Scotland v Portugal Match Preview

When Linda Sällström scored a 93rd minute winner for Anna Signeul's Finland on Friday she not only secured automatic qualification to Euro 2022 for her nation but also ensured that Portugal would have to settle for a place in the playoffs with defeat leaving the Portuguese requiring an eight goal victory over Scotland and for …

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Scotland v Cyprus: Scout Report

By Chris Marshall // @mershdoes These last two qualifiers may not save us from spending next summer sat at home but two victories from the upcoming games against Cyprus and Portugal will go a long way towards starting the healing process. With Portugal travelling to Finland later on in the day, Scotland will be hoping …

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Three Reasons to Watch SWNT end their Euro Campaign

It would be fair to say that enthusiasm for Scotland's final two, now redundant, Euro 2021(2) qualifiers is low. As top seeds Scotland were not only expected to qualify but to do so top of their group as a talented squad looked to recover from World Cup heartache. The form immediately followed that night in …

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SWNT Live: A View From the Empty Expanses

By Chris Marshall (@mershdoes) Back in November it was the green of Easter Road that accommodated a competitive record crowd of 6,206 as Scotland began their Euro 2021, now 2022 qualifying campaign with a resounding 8-0 victory over Cyprus. An effervescent evening that seemed set to build on World Cup momentum. Eleven months later, as …

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LTL Podcast Ep. 37 – Women’s Football in Northern Ireland

For this special look at women's football in Northern Ireland and it's growing influence on the Scottish game Chris Marshall (@MFPTasty) is joined by Laura Clarke (@Clarkie8) to discuss how the game is growing in her home country, the impact of Northern Irish players on this season's SWPL and how the national side have been …

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Scouting #SWNT New Faces: Kirsty Hanson

With the withdrawal through injury of first time call-up, and current West Ham United top goalscorer, Martha Thomas, the squad selected by Shelley Kerr was by boosted by another two new faces in the shape of Manchester United's Kirsty Hanson and surprise addition Tottenham Hotspur defender Hannah Godfrey. Hibernian midfielder Rachel Boyle and Bristol City …

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#WEURO2021 Opposition Focus: Albania

It's international week so once again Leading the Line is here to narrow focus on Scotland's next Euro 2021 Qualifying opponents, Albania. Shelley Kerr and her squad will have fond memories of their last trip to the Adriatic coast, and whilst a history defining moment won't be on the cards this time around three points …

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#WEURO2021 Opposition Focus: Cyprus

Welcome to the first Opposition Focus of Scotland's Women’s Euro 2021 qualifying campaign. Despite being top seeds in Group E Scotland have been drawn against some potentially tricky opposition including a Finland side managed by former Scotland coach Anna Signeul. A figure rightly lauded as one of the catalysts for the national side's recent successes …

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