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SWNT sweltering in Slovakia

There's a severe high temperature warning in place here in Nitra, and one can vouch it's needed.

It's in the mid-high 30s at peak time, but still in the high 20s or low 30s during the night. Not comfortable for sleep.

One can't imagine it's comfortable to play in, either, but Scotland will have to do just that tomorrow evening (18:00 BST).

A few members of the squad are used to playing in the heat - Claire Emslie out in Los Angeles and Sam Kerr in Munich - but the bulk are much more familiar with being drenched by ridiculous rain, not sweltering sweat.

It's another challenge Pedro Martinez Losa's side will have to overcome, but they've handled every hurdle in front of them in this qualifying campaign so far exceptionally well.