UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 Qualifier
Finland v Scotland
Tuesday, 27 October 2020, kick-off 4.15pm (UK time)
Bolt Arena, Helsinki
Live on BBC ALBA
Scotland will come up against familiar face Anna Signeul on Tuesday night as Shelley Kerr’s side travel to Helsinki for their crucial EURO 2022 Qualifying match.
Scotland will go into the match with confidence following their comfortable 3-0 win over Albania on Friday night. A Rachel Corsie header put the home side in front before Player of the Match Caroline Weir bagged a second-half brace.
Finland currently top Group E having played a game more than Scotland who sit one point behind them. They have so far recorded comfortable victories over Albania and Cyprus as well as scoring a last minute goal to secure a draw against Portugal. Finland are led by former Scotland coach Anna Signeul who led the national side for 12 years, taking them to their first major tournament, EURO 2017.
In the lead up to the camp, Jen Beattie and Kim Little dropped out of the squad. Sam Kerr has also left the camp and won’t be available for selection for this match.
Scotland’s last victory over Finland arrived in 2011. Doubles from Jen Beattie and Jane Ross combined with strikes from Rachel Corsie and Hayley Lauder as well as an own goal secured a 7-2 win at Tynecastle.
Their last encounter was in 2014 when Finland triumphed 3-1.
Ahead of the game Jane Ross said: “On Friday night we were really happy to get another win under our belts.
“Albania made it difficult for us and didn’t give us much room to play. We had to work extremely hard to fight for the three points but I think we thoroughly deserved the win in the end.
“We dominated the ball which was good but we probably should have scored more than three goals. It was great to be back out on the pitch with the girls again as it’s been a long seven months out.
“It’s been an enjoyable week back with the Scotland players and we’re now looking to end it with a win against Finland.
"We know they are going to be tough opponents so I expect nothing less on Tuesday night.
"Anna was the head coach of the national team for a long time and is someone I have a lot of respect for. She led us for 12 years and gave me my debut so she’s someone who has been influential in my career. It’ll obviously be good to see her again but for us it’s all about the three points and continuing our winning run of six games.”
UEFA Women’s European Championship Qualifying fixtures and results
Friday, 30 August 2019: Scotland 8-0 Cyprus, Easter Road
Friday, 8 November 2019: Albania 0-5 Scotland, Elbasan Arena
Tuesday, 27 October 2020: Finland v Scotland, Bolt Arena
Friday, 27 November 2020: Portugal v Scotland, TBC
Tuesday, 1 December 2020: Scotland v Finland, Easter Road
TBC, February 2021: Cyprus v Scotland, TBC
TBC, February 2021: Scotland v Portugal, TBC
Lee Alexander (Glasgow City)
Jenna Fife (Rangers)
Shannon Lynn (Vittsjö GIK)
Rachael Boyle (Hibernian)
Rachel Corsie (Birmingham City *)
Nicola Docherty (Rangers)
Hannah Godfrey (Tottenham Hotspur)
Sophie Howard (Leicester City)
Rachel McLauchlan (Glasgow City)
Emma Mitchell (Reading)
Kirsty Smith (Manchester United)
Amy Muir (Hibernian)
Leanne Crichton (Glasgow City)
Lucy Graham (Everton)
Christie Murray (Birmingham City)
Caroline Weir (Manchester City)
Lizzie Arnot (Rangers)
Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea)
Claire Emslie (Everton**)
Abbi Grant (Birmingham City)
Kirsty Hanson (Manchester United)
Zoe Ness (Rangers)
Jane Ross (Manchester United)
Martha Thomas (West Ham United)
*On loan from Utah Royals **On loan from Orlando Pride