Scotland fired up for key World cup game

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Frankie Brown believes Scotland can upset the odds and defeat much-fancied Sweden at Fir Park tomorrow (5.00pm) in their FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifier.

The Swedes are fifth in the FIFA world rankings and will give Anna Signeul’s side their biggest test so far in qualifying.

Both nations go into the Group 4 encounter on maximum points with Scotland ahead by virtue of having played a single game more, and 26-year-old former Hibs player Brown insists the Scots are ready for the challenge.

Brown, now at Bristol Academy, said: “It was important for us to win all our previous games and put ourselves in this situation.

“We want to make home advantage count because we do play them again later in the campaign. We are approaching the game from a great position in the group, with a great goal difference and a massive belief in the team.”

Scotland have 18 points – three ahead of Sweden.

The finals take place in Canada next year. Group winners qualify with best runner-ups playing-off against each other.