Switzerland women's national football team

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.

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)

Record

World Cup

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

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

2019

Players

Current squad

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 GK Gaëlle Thalmann 18 January 1986 (age 33) 56 0 Italy Sassuolo
12 GK Elvira Herzog 5 March 2000 (age 19) 0 0 Switzerland Zürich

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

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

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

Recent call-ups

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 30 April 1998 (age 21) 1 0 2019 Algarve Cup
GK Seraina Friedli 20 March 1993 (age 26) 2 0 Switzerland Zürich v.  Netherlands, 13 November 2018
GK Nicole Studer 22 February 1996 (age 23) 0 0 Switzerland BSC Young Boys v.  Poland, 4 September 2018

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

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

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

Notes:

  • RET: Retired from international duty

Qualifying history

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

  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.

External links

Alisha Lehmann

Alisha Lehmann (born 21 January 1999) is a Swiss footballer who plays as a forward for West Ham United of the English FA WSL. She previously played for BSC YB Frauen of the Nationalliga A. She won her first cap for the Switzerland women's national football team in October 2017.

Ana-Maria Crnogorčević

Ana-Maria Crnogorčević (born 3 October 1990) is a Swiss footballer. She plays as a striker for Portland Thorns FC in the NWSL and represents the Switzerland women's national football team. A fast player with good heading ability, Crnogorčević is considered alongside Ramona Bachmann one of Switzerland's most talented female footballers.

Barla Deplazes

Barla Catrina Deplazes (born 14 November 1995) is a Swiss football forward, playing for FC Zürich of Switzerland's Nationalliga A. Since her debut in March 2015, a 4–1 defeat by Brazil, she has been a member of the Switzerland women's national football team.

Caroline Abbé

Caroline Agnès Abbé (born 13 January 1988) is a Swiss football defender. She currently plays for FC Zürich, and for the Switzerland women's national football team as their captain.

Cinzia Zehnder

Cinzia Vittoria Zehnder (born 4 August 1997) is a Swiss professional footballer who plays for Swiss club FC Zürich as a midfielder. Since her debut in June 2014, a 7–0 win over Serbia, she has been a member of the Switzerland women's national football team.Zehnder came to the attention of FC Zürich after playing against them in a friendly for FC Kirchberg. She signed for FC Zürich as a youth prospect but quickly made her first-team debut on her 15th birthday, registering an assist. Playing alongside Zürich's veteran German duo Inka Grings and Sonja Fuss aided Zehnder's development. National coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg called her up to the national team and in summer 2015 was reportedly helping her to secure a transfer to the professional German Bundesliga for a higher standard of club football. In May 2015, Zehnder joined SC Freiburg. In June 2017 she returned to FC Zürich.

Daniela Schwarz

Daniela Regula Schwarz (born 9 September 1985) is a Swiss football defender, playing for Norwegian Toppserien club Vålerenga. She previously played for Grasshopper Club Zürich of the Nationalliga A. Since her debut in July 2009, a 5–0 defeat by the Netherlands, she has been a member of the Switzerland women's national football team.A product of the America college soccer system, Schwarz attended Lindsey Wilson and also played in the North American W-League for F.C. Indiana and Toronto Lady Lynx. After returning to Switzerland and playing for Grasshopper Club Zürich, she moved to Norway in 2012 with Kolbotn.

Eseosa Aigbogun

Eseosa Mandy Aigbogun (born 23 May 1993) is a Swiss football forward, playing for Paris FC in the French Division 1 Feminine.

Fabienne Humm

Fabienne Valérie Humm (born 20 December 1986) is a Swiss football forward, playing for FC Zürich of Switzerland's Nationalliga A. Since her debut in May 2012, a 1–0 win over Ireland, she has been a member of the Switzerland women's national football team.Humm was a late bloomer who did not make her national team debut until the age of 26. In contrast to most of her international teammates she decided to remain an amateur footballer. She has often played as a full-back for Switzerland, as her preferred attacking positions were taken. Humm has also represented Switzerland at beach soccer, where she became an expert at the overhead kick.At the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, Humm scored the fastest hat-trick in FIFA Women's World Cup history. She struck three goals in five minutes in Switzerland's 10–1 drubbing of Ecuador.

Florijana Ismaili

Florijana Ismaili (1 January 1995 – 29 June 2019) was a Swiss football forward, who played for BSC YB Frauen of Switzerland's Nationalliga A. Since debuting in January 2014, in a 2–1 win over Portugal, she was a member of the Switzerland women's national football team.Ismaili was born in Switzerland to parents of Albanian origins.On 29 June 2019, Ismaili had dived into the water from a boat diving platform while on holiday at Lake Como in Lombardy, but never resurfaced. The next day, she was declared missing. Local authorities conducted an investigation, including using remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROV). On 2 July, Ismaili's body was found at the bottom of the Como Lake at a depth of 204 metres (669 feet). An autopsy revealed that the cause of death was from "an acute episode of asphyxia."

Janine Chamot

Janine Chamot (born 4 February 1983 in Morrens, Switzerland) is a Swiss footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for YB Frauen, the BSC Young Boys Ladies team, in the Swiss National League A (NLA). She was also a member of the Switzerland women's national football team.

Jennifer Oehrli

Jennifer Ruth Greti Oehrli (born 13 January 1989) is a Swiss footballer who plays as a Goalkeeper for BSC YB Frauen in the Nationalliga A. She is also a member of the Switzerland women's national football team. She is equally skilled with both feet.

Lara Dickenmann

Lara Joy Dickenmann (born 27 November 1985) is a Swiss footballer who plays for German club VfL Wolfsburg, after seven-season stint with French club Olympique Lyonnais. She is a versatile footballer who can play as a midfielder or a full-back on either side of the field. She formerly played on the college level at the Ohio State University breaking many records and earning several player honors. In 2008, Dickenmann departed the university and joined D1 Féminine club Lyon.

Dickenmann is also a member of the Switzerland women's national football team. She starred for the national team at youth level and made her senior debut in August 2002 at the age of 16 against France, scoring in a 2–1 defeat.

Martina Voss-Tecklenburg

Martina Voss-Tecklenburg (born 22 December 1967 as Martina Voss) is a retired German football midfielder, currently coaching the German national team. She previously coached FCR 2001 Duisburg and FF USV Jena.

She will coach the German national team after the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification.

Nils Nielsen

Nils Herbert Kromann Nielsen (born 3 November 1971) is a Danish football manager. Since 14 November 2018, he is the head coach of the Switzerland women's national football team.Nielsen is best known for his tenure with the Denmark women's national football team from 2013 to 2017. He led the Danes to a runners-up finish at the UEFA Women's Euro 2017. Despite departing the team shortly after, Nielsen received acclaim for his work and finished runner-up in the 2017 The Best FIFA Women's Coach award. He spent most of 2018 as the assistant manager of the China women's national under-20 football team, taking them to the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.

Noëlle Maritz

Noëlle Maritz (born 23 December 1995) is a Swiss football defender, playing for Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg. She previously played for FC Zürich in Switzerland's Nationalliga A.

American-born Maritz moved to Switzerland when she was ten and has dual citizenship. Since her debut at the 2013 Cyprus Cup, she has been a member of the Switzerland women's national football team. Wolfsburg coach Ralf Kellermann signed her on the strength of her national team performances in Cyprus.

Prisca Steinegger

Prisca Steinegger (born 1 September 1977) is a Swiss football player currently playing for FC Zürich Frauen and a former captain of the Switzerland women's national football team. She is a left-footed central defender or midfielder.

Ramona Bachmann

Ramona Bachmann (born 25 December 1990) is a Swiss footballer who plays as a forward for the Switzerland women's national football team and Chelsea of the English FA WSL. Bachmann, who is from Malters, moved to Sweden aged 16 and played for Umeå IK for four seasons from 2007 until 2011. She spent the 2010 season playing in the United States for Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) club Atlanta Beat. Ahead of the 2012 season she left Umeå and signed a contract with LdB FC Malmö. She went to German Allianz Frauen-Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg in the summer of 2015.

Since making her debut for the Switzerland women's national football team in June 2007, Bachmann has won over 50 caps. She made her reputation with Switzerland's youth national teams, playing at the 2006 and 2010 editions of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup and being named UEFA's Golden Player at the 2009 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship. At senior level Bachmann helped Switzerland qualify for the FIFA Women's World Cup for the first time in 2015. A persistent back injury hampered Bachmann's progress during the early part of her career.

Sandra Betschart

Sandra Betschart (born 30 March 1989) is a Swiss footballer who plays as a defender for German club MSV Duisburg and the Switzerland women's national football team.

Stenia Michel

Stenia Liliane Michel (born 23 October 1987) is a Swiss footballer who last played as a goalkeeper for FC Basel of the Swiss Nationalliga A. She previously played for FF USV Jena of the German Bundesliga, and FC Zürich of Switzerland's Nationalliga A, who were known as SV Seebach until 2008. Michel has been a member of the Switzerland women's national football team since 2005, but did not make her debut until March 2014, a 1–1 draw with South Korea at the 2014 Cyprus Cup.Michel became Switzerland's first-choice goalkeeper in the run up to the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, because rival Gaëlle Thalmann had suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

28 February 2018 2018 Cyprus Cup Group StageItaly 3–0  SwitzerlandAntonis Papadopoulos Stadium, Larnaca
18:00
2 March 2018 2018 Cyprus Cup Group StageSwitzerland  4–0 FinlandGSZ Stadium, Larnaca
18:00
5 March 2018 2018 Cyprus Cup Group StageSwitzerland  0–0 WalesGSZ Stadium, Larnaca
13:00
7 March 2018 2018 Cyprus Cup Third Place MatchNorth Korea 2–1  SwitzerlandTasos Markos Stadium, Paralimni
14:00
Rinast Goal 90+3'
5 April 2018 2019 World Cup Qualifying G2Switzerland  1–0 ScotlandLIPO Park, Schaffhausen
19:00
Attendance: 2,504
Referee: Olga Zadinová (Czech Republic)
12 June 2018 2019 World Cup Qualifying G2Belarus 0–5  SwitzerlandFC Minsk Stadium, Minsk
17:00
Attendance: 300
Referee: Viola Raudziņa (Latvia)
30 August 2018 2019 World Cup Qualifying G2Scotland 2–1  SwitzerlandSt Mirren Park, Paisley
20:35
Referee: Sara Persson (Sweden)
4 September 2018 2019 World Cup Qualifying G2Poland 0–0  SwitzerlandStadion Stali Mielec, Mielec
17:00 Referee: Ivana Martinčić (Croatia)
5 October 2018 World Cup qualifier – Play-off SFBelgium 2–2  SwitzerlandDen Dreef, Leuven
20:30
Report
Attendance: 7,300
Referee: Anastasia Pustovoitova (Russia)
9 October 2018 World Cup qualifier – Play-off SFSwitzerland  1–1 BelgiumTissot Arena, Biel/Bienne
19:00
Report
Referee: Jana Adámková (Czech Republic)
9 November 2018 World Cup qualifier – Play-off FNetherlands 3–0  SwitzerlandStadion Galgenwaard, Utrecht
20:00
Report Attendance: 23,750
Referee: Pernilla Larsson (Sweden)
13 November 2018 World Cup qualifier – Play-off FSwitzerland  1–1 NetherlandsLIPO Park, Schaffhausen
19:00
  • Sow Goal 71'
Report
Attendance: 5,148
Referee: Stéphanie Frappart (France)
27 February 2019 2019 Algarve CupSweden 4–1  SwitzerlandEstádio Algarve, Faro/Loulé
16:45
Report Referee: Laura Fortunato (Argentina)
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