UEFA Women’s Under-19 Championship
Scotland vs Norway
Friday, 19 July 2019, 6.15pm kick-off
Scotland will face Norway at Firhill on Friday in their second match of the WU19 Euros Championship.
Both sides come into the match on the back of defeats, but Scotland will be the more optimistic of the two sides after their opening day performance.
The hosts suffered a narrow defeat to five-time WU19 Euros Champions France at St. Mirren Park on Tuesday.
France had taken the lead early in the second half, but Emma Craig’s strike ten minutes from the end looked to have given Scotland a well-earned point.
It took a 91st minute equaliser from substitute Naomie Feller to give France the victory after Scotland went close to winning the match through Lauren Davidson.
Scotland however will take confidence from a game in which they showed great quality throughout.
Norway were well beaten on matchday one, suffering a 5-0 defeat at the hands of the Netherlands.
The Netherlands went in 4-0 up at the break and scored their fifth midway through the second half after a mistake from Norway ‘keeper Sneve.
Norway qualified convincingly for this summer’s WU19 Euros, winning all three of their group matches in the Elite qualifying round.
A win for both sides is crucial if either are to progress to the semi-finals.
The two sides last met in the WU19 Euros in 2014, when Norway beat Scotland 5-0.
Players to watch
Jamie-Lee Napier caused the France back line all sorts of problems on matchday one and will be confident she can have a similar effect when Scotland face Norway.
Her ability to run in behind the opposition defence, aswell as press centre halves, makes her a key player for Scotland.
After a heavy defeat in their first match, Norway will look to Captain Malin Sunde to keep out Scotland at the heart of their defence.
Sunde is also a threat offensively, having scored six goals throughout Norway’s qualification campaign.
How to Watch
Every Scotland match at the WU19 Euros will be available to watch via BBC Sport Online.
If you’d like to come and support Scotland, tickets can be purchased HERE. Ticket prices start at just £2 for adults and £1 for concessions. Tickets are also available on the gate.
To find out more information about this summer’s WU19 Euros, view our general tournament preview HERE.
A limited number of sensory toy bags will be available on loan at each of the match venues. Sensory toys are for children who can experience sensory overload conditions such as autism; we hope these bags will enhance the experience of families attending the matches.
To find out about how you can collect a bag, contact points at the four venues are outlined below:
Written by Joshua Barrie