How Scotland Women will have to LOSE to England to qualify Team GB for Olympics 2024 | The Sun

SCOTLAND face England in the Women's Nations League on Tuesday night in a match of extraordinary consequences.

For the Scots, a DEFEAT – not a win – will keep alive hopes of playing at the Olympics in Paris next year.

Scotland vs England permutations

Scotland face England on Tuesday night in the Nations League knowing a LOSS will keep alive players' hopes of featuring in the Olympics next year.

This is because Team GB can only reach the Olympics if the nominated nation England make it to the Nations League finals and reach the final.

And after beating the Netherlands 3-2 with a last-gasp goal, the Lionesses now have to beat Scotland to stand a chance of advancing to the Nations League finals.

England are level on points with the Netherlands on top of the Nations League Group A, but sit behind Dutch on goal difference.

England boss Sarina Wiegman – who will also manage Team GB at the Olympics next year if they qualify – said: "We need to win in Scotland, we really need to win.

"We are dependent on the other game but if we want to progress we need a really good win by four goals I would say.

"What we can control is playing well and winning that game. That is what we need to do first. We can’t control what the others do."

Chelsea's Erin Cuthbert, Aston Villa's Rachel Corsie and Tottenham's Martha Thomas are among the Scottish stars that Wiegman could look to include in her Team GB squad.

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Sarina Wiegman's England are the nominated nation to qualify on behalf of Team GB for the OlympicsCredit: Getty

When is Scotland vs England?

Scotland vs England in the Nations League takes place on Tuesday, December 5.

The match kicks off at 7.45pm.

And will be broadcast live on BBC One.

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