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

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Germany1010006245830
2Russia107121918122
3R. of Ireland10523139417
4Croatia10226720-138
5Slovenia10208734-276
6Slovakia10118629-234

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Spain109104224028
2Italy108114854325
3Romania104242081214
4Czech Republic104242118314
5Estonia10118535-304
6North Macedonia10019674-681

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Switzerland109105315228
2Iceland106132992019
3Denmark105322561918
4Israel10406827-1912
5Serbia103161634-1810
6Malta100010054-540

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sweden1010003213130
2Scotland108023782924
3Poland105142014616
4Bos-Herze10235719-129
5Northern Ireland10127319-165
6Faroe Islands10028341-382

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Norway109014153627
2Netherlands108114363725
3Belgium1061334112319
4Portugal104061921-212
5Greece10109649-433
6Albania10109354-513

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England1010005215130
2Ukraine107123492522
3Wales10613189919
4Turkey104061231-1912
5Belarus102081231-196
6Montenegro100010653-470

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1France1010005435130
2Finland107032791821
3Austria1070331141721
4Hungary104062025-512
5Kazakhstan10118830-224
6Bulgaria10019362-591
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