Nicola Sturgeon filmed pumping fists as Scotland score first World Cup goal

10 June 2019, 07:03

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Nicola Sturgeon was caught on camera celebrating excitedly after Scotland scored its first ever Women's World Cup goal.

The nation's First Minister was in the stands in Nice as Scotland fell to a 2-1 defeat to England in both sides' opening game at the tournament.

When Claire Emslie pulled one back for Scotland with 10 minutes to go, a video posted by Twitter user @brennajessie_ showed Mrs Sturgeon pumping both fists with joy.

The politician then responded with a picture of herself in the celebratory pose, adding "Tfw (that feeling when) @ScotlandNT score their first goal in a World Cup!!"

Following the game, Mrs Sturgeon said the defeated side, who had gone into the game as underdogs, "did us proud tonight".

"Great second half performance in particular," she wrote. "I know they will be disappointed not to take a point but so many positives to build on for the next match. Well done and good luck on Friday."

Scotland face Japan at 2pm on Friday in their second Group D game in Rennes.