Scotland Women await World Cup draw

Scotland are playing in their first major tournament

Scotland’s women will discover their 2019 World Cup qualifying opponents on Tuesday lunchtime when the draw is made in Switzerland.

The Scots are among the second seeds in Pot B.

The seven group winners will progress to join host France in the finals, with the four best runners-up in a play-off for the final European spot.

Germany, England, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland and Italy are the top seeded sides in Pot A.

The qualifying matches will be played from 11 September 2017 to 4 September 2018.

Scotland head coach elect Shelley Kerr, who takes over from Anna Signeul after this summer’s Euro 2017, said: “It is exciting as there are some brilliant teams in there.

“All we’re looking for is a kind draw as it’s extremely difficult to qualify for a World Cup due to the format with only the top team going through automatically but it will be a challenge we’ll relish.”

Pot A: Germany, England, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland, Italy

Pot B: Netherlands, Iceland, Scotland, Denmark, Austria, Belgium, Russia

Pot C: Finland, Ukraine, Wales, Romania, Poland, Czech Republic, Republic of Ireland

Pot D: Portugal, Serbia, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovia, Belarus, Slovakia, Slovenia

Pot E: Northern Ireland, Croatia, Israel, Kazakhstan, Albania, Faroe Islands, Moldova

BBC Sport – Football

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