Scotland 1-0 Brazil: Shelley Kerr says win is World Cup boost

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Little strikes as Scotland Women beat Brazil
Beating Brazil will show Scotland's players they can compete with higher-ranked sided at this summer's World Cup, says head coach Shelley Kerr.Kim Little's goal in Spain ensured a first-ever win over a side ranked 10 places above the Scots in 10th.Scotland will meet England, Japan and Argentina in Group D in their first World Cup finals and Kerr believes the friendly win can fuel their ambitions.
"We spoke about how you need belief that you can compete," Kerr said."That's what we'll need to do at the World Cup. I see it in the players. I see it in performances. It's just the players having that belief that, playing in our system and style, they can compete against the best."
Little goal gives Scotland famous win
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Scotland drew 1-1 with Chile on Friday and won both their previous games - against Denmark and Iceland - following a run of four defeats.They play one more warm-up match, at home to Jamaica on 28 May at Hampden Park, before setting off for the finals in France."We need to go away and reflect," Kerr told BBC Scotland. "There are certainly things we could have done better against Chile and again against Brazil. You have always got to try and improve."It's important we don't get carried away. We've won a friendly against a quality opponent and that's all we've done. We can't afford to be complacent."Brazil hit the woodwork twice in the first half and had the bulk of possession after the interval.However, Scotland also created good openings before Little tucked away a Lizzie Arnot cross on 38 minutes and were solid at the back when protecting their lead."Brazil caused us a few problems," Kerr said. "They've got quick, dynamic, talented players and I thought we coped extremely well."We scored a fantastic goal. A great delivery from Lizzie and the timing of Kim's run was brilliant."
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