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‘We can beat Portugal’, says Scotland coach Anna Signeul

Scotland Women head coach Anna Signeul is confident her team’s unity will allow them to bounce back from their six-goal defeat by England as they continue their Euro 2017 campaign against Portugal.

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Lana Clelland is expected to lead the attack for Scotland against Portugal

Clelland has ‘big boots to fill’ as she stands by to carry goal burden against Portugal

Former Spartans striker Lana Clelland is likely to carry Scotland’s goalscoring hopes on her slim shoulders in tomorrow’s must-win Euro 2017 game against Portugal in 
Rotterdam.

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Dejected Scotland players go over to thank supporters after the defeat against England in Utrecht. Picture: Lorraine Hill.

We missed chance to showcase Scottish football - Anna Signeul

Anna Signeul concedes that an unprecedented opportunity to show Scottish women’s football in a good light was lost when her side was defeated 6-0 by England in Utrecht on Wednesday night

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Anna Signeul believes Scotland can improve. Picture: PA.

Anna Signeul says Scotland can bounce back from 6-0 defeat

Anna Signeul remained upbeat after watching her side slump to a demoralising 6-0 defeat in their opening match at the Uefa Women’s European Championship last night.

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Hannah Bardell shows off her Scotland top in the House of Commons. Picture: Contributed

SNP MP wears Scotland football top in House of Commons

SNP MP Hannah Bardell was spotted wearing a Scotland football top in the House of Commons today, ahead of the Scotland women’s national team making their major tournament debut.

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The Titan Crane lit up in blue in support of the Scotland Women's National Team. Picture: SNS Group

Glasgow landmarks lit up to support Scotland women at Euros

Iconic landmarks around Glasgow have been lit up in blue to show support for the Scotland’s national women’s team, which is competing at the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 finals in the Netherlands.

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Rachel Corsie with team mate Fiona Brown as Scotland train pre game against England

Fond memories of beating England may help for first meeting at Euros

Like many of her international team-mates, Rachel Corsie has not had her troubles to seek in the build up to Scotland’s historic first match in a major tournament tonight. The Seattle Reign central defender is, however, confident of lining up against England in the Stadion Galgenwaard.

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Jane Ross expects to face three Manchester City team-mates in the England defence. Picture: SNS.

Scotland’s Jane Ross aims to give Manchester City girls the Blues

Scotland striker Jane Ross has already scored 50 goals for her country, but the next one would have a special resonance if it was against England in Utrecht tomorrow night.

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The Scotland Women squad train yesterday ahead of their opening fixture against England. Picture: PA.

Lisa Evans keen to plug drain of Scottish talent

Lisa Evans looked overseas to realise her career ambitions, but the Scotland midfielder is hoping a future talent drain can be averted.

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Joelle Murray is ready to make an impact at Womens Euro 2017 in the Netherlands ahead of Wednesday nights Group D opener with England.
Photograph: Marcus Mays Production

Hibs Ladies captain Joelle Murray makes most of the moment

Joelle Murray is living the dream. In the Netherlands for the Women’s Euro 2017, Scotland’s qualification for the major tournament is just one moment of note in a fertile period of her career.

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Scotland's Gemma Fay reached her double century of caps at Stark's Park. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Gemma Fay’s focus is on Scotland team

Double cap centurion and Scotland captain Gemma Fay says she is happy to have got the fuss surrounding her remarkable landmark achievement out of the way and get the focus back on the historic Euro 2017 finals campaign in the Netherlands.

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Gemma Fay, Ifeoma Dieke and Julie Fleeting during the opening of a new Scottish FA Women's International Roll of Honour display at Hampden. Picture: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire

Staying power helps Ifeoma Dieke fulfil her goal at Euros

Ifeoma Dieke insists she is not one to dwell on the past and “takes each day as it comes” but when she finally achieves her career-long dream of taking to the field for Scotland in a major tournament on Wednesday she admits it will be impossible not to cast her mind back to former team-mates who would dearly have loved to have had the chance.

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Scotland play England in their first match of the UEFA Women's Euro 2017. Picture: Ian Rutherford/PA Wire

Scotland women’s players given parting gift ahead of Euros

A trio of Scotland women’s football squad were treated to their own personalised football chants before heading to the Netherlands to compete in the UEFA Women’s Championship.

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Anna Signeul at the 
opening of a new Scottish FA Women's International Roll of Honour display. Picture: Jeff Holmes.

Anna Signeul says injury-hit Scots will stay strong

The injury woes keep mounting for Scotland Women ahead of their maiden appearance at a major championships but coach Anna Signeul is hopeful that Glasgow City midfielder/full-back Hayley Lauder can still play a part.

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Scotland Women head coach Anna Signeul with with goalkeeper Gemma Fay after the final whistle. Picture: PA.

Scotland Women 1 - 0 Rep of Ireland: Ideal send-off for Anna Signeul

Anna Signeul had a win to savour in her final home game as Scotland head coach when substitute Christie Murray’s late goal was the difference between the sides at Stark’s Park.

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Scotland Women goalkeeper Gemma Fay wins her 200th cap tonight. Picture: SNS.

Gemma Fay hails Scots who refused to be the ‘nearly girls’

Gemma Fay will win her 200th cap against Republic of Ireland at Stark’s Park tonight but, for her, the bigger reward awaits the entire Scotland squad, when they travel to the Netherlands next week to take part in the European 
Championships.

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Scotland Women celebrate securing their place at the 
Euro 2017 finals in Holland,

SFA row and injuries fail to Scotland women’s Euro 2017 bid

The European Championship being staged in Holland next month gives Scotland’s women the opportunity to step out from the shadow cast by the men’s game in this country. Pity, then, the build-up to a first major finals appearance in almost two decades by footballers from within these borders has been overshadowed in other ways.

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Malky Mackay has been greatly encouraged by the progress of Scotlands age-group teams. Picture: SNS.

Malky Mackay: We must celebrate Scotland’s ‘small victories’

He is the man charged with ushering in a bright new era for Scottish football. But in the interim, Scottish FA performance director Malky Mackay insists it is important that the country celebrate the “small victories”.

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Anna Signeul takes great pride in the progress of womens football. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Anna Signeul leaves lasting legacy with Scotland

Scotland’s coach departs after the Euros, but tells Moira Gordon she 
is proud of the improvements she has made to the women’s game

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