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The national team manager resists calls to resign but admits that Tuesday's game against Belgium is a must-win if his side are to retain any World Cup qualification hopes

Scotland manager Craig Levein was adamant that he will not leave his job in the aftermath of his team's 2-1 defeat by Wales.

A late double from Gareth Bale handed Chris Coleman's men victory at the expense of the visitors, who have collected a meagre two points from their first three World Cup 2014 qualifiers.

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Speaking to reporters following the match, Levein was in a combative mood when the topic of his future was raised.

"Leaving? No chance," he declared. "It's a job I really want to do. I love doing it and it's important we pick ourselves up and go again."

The 47-year-old, who is approaching his third anniversary in the role, conceded that his side must now pick up all three points at the expense of in-form Belgium when the two teams clash on Tuesday.

"It leaves us needing to win the game on Tuesday, that's for sure," Levein noted. "It is a difficult task, but it's a different game altogether on Tuesday.

"A victory tonight would have made it a little bit easier - even a point would have been worthwhile on Tuesday - but I think now we've got to go and try to win the game."

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