Same Again For Scotland

Last updated : 15 May 2004 By Ed_ScottishFitba

It looks as if Scotland's women are following their male counterparts as they are looking to make a play-off  if they are to stand a chance of making the UEFA finals. The women are due to play Portugal on Sunday 23 May at Livingston with a 3pm kick off. As the opposition are currently bottom of the group it gives Scotland a chance to set themselves up for play-off place if they also win their last game in the group. Scotland beat Portugal 1-8 when they met last summer and another win like that would boost their confidence for the last game in September against the Czech Republic.

Scotland would also need to win that game to make the play-offs. This may be a tall order as the Czechs are on track to finish in second place in the group. As you knpw,
Scotland coach Vera Pauw will be heading home in the autumn to take a new post with the Dutch FA. She has named an unchanged squad from the players who did so well recently in their game against world champions Germany.

Scotland squad
Gemma Fay (Hibs)
Claire Johnstone (IBV, Iceland)
Michelle Barr (IBV, Iceland)
Ifeoma Dieke (Atlanta Beat)
Julie Ferguson (Hibs)
Michelle Kerr (Kilmarnock)
Amy McDonald (Hamilton Academical)
Suzanne Robertson (Hibs)
Amanda Burns (Hibs)
Joanne Love (Kilmarnock)
Kirsty McBride (Hibs)
Julia Ralph (Hibs)
Julie Smith (Kilmarnock)
Megan Sneddon (Kilmarnock)
Julie Fleeting (Arsenal)
Suzanne Grant (Ross County)
Pauline Hamill (Hibs)
Suzanne Malone (Hibs)
Debbie McWhinnie (Glasgow City)

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