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Scotland book Women's World Cup play-off place after Ukraine win

Ukraine's victory against Hungary means Scotland are now assured of second place in Group B qualifying.

Scotland book Women’s World Cup play-off place after Ukraine win over Hungary SNS Group
Scotland thrashed Ukraine 4-0 on Friday to all but confirm their play-off place.

Scotland have sealed a play-off place for next year’s Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Goals from Erin Cuthbert, Caroline Weir and a Martha Thomas double saw the visitors thrash Ukraine on Friday to all but confirm their place in the final round of qualifying for the 2023 tournament.

However, the Ukrainians 2-0 victory over Hungary means Pedro Martinez Losa’s side have booked their spot behind runaway leaders Spain in Group B.

The play-offs take place in October, but just two of the nine nations European nations qualify directly, while a third goes into an inter-confederation play-off.

All of the play-off matches are single leg encounters, with the final round featuring ten teams from around the globe competing for the last two places.

The Scots are the only side who will definitely finish in the play-off positions for now, but it is likely they will be joined by Austria and Iceland.

Scotland’s next game is not until September, when they face a trip to the Faroe Islands.