It’s the match everyone has been focusing on since the draw was made in November and tomorrow the talking will be over.

For the first time, Scotland play in a major tournament and open against ancient rivals England in Utrecht.

In the impressive Stadion Galgenwaard both sides will do battle for the first time since 2013 when the teams fought out a 4-4 draw in the Cyprus Cup.

Ranked fifth in the world, England go into the match as favourites, after finishing third at the 2015 World Cup and aiming to win their first opening game in a major tournament for 12 years.

Scotland have prepared for the tournament by playing 10 games this year and have spent the last three weeks together at training camps in Scotland and the Netherlands.

Team news

Scotland: Hayley Lauder is out of the match with a hamstring injury and Rachel Corsie is fit to play after being rested in training yesterday. 

England: Casey Stoney is ruled out for the match.

What was said at the press conference

Anna Signeul: “It’s important to enjoy tomorrow night and embrace the whole experience.

“We’ve probably got the toughest group in the tournament but it’s something to relish.

“If we were to get a positive result it would probably be the best moment in my career.

“I feel half Scottish and a big moment for me will be to see the Scotland flag rise up and the national anthem be played.”

Gemma Fay: “We’re so ready for this game. We’ve been in preparation camp for quite some time and have loved watching all the games so far but we want to be part of it now.

“There are people have worked their whole lives for this as well as some young players who don’t know what it’s like to not qualify. 

“Speaking purely for myself, this is the biggest game of my career. You are born into the Scotland v England rivalry and it’s one we can’t wait to be part of on the biggest stage.”

Previous meetings

Scotland and England have played six competitive fixtures with England winning them all – in qualifying for the 1984, 1987 and 1993 UEFA Women's EUROs.

In total the sides have met 24 times, England winning 21, Scotland two, with one draw.

Scotland's two victories over England came in May 1977, a 2-1 success in Dundee (a week before a famous Scottish men's win at Wembley) and 2-0 in March 2011 in the Cyprus Women's Cup.

Messages of support

Ahead of the game, the great and the good of Scotland came together and wished the team all the best including Gerard Butler, Rod Stewart, Robert Snodgrass, Jackie Bird and Navid from Still Game.

Look out for the lit up landmarks

Tonight there are a number of historic landmarks which will be lit up blue ahead of the game including the SSE Hydro, Glasgow Science Centre and the Titan Crane at Clydebank.

Fan Zones

There will be a fan zone at Spartans FC tomorrow prior to the game, from 5pm-7pm.

There is also a fan zone in Neude for travelling supporters, open from 4pm until 11pm, 3 kilometres from the stadium in Utrecht.