Tomorrow evening at 5pm there will be tens of thousands of Scottish women watching football. For many this will be the first football match they will ever have watched with interest.
Tomorrow Scotland Women’s National Team will create history, as they take to the field in their first ever FIFA Women’s World Cup match.
Having qualified automatically at the top of their qualification group, the team are enjoying increasing support with over 18,000 attending their last game, a 3-2 defeat of Brazil at Hampden.
With an opening group match against the ‘Auld Enemy’, England in Nice, many of those fans will be making the journey to France to support their country.
Speaking ahead of her side’s opening match, Head Coach Shelley Kerr was in positive mood:
“The preparation has been really good – the hotel is fantastic; as are the facilities, the training ground. The players seem nice and relaxed.
“It’s been a long-time coming since we qualified in September, there has been a lot of planning and preparation.
“When we’re not zoned in, in the moment, talking tactics and training on the pitch, I want the players to enjoy the experience of being at a World Cup and they need to embrace every single moment.”
Scotland supporters will be able to watch the match live on BBC Alba.
If the odds at the bookies are any indication of who is expected to win then England are clear favourites with Scotland trailing far behind. Win or lose the Scotland Women’s National Team have made history and the women of Scotland are proud supporters of their achievements.