Road to the World Cup: Cuthbert selected for Scotland

Chelsea Women’s Player of the Year, Erin Cuthbert has been chosen to represent Scotland in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France this summer.

Head coach, Shelley Kerr has now led her side to two back-to-back major football tournaments, the first being the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 where her side narrowly failed to progress from the group stage after finishing third in their group.

Therefore, this will be the 20-year-old striker’s second senior international tournament and first World Cup. Cuthbert’s senior debut took place in Scotland's 2017 Women’s European qualification fixture against Belarus which finished with a 1-0 victory.

Scotland will be flying their national flag with pride this summer after putting an end to a 20-year drought since a Scottish national team has qualified for football’s showpiece tournament - the men last qualified for a major tournament in 1998 when they opened the finals in Paris.

The Scots first group match takes place in Nice on Sunday 9 June against the Lionesses and Blues players Karen Carney, Millie Bright, Fran Kirby and Carly Telford are all hoping to be a part of the opening game.

Scotland’s Group D also consists of Argentina and 2011 champions and 2015 runners-up Japan. Prior to the competition, Scotland will play their send-off friendly against Jamaica on Tuesday 28 May at their national stadium, Hampden Park.

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