Swiss women meet Italy in World Cup qualification
The Swiss women’s senior national team was formed in a group of 6 with Italy, Romania, Croatia, Moldova and Lithuania in the group stage qualifying for the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
Coach Nils Nielsen Italy’s team was drawn from Pot 1. The Italians, who qualified for the quarter-finals in the 2019 World Cup, were to fight for the European Championship ticket directly by the end of qualifying for Euro 2022.
Switzerland will meet “old friends” in World Cup qualification: Romania, Croatia and Lithuania were the Swiss women’s group rivals in the final European Championship qualification, having won five of these six games and only had to give up points when drawn. In Croatia.
Draw on 30 April 2021 in Neon:
Sweden, Finland, Ireland, Slovakia, Georgia
Spain, Scotland, Ukraine, Hungary, Faroe Islands
Netherlands, Iceland, Czech Republic, Belarus, Cyprus
England, Austria, Northern Ireland, Northern Macedonia, Latvia, Luxembourg
Denmark, Russia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Azerbaijan, Malta, Montenegro
Norway, Belgium, Poland, Albania, Kosovo, Armenia
Italy, Switzerland, Romania, Croatia, Moldova, Lithuania
Germany, Portugal, Serbia, Israel, Turkey, Bulgaria
France, Wales, Slovenia, Greece, Kazakhstan, Estonia
Only the winners of the nine groups qualify directly for the World Cup finals, nine being the second playoff contest for two more tickets. The third best playoff team will have one last chance to secure a World Cup berth in an intercontinental tournament in February 2023.
The qualifiers start in September and run until September 2022. The playoffs will take place in October 2022. The schedule for the European Championship qualification group G will be set for the next few days.
(SFV / Photo: Keystone-SDA)
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