Women's World Cup qualifying: Scotland v Bosnia-Herzegovina

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Interview - Scotland's Kim Little and coach Anna Signeul

World Cup qualifier: Scotland v Bosnia-Herzegovina

Venue:
Fir Park
Date:
Thursday, 26 September
Kick-off:
19:35 BST
Coverage:
Live on BBC ALBA & BBC Radio Scotland

Kim Little believes Scotland can reach the 2015 World Cup as they prepare for their opening home qualifying match against Bosnia-Herzegovina.

"It's one of the best Scotland teams I've played in," the Arsenal midfielder told BBC Scotland.

"We've got so much talent and so many players playing professionally or semi-professionally, our fitness levels are really up.

"We are ambitious and we believe we can get to the World Cup."

Scotland started on the road to the finals in Canada with a thumping 7-2 win in the Faroe Islands on Sunday, while the group also contains Sweden, Poland and Northern Ireland.

Sweden, who reached the semi-finals of Euro 2013 as the host nation, will start as favourites to top the section.

But Scotland will be confident of clinching a play-off place, having narrowly missed out on a place at this year's European Championship.

In the second leg of their play-off last October, Spain scored with the last kick of extra time to win 3-2 and end Scottish hopes.

"We've been close on two occasions to the Euros, losing in play-offs against Spain and Russia," recalls Little, who played in Team GB at the London Olympics.

"We played so well in the second leg against Spain and thought we should have been there.

"We had to watch Spain play England and their other games and do very well, so we know we can be at these major tournaments."

Head coach Anna Signeul is confident her side can claim maximum points at Motherwell's Fir Park, which will host all of the home matches in this campaign.

"It's a big game and there are always nerves going into the first home game," she explained.

"But I feel we are very well prepared and we're really looking forward to it.

"Bosnia are a good team and have some fast players that can threaten, so we need to perform at our best.

"If we do that, we will win."

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