Glasgow landmarks lit up to support Scotland women at Euros

The Titan Crane lit up in blue in support of the Scotland Women's National Team. Picture: SNS Group
The Titan Crane lit up in blue in support of the Scotland Women's National Team. Picture: SNS Group
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Iconic landmarks around Glasgow have been lit up in blue to show support for the Scotland’s national women’s team, which is competing at the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 finals in the Netherlands.

The Titan crane and the Glasgow Science Centre were among the landmarks showing support for the Women’s team, who are competing in their first major tournament.

Landmarks around Scotland are regularly lit up to support various causes. Edinburgh Castle, the Scott Monument and the SSE Hydro are among those to have supported recent events including World Aids Day, St Patrick’s Day and solidarity with countries struck by terror attacks.

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The Scotland women’s team, led by manager Anna Signeul, secured qualification in September last year without kicking a ball, thanks to results in other matches.

The Scots face England in the tournament opener tonight, in a rematch of their first official match held in November 1972 at the Ravenscraig Stadium, when England won 3-2.

The team will then take on Portugal on July 23 and Spain on July 27.

The team will be captained by Gemma Fay of Icelandic side Stjarnan, who won her 200th international cap during the recent friendly against Ireland.

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Also included in the squad are five players from Glasgow City, including Joanne Love, capped more than 170 times and a trio from Hibernian Ladies - Joelle Murray, Rachel McLauchlan and Kirsty Smith.

Leading the line will be Manchester City Women striker Jane Ross, who has netted 49 times in 105 appearances, and Arsenal Ladies forward Lisa Evans.