Scotland v Jamaica
International Friendly Match
Tuesday, 28 May – 7.35pm
Football fans from across the nation are preparing to give Scotland a World Cup send-off to remember, as Shelley Kerr's side welcome Jamaica to Hampden Park.
The first match for SWNT at Hampden since 2012 sees our fellow FIFA Women’s World Cup debutants arrive in Glasgow for a final warm-up match – for both sides – before heading to France.
Scotland’s last outing saw a famous 1-0 win over Brazil as Kim Little’s strike sealed the victory. The squad for this match on home soil remains unchanged – save for Lana Clelland who comes in for Zoe Ness.
The 23 players in this squad are the 23 who will represent Scotland at our first ever Women’s World Cup.
What to expect from Jamaica
Ranked 53rd in the world, Jamaica come into this match as a fellow FIFA Women’s World Cup debutant. The ‘Reggae Girlz’ sealed qualification in the most dramatic fashion possible – a penalty shootout victory over Panama in the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Championship; a victory that sealed third place.
One player to watch out for is rising star Jody Brown. The 17-year-old, who plays her football in Florida, has seven goals to her name at senior international level – those goals coming in just ten caps. Three of her strikes came against Cuba in the CONCACAF Women’s Championship.
The Jamaicans will come up against Brazil, Italy and Australia in Group C in France this summer.
Lana Clelland returns to the squad having missed out on Scotland’s friendly double header against Chile and Brazil earlier this year. Having enjoyed an eye-catching profiling feature on BBC Scotland’s ‘A View From the Terrace’ and being named in the first ever Scotland Women’s National Team World Cup squad, the Fiorentina forward is coming into this match on a high.
“It’s an honour to be part of the first women’s squad to be going to a World Cup – it still doesn’t seem real! It’s very much an honour and is a proud, proud moment for me.
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“Jamaica are a good team. They have players playing all over the world – some in the USA too. They aren’t going to the World Cup for no reason. It will be a good game and we are really looking forward to it.”
On the prospect of playing at Hampden, Clelland says: “I’m very excited – it will be an emotional day. At the end of the day though, we want a good performance, and a win to give the fans what they want to see from us before going to France.”
“It would be incredible to have another record attendance. The fans have followed us through thick and thin, through the Euros and the qualifying for this World Cup – to have them come out in numbers would be fantastic.”
A JD Sports retail unit will be at Hampden for the match, giving you the opportunity to purchase the new SWNT-exclusive World Cup kit.
If you're bringing kids to the match, make sure you visit the kids fan zone outside of Hampden's south stand – this opens at 5.30pm.
Be Charlotte will be performing ahead of the match, while Lisa Evans will be presented with her 75th cap. There will also be a special cap presentation to members of the squad from Scotland's first ever women's international match.
Shelley Kerr will address the crowd following the conclusion of the match, while the players will take part in a lap of appreciation.
Please note that, unlike previous SWNT matches, there will be no autograph session after the match.
Tickets for this match are priced at £5 adults & £2 for kids.
Tickets bought online for collection today can be collected at the Museum Entrance of the William Hill South Stand.
There will be cash gates open on the night – these will be at turnstiles 102-105. Scotland Supporters Club Members can present a valid SSC Membership card at one of these turnstiles (102-105) to gain free entry.
How to follow the match
Scotland supporters will be able to watch the match live on BBC Alba.
You can also keep up to date via @ScotlandNT on Twitter.