Scotland v Slovakia
UEFA Women’s European Qualifiers
Tuesday, 9 April, kick off 7.35pm (UK)
Hampden Park, Glasgow                                                                                                                                                                             

Hampden Park is set to host the return of the Scotland Women’s National Team for the first time in 2024. Pedro Martinez Losa’s side will face Slovakia in the second match of this year’s UEFA Women’s European Qualifiers.

The road to Switzerland 2025 got underway on Friday night as Scotland travelled to Serbia to lift the curtain on their latest qualification campaign.

Despite dominating possession on the night, the Scots were unable to break the deadlock as they played out a 0-0 draw in Leskovac. Whilst a clean sheet was maintained, goal-keeper Sandy MacIver departed early in proceedings with trusted shot-stopper Lee Gibson coming in to deny the Serbians on a few occasions.

It was a vital point on the road against some strong opposition as the side prepare to go again against Slovakia who ran out 2-0 winners over Israel last week. Slovakia – ranked 49th in the world - go into the game on a decent run of form with three wins from their last 5 games. A 2-0 defeat at the hands of Croatia in the UEFA Women’s Nations League in December was followed by a hard-fought 2-2 draw against Finland in the same competition.

It could also be a memorable night for captain Rachel Corsie who, if selected, would earn her 150th Scotland cap.

Team news

Sandy MacIver and Leah Eddie have both dropped out due to injury. The pair are replaced by Eartha Cumings and Kelly Clark.

Pre-match thoughts

Speaking ahead of the game, Pedro Martinez Losa: "It's all about getting back to winning ways for the team and having the backing of the Scotland fans always gives the players that extra push on the pitch.

“We’re really looking forward to returning to Hampden and hopefully making sure we send the fans home with a smile. The ambition is to make sure we are top of the group by the end of the night.

“Slovakia will make it difficult, and they will want to capitalise on their win against Israel but we’re prepared for the challenge.”

Previous meeting

Scotland and Slovakia have met three times with Scotland emerging with the victory on each occasion. The most recent encounter was the Pinatar Cup in 2022, Abi Harrison and Martha Thomas the scorers in a 2-0 win. Slovakia have never scored against Scotland with the games finishing 3-0, 6-0 and 2-0 in 2007, 2008 and 2022 respectively.

Where to watch

The match will be live on BBC Alba or purchase tickets here.

Match Programme

Match programmes will be available free of charge at Hampden Park; you can also read it online here.

Scotland Squad

Fiona Brown Glasgow City

Jenna Clark Liverpool

Kelly Clark Celtic

Chelsea Cornet Rangers

Rachel Corsie Aston Villa

Eartha Cumings FC Rosengard

Erin Cuthbert Chelsea

Lauren Davidson Glasgow City

Nicola Docherty Rangers

Claire Emslie Angel City FC

Lisa Evans Bristol City

Sarah Ewens Rangers

Jenna Fife Rangers

Amy Gallacher Celtic

Lee Gibson Glasgow City

Christie Harrison-Murray Birmingham City

Brogan Hay Rangers

Sophie Howard Leicester City

Sam Kerr FC Bayern

Jamie Lee Napier Bristol City

Amy Rodgers Bristol City

Jane Ross Rangers

Kirsty Smith West Ham United