Switzerland women's national football team

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Switzerland
Nickname(s) La Nati
Association Swiss Football Association
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Nils Nielsen
Captain Caroline Abbé
Most caps Martina Moser (109)
Top scorer Lara Dickenmann (40)
FIFA code SUI
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FIFA ranking
Current 18 Steady2.svg(7 December 2018) [1]
Highest15 (June 2016)
Lowest31 (March 2007)
First international
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 2–2 France  Flag of France.svg
(Basel, Switzerland; 4 May 1972)
Biggest win
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 11–0 Malta  Flag of Malta.svg
(Zug, Switzerland; 5 April 2014)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 11–0 Switzerland   Flag of Switzerland.svg
(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 federal republic in Western Europe

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a country situated in western, central and southern Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities. The sovereign state is a federal republic bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. Switzerland is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8.5 million people is concentrated mostly on the plateau, where the largest cities are to be found: among them are the two global cities and economic centres Zürich and Geneva.

Womens association football association football when played by women

Women's association football, also commonly known as women's football or women's soccer is the most prominent team sport played by women around the globe. It is played at the professional level in numerous countries throughout the world and 176 national teams participate internationally.

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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]

2015 FIFA Womens World Cup 2015 edition of the FIFA Womens World Cup

The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup was the seventh FIFA Women's World Cup, the quadrennial international women's football world championship tournament. The tournament was hosted by Canada for the first time and by a North American country for the third time. Matches were played in six cities across Canada in five time zones. The tournament began on 6 June 2015, and finished with the final on 5 July 2015 with a United States victory over Japan.

Canada Country in North America

Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres, making it the world's second-largest country by total area. Canada's southern border with the United States is the world's longest bi-national land border. Its capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. As a whole, Canada is sparsely populated, the majority of its land area being dominated by forest and tundra. Consequently, its population is highly urbanized, with over 80 percent of its inhabitants concentrated in large and medium-sized cities, many near the southern border. Canada's climate varies widely across its vast area, ranging from arctic weather in the north, to hot summers in the southern regions, with four distinct seasons.

2015 FIFA Womens World Cup qualification

The qualification for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup determined which 23 teams joined Canada, the hosts of the 2015 tournament, to play for the Women's World Cup.

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]

Japan womens national football team womens national association football team representing Japan

The Japan women's national football team, or Nadeshiko Japan (なでしこジャパン), represents Japan in association football and is run by the Japan Football Association (JFA). It is the most successful women's national team from the Asian Football Confederation. Its highest ranking in the FIFA Women's World Rankings is 3rd.

The Cameroon national women's football team, is the national team of Cameroon and is controlled by the Cameroon Football Association. They finished second in the 1991, 2004, 2014, and 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations, participated in the 2012 Olympic Games and have competed in their first ever FIFA Women's World Cup in 2015.

The Ecuadorian women's national football team represents Ecuador in international women's football.

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.

UEFA Womens Championship European association football tournament for womens national teams

The UEFA European Women's Championship, also called the UEFA Women's Euro and unofficially the "European Cup", held every fourth year, is the main competition in women's association football between national teams of the UEFA Confederation. The competition is the women's equivalent of the UEFA European Championship.

UEFA Womens Euro 2017 2017 edition of the UEFA Womens Championship

The 2017 UEFA Women's Championship, commonly referred to as UEFA Women's Euro 2017, was the 12th edition of the UEFA Women's Championship, the quadrennial international football championship organised by UEFA for the women's national teams of Europe. The competition was expanded to 16 teams.

France womens national football team womens national association football team representing France

The French women's national football team is directed by the French Football Federation (FFF). The team competes as a member of UEFA in various international football tournaments such as the FIFA Women's World Cup, UEFA Women's Euro, the Summer Olympics, and the Algarve Cup.

Switzerland has never qualified for the Olympic games.

Record

World Cup

World Cup Finals
YearResultPos.GPWDLGFGA
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1991 Did not qualify-------
Flag of Sweden.svg 1995 Did not qualify-------
Flag of the United States.svg 1999 Did not qualify-------
Flag of the United States.svg 2003 Did not qualify-------
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2007 Did not qualify-------
Flag of Germany.svg 2011 Did not qualify-------
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2015 Round of 16154103115
Flag of France.svg 2019 Did not qualify-------
Total1/8-4103115

European Championship

YearResultMatchesWinsDrawsLossesGFGA
1984 Did not qualify
Flag of Norway.svg 1987 Did not qualify
Flag of Germany.svg 1989 Did not qualify
Flag of Denmark.svg 1991 Did not qualify
Flag of Italy.svg 1993 Did not qualify
Flag of Germany.svg 1995 Did not qualify
Flag of Norway.svg 1997 Did not qualify
Flag of Germany.svg 2001 Did not qualify
Flag of England.svg 2005 Did not qualify
Flag of Finland.svg 2009 Did not qualify
Flag of Sweden.svg 2013 Did not qualify
Flag of the Netherlands.svg 2017 Group Stage311133
Total1/12311133

Recent Schedule & Results

2018

Players

Current squad

The following players were called up for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification matches against Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland and Flag of Poland.svg  Poland on 30 August and 4 September 2018. [6]

Head coach: Martina Voss-Tecklenburg

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
194 FW Eseosa Aigbogun (1993-05-23) 23 May 1993 (age 25)413 Flag of Germany.svg Turbine Potsdam
104 FW Ramona Bachmann (1990-12-25) 25 December 1990 (age 28)8343 Flag of England.svg Chelsea
22 DF Jana Brunner (1997-01-20) 20 January 1997 (age 22)60 Flag of Switzerland.svg Basel
183 MF Viola Calligaris (1996-03-17) 17 March 1996 (age 22)70 Flag of Spain.svg Atlético Madrid
92 DF Ana-Maria Crnogorčević (1990-10-03) 3 October 1990 (age 28)9248 Flag of the United States.svg Portland Thorns
113 MF Lara Dickenmann (1985-11-27) 27 November 1985 (age 33)12247 Flag of Germany.svg Wolfsburg
3 MF Francesca Calò (1995-05-25) 25 May 1995 (age 23)00 Flag of Germany.svg SV Werder Bremen
3 MF Luana Bühler (1996-04-28) 28 April 1996 (age 22)40 Flag of Germany.svg TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
211 GK Seraina Friedli (1993-03-20) 20 March 1993 (age 25)20 Flag of Switzerland.svg Zürich
174 FW Florijana Ismaili (1995-01-01) 1 January 1995 (age 24)181 Flag of Switzerland.svg BSC Young Boys
142 DF Rahel Kiwic (1991-01-05) 5 January 1991 (age 28)528 Flag of Germany.svg Turbine Potsdam
52 DF Noëlle Maritz (1995-12-23) 23 December 1995 (age 23)511 Flag of Germany.svg Wolfsburg
64 FW Géraldine Reuteler (1999-04-21) 21 April 1999 (age 19)62 Flag of Switzerland.svg Luzern
152 DF Julia Stierli (1997-04-03) 3 April 1997 (age 21)00 Flag of Switzerland.svg Zürich
1 GK Nicole Studer (1996-02-22) 22 February 1996 (age 23)00 Flag of Switzerland.svg BSC Young Boys
4 FW Alisha Lehmann (1999-01-21) 21 January 1999 (age 20)50 Flag of England.svg West Ham United
4 FW Melanie Müller (1996-05-31) 31 May 1996 (age 22)30 Flag of Switzerland.svg Zürich
11 GK Gaëlle Thalmann (1986-01-18) 18 January 1986 (age 33)560 Flag of Italy.svg Mozzanica
133 MF Lia Wälti (1993-04-19) 19 April 1993 (age 25)654 Flag of Germany.svg Turbine Potsdam
72 DF Marilena Widmer (1997-08-07) 7 August 1997 (age 21)00 Flag of Switzerland.svg BSC Young Boys
2 DF Naomi Mégroz (1998-06-08) 8 June 1998 (age 20)10 Flag of Switzerland.svg Zürich
2 DF Rachel Rinast (1991-06-02) 2 June 1991 (age 27)141 Flag of Germany.svg SC Freiburg

Recent call-ups

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

This list may be incomplete.
Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GK Stenia Michel RET (1987-10-23) 23 October 1987 (age 31)180 Flag of Switzerland.svg Basel UEFA Women's Euro 2017

DF Rachel Rinast (1991-06-02) 2 June 1991 (age 27)211 Flag of Switzerland.svg Basel UEFA Women's Euro 2017
DF Caroline Abbé RET (1988-01-13) 13 January 1988 (age 31)12710 Flag of Switzerland.svg Zürich UEFA Women's Euro 2017
DF Sandra Betschart (1989-03-30) 30 March 1989 (age 29)672 Flag of Germany.svg Duisburg UEFA Women's Euro 2017
DF Pauline Vienne (1996-03-01) 1 March 1996 (age 22)00 Flag of the United States.svg East Tennessee State Buccaneers v. Flag of Albania.svg  Albania 2019 World Cup Qualifying September 2017

MF Martina Moser RET (1986-04-09) 9 April 1986 (age 32)12920 Flag of Switzerland.svg Zürich UEFA Women's Euro 2017
MF Sandrine Mauron (1996-12-19) 19 December 1996 (age 22)72 Flag of Switzerland.svg Zürich UEFA Women's Euro 2017
MF Vanessa Bürki RET (1986-04-01) 1 April 1986 (age 32)7910 Flag of Germany.svg Bayern Munich UEFA Women's Euro 2017
MF Vanessa Bernauer (1988-03-23) 23 March 1988 (age 30)685 Flag of Italy.svg A.S. Roma v. Flag of Albania.svg  Albania 2019 World Cup Qualifying November 2017
MF Lara Jenzer (1998-08-05) 5 August 1998 (age 20)00 Flag of Switzerland.svg Aarau v. Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 2019 World Cup Qualifying September 2017
MF Lesley Ramseier (1997-06-05) 5 June 1997 (age 21)00 Flag of Switzerland.svg Zürich v. Flag of Albania.svg  Albania 2019 World Cup Qualifying September 2017
MF Cinzia Zehnder (1997-08-04) 4 August 1997 (age 21)200 Flag of Switzerland.svg Zürich v. Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 2019 World Cup Qualifying April 2018

FW Fabienne Humm (1986-12-20) 20 December 1986 (age 32)5821 Flag of Switzerland.svg Zürich UEFA Women's Euro 2017
FW Meriame Terchoun (1995-10-27) 27 October 1995 (age 23)102 Flag of Switzerland.svg Zürich v. Flag of Albania.svg  Albania 2019 World Cup Qualifying September 2017

Notes:

Qualifying history

CompetitionStageResultOpponentPosition / Notes
1984 EC QS GS: Gr.32–0 1–1Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
1–1 0–0Flag of France.svg  France
0–2 0–2Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 3 / 4
Flag of Norway.svg 1987 EC QS GS: Gr.42–0 0–3Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
0–3 1–2Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
1–2 1–1Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 4 / 4
Flag of Germany.svg 1989 EC QS GS: Gr.31–7 3–0Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
0–0 0–10Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
0–5 0–6Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 4 / 4
Flag of Denmark.svg 1991 EC QS GS: Gr.50–4 0–4Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
0–0 2–1Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
1–4 0–4Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 3 / 4
Flag of Italy.svg 1993 EC QS GS: Gr.10–10 0–6Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
0–0 0–1Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 3 / 3
Flag of Germany.svg 1995 EC QS GS: Gr.53–2 4–2Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
0–5 0–11Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
1–2 1–1Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 3 / 4
Flag of Norway.svg 1997 EC QS GS: Class B, Gr.35–0 1–1Flag of Yugoslavia (1992-2003).svg  Yugoslavia
Flag of Sweden.svg 3–0 3–4Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
0–2 3–1Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 1 / 4
Promotion play-off3–2 3–0Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia Promoted to Class A
Flag of the United States.svg 1999 WC QS GS: Class A, Gr.20–1 0–1Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
1–2 0–3Flag of France.svg  France
1–3 0–2Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 4 / 4
Relegation play-off1–0 4–0Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
Flag of Germany.svg 2001 EC QS GS: Class A, Gr.20–4 0–1Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
0–3 0–1Flag of England.svg  England
1–0 0–2Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 4 / 4
Relegation play-off1–1 0–0Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
Flag of the United States.svg 2003 WC QS GS: Class A, Gr.21–0 0–1Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
0–4 1–4Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
0–5 0–4Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 3 / 4
Flag of England.svg 2005 EC QS GS: Class A, Gr.10–6 0–2Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
1–0 0–1Flag of Serbia and Montenegro.svg  Serbia and Montenegro
1–1 0–2Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
0–1 0–0Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 4 / 5
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2007 WC QS GS: Class A, Gr.40–2 0–2Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
0–4 0–6Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
2–0 0–2Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland
0–1 1–1Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 5 / 5
Flag of Finland.svg 2009 EC QS GS: Gr.41–0 1–3Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
2–2 1–1Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
0–7 0–3Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
2–0 2–0Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 3 / 5
Flag of Germany.svg 2011 WC QS GS: Gr.62–0 2–1Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland
1–2 3–0Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
2–1 6–0Flag of Israel.svg  Israel
4–2 8–0Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 1 / 5
Play-offs0–2 2–3Flag of England.svg  England
Repechage: SF3–1 0–0Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Repechage: F0–1 2–4Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Flag of Sweden.svg 2013 EC QS GS: Gr.21–4 0–6Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
4–1 2–4Flag of Romania.svg  Romania
2–3 4–3Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
8–1 0–1Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan
5–0 3–1Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 3 / 6

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