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Scotland ladies coach to stay after World Cup disappointment

Head coach Anna Signeul has vowed to stay on and lead Scotland to the next European Championship finals despite suffering World Cup disappointment. Her side lost 2-0 in Rotterdam as the Netherlands completed a 4-1 aggregate victory in their play-off.

"Absolutely," the Swede replied when asked if she would remain in post.

"We will qualify for the Euros in two years' time, that's for sure. We are disappointed, but when you see steady progress, we should be confident."

But Signeul called for greater investment in the women's game in Scotland.

"I think we need to develop the game on all levels," she told BBC Scotland. "We need more players, we need a better league, a competitive league.

"We are very vulnerable when we have so few players, but we have done a fantastic campaign and it's just sad that we can't go on.

"We need to continue what we're doing because it's working and we have young players coming through."

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