FIFA Women’s World Cup warm-ups: Swiss rescue draw against Zambia

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Alisha Lehmann (23 Switzerland) and captain Barbara Banda (11 Zambia) battle for the ball. (Daniela Porcelli / SPP)

Switzerland had to come from 3-1 down to earn a 3-3 draw at home to fellow FIFA Women’s World Cup tournament finalists Zambia, while Spain thrashed Panama 7-0.

Ana-Maria Crnogorevic gave Switzerland the lead but Grace Chanda, Barbra Banda and Racheal Kundanaji all scored for a 3-1 half-time lead.

Seraina Piubel reduced the deficit before Coumba Sow’s 81st-minute equaliser denied Zambia victory.

Spain v Panama - Women´s International Friendly
Laia Codina of Spain duels for the ball with Natalia Mills of Panama. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

Spain were six up by half-time against first-time finalists Panama, with a brace by Esther González, one apiece from Alexia Putellas, Irene Guerrero (penalty), Eva Navarro and a Rebeca Espinosa own-goal.

Athenea del Castillo completed the scoring midway through the second half.

Panama had previously won 7-0 themselves against Gibraltar, aided by a Emily Cedeno hat-trick.

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