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Holland coach Dick Advocaat has hinted that he will step down from his position following the Euro 2004 semi-final defeat to hosts Portugal.

“There will be a press release from the Dutch football federation in the next week so everyone will know what my future is,” he said.

“There are reasons to go and there are reasons to stay, so we have to wait until next week to see what happened.”

Advocaat admitted Portugal were the better team, saying: “The best team won. They controlled the game and it is right that they are in the final.

“We couldn’t build up what we wanted to do and there is no doubt Portugal have a lot of talented players.

“They had better quality. We didn’t get the support to our strikers. In the end the whole team didn’t bring the things it could to the game.

“I have to give compliments to our group because they worked very well and the spirit was good – but we also have to accept Portugal were the better side.”

But Advocaat was none-too-pleased with the performance of Swedish referee Anders Frisk.

“It was very obvious that every doubt there was the ball went to Portugal,” he added.

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