Inka Grings lost her job as Switzerland coach Friday following three recent losses to Women’s World Cup champion Spain by a combined score of 17-2.
Grings said the decision to leave was taken “with a heavy heart, to lift the pressure off the team,” according to a statement from the national soccer federation.
Switzerland, which will host the women’s Euro 2025 tournament, won only one of 14 games this year. The losses included a Women’s World Cup exit in the round of 16 in August to eventual champion Spain, 5-1.
Spain then won both of their games in a UEFA Women’s Nations League group — 5-0 in September and 7-1 in October.
Grings was a prolific striker who won two European Championship titles with Germany.
The Swiss soccer federation did not name a replacement for Grings. Switzerland will play Sweden and Italy next month.
Reporting by The Associated Press.
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