City stars in European Under 19 Championship Finals   

The Scotland Under 19 squad flew into France yesterday in preparation for the start of the UEFA Under 19 European Championship finals with three City players expected to play a big part in the matches – strikers Ruesha Littlejohn and Jane Ross, and new City signing and Scotland Captain, midfielder Rachel Corsie

 

It is only the second time any Scottish women’s national side has ever made a championship finals, the last being three years ago when the then Under 19 team made it to these finals. At that time the Scottish team was led by another Glasgow City player, Suzanne Lappin, who along with City star Emma Fernon and former player Jayne Sommerville, led the dark blues into their first ever major finals.

This time around, our girls could not be facing a tougher group as they face last year’s winners, Germany and runners-up England, along with Sweden.

Captain Corsie is aware of the tough schedule ahead. She said, “We’re obviously facing some strong teams, with England, Sweden and last year’s winners, Germany, in our group, but we’re all excited about the challenge. I’ve played all of the teams in our group before, which is always a positive as we have an idea of their strengths and weaknesses. We might be going out to France as underdogs, but we’ll go there and fight all the way.

 

Scotland’s schedule:

 

07 Jul 2008
Sweden v Scotland
Georges Boulogne Stadium, Amboise, France
K.O. 16.00 (CET)

10 Jul 2008
Scotland v England
Marcel Vignaud Stadium, Avoine, France
K.O. 16.00 (CET)

13 Jul 2008
Scotland v Germany
Georges Boulogne Stadium, Amboise, France
K.O. 16.00 (CET)

05.07.08