Sunderland star to be honoured by UEFA

Jill Scott (right) with Jodie Taylor at the World Cup
Jill Scott (right) with Jodie Taylor at the World Cup
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Sunderland football star Jill Scott will receive a special cap on Sunday.

The England midfielder completed a century of games for her country in the recent tour to China.

And all England Women’s centurions will be celebrated on Sunday ahead of the Euro 2017 qualifier against Bosnia & Herzegovina in Bristol.

UEFA will recognise the nine Lionesses who have earned 100 or more caps for their country.

Wearsider Scott, who plays her club football for Manchester City, is the latest to join the group ... with plenty of years ahead to add to her tally.

The others are Fara Williams (147 caps), Rachel Yankey (129), Alex Scott (129), Casey Stoney (123), Gill Coultard (119), Kelly Smith (117), Karen Carney (110) and Rachel Unitt (102).

Head coach Mark Sampson said: “It’s a very special thing to play for your country but to join the ‘100 Club’ is a fantastic achievement for any player.

“It’s great to see that UEFA and The FA are recognising the nine players and on behalf of the staff and players, we’d like to say congratulations and well done to all of them.”

The nine players will receive a special cap before kick-off to mark their landmark.

Before the Bosnia qualifier, England will take on Germany in a friendly in Duisburg today.