Vauxhall International Women's Challenge Match
Scotland vs Australia
Thursday 9th April 2015, 2:30pm kick-off
Falkirk Stadium, Falkirk
Anna Signeul today confirmed her squad for next week's match against Australia at Falkirk Stadium.
Scotland have just returned from the 2015 Cyprus Cup where they managed to beat the Korean Republic and the Netherlands. Scotland will start their UEFA Euro 2017 qualification campaign in September with the qualifying groups drawn on April 15th.
Australia - ranked number 10 in the world - are busy gearing up for this summer’s FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada, where they are in Group D alongside Sweden, Nigeria and the United States.
It will be the first time the two countries have met since Scotland defeated Australia 4-2 at the 2014 Cyprus Cup - a result that Anna is keen to repeat next week.
She told the Scottish FA: "The result is always important because it gives you a good feeling and we want a good feeling before we start the next campaign - it shows if we have progressed. We had a really good result against Australia last year and that was a great achievement from us.
"It's one of the important things about games like these. You improve your status, your image and you gain respect from other countries.
"Australia are now qualifying in the Asia group of the World Cup which is much tougher. They came second in their group and done really really well so we are facing a very strong team. Fast players, physically strong - they’re a little bit like American players. Very attack minded."
Scotland squad to play Australia:
Jennifer Beattie (Manchester City)
Fiona Brown (Glasgow City)
Frankie Brown (Bristol Academy)
Lana Clelland (FC Pink Bari)
Rachel Corsie (Seattle Reign)
Leanne Crichton (Notts County)
Megan Cunningham (Glasgow City) (GK)
Ifeoma Dieke (Vittsjo GIK)
Gemma Fay (Celtic) (GK)
Hayley Lauder (Glasgow City)
Kim Little (Seattle Reign)
Joanne Love (Glasgow City)
Shannon Lynn (Vittsjo GIK) (GK)
Eilish McSorley (Mallbackens IF)
Emma Mitchell (Arsenal)
Christie Murray (Bristol Academy)
Jane Ross (Vittsjo GIK)
Leanne Ross (Glasgow City)
Kirsty Smith (Hibernian)
Caroline Weir (Arsenal)
Lisa Evans (Turbine Potsdam)
Entry to Scotland’s clash with Australia is by cash gate and is FREE for supporters under the age of 16 and just £5 for adults. The match kicks-off at 2.30pm.
Notes on ‘kids go free’ offer
- Free child entry applies to children aged under 16
- As per standard stadium safety regulations, every four children must be accompanied by a paying adult (adult ticket price £5)
- Offer is subject to availability