Scotland vs England LIVE! Lionesses result, match stream and latest updates today

Scotland vs England LIVE! Lionesses result, match stream and latest updates today

Scotland vs England LIVE!

England suffered the cruellest of Nations League heartbreak on a night of mixed emotions at Hampden Park. The Lionesses were in irresistible form to hit sorry Scotland for six in the finale to the group stage of the inaugural women's tournament, with the fit-again Beth Mead registering her first international goal for 15 months to go along with Lauren James' brace and further efforts from Alex Greenwood, Fran Kirby and Lucy Bronze.

England thought they had done just enough to scrape through to February's finals and also keep Team GB's hopes of qualification for next summer's Paris Olympics alive in the process, needing to better the Netherlands' win over Belgium by three goals on the night. They looked to have got there with Bronze's stoppage-time effort, until the Dutch had the last laugh with one final twist of fate of their own.

Sarina Wiegman was left speechless by the late drama in Glasgow as the Lionesses reflect on a below-par campaign by their lofty standards. Follow Scotland vs England reaction from the Women's Nations League live below, with updates and analysis from Standard Sport's Dom Smith at Hampden.

Scotland vs England highlights

  • Late Dutch double denies England and Team GB

  • GOAL! Bronze heads in last-gasp sixth

  • GOAL! Kirby taps home after half-time

  • GOAL! Mead scores first in 15 months

  • GOAL! James scores twice in two minutes

  • GOAL! James effort takes huge deflection

  • GOAL! Greenwood heads in opener for Lionesses

Scotland 0-6 England

21:46 , George Flood

The England players look absolutely crestfallen down on the Hampden pitch and who can blame them.

That is the cruellest of late drama to narrowly deny them a spot at the Nations League finals on goal difference.

They will feel double the disappointment with GB now denied an Olympic place to boot.


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Scotland 0-6 England

21:42 , George Flood

Oh no, absolute last-gasp heartbreak for England.

Damaris Egurrola has scored twice in stoppage time to secure a dramatic 4-0 win for the Netherlands over Belgium.

That result means that England won't be heading to the inaugural Women's Nations League finals in February after all and Team GB won't be going to the Paris Olympics next summer.

Stunning late drama.

Scotland 0-6 England

21:40 , George Flood


England have done all they can.

We now await the final score from Tilburg.

GOAL! Scotland 0-6 England | Lucy Bronze 93'

21:37 , George Flood

93 mins: Huge late drama!

Bronze loses her marker to run in and stoop low to head in Toone's excellent cross at the back post.

That turns out to be a potentially MASSIVE goal for England as the Netherlands have just gone 3-0 up in stoppage time.


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Scotland 0-5 England

21:36 , George Flood


She gets down brilliantly to her right to keep out Thomas' header from a Brown cross.

The deflection off the loose ball from Bronze then hits the post!

A massive let-off for England. There was a vital block from Greenwood a few moments ago as well.

Heart-in-mouth stuff for Wiegman and England fans.

Scotland 0-5 England

21:34 , George Flood

90 mins: That's a well-timed challenge from Morgan to keep Scotland at bay.

Three extra minutes have been signalled at Hampden.

It's still 2-0 to the Netherlands in Tilburg, where they are deep into added time...

Scotland 0-5 England

21:32 , George Flood

88 mins: Almost an own goal from Scotland as another whipped Greenwood delivery is inadvertently headed towards her own goal by Docherty.

Luckily for her, Gibson can claim with relative ease.

Scotland 0-5 England

21:30 , George Flood

86 mins: Stanway sparks England into life but her shot is well blocked by Corsie inside the box.

Brown almost gave away a penalty there.

Scotland 0-5 England

21:29 , George Flood

85 mins: It's all gone very flat for England now.

They have taken their foot off the gas and are looking a bit leggy inside the final five minutes.

They will have to hope that five is enough.

Scotland 0-5 England

21:27 , George Flood

83 mins: An audacious flicked finish from Harrison, but the ball drifts wide of Earps' front post.

What a lovely goal that would have been!

Just as they can't afford another Dutch goal, England cannot afford to lose concentration and concede here.

Scotland 0-5 England

21:23 , George Flood

79 mins: Another foul on Hemp gives Greenwood the chance to deliver a free-kick into the Scotland box from wide on the right.

Napier wins the first header and Toone eventually hooks it in, but the whistle had long gone for a Scottish free-kick.

Scotland's final change sees Hanson replaced by Harrison for the last 10 minutes or so.

Scotland 0-5 England

21:20 , George Flood

76 mins: That sixth goal is just not coming for England as Hemp and Toone are both just about crowded out inside the Scotland box.

Hemp then cuts inside Brown and delivers an enticing cross for Russo, whose tame header is held by Gibson.

Good defending from Howard.

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Scotland 0-5 England

21:17 , George Flood

73 mins: England force another corner and the ball falls kindly for James, who slashes well over the bar on a hat-trick.

That sixth goal is proving very elusive for the Lionesses at the moment.

It doesn't matter as things stand, but certainly will if the Netherlands score again in Tilburg.

Scotland 0-5 England

21:16 , George Flood

72 mins: The first yellow card of the evening goes to Docherty for chopping down the excellent Hemp out wide.

Scotland 0-5 England

21:15 , George Flood

71 mins: A huge chance for Scotland!

Earps is sold horribly short by a poor back-pass but rushes out to bravely disrupt Hanson, who then fires wide.

Superb goalkeeping after a major lapse in concentration from England.

Scotland 0-5 England

21:13 , George Flood

69 mins: The England substitutes combine nicely, but Russo fires off target after being teed up well by Toone.

Scotland 0-5 England

21:12 , George Flood

Standard Sport's Dom Smith at Hampden Park

Fresh legs in the form of Ella Toone and Alessia Russo are a welcome addition for England.

Scotland starting to ask a few questions now.

England must search for more goals with the Netherlands 2-0 up and just one away from replacing them at the top of the Nations League group.

Scotland 0-5 England

21:11 , George Flood

67 mins: Scotland's best little spell of the game now as James fouls Napier out wide.

Cuthbert delivers a great ball to the back post, with England scrambling as Earps makes a solid save.

There's a key block in there too, I think from Stanway.

Much better from the hosts.

Scotland 0-5 England

21:10 , George Flood

66 mins: Morgan and Greenwood have to be alert to thwart Tottenham's Thomas, who is the joint-top scorer in the WSL so far this term along with James and Khadija Shaw.

Scotland 0-5 England

21:08 , George Flood

64 mins: Thomas for Emslie is the fourth change from Scotland.

Wiegman then sends on Toone and Russo for Kirby and Mead.

Not what those beleaguered Scottish defenders want to see!

Scotland 0-5 England

21:07 , George Flood

62 mins: England cannot afford to take their foot off the gas here as they patiently probe and Wiegman prepares a couple of changes.

They may be leading 5-0, but that second Dutch goal means they are only just going through as it stands.

Another Netherlands goal would change everything.

Scotland 0-5 England

21:05 , George Flood

61 mins: Cuthbert's foul on James gives England a free-kick in great shooting position just outside the box, but Greenwood's effort is parried well by Gibson.

Scotland 0-5 England

21:03 , George Flood

60 mins: It should be six just before the hour, but Gibson makes a huge save before Kirby hits the crossbar.

They are queueing up to add to the rout.

Scotland 0-5 England

21:02 , George Flood

58 mins: Now this is interesting.

Lineth Beerensteyn has scored yet again for the Netherlands against Belgium, putting them 2-0 ahead.

England still going through to the finals on goals scored...

Scotland 0-5 England

21:01 , George Flood

56 mins: The pressing is all coming from England now as they hunt yet more goals.

Hemp's fierce drive is well saved by the legs of Gibson.

Scotland are completely lost here. England could get double figures if they wanted to.

They still have more levels to reach if they want.

Scotland 0-5 England

20:58 , George Flood

Standard Sport's Dom Smith at Hampden Park

The game has understandably gone a little flat since England scored their fifth with Stanway squaring for Kirby to tuck home.

Scotland look dejected, just chasing shadows.

In truth, they’ve been played off their own park.

Scotland 0-5 England

20:57 , George Flood

52 mins: This is going to be an absolute cricket score if deflated Scotland aren't careful.

They are now sitting very deep in damage limitation, but it's not helping much as Hemp provides a cross that Kirby steers wide.

GOAL! Scotland 0-5 England | Fran Kirby 49'

20:53 , George Flood

49 mins: And another!

Determined work from Stanway to get to the byline and squeeze a cross past Corsie, with Kirby getting the run on Napier to tap past Gibson from close range.

Dreadful defending from Scotland.

The pressure now very much on the Dutch!

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Scotland 0-4 England

20:51 , George Flood

48 mins: Bristol City's Napier has already made an impact for Scotland after entering the fray.

She's looking quick and purposeful, firing a low effort from range that is repelled by Earps.

Scotland 0-4 England

20:49 , George Flood

Back underway at Hampden, where stunned Scotland have made a triple change at the break.

Brown, Howard and Napier have replaced Mukandki, Clark and McLauchlan.

Scotland 0-4 England

20:45 , George Flood

Undoubtedly the pick of the goals from England in that first half.

Lauren James is simply unplayable in this kind of mood...

Scotland 0-4 England

20:38 , George Flood

Standard Sport's Dom Smith at Hampden Park

Beth Mead hammers England into a 4-0 lead to round off an incredible first-half performance and scoreline for the Lionesses.

They will have believed they could get the job done tonight and get the goal swing on the Dutch that they needed, but if their 1-0 lead stays as it is in Tilburg, England have effectively got the job done by the break.

After a slow start, they have hammered Scotland.

Scotland 0-4 England

20:35 , George Flood


A three-goal blitz in just eight minutes from the ruthless Lionesses at Hampden!They are going through to the Nations League finals as it stands, with the Dutch only leading Belgium 1-0 at the break.

More twists and turns ahead though, no doubt...

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GOAL! Scotland 0-4 England | Beth Mead 46'

20:33 , George Flood

46 mins: It's four on the stroke of half-time!

Mead takes a fortunate touch from the influential James' cross from the left and bends in expertly at the front post.

The Arsenal forward's first England goal for 15 months following her serious knee injury.

A huge moment for her and for the Lionesses, who are now back on top of the group as things stand.

Scotland 0-3 England

20:32 , George Flood

45 mins: One minute of added time has been signalled.

Scotland are all over the place now.

It's all England.

Scotland 0-3 England

20:30 , George Flood

Standard Sport's Dom Smith at Hampden Park


Lauren James has two goals in what was surely less than a minute.

The first had an element of luck about it, as it took a large deflection off Nicola Docherty to wrong-foot the 'keeper.

Then what was simply a stunning solo effort, showcasing her talent.

She whips it from the left, bending into the far top corner.

Outstanding goal. 3-0 in an instant. Make a cup of tea and you’d have missed both.

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GOAL! Scotland 0-3 England | Lauren James 39'

20:26 , George Flood

39 mins: What a goal! And it's two in two minutes from James!

England are straight back on the offensive and the Chelsea forward curls a beauty beyond the despairing grasp of Gibson and into the top corner.

Fantastic. Scotland totally on the ropes now and praying for half-time.

One more goal needed and England would be back in top spot with the Netherlands leading 1-0...

GOAL! Scotland 0-2 England | Lauren James 38'

20:25 , George Flood

38 mins: Another corner from Mead is cleared but she swings in another delivery from the right that hits the hand of McLauchlan.

James keeps the attack alive and her effort from outside the box takes a huge deflection off Docherty with goalkeeper Gibson completely wrong-footed.

A massive slice of good fortune for the Lionesses.

Scotland 0-1 England

20:23 , George Flood

Standard Sport's Dom Smith at Hampden Park

And the task has just got a whole lot harder for England because Lineth Beerensteyn, who scored both of the Netherlands' goals in their 3-2 defeat by the Lionesses at Wembley on Friday, has just put the Dutch 1-0 in front against Belgium in Tilburg.

If it stays like that, then England must win by four here at Hampden.

Scotland 0-1 England

20:22 , George Flood

34 mins: Finally seen a replay of that glaring Hemp chance.

It was superb play from James to cut in from the left and bamboozle Scotland captain Corsie, eventually teeing up Hemp.

Hemp was actually clearly onside as she rather scuffed a side-footed finish against the post with the goal at her mercy.

What a miss.

Scotland 0-1 England

20:21 , George Flood

Standard Sport's Dom Smith at Hampden Park

Lauren Hemp with an inexplicable miss down one end, and then Scotland come close to levelling down the other.

England the side well in the ascendancy, but they must be wary of Scotland’s attempts to break away.

Scotland 0-1 England

20:18 , George Flood

31 mins: Scotland get a boost from that reprieve and cause the Lionesses problems at the back, Emslie firing a dangerous ball across the six-yard box.

Need to see that Hemp chance again. She looked a mile offside at first glance.

Scotland 0-1 England

20:17 , George Flood

30 mins: Oh my word.

How on earth has Hemp missed that?!

She manages to hit the base of the post with the goal gaping.

What a miss. A huge reprieve for Scotland.

Scotland 0-1 England

20:16 , George Flood

28 mins: Scotland are under huge pressure as we approach the 30-minute mark at Hampden.

Kirby gets to the byline and tries a front-post cross that is almost turned goalwards by Mead.

They try to keep the attack alive but it eventually fizzles out.

Scotland 0-1 England

20:14 , George Flood

26 mins: This is better from England as a cross from the right is too high for James in the middle.

Walsh then plays a sublime-looking pass into the path of Mead, who just can't bring it under control.

Wonderful passing and movement from the Lionesses.

Scotland 0-1 England

20:12 , George Flood

25 mins: A vital defensive header from Clark to clear inside the Scotland six-yard box following a wicked Mead free-kick from the right.

That was some delivery and a crucial intervention.

Scotland 0-1 England

20:11 , George Flood

23 mins: Safety first from Earps as she punches behind at the front post after McLauchlan had won the ball back in a dangerous area, charged forward and floated in an effort from the Scotland right.

Warning signs for the Lionesses, who have been sloppy at times so far despite their one-goal advantage.

Scotland 0-1 England

20:09 , George Flood

21 mins: England are guilty of trying to force things a bit too much at the moment.

Scotland have had some bright moments going forward, but Kerr can't forge the chance after a rogue Earps clearance.

The hosts are very aggressive in midfield.

Scotland 0-1 England

20:07 , George Flood

18 mins: Mead gets a challenge on Hanson all wrong and is perhaps lucky to avoid a yellow card for her troubles.

Bronze then tries to pick out James in the box but her overhit cross flies wide of the back post.

It's still 0-0 between the Netherlands and Belgium by the way, so as it stands England are going through to the Nations League finals.

Scotland 0-1 England

20:04 , George Flood

Standard Sport's Dom Smith at Hampden Park

I could hear Sarina Wiegman crying “come on” and waving her arms about from where I’m sat a few minutes ago.

She was frustrated by how easily England were being dispossessed and at her side’s lack of attacking synergy so far.

Then Alex Greenwood popped up with a nicely taken header from Beth Mead’s corner. All is forgotten. England have the first they need.

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Scotland 0-1 England

20:02 , George Flood

14 mins: A frenetic early pace at Hampden as England curl an effort onto the roof of the net and Scotland then appeal for a penalty when Evans falls under pressure from Bronze.

Not given. Right decision.

GOAL! Scotland 0-1 England | Alex Greenwood 12'

19:59 , George Flood

12 mins: A surging run down the right from Bronze leads to another England corner.

Greenwood is then left totally unmarked as she heads in Mead's delivery, with Mukandi unable to clear it and Gibson beaten.

England up and running early at Hampden. A woeful goal for Scotland to concede.

Not much celebration from the Lionesses... they need many more.

Scotland 0-0 England

19:57 , George Flood

10 mins: Stanway was off for a few moments there receiving some treatment - she's now back on the pitch with some strapping on her hand.

England try an out-swinging corner from the left leading to some pinball in the Scotland box, with Kirby eventually poking well over the crossbar after being found by Charles.

Scotland 0-0 England

19:56 , George Flood

9 mins: A brief Scottish penalty appeal from Emslie, but it's quickly waved away.

England then bypass the high Scottish press with a long ball forward to Hemp, who was clearly offside but not flagged.

She tees up James for an ambitious drive that is deflected over for the first corner of the night.

Scotland 0-0 England

19:54 , George Flood

7 mins: England are committing plenty of bodies forward early as you might expect in pursuit of goals, and getting some crosses into the box.

But Scotland are keeping their shape and defending solidly just at the moment.

Scotland 0-0 England

19:53 , George Flood

Standard Sport's Dom Smith at Hampden Park

Quite a scrappy start to the game. Neither team has really used the width of this massive pitch to their advantage yet.

All a bit stop-start at the moment - we need a bit of rhythm.

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Scotland 0-0 England

19:52 , George Flood

5 mins: Good pressure from England, but Mead is narrowly caught offside before they win the ball back in a dangerous position and goalkeeper Gibson is able to thwart Stanway.

Scotland 0-0 England

19:51 , George Flood

4 mins: A positive start from England, but Scotland look for a ball in behind and a risky pass from Earps gets Bronze clattered by Docherty.

The Scottish players are keen to press high early on here.

Scotland 0-0 England

19:49 , George Flood

2 mins: A Scottish handball under pressure from Bronze gives Greenwood the chance to float a free-kick into the box from the right flank.

However, her deep delivery sails harmlessly beyond the back post for a goal kick.

Scotland vs England

19:47 , George Flood

A really nice acoustic version of 'Flower of Scotland' there to get the home fans in the mood.

National anthems done - we are underway at Hampden Park!

Can England get the big win they will likely need to reach the inaugural Women's Nations League finals in February and keep Team GB's Olympic qualification hopes alive?

Scotland vs England

19:40 , George Flood

Here come the teams at Hampden, led out by respective captains Rachel Corsie and Mary Earps.

Ionela Alina Pesu of Romania is tonight's referee.

Scotland vs England

19:38 , George Flood

Standard Sport's Dom Smith at Hampden Park

I’d say Hampden Park is about 40 per cent full for Scotland versus England here.

Kick off just under 10 minutes away. England need some serious goals tonight if the Netherlands beat Belgium, which also kicks off at 7:45pm.

Scotland vs England

19:32 , George Flood

Final preparations on an extremely chilly night at the home of Scottish football.

It's around -1 at the moment and only set to get colder.

Let's hope a cracking game can warm everybody up!

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Scotland vs England

19:20 , George Flood

More pre-match thoughts here from Standard Sport's Dom Smith at Hampden Park....

Earps looking to bounce back after rare England error

19:14 , George Flood

Mary Earps will be looking for a bounce-back display for England tonight.

The Manchester United goalkeeper, who is captaining England in the absence of injured duo Leah Williamson and Millie Bright, was in tears at the final whistle at Wembley on Friday after her uncharacteristic mistake that led to the second Dutch goal.

“That will haunt me for a long time,” she said.

“I’ve really let the team down today. I’m really gutted. It could have been a really special night at Wembley.

"The team were unbelievable. The way they moved the ball around, the tenacity, the girls were phenomenal.

“I thought the girls were unbelievable to comeback like that. The subs came on and impacted the game. I’m sorry my performance cost the girls like that.”

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However, Wiegman and her team-mates quickly rallied around Earps, who has been one of England's top performers for a long time and is the favourite to win the BBC's coveted Sports Personality of the Year award for 2023.

"Mary has saved us in so many situations. For me, she's always been there in the big moments for us, so she really doesn't need to take that on herself," said midfielder Keira Walsh.

"It has to go past 10 other players before it gets to her and I think there were numerous mistakes leading up to that one.

"She's in good spirits now I think. Even at breakfast this morning she was making jokes about it. Mary's delivered before so I'm pretty sure she will again."

Scotland vs England

18:54 , George Flood

Standard Sport's Dom Smith at Hampden Park

Surprising that, just as at Wembley on Friday, Sarina Wiegman has opted to start with both Alessia Russo and Rachel Daly on the bench.

It means that England once again don’t have a striker and are instead playing with Beth Mead, Lauren James and Lauren Hemp in a fluid front three, with Fran Kirby just behind.

It’s still a very attacking lineup, and there is real firepower on the bench for England in Russo, Daly, Chloe Kelly and Ella Toone.

In defence, Jess Carter is unsurprisingly dropped after a poor display on Friday and is replaced by Esme Morgan. Mead for Kelly is the only other change.

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Four Scotland changes from Belgium draw

18:50 , George Flood

Meanwhile, it's four changes from Pedro Martinez Losa to the Scotland side that claimed a battling 1-1 draw with Belgium in Leuven last time out.

Lee Gibson replaces Sandy MacIver in goal, while Kirsty MacLean, Fiona Brown and Martha Thomas are replaced by Emma Mukandi, Rachel McLauchlan and Kirsty Hanson.

Two England changes as Mead and Morgan start

18:44 , George Flood

So that's two changes from Sarina Wiegman to the team that came from 2-0 down to beat the Netherlands 3-2 in dramatic fashion at Wembley on Friday night.

The fit-again Beth Mead is back in the starting lineup as England hunt for goals from the first whistle this evening, with Euro 2022 final hero Chloe Kelly only on the bench.

Manchester City defender Esme Morgan is also preferred to Chelsea's Jess Carter at the back.

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Scotland lineup

18:39 , George Flood

Starting XI: Gibson, Docherty, Mukandi, Corsie, Kerr, Hanson, Evans, McLauchlan, Clark, Emslie, Cuthbert

Subs: Fife, MacIver, Howard, Maclean, Brown, Lauder, Hay, Rodgers, Harrison, Davidson, Thomas, Napier

England lineup

18:36 , George Flood

Starting XI: Earps, Bronze, Morgan, Greenwood, Charles, Walsh, Stanway, Kirby, James, Hemp, Mead

Subs: Carter, Hampton, Toone, Wubben-Moy, Zelem, Kelly, Clinton, Daly, Le Tissier, Keating, Turner, Russo

Wiegman: I hope Lionesses 'go wild' from the first minute

18:31 , George Flood

The goal-difference swing to the Netherlands means that England are likely to need a big win tonight if they are to reach the Nations League finals in February.

And while Sarina Wiegman certainly doesn't want her side to abandon their defensive responsibilities, she has called for them to go "wild" in attack straight from the off at Hampden.

"I hope they go wild from the first minute," she said.

"But you don't want to get erratic.

"We want to get a lot of players up front but stay calm and score as a team — and don't concede any.

"Let's create lots of chances and score."

Wiegman: 'No way' Scotland roll over to boost Olympic hopes

18:23 , George Flood

For her part, England boss Sarina Wiegman also insisted there was "no way" Scotland would let old rivals England win tonight in order to boost their own Olympic hopes.

"I understand the conversations about it," she said.

"But if you have seen our group, seen Scotland and know the history of Scotland and England, then there's no way that they are going to give away this game.

"They really want to beat England and we want to beat them, of course.

"There's such a rivalry that that is absolutely not going to be the case. We saw it when we played in England (a 2-1 win for England in September).

"I don't have the solution. This is the first time we've played the Nations League, and how are you going to solve this situation?

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"Maybe you don't want them in the same group, but then if Scotland topped another group, we topped one and we went into the finals, you'd have the same situation.

"It's just about fair play, about football, and in football everyone wants to win, and we know the rivalry.

"We have professional players here who really want to show up - England players and Scottish players. I think it's going to be a good game where everyone wants to perform at their highest level."

Scotland vs England

18:12 , George Flood

The calm before the storm at Hampden Park, which looks resplendent on a clear and cold December night in Glasgow.

It will be a damn sight noisier later, have no doubt...

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Losa: 'Scotland questions totally inappropriate'

17:56 , George Flood

Those strong feelings from the Scotland skipper were echoed by Spanish head coach Pedro Martinez Losa, who called questions over his side's integrity "totally inappropriate".

He said: "I feel the situation is one we cannot change, it is a situation we have been brought into. I wish that it could have been anticipated or we could have changed.

"What I do not feel happy about is the questioning of the integrity of the Scottish players.

"Scotland is a wonderful country, with wonderful people, they are very passionate about everything and nobody for one second should question the integrity of the players and how much they want to represent their nation.

"The feeling of this group is to represent thousands of girls and boys who are coming to watch and inspire all these people - that is stronger than anything. I feel the question is totally inappropriate."


Corsie: Questions over Scotland integrity 'outrageous'

17:45 , George Flood

Any potential questions over Scotland's integrity for this game with the Olympic component have been met by anger from captain Rachel Corsie.

"A lot of people outside have spoken about it, and truthfully I think it is so disrespectful," she told reporters on Tuesday.

"To have played for my country for as many years as I have, to know the girls that sit in there, the ones that want to be here, the ones who can't be here through injury, I think it is absolutely outrageous to question anyone's integrity and I think it is a huge insult to us.

"I understand why the question is being asked, but for us, the motivation is playing for your country.


"It's difficult to understand that if you've never experienced it but when you have experienced it, you don't need extra motivation, it is absolutely the pinnacle of the sport to represent your nation so that will absolutely be the motivation tomorrow, to be pulling on the Scotland jersey.

"The format is something that players don't really have any input or say on. The situation is unique, it's difficult.

"I think it is a game that we absolutely look forward to.

"The position that we are in in the group is difficult because it is not where we want to be, but at the same time we have the opportunity to finish the year against a team that is one of the best but also against one that in the history of this country and in the sport, is a huge rivalry.

"The chance to play them here at Hampden Park, I know, is one that everyone is definitely relishing."

Nations League and Olympic permutations

17:35 , George Flood

Standard Sport's Dom Smith outlines the stakes at Hampden Park tonight...

England are the nominated team to qualify Team GB for the women's football competition at next summer's Paris Olympics, with the Nations League acting as the qualifying tournament.

Only two European teams can qualify for the Olympics, and the Lionesses must win their group and finish in the top two (or three if France make the final) at February's Nations League Finals.

England are level on points with group leaders the Netherlands, who host Belgium tonight, but are second on goal difference.

If they both triumph, then the Lionesses must win by three goals more than the Dutch to progress.

The controversy arrives when considering that Scotland stand in England's way.

A number of Scottish players would have a good chance of making Team GB's 18-player squad if they qualified, but would kill their own Olympic dreams by winning tonight.

Read the article in full here

Scotland vs England prediction

17:30 , George Flood

The Lionesses have largely flattered to deceive since their World Cup final heartbreak in Australia in the summer, winning three and losing two of their Nations League matches to date.

They haven't massively impressed at any point over recent months and haven't travelled well, though should have been given a nice confidence boost by the dramatic downing of the Dutch at Wembley.

Scotland have endured a very difficult campaign to date with only two points to their name so far and it's an odd situation to be in where securing a famous win over their old rivals tonight would ruin the Olympic hopes of several of their own players.

They certainly won't let that factor impact on their performance, but you still fancy England to win handsomely.

Whether that will be enough depends on the Dutch in Tilburg.

England to win, 4-0.

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England team news

17:25 , George Flood

England are missing vice-captain Millie Bright for both of these huge Nations League games due to a knee injury.

The Chelsea defender had taken on the armband in the continued absence of long-time skipper Leah Williamson, but Mary Earps has assumed the main leadership role this week.

The Manchester United goalkeeper is determined to bounce back after her uncharacteristic mistake that led to the Netherlands' second goal at Wembley on Friday.

More on that in a moment.

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Where to watch Scotland vs England

17:21 , George Flood

TV channel: In the UK, tonight's match will be televised live and for free on BBC One, with coverage starting at 7:30pm.

Live stream: Fans can also catch the game live online for free via the website and app for BBC Sport and iPlayer.

Welcome to Scotland vs England live coverage

17:12 , George Flood

Meetings between auld enemies Scotland and England are rarely dull regardless of the sport or the occasion, and tonight is likely to be no exception.

The Lionesses make the trip north to Hampden Park knowing that they likely need to win well this evening in their gripping battle with the Netherlands to top Nations League Group A1, reach the February finals and keep Team GB's hopes of qualification for the 2024 Paris Olympics alive.

Their hosts sit bottom, winless and already relegated, placed in a highly bizarre and unusual position of knowing that a victory over their old rivals - the designated team to try and qualify GB for next year's Games - in Glasgow would ruin the Olympic dreams of many of their players.

Kick-off tonight is at 7:45pm GMT, so stay tuned for team news and live updates across the night - including analysis from Standard Sport's Dom Smith at Hampden.

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