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Switzerland announces 2023 women’s soccer world cup squad with wholesome ad: 'This is perfection'

The inspiring ad introduces everyone to Switzerland's national team of female soccer players in the most iconic way possible.

Switzerland announces 2023 women’s soccer world cup squad with wholesome ad: 'This is perfection'
Cover Image Source: Lia Walti of Arsenal during the FA Women's Super League March 08, 2023, in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

The 2023 FIFA Women's world cup is right around the corner as the first match will kickstart on July 20, 2023, and the event will conclude on August 20, 2023. Soccer enthusiasts are looking forward to this sporting event, hosted by Australia and New Zealand. Like every nation doing its best to introduce and promote its soccer teams to the world, Switzerland has come up with an ad that can be deemed unique and iconic. The YouTube page of Schweizerischer Fussballverband (Swiss Football Association) shared a promotional video that featured an amazing introduction to the players of the Swiss team.

Alisha Lehmann of Aston Villa during the Vitality Women's FA Cup Semi Final between Aston Villa and Chelsea at Poundland Bescot Stadium on April 16, 2023 in Walsall, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
Image Source: Alisha Lehmann during the Vitality Women's FA Cup Semi-Final between Aston Villa and Chelsea at Poundland Bescot Stadium on April 16, 2023, in Walsall, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

The ad, which has been circulated on several social media platforms, shows a family of four chatting while having a meal at the dining table. The young girl in the family asks her father if they would be watching the soccer world cup together this summer. The father indifferently answers that the world cup was last year, referring to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. 

His daughter quickly corrects him that another world cup is happening this year in New Zealand, reminding him of the women's soccer world cup. The father appears to dismiss the idea of watching the world cup by asking the girl and her brother if anyone knows about the team at all. The kids instantly prove him wrong by naming each and every member of the Swiss women's soccer team and listing their accomplishments.



 

It stuns the parents as they seem genuinely surprised and impressed by how much their kids know about the team. A text overlay at the end of the video reads: "Our squad for the 2023 world cup," followed by the names of all players. The video has received a lot of praise from the netizens as it was shared on several social media platforms and some even deemed it "iconic." According to The Guardian, Switzerland's women's soccer team is coached by Inka Grings, who has had a successful career as a player scoring 64 goals in 96 games for Germany, winning the Euros in 2005 and 2009.

Image Source: The Switzerland starting eleven players pose for their team photo before the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 Round 16 match between Switzerland and Canada June 21, 2015 at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)
Image Source: Switzerland's starting eleven players pose for their team photo before the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 Round 16 match between Switzerland and Canada on June 21, 2015, at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)

Some of the star players of the team include Ramona Bachmann, Alisha Lehmann and the team's captain, Lia Wälti. Despite an ankle injury in May, Wälti is expected to be captain for the opening game against the Philippines. Seraina Piubel has been considered a rising star in the team. She made quite an impression this season, with her goals in FC Zürich while successfully defending their league title. Piubel currently plays as a midfielder. The player was born into a footballing family with her mother, Sandra Piubel, winning one cup for Switzerland and her father, Urs Meier, securing several Swiss league titles with Grasshoppers.

Image Source: Lia Walti of Arsenal during the FA Women's Super League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Meadow Park on March 08, 2023 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
Image Source: Lia Walti of Arsenal during the FA Women's Super League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Meadow Park on March 08, 2023, in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Fabienne Humm is another squad member to look out for, as she made history with the fastest World Cup hat trick in 2015. "We take it step by step," Bachmann said. But they have no intention to pack up and leave until the final on August 20 and they are possibly aiming for the quarter-finals at least. The current squad consists of more experienced players such as goalkeeper Gaelle Thalmann, defenders like Noelle Maritz, Viola Calligaris and Luana Buhler, midfielders Geraldine Reuteler, Coumba Sow, Ana Maria Crnogorcevic and Riola Xhemaili to name a few, reported Goal. It's high time people start paying more attention to women's soccer matches as well.



 



 



 

Image Source: Ramona Bachmann of Switzerland scores the opening goal during the match between Austria and Switzerland during the UEFA Women's Euro 2017 at Stadion De Adelaarshorst on July 18, 2017 (Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images)
Image Source: Ramona Bachmann of Switzerland scores the opening goal during the match between Austria and Switzerland during the UEFA Women's Euro 2017 at Stadion De Adelaarshorst on July 18, 2017 (Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images)

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