FIFA 2019 Women's World Cup
England v Scotland
Sunday, 9 June 2019, 5pm kick-off
Stade de Nice, Nice

FIFA 2019 Women's World Cup
Japan v Scotland
Friday, 14 June 2019, 2pm kick-off
Roazhon Park, Rennes

FIFA 2019 Women's World Cup
Scotland v Argentina
Wednesday, 19 June, 8pm kick-off
Parc des Princes, Paris

Scotland will take on the Auld Enemy in their first-ever FIFA Women’s World Cup match, having been drawn alongside England in this evening’s group stage draw.

The two sides will face off in Nice on Sunday 9 June 2019, in a rematch of the pair’s opening match of UEFA Euro 2017.

Shelley Kerr’s squad will then move on to face 2011 world champions Japan in Rennes on Friday 14 June, before finishing their group stage campaign against Argentina at the iconic Parc des Princes in Paris on Wednesday 19 June.

As one of the oldest rivalries in sport, Scotland supporters will no doubt already be anticipating the opening clash against England, with Phil Neville’s team currently ranked third in the world behind only the USA and Germany.

2017’s meeting in Utrecht was the seventh meeting between the nations, with Scotland’s most recent victory over their local rivals coming in a 2011, when goals from Kim Little and Jen Beattie secured a 2-0 win in Cyprus.

Scotland will then go in search of a first-ever victory over Japan, having suffered a brace of defeats from their two meetings to date.

However, next summer’s encounter will be the first match between the two teams in over a decade, with Kerr playing the full 90 minutes in a 2-0 defeat back in 2007.

History will be made in Scotland’s concluding match of the group stage, with the SWNT having never met Argentina in a senior women’s international.

The South American side will be making their first appearance on the game’s biggest stage since 2007, after overcoming Panama in a qualification playoff.

The FIFA 2019 Women’s World Cup kicks off on Friday 7 June 2019, with the final in Lyon on Sunday 7 July.

FIFA 2019 Women’s World Cup draw in full

Group A: France, Korea Republic, Norway, Nigeria
Group B: Germany, China PR, Spain, South Africa
Group C: Australia, Italy, Brazil, Jamaica
Group D: England, SCOTLAND, Argentina, Japan
Group E: Canada, Cameroon, New Zealand, Netherlands
Group F: USA, Thailand, Chile, Sweden


Shelley Kerr said: "The one thing we can't afford to do is get caught up in the England game.

"We can't allow that to distract ourselves because we need to make sure we prepare for all three games.

"I don't think it favours anyone because when you're involved all you want to do is concentrate and prepare as best you can. But it is what it is and unfortunately it probably will be a circus.

"I think there were other groups in there I would have favoured.

"But I think we should be aiming to get out the group even though we know it's going to be tough.

"England have come out and said they want to win the World Cup so getting Scotland in their first game, they wouldn't have liked that either. As the higher-ranked team, they're going to be under pressure."

"As a coach I'll be looking forward to the Japan game. Over the years Japan have been a formidable force and technically and tactically are a phenomenal side.

"We will have to be at our best in all three games if we're going to have a chance of getting out of the group.

"I'm not going to predict anything but we will set a target and stick to it.

"We will have to be at our best in all three games."