Scotland Women defender Emma Mitchell left out of World Cup squad

Last Updated: 15/05/19 10:55pm

Scotland Women name their squad for this summer's World Cup in France
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Scotland Women name their squad for this summer's World Cup in France

Arsenal defender Emma Mitchell has been left out of the Scotland squad for this summer's World Cup in France.

Mitchell has won 59 caps for her country and was part of the Gunners' squad that won their first Women's Super League title in seven years.

The 26-year-old missed the Algarve Cup earlier this year through injury but is fit again and scored the winner in the 1-0 win over Manchester City at the weekend.

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Scotland head coach Shelley Kerr admits selecting her World Cup squad was one of the hardest decisions she has had to make in her career

But she has been omitted from the 23-woman squad by Scotland head coach Shelley Kerr, who opted instead to select Glasgow City's Nicola Docherty.

Bristol City duo Abbi Harrison and Frankie Brown also miss out, despite featuring in the Algarve Cup, with Durham forward Zoe Ness also overlooked by Kerr.

Utah Royals defender Rachel Corsie will captain the team, while Arsenal's Kim Little looks set to make her first appearance at a major finals for her country after missing out on Euro 2017 through injury.

Scotland will play Jamaica at Hampden Park on May 28 in their final warm-up game before travelling to France.

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Scotland Women's World Cup squad:

Goalkeepers:

Lee Alexander (Glasgow City)

Jenna Fife (Hibernian)

Shannon Lynn (Vittsjo)

Defenders:

Chloe Arthur (Birmingham City)

Jennifer Beattie (Manchester City)

Rachel Corsie (Utah Royals)

Nicola Docherty Glasgow City

Sophie Howard (Reading)

Hayley Lauder (Glasgow City)

Joelle Murray (Hibernian)

Kirsty Smith (Manchester United)

Midfielders:

Elizabeth Arnot (Manchester United)

Leanne Crichton (Glasgow City)

Kim Little (Arsenal)

Joanne Love (Glasgow City)

Christie Murray (Liverpool)

Caroline Weir (Manchester City)

Forwards:

Fiona Brown (Rosengard)

Lana Clelland (Fiorentina)

Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea)

Claire Emslie (Manchester City)

Lisa Evans (Arsenal)

Jane Ross (West Ham United)