Welsh football star Jess Fishlock says there are no plans to retire

Jess Fishlock will continue to compete internationally 

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18:44pm, Mon 30 Nov 2020
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Welsh football star Jess Fishlock has revealed she has no plans to retire from international duty. 

The 33 year-old, who is Wales’ most-capped player, contemplated retirement in 2018 after her national side failed to gain a spot at the 2019 World Cup. 

But the star will continue competing internationally despite there being a chance Wales will not qualify for the European Championships in 2022.

Fishlock is set to collect her 120th cap when Wales host Belarus in their final Euro qualifier on December 1 at Rodney Parade.

She said: "I have no intention of retiring at this moment.

“I feel good and I have only just got back into playing. My body feels better than it did before in truth - I think a little bit of rest did me some good.”

The star missed the first half of qualifying after being sidelined for almost a year due to a knee injury. 

“Mentally, physically and emotionally I am still 100% here with this group and with Wales and until that changes I am always going to be available for my country,” she told BBC Sport Wales.

"I can't speak for anyone else, but that's where I am at."

Wales are currently on 11 points joint with Northern Ireland in Group C.

Jayne Ludlow’s side will need to beat Belarus, and Northern Ireland will need to drop a point against the Faroe Islands in order for Wales to qualify. 

Fishlock is currently on loan to Women’s Super League side Reading from National Women’s Soccer League side OL Reign.

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