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Scotland team guide

Published: Tuesday 1 April 2014, 8.56CET
Scotland will be making their fourth appearance in the final tournament of a UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship.
Scotland team guide
Scotland squad ©Sportsfile

Standings

Last updated: 22/07/2014 17:05 CET

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statistic

Last updated: 28/07/2014 09:37 CET

Record in this competition

Recent campaigns
SeasonStagePWDL
2012/13Second qualifying round6402
2011/12Second qualifying round6312
2010/11Second qualifying round6231
2009/10Final tournament - Group stage9423
2008/09First qualifying round3012
Full UEFA competition record
CompetitionPWDL
UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship87401325
Qualifying matches included
Last updated: 22/07/2014 01:07 CET
Published: Tuesday 1 April 2014, 8.56CET

Scotland team guide

Scotland will be making their fourth appearance in the final tournament of a UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship.

Scotland secured their fourth tilt at the final tournament in some style, accounting for Russia and Iceland in the elite round and registering an incredible 38 goals in six qualifiers – 13 more than any other side managed. Caroline Weir (9 goals) and Zoe Ness (8) were particularly prolific, though in all 11 players were on target for Gareth Evans's attack-minded side.

They will travel to Norway confident of recording at least a first win in the final tournament, having lost eight of their nine group stage matches to date, the exception a 3-3 draw with Italy in 2010. That side included Jennifer Beattie, two years after Kim Little and Rachel Corsie had emerged, and all are now senior internationals with over 50 caps.

Interestingly, Scotland met England in each of their previous finals appearance – losing 3-1 every time.

Route to the finals
First qualifying round: 7-0 FYROM, 14-1 Georgia, 8-0 Romania (Group 8 winners)
Elite round: 5-1 Iceland, 2-0 Croatia, 2-0 Russia (Group 2 winners)
Top scorer: Caroline Weir (9)

Key players
Caroline Weir (midfielder, Arsenal LFC), Zoe Ness (forward, Durham WFC), Megan Cunningham (goalkeeper, Hamilton Academical LFC), Elizabeth Arnot (midfielder, Hibernian LFC).

Manager: Gareth Evans
Date of birth:
17/01/1967
Playing career:
Coventry City FC, Rotherham United FC, Hibernian FC, Stoke City FC, Northampton Town FC, Partick Thistle FC, Airdieonians FC, Alloa Athletic FC
Coaching career:
Hibernian FC, Livingston FC, Scotland women's U19s

Coventry-born Evans is best associated with Hibernian, scoring 37 goals in 301 appearances for the club between 1988 and 1996. The forward was in the side that beat Dunfermline Athletic FC 2-0 to lift the 1991 League Cup. He retired in 2004 and became assistant manager at Alloa, moving onto a similar role at Brechin, before returning to Hibs as reserve team coach in 2007.

He had a spell as caretaker boss at the Edinburgh club, before moving to Livingston as assistant in 2011, later standing in as manager. He succeeded Arsenal LFC-bound Shelley Kerr at the Scotland women's U19 helm in June 2013, explaining: "This is the first time that I have worked in the women's game, but I get a real sense that there are exciting times ahead."

UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship record
2012/13: did not qualify
2011/12: did not qualify
2010/11: did not qualify
2009/10: group stage
2008/09: did not qualify
2007/08: group stage
2006/07: did not qualify
2005/06: did not qualify
2004/05: group stage
2003/04: did not qualify
2002/03: did not qualify
2001/02: did not qualify

Honours in other UEFA women's competitions
None

Last updated: 15/07/14 11.03CET

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