Switzerland women's national football team

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Switzerland
Nickname(s)La Nati
AssociationSwiss Football Association
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachNils Nielsen
CaptainCaroline Abbé
Most capsMartina Moser (109)
Top scorerAna-Maria Crnogorčević (49)
FIFA codeSUI
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 18 Steady (12 July 2019)[1]
Highest15 (June 2016)
Lowest31 (March 2007)
First international
  Switzerland 2–2 France 
(Basel, Switzerland; 4 May 1972)
Biggest win
  Switzerland 11–0 Malta 
(Zug, Switzerland; 5 April 2014)
Biggest defeat
 Germany 11–0 Switzerland  
(Weingarten, Germany; 25 September 1994)
World Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2015)
Best resultRound of 16 (2015)
European Championship
Appearances1 (first in 2017)
Best resultGroup stage (2017)

The Switzerland women's national football team represents Switzerland in international women's football.[2] The team played its first match in 1972.

Switzerland qualified for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada by winning their qualifying group. It was the first time that Switzerland participated in a women's World Cup, and the first time both the men's team and women's team qualified for a World Cup simultaneously.[3][4]

At the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, Switzerland was drawn into Group C with Japan, Cameroon and Ecuador. They secured a 10–1 victory over Ecuador, but lost 1–0 to Japan and 2–1 to Cameroon. Switzerland finished third in their group, but they were one of the top four third place finishers and advanced to the knockout round. In the Round of 16, Switzerland lost 1–0 to the hosts, Team Canada and were eliminated.[5]

Switzerland qualified for the European Championship for the first time in 2017. They were placed in Group C alongside France, Austria and Iceland. They lost to Austria 1–0, but then rebounded to beat Iceland 2–1. Switzerland went into their final group match against France needing a win in order to advance to the knockout stage. Switzerland led for much of the match after Ana-Maria Crnogorčević scored in the 19th minute, but Camille Abily scored the equalizer for France in the 76th minute, and the match ended in a 1–1 draw, as a result Switzerland finished third in their group and did not advance.

Switzerland has never qualified for the Olympic games.

Record[edit]

World Cup[edit]

World Cup Finals
Year Result Pos. GP W D L GF GA
China 1991 to Germany 2011 Did not qualify
Canada 2015 Round of 16 15 4 1 0 3 11 5
France 2019 Did not qualify
Total 1/8 4 1 0 3 11 5
FIFA Women's World Cup history
Year Round Date Opponent Result Stadium
Canada 2015 Group stage 8 June  Japan L 0–1 BC Place, Vancouver
12 June  Ecuador W 10–1
16 June  Cameroon L 1–2 Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
Round of 16 21 June  Canada L 0–1 BC Place, Vancouver

European Championship[edit]

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
1984 to Sweden 2013 Did not qualify
Netherlands 2017 Group Stage 3 1 1 1 3 3
Total 1/12 3 1 1 1 3 3

Recent Schedule & Results[edit]

2018[edit]

2019[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for a friendly match against Italy on 29 May 2019.[6]

Head coach: Nils Nielsen

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Gaëlle Thalmann (1986-01-18) 18 January 1986 (age 33) 56 0 Italy Sassuolo
12 1GK Elvira Herzog (2000-03-05) 5 March 2000 (age 19) 0 0 Switzerland Zürich

3 2DF Naomi Mégroz (1998-06-08) 8 June 1998 (age 21) 1 0 Switzerland Zürich
4 2DF Rachel Rinast (1991-06-02) 2 June 1991 (age 28) 21 1 Israel ASA Tel Aviv University
5 2DF Noëlle Maritz (1995-12-23) 23 December 1995 (age 23) 51 1 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
7 2DF Marilena Widmer (1997-08-07) 7 August 1997 (age 21) 10 0 Germany 1. FFC Frankfurt
14 2DF Rahel Kiwic (1991-01-05) 5 January 1991 (age 28) 52 8 Germany Turbine Potsdam
17 2DF Nina Stapelfeldt (1995-04-13) 13 April 1995 (age 24) 1 0 Netherlands Twente

2 3MF Francesca Calò (1995-05-25) 25 May 1995 (age 24) 3 0 Germany Werder Bremen
13 3MF Sandrine Mauron (1996-12-19) 19 December 1996 (age 22) 7 2 Switzerland Zürich
16 3MF Malin Gut (2000-08-01) 1 August 2000 (age 18) 3 0 Switzerland Grasshopper
22 3MF Vanessa Bernauer (1988-03-23) 23 March 1988 (age 31) 68 5 Italy Roma

6 4FW Géraldine Reuteler (1999-04-21) 21 April 1999 (age 20) 6 2 Germany 1. FFC Frankfurt
10 4FW Ramona Bachmann (1990-12-25) 25 December 1990 (age 28) 83 43 England Chelsea
18 4FW Viola Calligaris (1996-03-17) 17 March 1996 (age 23) 7 0 Spain Valencia
19 4FW Kim Dubs (1998-09-22) 22 September 1998 (age 20) 1 0 United States Penn State Nittany Lions
20 4FW Camille Surdez (1998-01-13) 13 January 1998 (age 21) 3 0 France Bordeaux

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been named to a roster in the past 12 months.

This list may be incomplete.
Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Nadja Furrer (1998-04-30) 30 April 1998 (age 21) 1 0 2019 Algarve Cup
GK Seraina Friedli (1993-03-20) 20 March 1993 (age 26) 2 0 Switzerland Zürich v.  Netherlands, 13 November 2018
GK Nicole Studer (1996-02-22) 22 February 1996 (age 23) 0 0 Switzerland BSC Young Boys v.  Poland, 4 September 2018

DF Jana Brunner (1997-01-20) 20 January 1997 (age 22) 6 0 Switzerland Basel 2019 Algarve Cup
DF Luana Bühler (1996-04-28) 28 April 1996 (age 23) 4 0 Germany TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 2019 Algarve Cup
DF Irina Brütsch (1995-07-24) 24 July 1995 (age 23) 1 0 2019 Algarve Cup
DF Carola Fasel (1997-06-27) 27 June 1997 (age 22) 1 0 2019 Algarve Cup
DF Thais Hurni (1998-07-22) 22 July 1998 (age 20) 1 0 2019 Algarve Cup
DF Julia Stierli (1997-04-03) 3 April 1997 (age 22) 0 0 Switzerland Zürich v.  Netherlands, 13 November 2018

MF Coumba Sow (1994-08-27) 27 August 1994 (age 24) 3 1 Switzerland Zürich 2019 Algarve Cup
MF Lesley Ramseier (1997-06-05) 5 June 1997 (age 22) 1 0 Switzerland Zürich 2019 Algarve Cup
MF Lia Wälti (1993-04-19) 19 April 1993 (age 26) 65 4 England Arsenal v.  Netherlands, 13 November 2018
MF Lara Dickenmann (1985-11-27) 27 November 1985 (age 33) 122 47 Germany VfL Wolfsburg v.  Belgium, 9 October 2018

FW Ana-Maria Crnogorčević (1990-10-03) 3 October 1990 (age 28) 93 49 United States Portland Thorns 2019 Algarve Cup
FW Eseosa Aigbogun (1993-05-23) 23 May 1993 (age 26) 41 3 Germany Turbine Potsdam 2019 Algarve Cup
FW Alisha Lehmann (1999-01-21) 21 January 1999 (age 20) 5 0 England West Ham United 2019 Algarve Cup
FW Melanie Müller (1996-05-31) 31 May 1996 (age 23) 3 0 Switzerland Zürich 2019 Algarve Cup

Notes:

  • RET: Retired from international duty

Qualifying history[edit]

Competition Stage Result Opponent Position / Notes
00001984 EC QS GS: Gr.3 2–0 1–1  Portugal
1–1 0–0  France
0–2 0–2  Italy 3 / 4
Norway 1987 EC QS GS: Gr.4 2–0 0–3  Spain
0–3 1–2  Italy
1–2 1–1  Hungary 4 / 4
West Germany 1989 EC QS GS: Gr.3 1–7 3–0  Hungary
0–0 0–10  West Germany
0–5 0–6  Italy 4 / 4
Denmark 1991 EC QS GS: Gr.5 0–4 0–4  Denmark
0–0 2–1  Spain
1–4 0–4  Italy 3 / 4
Italy 1993 EC QS GS: Gr.1 0–10 0–6  Norway
0–0 0–1  Belgium 3 / 3
Germany 1995 EC QS GS: Gr.5 3–2 4–2  Wales
0–5 0–11  Germany
1–2 1–1  Croatia 3 / 4
Norway 1997 EC QS GS: Class B, Gr.3 5–0 1–1  Yugoslavia
Sweden 3–0 3–4  Austria
0–2 3–1  Greece 1 / 4
Promotion play-off 3–2 3–0  Croatia Promoted to Class A
United States 1999 WC QS GS: Class A, Gr.2 0–1 0–1  Finland
1–2 0–3  France
1–3 0–2  Italy 4 / 4
Relegation play-off 1–0 4–0  Poland
Germany 2001 EC QS GS: Class A, Gr.2 0–4 0–1  Norway
0–3 0–1  England
1–0 0–2  Portugal 4 / 4
Relegation play-off 1–1 0–0  Belgium
United States 2003 WC QS GS: Class A, Gr.2 1–0 0–1  Finland
0–4 1–4  Denmark
0–5 0–4  Sweden 3 / 4
England 2005 EC QS GS: Class A, Gr.1 0–6 0–2  Sweden
1–0 0–1  Serbia and Montenegro
1–1 0–2  Finland
0–1 0–0  Italy 4 / 5
China 2007 WC QS GS: Class A, Gr.4 0–2 0–2  Russia
0–4 0–6  Germany
2–0 0–2  Republic of Ireland
0–1 1–1  Scotland 5 / 5
Finland 2009 EC QS GS: Gr.4 1–0 1–3  Belgium
2–2 1–1  Netherlands
0–7 0–3  Germany
2–0 2–0  Wales 3 / 5
Germany 2011 WC QS GS: Gr.6 2–0 2–1  Republic of Ireland
1–2 3–0  Russia
2–1 6–0  Israel
4–2 8–0  Kazakhstan 1 / 5
Play-offs 0–2 2–3  England
Repechage: SF 3–1 0–0  Denmark
Repechage: F 0–1 2–4  Italy
Sweden 2013 EC QS GS: Gr.2 1–4 0–6  Germany
4–1 2–4  Romania
2–3 4–3  Spain
8–1 0–1  Kazakhstan
5–0 3–1  Turkey 3 / 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  2. ^ FIFA.com (1 January 1900). "Fast-improving Switzerland aim for fresh highs". Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  3. ^ Reuters (21 June 2015). "Canada edge past Switzerland into last eight of Women's World Cup". Retrieved 13 July 2017 – via The Guardian.
  4. ^ "An obituary for Switzerland". Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Standings". UEFA. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  6. ^ "Italy vs. Switzerland - 29 May 2019". Women Soccerway.

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