20 September

On this day in 2009 Wales got their Womens’ World Cup qualification group underway with home game against Belgium.

And they were incredibly unlucky not have secured at least a point against third seeds, Belgium, as the visitors scored a very late goal to break Welsh hearts.



20 September 2009

Wales: Rhian Nokes, Sally Wade, Lauren Townsend, Nicola Cousins, Emma Jones, Katie Daley, Loren Dykes, Jayne Ludlow, Helen Lander (Emma Plewa 66′), Gwennan Harries, Michelle Green.

Unused subs: Lauren Wells, Carla Parfitt, Kerrie Manley, Katie Williams, Jessica Fishlock, Cheryl Foster

Yellow card: Loren Dykes 63′

Belgium: Sabrina Broos, Hanne van de Goor, Maud Coutereels (Marlies Verbruggen 70′), Heleen Jacques, Lorca Vandeputte, Aline Zeler (Majorie de Rammelaere 66′), Marijke Callebaut, Femke Maes, Kristel Verelst, Nikki de Cock, Anne Puttemans (Kristien Elsen 86′).

Unused subs: Veerie Willekens, Riete Loos, Sophie Mannaert, Lenie Onzia.

Goal: Kristel Verelst 90+3

Referee: Ann-Helen Ostervold (Norway)

Att: 257