Scotland Take On Italy!

With the publication of the game calendar for the male national teams, we now have details of some games for the distaff side of things. Scotland's womens A team, travel to Italy to take on one of the Europe's top sides in a friendly in Rome next week. You will remember that Scotland’s women were promoted to the top flight last year. Next week’s game will provide them with their first real test since that promotion. The game will be played in Rome's Stadio Flaminio on Wednesday, 22 January with a 2.00 pm kick off. Then game allows two defenders to be promoted from the successful Under 19 squad. Holly Anderson and Mellissa Donachie have been added to the squad that returned unbeaten recently from two matches in Portugal.

The full Scotland squad is:

Goalkeepers
Gemma Fay (Brighton & Hove Albion)
Claire Johnstone (Kilmarnock)
Defenders
Holly Anderson (Southampton Saints)
Michelle Barr (Doncaster Belles)
Stacey Cook (Ayr United)
Mellissa Donachie (Glasgow City)
Suzanne Robertson (Hibs)
Midfield
Mhairi Gilmour (Ayr United)
Nicky Grant (Glasgow City)
Joanne Love (Kilmarnock)
Debbie McWhinnie (Glasgow City)
Julie Smith (Kilmarnock)
Megan Sneddon (Kilmarnock)
Forwards
Alana Bruce (Forfar Farmington)
Julie Fleeting (San Diego Spirit)
Suzanne Grant (Inver Ross)
Pauline Hamill (Kilmarnock)
Donna James (Glasgow City)

Scotland’s women have another couple of tests in March as they have two games against China lined up. The details have yet to be finalised but they will help the squad tune up for their Euro 2005 campaign. This starts later in March and will kick off away to the European champions, Germany. The full list of qualifying fixtures has just been confirmed, as follows:

Germany v Scotland: 27 March, 2003
Scotland v Ukraine: 18 May, 2003
Portugal v Scotland: 7 June, 2003
Czech Republic v Scotland: 19 October, 2003
Ukraine v Scotland: 10 April, 2004


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