The opening fixture could hardly be more enticing with a game against England on 9 June. A win – against a side currently ranked third in the world, which beat Scotland 6-0 in 2017 – would undoubtedly be a surprise.
But in players like Erin Cuthbert, of Chelsea, Kim Little, of Arsenal, and Lana Clelland, of Fiorentina, we are blessed with genuine world-beaters and football, as everyone knows, is a game that sometimes rewards underdogs who refuse to accept that status and who will not be cowed by high-and-mighty reputations.
There was evidence of a ‘gallus’ streak in the Scotland team during Tuesday’s victory over Jamaica with Cuthbert’s goal hit from a similar distance as James McFadden’s memorable 2007 strike against France.
Through its endeavours and talent, this team has won itself the chance of a lifetime to do something truly wonderful. Come on Scotland!