Oh Sweet Caroline…

There is a lot of talk about which players will light up the World Cup this summer. Players such as Eugenie Le Sommer, Aya Sameshima, Vivianne Miedema and Alex Morgan just a few that have been mentioned.

This tournament may have just come at the right time for Dunfermline born midfield/forward Caroline Weir. Having represented Scotland at all youth levels Weir received her 1st call up to the senior squad in 2013 and has not looked back since. One of her best moments in a Scotland shirt would probably be scoring in the European Championships in 2017 against Spain and being named player of the match.

Weir is a player who can play in a number of positions but if you give her the free role in midfield she will dictate the game. At 23 she has the world at her feet. After winning the domestic double at Manchester City she has been one of their consistent players this season a very proud season for her.

In Scotland’s final preparation at Hampden Park Caroline Weir stood out, she dominated that midfield. She was the link that got Scotland moving. You could tell the way she always wanted the ball and always made the forward pass.

From minute one she was across the whole of the midfield, spraying balls from right to left. When her time came to deliver she delivered, scoring Scotland’s 2nd in their 3-2 victory over Jamaica. A fantastic free-kick driven from outside the area. This put them in charge and they didn’t look back.

If anyone is going to the World Cup or watching at home look out for Weir as this is a player that is emerging into one of the world’s best talents.

Shai Patel
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