Scotland v Canada: Algarve Cup Preview


Scotland Women’s National Team (Credit: SNS Group)


Scotland kick off their 2019 Algarve Cup campaign this afternoon when they play Canada in Lagos.

Shelley Kerr‘s side will appear at the invitational tournament for the first time since 2002, ahead of appearing at their first ever Women’s World Cup this summer.

The Scotland head coach will look to use this tournament as a confidence booster for her side, who have lost their last three games. In fact, they haven’t won since defeating Albania in September, a result that booked their place at the World Cup in France.

Another boost for the women’s side was the funding from the Scottish Government for the team to train full time in the months leading up to this summer’s tournament.

The Canadians, who are ranked fifth in the world rankings, drew 0-0 with Iceland in the opening match in Group A.

A win for Scotland would put them top of the group.

Kick-off is at 2.15pm local time (1.15pm UK time) and live on BBC Sport website.

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