SRF: Martina Moser and Rachel Rinast become soccer experts

SRF is making changes to its team of football experts in preparation for the 2025 European Women's Championship at home. Former Swiss internationals Martina Moser and Rachel Rinast are joining the team with immediate effect. They succeed Marco Wölfli and Nora Häuptle.

Rachel Rinast (left) and Martina Moser are new soccer experts on SRF. (Image: SRF/Gian Vaitl)

In 2025, Switzerland will host the European Women's Football Championship. In view of this home European Championship, SRF is adjusting the composition of its team of soccer experts. With Martina Moser and Rachel Rinast, two experienced former national players are strengthening the team. This also takes into account the upswing in women's soccer: Since 2015, the Swiss national women's soccer team has qualified for five out of six World and European Championships, including 2025. However, the two long-time Bundesliga players will not only accompany women's football, but also the Super League in particular, as experts.
Martina Moser has played a key role in shaping Swiss women's football over the past two decades. She made her debut with FC Rot-Schwarz Thun in the National League B in 2001 at the age of 15. In 2005, she moved to Lucerne and immediately won her first of four doubles from the championship and cup with the Central Swiss side. Between 2007 and 2017, the Bernese played 189 Bundesliga games for Freiburg, Wolfsburg and Hoffenheim. She then played for FC Zurich until her retirement in 2022, during which time she celebrated three more doubles. The 37-year-old made 129 appearances for the national team.

Rachel Rinast announced her retirement from professional football a few days ago. She played her last season with Grasshopper Club Zürich. The Swiss-German dual citizen played 175 games for 1. FC Köln and a total of exactly 100 Bundesliga games for the Geissböcke as well as Bad Neuenahr, Freiburg and Leverkusen. The full-back made 48 appearances for the Swiss national team. She also holds a UEFA B coaching license. However, the 32-year-old has also repeatedly appeared on other stages - for example as a singer, comedian or podcast producer.

Wölfli and Häuptle step down

Rinast and Moser succeed Marco Wölfli and Nora Häuptle. This means that SRF will have two female experts in the field of soccer in the future, and three experts in Beni Huggel, Kai Voser and Diego Benaglio. Reto Gafner, who is responsible for SRF's live sports coverage, is convinced that the new faces will provide a refreshing new impetus: "Both bring an enormous amount of experience at club and national team level. They are eloquent, have a natural charisma and can convey content in a technically adept and comprehensible way."

Martina Moser and Rachel Rinast will be on assignment for SRF for the first time around the Swiss national women's team and the FIFA Women's World Cup.

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