Women's World Cup 2015: Ukraine 1-0 Wales

Jess Fishlock
Captain Jess Fishlock (left) was unable to lead Wales into the play-offs for a chance to reach Canada 2015

Wales' hopes of qualifying for the 2015 Women's World Cup finals in Canada are over following a 1-0 defeat away to Ukraine in Group 6.

The Welsh needed to beat their hosts in Lviv to overtake them and seal second place and a potential play-off place.

Sarah Wiltshire saw an effort saved as Wales had the better of the first-half chances.

But Tetyana Romanenko turned home Lyudmyla Pekur's 61st-minute corner to break Welsh hearts.

The defeat, which left Wales third in the group, is likely to be manager Jarmo Matikainen's last match in charge.

He had been due to leave his position in March, before agreeing to stay on until the end of the qualifying campaign.

Matikainen, 54, had said he would continue until July 2015 if the team reached the finals.

Former Wales full-back Andy Legg has been interviewed to take over the Finn's position, but ex-Wales Women's captain and Reading manager Jayne Ludlow is favourite for the role should Matikainen leave.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Wednesday 17th September 2014

As It Stood


1Germany Women1010006245830
2Russia Women107121918122
3R. of Ireland Wom10523139417
4Croatia Women10226720-138
5Slovenia Women10208734-276
6Slovakia Women10118629-234


1Spain Women109104224028
2Italy Women108114854325
3Romania Women104242081214
4Czech Rep Wom104242118314
5Estonia Women10118535-304
6Macedonia Women10019674-681


1Switzerland Women109105315228
2Iceland Women106132992019
3Denmark Women105322561918
4Israel Women10406827-1912
5Serbia Women103161634-1810
6Malta Women100010054-540


1Sweden Women1010003213130
2Scotland Women108023782924
3Poland Women105142014616
4Bos-Herze Wom10235719-129
5N Ireland Wom10127319-165
6Faroe Islands Women10028341-382


1Norway Women109014153627
2Netherlands Women108114363725
3Belgium Women1061334112319
4Portugal Women104061921-212
5Greece Women10109649-433
6Albania Women10109354-513


1England Women1010005215130
2Ukraine Women107123492522
3Wales Women10613189919
4Turkey Women104061231-1912
5Belarus Women102081231-196
6Montenegro Women100010653-470


1France Women1010005435130
2Finland Women107032791821
3Austria Women1070331141721
4Hungary Women104062025-512
5Kazakhstan Women10118830-224
6Bulgaria Women10019362-591
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