Switzerland Defeat Philippines 2-0 in 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup Opener

Switzerland Defeat Philippines in a Group A match to Kick Off of their 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup campaign.

Switzerland Defeat Philippines 2-0
Pic Credit : FIFA Women’s World Cup Twitter

Switzerland defeated the Philippines 2-0 in their opening match of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup on July 21, 2023, at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, New Zealand.

The Philippines made history by qualifying for the World Cup for the first time, and they battled valiantly against the more seasoned Swiss team.

The Philippines – One of eight nations competing in the World Cup for the first time, the Philippines made its tournament debut on Thursday with an American-heavy squad (no one in the starting lineup was born in the country).

On the other hand, Switzerland is competing in its first World Cup since 2015, when they were eliminated in the Round of 16. This is their second World Cup appearance overall

Ramona Bachmann’s goal in the 45th minute gave Switzerland the lead. Switzerland forward Ramona Bachmann converted a penalty kick to give her team a 1-0 lead at the half. She shot past Inna Palacios, the goalie.

64′: Double the mayhem

Seraina Severin Piubel, a midfielder for Switzerland, assisted her team to a 2-0 lead in the second half.

The match ended with a 2-0 victory for Switzerland.

The Philippines will next face Argentina on July 24, 2023, while Switzerland will face England on July 27, 2023.

Here are some key takeaways from the match:

  • Switzerland showed why they are one of the favorites to win the tournament, with a clinical performance that saw them score two goals from two chances.
  • The Philippines showed that they are not to be underestimated, putting up a good fight against a more experienced side.
  •  Seraina Severin Piubel was the star of the show for Switzerland, scoring the winning goal 

Switzerland’s clinical performance

Switzerland scored two goals from two chances in the match. This shows that they are a very clinical team, and that they are able to take advantage of their opportunities. This is a dangerous quality to have in any tournament, and it will be interesting to see how Switzerland fares against the other top teams in the competition.

The Philippines’ spirited performance

The Philippines put up a good fight against Switzerland, despite being the underdogs in the match. they created several chances in the match. This shows that the Philippines are a team that is not afraid to compete, and that they are capable of causing upsets against the bigger teams.

Philippines vs Switzerland Final Score

Team1st Half2nd HalfFinal score

Goals :

Ramona Bachmann 45′ (p)

Seraina Severin Piubel 64′


The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup is shaping up to be a very exciting tournament, and this match was just a taste of what is to come.

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