Published: Mon, June 10, 2019
Sport | By Ruben Hill

The pressure’s all on England, says Scotland boss Kerr

The pressure’s all on England, says Scotland boss Kerr

"At each World Cup I've played in, the level keeps getting better, and that's a credit to the growth of the game around the world on and off the field". "I think Scotland can go a long way in the competition with the quality they've got", said Neville.

The inaugural women's Ballon d'Or victor, who scored a hat-trick for her club in last month's Champions League final, is at odds with her national federation and will be missed.

"She looked good against America as a No.10 and that allows her freedom of movement between her and Sam".

Nikita Parris with her player of the match award after England's 2-1 win over Scotland in Nice.

"I'm really fortunate to have an incredibly professional group of women", she said.

Le Sommer scored the first goal of the tournament in just nine minutes against South Korea, and will certainly be one landing her strikes in the back of the net in the coming games. Keep an eye on their early matches to make your mind up on whether or not they can go all the way.

Scotland responded with an Emslie strike that was comfortably caught by Karen Bardsley, before Alexander saved well with her leg again, denying Beth Mead, and then dealt with a White effort.

Phil Neville's side dominated much of an entertaining encounter at the Allianz Riviera and Parris scored her 13th worldwide goal with a 14th-minute penalty - her first successful spot-kick in an England shirt.

For manager Kerr the game at the Allianz Riviera stadium will bring memories flooding back after making her Scotland debut in a 3-0 defeat to England back in 1989.

England 2-0 up and in complete control at half-time.

The FIFA World Cup past year had US$400 million in prize money.

France's men's side won the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation for their second world title after they triumphed at home in 1998. This is also not to talk of Argentina's women team who had to battle with their FA so they could have equal access to facilities.

"Too many people think France is poised to take down the that game, but this French team has too much of a history when it comes to choking in big tournaments, and I think that's what will happen here as well".

Germany are also serious contenders and they open their campaign on Saturday against China in Rennes in Group B.

However, it will not prevent her from finally competing where she belongs; among the world's best, in a World Cup.

This is the first time Scotland, who are ranked 20th in the world, have been in a World Cup since 1998, when their men didn't win a single match.

"We knew the Parc would be full, and after the "Marseillaise" we wanted to get off to a great start and score in the first quarter of an hour".

And when Neville had to make changes, with Scotland applying heavy pressure, they were the right ones.

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Women's World Cup is an worldwide football competition that involves senior women's national teams who are members of FIFA.

England took the lead courtesy VAR on 14 minutes after Fran Kirby's cross hit Nicola Docherty on the arm. "For us it's embracing that, using that as fuel and motivation and just being really excited for what's to come".

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