International Friendly
Scotland v Sweden
Tuesday, 26 October, kick-off 7.05pm
SMISA Stadium, Paisley

Scotland will look to build on their momentum on Tuesday night as they welcome the second-best team in the world, Sweden, to the SMiSA Stadium in Paisley.

Having secured three points in their FIFA World Cup Qualification match against Hungary on Friday night in dramatic fashion, the match offers SWNT Head Coach Pedro Martinez Losa a different challenge, as he takes on one of the world’s best.

The match will be his first friendly match in charge of the side, after winning all three competitive games in World Cup Qualification under his watch so far.

TEAM NEWS

Martinez Losa may be tempted to shuffle his pack for the friendly match in order to give some game time to the less experienced members of the squad.

The likes of Jenna Clark, Amy Muir and Lauren Davidson will all harbour aspirations of being granted the opportunity of impressing against this year’s Olympic silver medallists.

AC Milan winger Christy Grimshaw will be hoping to add to the two goals she has scored in her past two games for Scotland, both at Hampden Park, while fellow winger Lisa Evans will also be hoping for a starting position, after making her return to international action off the bench on Friday night having missed out in September due to injury.

Chloe Arthur will also be hoping to start having dropped to the bench on Friday night having scored her first two international goals in her previous match against the Faroe Islands in September.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

Sweden have had the better of the meetings between the sides in recent years, winning 1-0 the last time they met in a warm-up match ahead of UEFA EURO 217.

They inflicted a heavy defeat on Scotland in another friendly in 2016, running out 6-0 winners in Gothenburg, while they also won 2-0 the last time the sides met in competitive action in Sweden in September 2014.

The last time the sides met in Scotland was in 2014 in World Cup Qualification action, with Sweden running out 3-1 winners

PRE-MATCH THOUGHTS

Speaking ahead of the game, Head Coach Pedro Martinez Losa said: "Tactics and formations are important but the most important factor is the heart of the team and this is where we can be the best in the world, the best in the world at connecting with the fans.

"The girls showed character, we tried to contribute with our decisions and that commitment can multiply the performance and make a normal team an excellent team."

“Against Sweden we have a chance to give some opportunities to players. We have some young players we brought into the squad and we must not be scared to put them in because if we don’t test them now, if we don’t give them that opportunity, then we never will.

“For us every time we play in Scotland in front of the fans it is a dream. People probably don’t know how proud these players are playing for their national team. We take one day at a time, because every day is unique, but we will always savour this.”

TICKETS

Ticket prices: Adults: £10 Concessions: £5

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Free tickets for Scotland Supporters Club Members: Free tickets can be redeemed by showing their membership card at the ticket office on matchday.

WHERE CAN I WATCH?

The match will be broadcast live on BBC Alba, with English commentary available on the red button, and you can also tune in to listen to the game on BBC Radio Scotland.