ENGLAND will be determined to push their World Cup final heartbreak aside as they face Scotland in a thrilling Nations League opener TONIGHT!
The Lionesses reached their second major final in as many years under head coach Sarina Wiegman.
England lost the Women’s World Cup final against SpainCredit: Getty
However, Olga Carmona’s first-half strike ruined the Lionesses’ summer as it was enough to see Spain clinch the World Cup in August.
Wiegaman’s side must dust themselves down and now re-channel their minds on what they hope to be a successful Nations League journey.
And England open up their campaign against British rivals Scotland – a fixture that they have dominated over the years.
When is England vs Scotland?
- England’s opening Nations League match against Scotland will take place TONIGHT – Friday, September 22.
- It is scheduled to get underway at 7:45pm BST.
- Stadium of Light – the home of Sunderland is the allocated arena for this huge match and it can host around 48, 707 fans.
- Goals from Nikita Parris and Ellen White sealed a 2019 World Cup win for the Lionesses when the sides last met.
What TV channel is it on and can it be live streamed?
- England vs Scotland will be broadcast LIVE on ITV 1.
- Coverage is scheduled to commence from 7:30pm BST – 15 minutes before kick-off.
- Fans can also stream the match live through ITVX
- Alternatively, SunSport will have minute-by-minute action through our live blog including pre-match and post-match reaction.
Can I watch it for FREE?
Fans can watch England vs Scotland for FREE in the UK as long as you have a valid TV license.
What is the team news?
Sarina Wiegman has replaced injured Lotte Wubben-Moy for Lucy Parker.
The England gaffer has also confirmed that Kiera Walsh (calf) and Bethany England (hip) will miss out too.
Lotte Wubben-Moy has been ruled out for this encounter with a muscular injuryCredit: Rex
England full squad
Goalkeepers: Mary Earps (Manchester United), Hannah Hampton (Chelsea), Ellie Roebuck (Manchester City)
Defenders: Millie Bright (Chelsea), Lucy Bronze (Barcelona), Jess Carter (Chelsea), Niamh Charles (Chelsea), Alex Greenwood (Manchester City), Maya Le Tissier (Manchester United), Esme Morgan (Manchester City), Lotte Wubben-Moy (Arsenal)
Midfielders: Laura Coombs (Manchester City), Jordan Nobbs (Aston Villa), Jess Park (Manchester City), Lucy Staniforth (Aston Villa), Georgia Stanway (Bayern Munich), Ella Toone (Manchester United), Katie Zelem (Manchester United)
Forwards: Rachel Daly (Aston Villa), Lauren Hemp (Manchester City), Lauren James (Chelsea), Chloe Kelly (Manchester City), Alessia Russo (Arsenal), Katie Robinson (Brighton)
Elsewhere Scotland superstar Erin Cuthbert has been ruled out with a muscular injury for this huge clash.
Scotland full squad
Goalkeepers: Lee Gibson (Glasgow City), Jenna Fife (Rangers), Eartha Cummings (Rosengard)
Defenders: Nicola Docherty (Rangers), Rachel McLachlan (Rangers), Sophie Howard (Leicester City), Emma Mukandi (London City Lionesses), Rachel Corsie (Aston Villa), Kelly Clark (Celtic)
Midfielders: Sam Kerr (Bayern Munich), Caroline Weir (Real Madrid), Jamie-Lee Napier (Bristol City), Emma Watson (Manchester United), Kirsty MacLean (Rangers), Amy Rodgers (Bristol City), Fiona Brown (Rosengard), Lisa Evans (West Ham United), Amy Gallagher (Celtic)
Forwards: Kirsty Hanson (Aston Villa), Martha Thomas (Manchester United), Lauren Davidson (Glasgow City), Christy Grimshaw (AC Milan), Claire Emslie (Gotham City)
Welcome to England vs Scotland
Good evening and welcome to SunSport’s coverage of England vs Scotland.
The Lionesses are back in action tonight for the first time since the World Cup final.
It wasn’t meant to be for Sarina Wiegman’s side in Australia, but they now kick off another international campaign against British rivals Scotland in the inaugural Nations League.
The Stadium of Light awaits a huge home nations clash!
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