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A goal in both halves for the Swiss separated the sides in New Zealand.

After a VAR check at the end of the first half the referee awarded a penalty and Ramona Bachmann didn’t fail to capitalise on the chance.

The debutants showed why they deserved to be at this World Cup, as they created many chances of their own especially in the first half, but it wasn’t meant to be for the Philippines, as the Swiss showed their class to collect the 3 points.

The Swiss missed a few good chances at the start of the first half, so would have been relieved when they saw the ball hit the net from Bachmann.

The Philippians thought they made it 1-0 after 15 minutes when a ball was played threw and Katrina Guilou chipped it over the goalkeeper, but the assistant referee's flag was up after a tight call.

The possession and chances created were evenly split in the first half, but if the Philippines added some extra quality, the half could have ended differently.

The Swiss took the lead just before half time, after the 4th penalty was given after 4 games of the competition, following a slightly missed timed tackle from Jessika Cowart on Coumba Sow. Bachmann used her experience to calmly convert from the spot to slot it home.

After a controlled second half for the Swiss, they managed to grab a second in the 64th minute, after a double save from Olivia McDaniel, fell back to Seraina Piubel in the 6-yard box were she couldn’t miss.

Inka Gringa made 4 substitutes at the end to freshen the team up, which included bringing on Aston Villa star Aleisha Lehmann to join the attack.

The Philippines showed their desire throughout the 90 minutes in their World Cup debut, but fell short in the end and Switzerland take home the 3 points and sit top of their group.

The Swiss will take on Norway next whilst the Philippines will play co-host New Zealand.

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