#FIFAWWC2023 Qualifiers: Swiss win away to Le Azzurre

Switzerland won away to Italy
Valentina Giacinti of Italy and Eseosa Aigbogun of Switzerland compete for the ball. (Photo: Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)

Switzerland won 2-1 away to Italy in a FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifying group top-two clash.

Group B – Scotland 1-1 Ukraine 

Scotland had to settle for a point at home to Ukraine, Abi Harrison eventually equalising in stoppage-time following Daryna Kravchuk’s 22nd-minute opener. Leaders Spain host Scotland on Tuesday.

Group C – Cyprus 1-1 Belarus, Czech Republic P-P Netherlands 

Cyprus banked a first point after equalising against Belarus but Czech Republic and the Netherlands had their match put back to Saturday due to heavy snowfall.

Group E – Malta 0-2 Montenegro

Montenegro scored in either half away to Malta but sit six points behind leading pair Denmark and Russia.

Group G – Croatia 0-0 Lithuania, Italy 1-2 Switzerland, Romania 3-0 Moldova 

Switzerland were two up in 20 minutes away to Italy through Coumba Gow and Ana-Maria Crnogorčević. Barbara Bonansea replied on the hour mark but the Swiss held out to become the first to take points off Italy, whilst recording a fifth win in a row.

Romania made it three wins from four but had to wait until after the interval for their goals against Moldova, while Croatia and Lithuania’s goalless draw meant a first point for each side.

Group H – Germany 8-0 Turkey 

Germany went back to the top of their group with a convincing win over Turkey. Kezban Tağ conceded a first-minute own-goal, Lea Schüller scored a quickfire brace inside the first dozen minutes. She completed her hat-trick as Germany netted five times in the last half-hour.

Group I – France 6-0 Kazakhstan, Slovenia 6-0 Estonia, Wales 5-0 Greece 

France continued their perfect form as they netted two early goals on the way to a 6-0 defeat of Kazakhstan. Everton’s Valérie Gauvin converted a second-half penalty and Toffees teammate Kenza Dali was also on target two minutes later.

Ceri Holland bagged a brace in a 5-0 win for Wales against Greece, r also scored twice as third-placed Slovenia hit Estonia for six.

Scotland Women equalise in stoppage-time against Ukraine

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