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Jo Love joined a select group of Scotland players yesterday when she picked up her 100th cap in the 1-0 defeat to Cyprus Women's Cup holders Canada - the same country she faced when she won her first cap in 2002.
At just 25 years old Jo has become the fourth woman to hit 100 caps, alongside goalkeeper and current captain Gemma Fay (124), Arsenal striker Julie Fleeting (117) and Scotland's most capped player Pauline Hamill (141), who is now high performance coach at the Scottish FA's Women's National Academy and oversees the women's under-17 national side.
Jo told www.scottishfa.co.uk: "When i first started playing I didn't imagine that I would pick up 100 caps in my whole career. Not many other players have reached 100 caps so obviously it's a great honour and privilege to be at this stage at all, let alone at the age of 25.
"We have a very young squad at the moment, but the number of caps that we have between us shows the experience we have. Having people like myself, Gemma and Julie with over 100 caps, plus quite a few others who are catching us up, can only be good for the squad.
"The result didn't go our way yesterday, but Canada are one of the big names in women's football and we matched them for most of the game - even outplayed them at times in the first half - so we'll take the positives into the game against England tomorrow.
"England always produce the goods, so we're prepared for a tough game. But Canada are on a similar level and if we can build on yesterday's performance who knows what could happen.
"We've come a long way in the last few years, we've got a young squad and the players seem to grow in belief and confidence after every game, so we're really looking forward to tomorrow and the rest of the tournament.
"When you're up against teams like Canada and England who are heading to the World Cup in the summer it makes you more determined to achieve the same things. I've played in 100 games for Scotland now and I've still not been to a major finals. That's something that I'm desperate to achieve and I'm confident that we'll get there soon."
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