Women's World Cup 2015: Wales' Jess Fishlock inspired by final

Carli Lloyd
United States' Carli Lloyd scores the second of her three goals against Japan

Jess Fishlock says watching the Women's World Cup final has inspired her to reach a major tournament with Wales.

The United States thrashed Japan 5-2 to win their third Women's World Cup title.

Fishlock, 28, watched from the stands in Vancouver with Seattle Reign team-mates and Scottish internationals Rachel Corsie and Kim Little.

"We were watching it and were a little bit jealous," midfielder Fishlock said.

"That's obviously where we want to be. I think it's the most important thing for all three of us is that we get somewhere with our national teams."

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Women's World Cup 2015 final highlights: USA 5-2 Japan

Wales begin their 2017 Women's European Championship qualifying campaign in Austria in September.

They failed to qualify for the World Cup finals in Canada after finishing third in a qualifying group which England topped with a 100% record.

England, managed by Welshman Mark Sampson, finished third at the World Cup, won for a third time by the United States.

"For me it was a very fitting final because I feel the US are the best team in the world," Fishlock told BBC Radio Wales Sport.

"Japan play in such a way that re-energised women's football when they won the last World Cup.

"It was incredible and surreal for us because we know a lot of the Americans and played with quite a few of the Japanese players."

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