WALES Women were beaten 2-0 by group leaders France in their World Cup qualifying clash in Guingamp on Tuesday night.

A momentary lapse in concentration right at the end of the first half spoiled an otherwise resolute defensive display and Kadidiatou Diani capitalised to put the hosts ahead.

Jess Fishlock almost snatched a point for Wales in stoppage time as her shot struck a post, before Selma Bacha scored on the break to seal victory for France.

Wales ended the game with 10 players after Kayleigh Green was sent off.

“This team has so many more levels to go,” Fishlock told BBC Wales following the match. “I’m torn between being disappointed and immensely proud.”

Boss Gemma Grainger was clearly disappointed at the result but incredibly proud of her team.

“We were competitive. We were competing until the last five minutes of the game and we had an opportunity to equalise with 10 players,” she said.

“We were playing one of the top teams in the world and these are the teams we want to play in competitions.

"In terms of the way the girls performed and what we will take from the game I feel quite positive.”