World Cup and the European Championship.
The (English) FA indicated in June 2013 that they would be prepared to run women's teams at future Olympic tournaments, subject to one of the home nations meeting the qualification criteria (i.e. being one of the top three European nations at the Women's World Cup).Following objections from the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish football associations, and a commitment from FIFA that they would not allow entry of a British team unless all four Home Nations agreed, the FA said they would not seek entry into the 2016 tournament. An agreement was reached between the four associations ahead of the 2020 tournament, and qualification was secured by England reaching the semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup.
The Football Association of Wales is the governing body of association football and futsal in Wales, and controls the Welsh national football team, its corresponding women's team, as well as the Welsh national futsal team. It is a member of FIFA, UEFA and the IFAB.
The Irish Football Association (IFA) is the governing body for association football in Northern Ireland. It organised the Ireland national football team from 1880 to 1950, which after 1954, became the Northern Ireland national football team.
The 2016 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad and commonly known as Rio 2016, was an international multi-sport event that was held from 5 to 21 August 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with preliminary events in some sports beginning on 3 August. These were the first Olympic Games ever to be held in South America and the fourth to be held in a developing country, after the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico, the 1980 Summer Olympics in the Soviet Union, and the 2008 Summer Olympics in China.
|1984||Did not qualify||Group – 2nd||6||3||1||2||9||8|
|1987||Group – 2nd||6||4||0||2||24||10|
|1989||Group – Withdrew|
|1991||Did not enter|
|1993||Did not qualify||Group – 3rd||4||0||1||3||1||5|
|1995||Group – 4th||6||0||0||6||3||22|
|1997||Unable to qualify|
|2005||Did not qualify||Group – 3rd||8||4||0||4||19||16|
|2017||Group – 3rd||3||1||0||2||2||8||Group – 2nd||8||7||0||1||30||7|
|2021||Qualification in progress||Group E||1||1||0||0||8||0|
|UEFA Women's Championship history|
|Group stage||19 July||L 0–6||Stadion Galgenwaard, Utrecht|
|23 July||L 1–2||Sparta Stadion, Rotterdam|
|27 July||W 1–0||De Adelaarshorst, Deventer|
|Three Nations Championship||2nd||2||1||0||1||3||6|
|Torneo Regione Molise||3rd||2||0||0||2||0||8|
Scotland women's internationals have been televised by BBC Alba and broadcast by BBC Radio Scotland.BBC Radio Scotland presenter Tam Cowan was temporarily taken off the air in 2013, after he criticised the use of Fir Park for women's internationals in his Daily Record column. In a November 2013 interview with The Independent newspaper, Laura Montgomery of Glasgow City FC suggested that media coverage of women's football in Scotland often reflected sexist and misogynist attitudes. This is due to a preponderance of "stupid male journalists", according to Montgomery.
The first official match played by the Scotland women's team was hosted by the Ravenscraig Stadium, an athletics facility in Greenock.The team now normally plays its home games at (men's) club stadiums. Venues used in recent years include Fir Park in Motherwell, Tynecastle Stadium in Edinburgh and St Mirren Park in Paisley.
Hampden Park in Glasgow is the traditional home of the men's national team and is described by the Scottish Football Association as the National Stadium.A Scotland women's international was played at Hampden for the first time in October 2012, when it hosted the first leg of a European Championship qualifying playoff against Spain. Earlier in 2012, Hampden had hosted matches in the Olympic women's football tournament. In May 2019 the team attracted a record attendance for a women's football match in Scotland, when 18,555 were present at Hampden for a World Cup warm-up friendly with Jamaica.
The following players were named to the squad for a UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifying match with Cyprus in August 2019.
Caps and goals are current as of the match played on 19 June 2019 against Argentina.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|GK||Lee Alexander||23 September 1991||20||0|
|GK||Jenna Fife||1 December 1995||4||0|
|GK||Shannon Lynn||22 October 1985||30||0|
|DF||Chloe Arthur||21 January 1995||20||0|
|DF||Jennifer Beattie||13 May 1991||127||23|
|DF||Rachel Corsie (captain)||17 August 1989||112||16|
|DF||Nicola Docherty||23 August 1992||21||0|
|DF||Sophie Howard||17 September 1993||16||1|
|DF||Hayley Lauder||4 June 1990||100||9|
|DF||Rachel McLauchlan||7 July 1997||7||0|
|DF||Joelle Murray||7 November 1986||48||1|
|DF||Kirsty Smith||6 January 1994||38||0|
|MF||Lizzie Arnot||1 March 1996||28||2|
|MF||Leanne Crichton||6 August 1987||64||3|
|MF||Lucy Graham||10 October 1996||3||0|
|MF||Samantha Kerr||17 April 1999||0||0|
|MF||Kim Little (vice-captain)||29 June 1990||136||54|
|MF||Joanne Love||6 December 1985||191||13|
|MF||Caroline Weir||20 June 1995||66||8|
|FW||Claire Emslie||8 March 1994||24||4|
|FW||Lisa Evans||21 May 1992||81||17|
|FW||Abbi Grant||11 December 1995||2||0|
|FW||Abi Harrison||7 December 1997||3||0|
|FW||Jamie-Lee Napier||6 April 2000||0||0|
|FW||Zoe Ness||24 March 1996||8||1|
|FW||Jane Ross||18 September 1989||128||58|
The following players have been selected by Scotland within the past 12 months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Rachel Harrison||11 October 1989||0||0||v. |
|DF||Frankie Brown||8 October 1987||96||0||2019 Algarve Cup|
|DF||Emma Mitchell||19 September 1992||59||7||2019 Algarve Cup INJ|
|MF||Amy Muir||7 March 2000||0||0||v. |
|MF||Christie Murray||3 May 1990||62||4||2019 FIFA Women's World Cup|
|FW||Fiona Brown||31 March 1995||39||2||v. |
|FW||Erin Cuthbert||19 July 1998||33||11||v. |
|FW||Lana Clelland||26 January 1993||26||4||2019 FIFA Women's World Cup|
The SFA operates a roll of honour for every female player who has made more than 100 appearances for Scotland.The Scottish Football Museum operates a hall of fame, based at Hampden Park, which is open to players and managers involved in Scottish football. Rose Reilly (2007) and Julie Fleeting (2018) are the only women to be inducted so far. Sportscotland operates the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame, which has inducted some footballers, also including Reilly.
|1||8||7||0||1||19||7||+12||21||2019 FIFA Women's World Cup|
Scotland were drawn in Group D.
|1||3||3||0||0||5||1||+4||9||Advance to knockout stage|
Scotland were drawn in Group E.
|2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|| Final tournament if among three best runners-up |
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