Team analysis

Switzerland

Switzerland

Switzerland squad
No.PlayerBornPos.AUTGERESPFRAGSClub
1Natascha Honegger27/09/1997Goalkeeper9090 90 FC Zürich Frauen (SUI)
2Lorena Baumann11/02/1997Defender9078*9055* FC Zürich Frauen (SUI)
3Géraldine Reuteler21/04/1999Forward45+90* 901 FC Luzern (SUI)
4Kim Dubs22/09/1998Forward17+ 90 FC Zürich Frauen (SUI)
5Carola Fasel27/06/1997Defender90909090 BSC Young Boys (SUI)
6Lesley Ramseier05/06/1997Midfield909061*77* FC Zürich Frauen (SUI)
7Lara Jenzer05/08/1998Midfield80*9030+901 FC Aarau (SUI)
8Julia Stierli03/04/1997Defender909028+90 FC Zürich Frauen (SUI)
9Marilena Widmer07/08/1997Forward9045*29+65* BSC Young Boys (SUI)
10Naomi Mégroz06/08/1998Forward73*90 902 FC Zürich Frauen (SUI)
11Yara Hofmann29/09/1998Midfield 12+9013+ FC Zürich Frauen (SUI)
12Nadja Furrer30/04/1998Goalkeeper 90 Grasshopper Club Zürich (SUI)
13Cinzia Zehnder04/08/1997Midfield909060*903 FC Zürich Frauen (SUI)
14Sina Spieser06/07/1997Midfield 1+9025+ Grasshopper Club Zürich (SUI)
15Elena Van Niekerk04/08/1997Forward 90 FC Zürich Frauen (SUI)
16Julia Glaser07/10/1997Forward10+ 90 FC Basel (SUI)
17Jana Brunner20/01/1997Defender909062*90 FC Basel (SUI)
18Camille Surdez13/01/1998Forward45*45+ 35+2 FC Yverdon (SUI)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute
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Switzerland coach Nora Häuptle

Coach: Nora Häuptle
09/09/83
"It's very sad, but at this level individual mistakes get punished ruthlessly. But I am incredibly proud of this team and I am sure I will really realise that in the weeks to come. We came here with three plans and for Under-19 players it's amazing that they are able to change from plan to plan during the games."

Switzerland team analysis

Switzerland team analysis

  • Good team organisation and cooperation with strength in their defending.
  • Demonstrated tactical flexibility – use of 1-4-4-2 and 1-4-2-3-1 – adapting to the approach of opponents.
  • Able to build on good defensive organisation with quick attacking and efficient transitions, showing ability to preserve possession or attack quickly.
  • Very good at attacking the space in transitions when able to with a classic counterattack style – a key for their success against Germany.
  • Effective use of Géraldine Reuteler (No3) as a transition player and supporting runs, in particular from the midfield line: Lara Jenzer (No7), Cinzia Zehnder (No13) and Naomi Mégroz (No10).
  • Reuteler was essential for their overall game, with her hold-up play, breaking the opponents' line with her final pass or touch. Confident and comfortable with the ball at her feet, versatile and able to play on the wing or as centre forward.
  • Lesley Ramseier (No6) in the midfield controlled the balance and direction of the build-up.
  • Very effective impact substitute Camille Surdez (No18), scoring two goals in three appearances, including important winner against Germany.
  • Excellent quality of the final pass, putting the forwards in position to score with just one touch.