Women's European Championship Qualifying - Group 8
Wales Women0Norway Women2

Women's Euro 2017 qualifier: Wales 0-2 Norway

Wales' Angharad Roberts in action against Norway
Wales had lost 4-0 away to Norway in October 2015

Wales have missed out on qualifying for next summer's European Championships finals in Netherlands following defeat by Norway in Newport.

Ada Hegerberg's well-taken second-half brace proved decisive.

Hegerberg's back post header broke the deadlock before her stunning strike from distance secured victory for the visitors.

Kayleigh Green went closest for Wales when her long-range shot was tipped on to the bar by keeper Ingrid Hjelmset.

Natasha Harding with FAW president David Griffiths
Natasha Harding was presented with a golden cap by FAW president David Griffiths on the occasion of her 50th cap

Seattle Reign midfielder Jess Fishlock started for Wales despite fracturing a fibula in April while Liverpool's Natasha Harding won her 50th cap.

Jayne Ludlow's side remain third in Group 8, nine points behind leaders Austria and Norway, but are now unable to qualify.

Only the eight group winners and six best runners-up are guaranteed automatic places in next year's finals.

Ludlow's side are home to Israel on 15 September before Austria visit five days later in the final group game.

Norway, the 1987 and 1993 European champions, will qualify as group winners should they beat Kazakhstan and Israel at home.

Wales manager Jayne Ludlow told BBC Wales Sport: "I'm so proud of the group because for 60 minutes that game was ours for the taking.

"But against top opposition you can't switch off for 90 minutes and unfortunately we let ourselves down at key times which is a little bit disappointing.

"For the majority of the game, we're happy with what the girls gave us, happy but not complete, we have more to come.

"They're doing all the things we're asking of them and it's working, we're creating chances, not finishing them but it's stepping stones for us."

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Tuesday 7th June 2016

  • Serbia WomenSerbia Women0England WomenEngland Women7
  • Georgia WomenGeorgia Women0Italy WomenItaly Women7
  • Belarus WomenBelarus Women0Scotland WomenScotland Women1
  • Finland WomenFinland Women0Portugal WomenPortugal Women0
  • Ukraine WomenUkraine Women2Greece WomenGreece Women0
  • Wales WomenWales Women0Norway WomenNorway Women2
  • Denmark WomenDenmark Women6Poland WomenPoland Women0
  • Czech Rep WomCzech Republic Women3N Ireland WomNorthern Ireland Women0
  • R. of Ireland WomRepublic of Ireland Women9Montenegro WomenMontenegro Women0
  • Iceland WomenIceland Women8Macedonia WomenMacedonia Women0

As It Stood


1Iceland Women66002902918
2Scotland Women76012862218
3Slovenia Women6303211389
4Belarus Women6105218-163
5Macedonia Women7007245-430


1Spain Women66002121918
2Finland Women64111541113
3R. of Ireland Wom7304171349
4Portugal Women621311927
5Montenegro Women7007238-360


1France Women77002102121
2Ukraine Women74121310313
3Romania Women6312117410
4Greece Women7205915-66
5Albania Women7007325-220


1Sweden Women66002002018
2Denmark Women64111511413
3Slovakia Women73041011-19
4Poland Women7214616-107
5Moldova Women6006124-230


1Germany Women66003003018
2Russia Women632195411
3Hungary Women7223819-118
4Croatia Women7214810-27
5Turkey Women8116324-214


1Switzerland Women66002732418
2Italy Women64022071312
3Czech Rep Wom63031114-39
4N Ireland Wom5203914-56
5Georgia Women7007231-290


1England Women65102512416
2Belgium Women64202422214
3Bos-Herze Wom7304613-79
4Serbia Women6213516-117
5Estonia Women7007028-280


1Austria Women75111841416
2Norway Women65101421216
3Wales Women62131011-17
4Kazakhstan Women7115220-184
5Israel Women602429-72
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