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Wales were on the receiving end of another narrow defeat as they were beaten
2-0 by Switzerland in their UEFA Women's Championship qualifying group match in Oberdorf.
Adrian Tucker's side were missing key players through suspension with Sally Wade, Rhian Nokes, Kala Morgan and Katie Daley being drafted into the starting line-up and Emma Jones taking over the captaincy, but they held out until just before half time, when Lara Dickermann gave them the lead.
Hopes of a Welsh fightback were ended fourteen minutes from time as Dickermann scored her second goal from the penalty spot. Cardiff City's Natasha Harding was given her senior debut as a late substitute.
Wales conclude their group fixtures on 29 May with a plum match away to World Champions Germany, in Kassel.
Wales: Rhian Nokes, Nicola Cousins (sub Natasha Harding 86mins), Natalie Holt, Sally Wade, Emma Jones, Kerrie Manley, Kala Morgan (sub Loren Dykes 45mins), Katie Daley, Michelle Green, Cheryl Foster (sub Jo Edwards 74mins), Gwennan Harries. Subs not used: Lauren Wells, Carla Parfitt, Charlotte Miller, Lauren Townsend.
Switzerland: Marisa Brunner, Fransiska Shaerer, Rahel Graf, Marina Keller, Martina Moser, Prisca Steinegger (sub Noemie Beney 66mins), Lara Dickenmann, Vanessa Buerki, Carolin Abbe, Nicole Schaepper (sub Isabelle Meyer 76mins), Desiree Grundbacher. Subs not used: Gaelle Thalmann, Sandra Betschart, Vanessa Bernauer, Ramona Bachmann, Maeva Sarrasin.
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