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|Association||Swiss Football Association|
|Head coach||Nils Nielsen|
|Most caps||Martina Moser (109)|
|Top scorer||Ana-Maria Crnogorčević (49)|
|Current|| 19 |
|Highest||15 (June 2016)|
|Lowest||31 (March 2007)|
(Basel, Switzerland; 4 May 1972)
(Zug, Switzerland; 5 April 2014)
(Weingarten, Germany; 25 September 1994)
|Appearances||1 (first in 2015 )|
|Best result||Round of 16 (2015)|
|Appearances||1 (first in 2017 )|
|Best result||Group stage (2017)|
The Switzerland women's national football team represents Switzerland in international women's football.The team played its first match in 1972.
Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a sovereign state situated in the confluence of western, central, and southern Europe. It is a federal republic composed of 26 cantons, with federal authorities seated in Bern. Switzerland is a landlocked country bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. It is geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi), and land area of 39,997 km2 (15,443 sq mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8.5 million is concentrated mostly on the plateau, where the largest cities are located, among them the two global cities and economic centres of Zürich and Geneva.
Women's association football, usually 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.
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.
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 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. Its southern border with the United States, stretching some 8,891 kilometres (5,525 mi), is the world's longest bi-national land border. Canada's capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.
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.
The Japan women's national football team, or Nadeshiko Japan (なでしこジャパン), represents Japan in women's 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, achieved in December 2011.
The Cameroon national women's football team, also known as the Indomitable Lionesses, 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.
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.
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.
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.
|World Cup Finals|
|Did not qualify|
|Round of 16||15||4||1||0||3||11||5|
|Did not qualify|
|FIFA Women's World Cup history|
|Group stage||8 June||L 0–1||BC Place, Vancouver|
|12 June||W 10–1|
|16 June||L 1–2||Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton|
|Round of 16||21 June||L 0–1||BC Place, Vancouver|
| 1984 to ||Did not qualify|
|5 October 2018 World Cup qualifier – Play-off SF|| Belgium ||2–2||Den Dreef, Leuven|
Referee: Anastasia Pustovoitova (Russia)
|9 October 2018 World Cup qualifier – Play-off SF|| Switzerland ||1–1||Tissot Arena, Biel/Bienne|
|19:00||Report||Referee: Jana Adámková (Czech Republic)|
|9 November 2018 World Cup qualifier – Play-off F|| Netherlands ||3–0||Stadion Galgenwaard, Utrecht|
Referee: Pernilla Larsson (Sweden)
The following 25 players were called up for the UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifiers against
The UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifying competition is a women's football competition that will determine the 15 teams joining the automatically qualified hosts England in the UEFA Women's Euro 2021 final tournament.
The Lithuania women's national football team represents Lithuania in international women's football and is controlled by the Lithuanian Football Federation, the governing body for football in Lithuania.
The Croatia women's national football team represents the Republic of Croatia in international football. The team is managed by the Croatian Football Federation, the governing body for football in the country.
Head coach: Nils Nielsen
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|GK||Seraina Friedli||20 March 1993||2||0|
|GK||Elvira Herzog||5 March 2000||0||0|
|GK||Gaëlle Thalmann||18 January 1986||56||0|
|DF||Lorena Baumann||11 February 1997||1||0|
|DF||Jana Brunner||20 January 1997||6||0|
|DF||Luana Bühler||28 April 1996||4||0|
|DF||Rahel Kiwic||5 January 1991||52||8|
|DF||Noëlle Maritz||23 December 1995||51||1|
|DF||Naomi Mégroz||8 June 1998||1||0|
|DF||Rachel Rinast||2 June 1991||21||1|
|DF||Julia Stierli||3 April 1997||0||0|
|MF||Vanessa Bernauer||23 March 1988||68||5|
|MF||Malin Gut||1 August 2000||3||0|
|MF||Sandy Maendly||4 April 1988||70||12|
|MF||Lara Marti||21 September 1999||1||0|
|MF||Sandrine Mauron||19 December 1996||7||2|
|MF||Coumba Sow||27 August 1994||3||1|
|MF||Lia Wälti||19 April 1993||65||4|
|FW||Eseosa Aigbogun||23 May 1993||41||3|
|FW||Ramona Bachmann||25 December 1990||83||43|
|FW||Viola Calligaris||17 March 1996||7||0|
|FW||Ana-Maria Crnogorčević||3 October 1990||93||49|
|FW||Fabienne Humm||20 December 1986||59||22|
|FW||Alisha Lehmann||21 January 1999||5||0|
|FW||Géraldine Reuteler||21 April 1999||6||2|
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||1||0||2019 Algarve Cup|
|DF||Marilena Widmer||7 August 1997||10||0||v. |
|DF||Nina Stapelfeldt||13 April 1995||1||0||v. |
|DF||Irina Brütsch||24 July 1995||1||0||2019 Algarve Cup|
|DF||Carola Fasel||27 June 1997||1||0||2019 Algarve Cup|
|DF||Thais Hurni||22 July 1998||1||0||2019 Algarve Cup|
|MF||Francesca Calò||25 May 1995||3||0||v. |
|MF||Lesley Ramseier||5 June 1997||1||0||2019 Algarve Cup|
|MF||Lara Dickenmann||27 November 1985||122||47||v. |
|FW||Kim Dubs||22 September 1998||1||0||v. |
|FW||Camille Surdez||13 January 1998||3||0||v. |
|FW||Melanie Müller||31 May 1996||3||0||2019 Algarve Cup|
|Competition||Stage||Result||Opponent||Position / Notes|
|1984 EC QS||GS: Gr.3||2–0 1–1|
|0–2 0–2||3 / 4|
|GS: Gr.4||2–0 0–3|
|1–2 1–1||4 / 4|
|GS: Gr.3||1–7 3–0|
|0–5 0–6||4 / 4|
|GS: Gr.5||0–4 0–4|
|1–4 0–4||3 / 4|
|GS: Gr.1||0–10 0–6|
|0–0 0–1||3 / 3|
|GS: Gr.5||3–2 4–2|
|1–2 1–1||3 / 4|
|GS: Class B, Gr.3||5–0 1–1|
|0–2 3–1||1 / 4|
|Promotion play-off||3–2 3–0||Promoted to Class A|
|GS: Class A, Gr.2||0–1 0–1|
|1–3 0–2||4 / 4|
|Relegation play-off||1–0 4–0|
|GS: Class A, Gr.2||0–4 0–1|
|1–0 0–2||4 / 4|
|Relegation play-off||1–1 0–0|
|GS: Class A, Gr.2||1–0 0–1|
|0–5 0–4||3 / 4|
|GS: Class A, Gr.1||0–6 0–2|
|0–1 0–0||4 / 5|
|GS: Class A, Gr.4||0–2 0–2|
|0–1 1–1||5 / 5|
|GS: Gr.4||1–0 1–3|
|2–0 2–0||3 / 5|
|GS: Gr.6||2–0 2–1|
|4–2 8–0||1 / 5|
|Repechage: SF||3–1 0–0|
|Repechage: F||0–1 2–4|
|GS: Gr.2||1–4 0–6|
|5–0 3–1||3 / 6|
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