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Switzerland announce squad for FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023

Published at :July 5, 2023 at 11:41 PM
Modified at :July 6, 2023 at 12:29 AM
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The Swiss women will play their second tournament in Australia and New Zealand

Switzerland Women have announced their 23-player squad for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 which is being hosted by Australia and New Zealand.

Iman Beney, 16, was selected for Switzerland's Women's World Cup roster on Monday, just three days after she made her international debut.

Beney, a midfielder who plays for the Swiss club Young Boys, had an impact against Zambia on Friday as a second-half substitution in a 3-3 tie.

Two days before Switzerland's opening Group A match against the Philippines on July 21 in Dunedin, New Zealand, she will be 17 years old. The group also contains Norway and New Zealand, two of the tournament's co-hosts.

Along with Beney, five other members of the 23-player roster have made more than 100 international appearances: Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic of Barcelona, Ramona Bachmann of Paris Saint-Germain, Galle Thalmann of Real Betis, and Lia Wälti and Noelle Maritz of Arsenal.

This is Switzerland's second Women's World Cup appearance. The Swiss beat Ecuador 10-1 in the initial group phase of the tournament in 2015 before falling to host Canada in the last 16. 

Switzerland plays Morocco, another team competing in the event in Australia and New Zealand, in its last home exhibition game on Wednesday.

Switzerland Women's World Cup squad

Goalkeepers: Seraina Friedli (Zurich), Livia Peng (Levante), Gaëlle Thalmann (Real Betis)

Defenders: Eseosa Aigbogun (Paris FC), Luana Bühler (Hoffenheim), Viola Calligaris (Levante), Laura Felber (Servette), Noelle Maritz (Arsenal), Lara Marti (Bayer Leverkusen), Nadine Riesen (Zurich), Julia Stierli (Zurich)

Midfielders: Iman Beney (Young Boys), Sandrine Mauron (Servette), Seraina Piubel (Zurich), Géraldine Reuteler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Marion Rey (Zurich), Coumba Sow (Servette), Lia Wälti (Arsenal)

Forwards: Ramona Bachmann, (Paris Saint-Germain), Ana Maria Crnogorčević (Barcelona), Fabienne Humm (Zurich), Alisha Lehmann (Aston Villa), Meriame Terchoun (Dijon)