The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup continues Friday (on FS1 and the FOX Sports app) as the Philippines take on Switzerland in the Group A final at New Zealand’s Forsyth Barr Stadium.
The Philippines and its American-heavy roster make their World Cup debut on Friday and are one of eight first-time World Cup entrants.
Switzerland, on the other hand, will be making their second appearance at the World Cup in all time and the first time since 2015, when the Swiss were bounced in the Round of 16.
The Nati the captain Lia Walti will lead and the main scorer of the national team Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic. The Swiss team is also 16 years old Faith Beney, who was selected for the World Cup just three days after making her debut with the national team. She will be 17 two days after Friday’s game.
Captain Tahnai Annis leads the Philippines, featuring powerhouse defender Angela Beard – who switched allegiances from Australia to join the Philippines — and Quinley Quezada, the team’s all-time leading scorer.
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Philippines vs Switzerland
16′: The Philippines almost in front
A beautiful long pass set up the first goal of the game, but an offside call negated the score.
9′: An early yellow
Ramona Bachmann earns an early card for dragging her opponent to the ground.
5′: Why don’t you take a shot?
Géraldine Reuteler of Switzerland took an ambitious shot from long range, but it sailed over the bar.
Setting the stage
The “World Cup Now” crew previewed the game live on Twitter before kick-off.
‘World Cup Now:’ Jimmy Conrad, Melissa Ortiz, and Katie Gill preview Philippines vs. Switzerland
Get ready for the game
The competition was full of great performances of the classic Haka dance.
Haka Dance at FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023
As mentioned above, the Philippine roster has a heavy American accent, including Sarina Bolden, who is from the San Francisco area and played collegiately at Loyola Marymount. Get to know Bolden in this video feature:
Check out the full Women’s World Cup schedule and how to watch every game live here. Get the latest scores here.
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