Scotland women reach first-ever World Cup after beating Albania to top group

Scotland's women's national team is heading to their first-ever World Cup. Getty Images

Scotland qualified for the Women's World Cup for the first time in the country's history with a 2-1 victory over Albania on Tuesday.

Jane Ross scored the second goal that sealed top spot for Scotland in European qualifying Group 2 above Switzerland.

Germany, Norway and Sweden also qualified on Tuesday for the finals next year.

Fifteen of the 24 slots have been filled for the June 7-July 7 tournament in France.

France were also the hosts when Scotland's men last qualified for a major tournament, going out in the group stage of the 1998 World Cup.