Swiss hit two past World Cup debutants Philippines

Ramona Bachmann celebrates scoring penalty against Philippines
Switzerland are appearing at just their second Women’s World Cup having also made the finals in 2015

Switzerland opened their 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup campaign with a 2-0 victory over debutants the Philippines in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Ramona Bachman’s penalty late in the first half opened the scoring for the Swiss before Seraina Piubel doubled their lead with a close-range effort in the 64th minute.

After a bright start for the Philippines, Katrina Guillou thought she had scored her nation’s first World Cup goal when she found the back of the net after 16 minutes, but it was swiftly ruled out for offside.

The result moves Switzerland to the top of Group A, above co-hosts New Zealand on goal difference.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Philippines

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1McDaniel
  • 5Long
  • 3Cowart
  • 13Beard
  • 17Barker
  • 20QuezadaSubstituted forFlaniganat 70′minutes
  • 4Sawicki
  • 8EggesvikSubstituted forAbrahamsenat 70′minutes
  • 16HarrisonBooked at 38mins
  • 21Guillou
  • 7BoldenSubstituted forMcDanielat 80′minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Cesar
  • 6Annis
  • 9Flanigan
  • 10McDaniel
  • 11Castañeda
  • 12Bugay
  • 14Abrahamsen
  • 15Frilles
  • 18Jota
  • 19Randle
  • 22Fontanilla
  • 23Bonta

Switzerland

Formation 4-3-2-1

  • 1Thalmann
  • 19Aigbogun
  • 15Bühler
  • 2Stierli
  • 5MaritzBooked at 83mins
  • 11Sow
  • 13WältiSubstituted forMauronat 75′minutes
  • 6ReutelerSubstituted forTerchounat 90′minutes
  • 17PiubelSubstituted forRiesenat 90′minutes
  • 10BachmannBooked at 8minsSubstituted forLehmannat 70′minutes
  • 9Crnogorcevic

Substitutes

  • 3Marti
  • 4Felber
  • 7Arfaoui
  • 8Riesen
  • 12Peng
  • 14Rey
  • 16Mauron
  • 18Calligaris
  • 20Humm
  • 21Friedli
  • 22Terchoun
  • 23Lehmann

Referee:
Vincentia Amedome

Attendance:
13,711

Live Text

  1. Match ends, Philippines Women 0, Switzerland Women 2.

  2. Second Half ends, Philippines Women 0, Switzerland Women 2.

  3. Foul by Sandrine Mauron (Switzerland Women).

  4. Katrina Guillou (Philippines Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Attempt saved. Meriame Terchoun (Switzerland Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nadine Riesen.

  6. Substitution, Switzerland Women. Meriame Terchoun replaces Géraldine Reuteler.

  7. Substitution, Switzerland Women. Nadine Riesen replaces Seraina Piubel.

  8. Géraldine Reuteler (Switzerland Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Foul by Chandler McDaniel (Philippines Women).

  10. Attempt missed. Noëlle Maritz (Switzerland Women) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Alisha Lehmann.

  11. Foul by Alisha Lehmann (Switzerland Women).

  12. Hali Long (Philippines Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Attempt missed. Sofia Harrison (Philippines Women) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left.

  14. Noëlle Maritz (Switzerland Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Foul by Noëlle Maritz (Switzerland Women).

  16. Isabella Flanigan (Philippines Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Substitution, Philippines Women. Chandler McDaniel replaces Sarina Bolden.

  18. Corner, Switzerland Women. Conceded by Meryll Abrahamsen.

  19. Attempt blocked. Alisha Lehmann (Switzerland Women) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sandrine Mauron with a cross.

  20. Substitution, Switzerland Women. Sandrine Mauron replaces Lia Wälti.

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