Scotland women's national under-23 football team

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Scotland
Nickname(s)
Association Scottish Football Association
Head coach Anna Signeul [1]
First international
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 0–3 Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg
(Avesta, Sweden; 15 July 2008) [2]
Biggest defeat
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 0–5 Germany  Flag of Germany.svg
(Falun, Sweden; 17 July 2008)
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 0–5 Switzerland   Flag of Switzerland.svg
(Ludvika, Sweden; 21 July 2008)

The Scotland women's under-23 national football team, controlled by the Scottish Football Association, is Scotland women's national under 23 football team and is considered to be a feeder team for the Scotland women's national football team. As there is no competition organized by FIFA or UEFA for women at under-23 level, the team represents the country usually either in friendlies or invitational tournaments. Scotland does not regularly field a team at Under-23 level; the last squad that was selected was for the 2008 Nordic Cup. [3]

Scottish Football Association governing body of association football in Scotland

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.

Scotland Country in Europe, part of the United Kingdom

Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. Sharing a border with England to the southeast, Scotland is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, the North Sea to the northeast, the Irish Sea to the south, and the North Channel to the southwest. In addition to the mainland, situated on the northern third of the island of Great Britain, Scotland has over 790 islands, including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.

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 December 2018, the team was 20th in the FIFA Women's World Rankings.

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History

The under-23 team was designed to bridge the gap in the step up from the under-19 team to the full national team. It would allow younger players a chance to remain in the national team set-up longer term and an opportunity to remain in the national team manager's plans and possibly provide the players with the most promise a pathway into the full national team eventually. [1]

Tournaments

YearCompetitionResultGPWD*LGSGARef
Flag of Sweden.svg 2008Nordic CupFourth Place4004015 [3]

2008 Nordic Cup roster

The U-23 women's squad that competed at the Nordic Cup tournament in Sweden from 14 July to 22 July 2008. [4] [5] Sneddon was handed the captaincy for the tournament.

Sweden constitutional monarchy in Northern Europe

Sweden, formal name: the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian Nordic country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and north and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund, a strait at the Swedish-Danish border. At 450,295 square kilometres (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the largest country in Northern Europe, the third-largest country in the European Union and the fifth largest country in Europe by area. Sweden has a total population of 10.2 million of which 2.5 million have a foreign background. It has a low population density of 22 inhabitants per square kilometre (57/sq mi). The highest concentration is in the southern half of the country.

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1 GK Claire Johnstone SFA (1982-01-11) January 11, 1982 (age 37) Flag of Scotland.svg Celtic
1 GK Joanna Hutcheson SFA (1987-05-13) May 13, 1987 (age 32) Flag of Scotland.svg Spartans [6]
2 DF Emma Fernon (1987-03-12) March 12, 1987 (age 32) Flag of Scotland.svg Glasgow City
2 DF Frankie Brown SFA (1987-10-08) October 8, 1987 (age 31) Flag of Scotland.svg Hibernian
2 DF Julie Ferguson SFA (1979-02-10) February 10, 1979 (age 40) Flag of Scotland.svg Hibernian
2 DF Kirsty McBride SFA (1985-09-09) September 9, 1985 (age 33) Flag of Scotland.svg Hibernian
2 DF Jill Paterson Flag of Scotland.svg Glasgow City [6]
2 DF Fay Hughes Flag of Scotland.svg Dundee United Sports Club
3 MF Megan Sneddon SFA (1985-09-09) September 9, 1985 (age 33) Flag of Scotland.svg Glasgow City
3 MF Joelle Murray SFA (1986-11-07) November 7, 1986 (age 32) Flag of Scotland.svg Hibernian
3 MF Suzanne Lappin SFA (1986-10-13) October 13, 1986 (age 32) Flag of Scotland.svg Glasgow City
3 MF Hollie Thomson SFA (1986-12-25) December 25, 1986 (age 32) Flag of Scotland.svg Hamilton Academical
3 MF Kirsty McLaughlin Flag of Scotland.svg Kilmarnock [7]
3 MF Toni Mason SFA (1985-09-14) September 14, 1985 (age 33) Flag of Scotland.svg Kilmarnock
4 FW Kerry Montgomery SFA (1988-03-25) March 25, 1988 (age 31) Flag of Scotland.svg Boroughmuir Thistle [8]
4 FW Hayley Cunningham SFA (1988-11-24) November 24, 1988 (age 30) Flag of Scotland.svg Celtic [8]
4 FW Pamela Liddell SFA (1986-06-11) June 11, 1986 (age 32) Flag of Iceland.svg Stjarnan [9]
4 FW Diana Barry SFA (1986-06-25) June 25, 1986 (age 32) Flag of Scotland.svg Spartans

Results

Other matches

05 Aug 2012Closed Doors match Scotland  Flag of Scotland.svgvFlag of Iceland.svg  Iceland Cappielow, Greenock

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