Media Release: Scotland versus Poland Women’s World Cup 2015 qualifier, live on BBC ALBA


Live football – Scotland versus Poland

BBC ALBA – Saturday 5 April 5.20 – 7.30pm

SCOTLAND women’s FIFA World Cup 2015 qualifier against Poland is to be shown exclusively live by BBC ALBA this weekend.

Coverage of the match from Fir Park, Motherwell, will start on Saturday at 5.20pm, with kick-off at 5.30pm, and will be presented by Calum Macaulay with analysis from Laura Montgomery, club manager of Glasgow City FC.

Commentary will be provided by Alex O’Henley.

Scotland currently sit top of Group Four with maximum points from their first four games, leaving them three points ahead of group favourites Sweden but having played one game more.

Tomorrow’s fixture is the return leg of back-to-back qualification matches against Poland and the Scots will enter the game in confident mood after a 4-0 away victory against the Poles in late October, thanks to a Jane Ross hat-trick and a Joanne Love strike.

Anna Signeul’s side will also be boosted by their move to 19th place in the FIFA rankings last week, their highest ever placing and up one spot following their best-ever finish in the annual Cyprus Women’s Cup earlier this month.

Scotland finished fourth overall but were unbeaten in open play after drawing with France and defeating the Netherlands and Australia, only losing out on penalties to Korea Republic in the final placing match.

At half-time, we will take a look behind the scenes at that Cyprus Cup tournament and feature interviews with Anna Signeul, Ifeoma Dieke, Lisa Evans, Jane Ross, Rachel Corsie and more.

Coverage of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifiers is being produced for the channel by mneTV, with BBC ALBA providing a premier sports package that also covers action from the Scottish Premiership, Ramsdens Cup, live shinty as well as live PRO12 league rugby.

BBC ALBA is a partnership service between MG ALBA and BBC Scotland to deliver high quality, distinctive home-produced programming.


For further information please contact Gary McQueen at Media House on 0141 220 6040 or email gary@mediahouse.co.uk.

Notes to editors:

BBC ALBA is available on the following platforms:

•               Sky 143 (UK)

•               Freeview / You View 8 (Scotland only)

•               Virgin Media 161 (UK)

•               Freesat 110 (UK)

•               BT Vision 8 (Scotland only)

•               Smallworld 170 (Ayrshire and North West England)

•               BBC iPlayer

BBC ALBA is run by MG ALBA in partnership with the BBC. MG ALBA is the operating name of Seirbheis nam Meadhanan Gàidhlig, the Gaelic Media Service. Find out more about MG ALBA and the partnership at www.mgalba.com or visit www.bbcalba.co.uk for scheduling and programme information.

Coverage of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifiers is being produced for BBC ALBA by mneTV, one of Scotland’s leading sports production companies. (For further information see www.mnetv.tv).

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