Media release: BBC ALBA to broadcast all of Scotland’s World Cup warm-up matches ahead of France 2019


BBC ALBA has agreed the broadcast of all of the Scotland women’s national team’s upcoming warm-up friendlies ahead of their first ever appearance at the Women’s World Cup, held this summer in France.

The first of the final warm-ups sees Scotland face Chile at the Pinatar Arena in Murcia, Spain, live on BBC ALBA at 6pm on Friday 5th April.

BBC ALBA will also show Scotland as they face 2007 World Cup finalists, Brazil, on Monday 8th April at 7pm, again live from the Pinatar Arena in Murcia, Spain.

Scotland’s final friendly, also live on BBC ALBA, will take place at Hampden on Tuesday 28th May, where they will be hoping for a record attendance for a proper send-off.

Scotland’s group contains England, Argentina and 2011 World Cup winners, Japan. Scotland’s first game will be versus England on June 9th.

All of Scotland’s group games will be broadcast live on BBC ALBA.

Iseabail Mactaggart, director of Strategy and Partnerships at MG ALBA, which operates BBC ALBA in partnership with the BBC, said: “BBC ALBA has been on this journey with the women’s national squad for ten years, and we are enormously excited to be showcasing the three friendlies as they build up to participation in this competition, as well as to be broadcasting the group stage games. We’re so proud to be able to support them as they make history.”

Broadcasting these games on BBC ALBA will offer the Scotland women’s national team a chance to gain further followers as momentum builds ahead of the upcoming World Cup.

Scotland midfielder, Leanne Crighton (pictured, right), said: “It is great for us and the team. It’s not just about this tournament, but the support BBC ALBA has given us in previous qualifiers. We know that friends, family and supporters cannot always be at the game, so to have that access to be able to watch and follow the journey with us certainly means a lot to us.”


Issued by Electrify Marketing & Communications on behalf of MG ALBA

Pic credit: Craig Watson

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Lawrence Broadie, Electrify Marketing & Communications
07966 216 270

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