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Women's Football Today

Women's Football Today


100 YEARS FIFA 1904 - 2004 Information and statistics on
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women's football from the
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Women’s Football Today
Information and statistics on women’s football
from FIFA member associations
2 INTRODUCTION | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

As this publication mostly consists of statistics for each member


ENGLISH

association, it has not been translated into other languages.

However, on the following three pages you will find samples


containing the Spanish, French and German translation of each
section of the questionnaire.

Debido a que esta publicación está compuesta en su mayoría por


ESPAÑOL

estadísticas de cada asociación miembro, no ha sido traducida


a otros idiomas.

No obstante, en las tres páginas siguientes, encontrará la traducción


en español, francés y alemán de cada sección del cuestionario.

Cette publication ne présentant pour l’essentiel que les données


FR ANÇ A IS

statistiques de chaque association membre, elle n’a pas été


traduite dans d’autres langues.

Vous trouverez toutefois sur les trois pages suivantes la traduction


en français, allemand et espagnol, de chaque section du
questionnaire.

Da diese Publikation mehrheitlich statistische Daten jedes


DEUTSCH

Mitgliedsverbands enthält, wurde sie nicht übersetzt.

Auf den folgenden drei Seiten finden Sie jedoch die deutsche,
französische und spanische Übersetzung der in den Datenblättern
abgedeckten Themen.
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | INTRODUCTION 3

Asociación fundada en xxxx


Afiliada a la FIFA en xxxx

ESPAÑOL
Bandera del país Escudo de la asociación Ubicación geográfica

Número de jugadoras inscritas Selecciones nacionales femeninas juveniles


Jugadoras Jugadoras Jugadoras
inscritas jóvenes inscritas adultas inscritas en total Categorías de edad de las selecciones
(menores de (18 años y femeninas juveniles
18 años) mayores)

Número de partidos internacionales disputados


Crecimiento del fútbol femenino por las selecciones femeninas juveniles
Año Jugadoras* Equipo

Sesiones de entrenamiento por semana


de la selección nacional femenina A

Categorías de edad en campeonatos nacionales

* Total de jugadoras inscritas (jóvenes y adultas)

Clubes de fútbol Fútbol mixto (chicos y chicas)

Total de clubes de fútbol


Número de clubes con equipos
femeninos y masculinos de fútbol Fútbol escolar (chicas y mujeres)
Número de clubes con solo equipos
femeninos

Actividades del futsal femenino


Selección nacional femenina A
Número de jugadoras de futsal
Número de partidos nacionales femeninos A
xx jugadoras de futsal inscritas
Año Número de partidos
xx jugadoras de futsal no inscritas

Deportes preferidos de mujeres y chicas

Personal encargado a tiempo completo


Sesiones de entrenamiento por semana del fútbol femenino
de la selección nacional femenina A X empleado(s)

Representación del fútbol femenino en la directiva


o en el comité ejecutivo
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Association fondée en xxxx


Affiliation à la FIFA en xxxx
FR ANÇ A IS

Drapeau du pays Emblème de l’association Carte géographique

Nombre de joueuses licenciées Sélection(s) féminine(s) juniors


Nombre Nombre Nombre total
de joueuses de joueuses de joueuses Catégories d’âge des sélections féminines juniors
licenciées de licenciées licenciées
moins de 18 ans de 18 ans et plus

Nombre de matches internationaux disputés


par les sélections féminines juniors
Essor du football féminin
Equipe
Année Nombre de joueuses *

Séances d’entraînement hebdomadaire


de l’équipe nationale féminine « A »

Catégories d’âge en championnat national

* Nombre total de joueuses licenciées (adultes et juniors)


Football mixte (garçons et filles)
Clubs de football
Nombre total de clubs de football
Nombre de clubs disposant Football féminin scolaire (filles et femmes)
d’équipes féminines et masculines
Nombre de clubs disposant
uniquement d’équipes féminines
Activités de futsal féminin

Equipe nationale féminine « A »


Nombre de joueuses de futsal
xx joueuses de futsal licenciées
Nombre de matches nationaux féminins « A »
Année Nombre de matches xx joueuses de futsal non licenciées

Sports préférés des femmes et des jeunes filles

Personnel chargé à plein temps du football féminin


x employé(s)
Séances d’entraînement hebdomadaire
de l’équipe nationale féminine « A »
Représentation du football féminin au directoire
ou au comité exécutif
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | INTRODUCTION 5

Verbandsgründung xxxx
Mitgliedschaft bei der FIFA seit xxxx

DEUTSCH
Nationalflagge Verbandsemblem Geografische Lage

Anzahl registrierte Fussballerinnen Juniorinnennationalteam(s)


Registrierte Registrierte Insgesamt
Juniorinnen Erwachsene registriert Alterskategorien des/der Juniorinnennationalteams
(unter 18) (über 18)

Anzahl Länderspiele der Juniorinnen


Wachstum des Frauenfussballs
Team
Jahr Spielerinnen*

Anzahl Trainings des Juniorinnennationalteams

Alterskategorien in der nationalen Meisterschaft

*Gesamte Anzahl registrierte Spielerinnen Gemischte Teams (Knaben und Mädchen)


(Erwachsene und Juniorinnen)

Fussballklubs
Fussballklubs insgesamt Mädchen- und Frauenfussball in Schulen
Klubs mit Männer- und Frauenteams
Klubs mit ausschliesslich Frauenteams

Frauen-Futsal
A-Nationalteam der Frauen
Anzahl Futsal-Spielerinnen
Anzahl A-Länderspiele der Frauen xx registrierte Futsal-Spielerinnen
Jahr Spiele xx nicht registrierte Futsal-Spielerinnen

Beliebteste Sportart bei Mädchen und Frauen

Anzahl vollamtliche Mitarbeitende für Frauenfussball


Anzahl Trainings des A-Nationalteams der Frauen x Mitarbeitende

Vertretung des Frauenfussballs in Ihrem Vorstand


oder Exekutivkomitee
Information and statistics
8 AFGHANISTAN | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Afghanistan (AFG) | AFC

Association founded in 1933 Turkmenistan


Tajikistan
Affiliated to FIFA in 1948

Shir Khan
Herat
Iran Afghanistan
Kabul
Shındand

Zaranj Kandahar
India

Flag Crest World map Pakistan

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) No


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
340

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003
2004
2005 National championship age categories

2006 340
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs
224 Total number of football clubs
Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams
Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities

Women’s national “A” team


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002
2003
2004 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2005
2006
Representation of women’s football on the board
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week or executive committee
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | ALBANIA 9

Albania (ALB) | UEFA

Montenegro
Serbia
Association founded in 1930
Adriatic Sea Shkodër Bulgaria
Affiliated to FIFA in 1932
The Former
Tirana Yugoslav Republic
Durrës of Macedonia

Albania

Greece
Sarandë
Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) No


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
0

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003
2004
2005 National championship age categories

2006
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Not allowed
Total number of football clubs
Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams No
Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team No


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002
Volleyball, basketball
2003
Girls’ or women’s football has no ranking.
2004
2005 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 1 staff member

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
Specific mandate
10 ALGERIA | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Algeria (ALG) | CAF

Spain
Association founded in 1962 Algiers Mediterranean
Affiliated to FIFA in 1964 Sea
Ghardaïa Tun.
Morocco
Atlantic
Ocean Algeria
Tindouf

a
ar
In Salah Libya

ah
tS
es
W
Tamanrasset
Mauritania
Flag Crest World map Mali

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) No


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
150 850 1,000

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 U-20 0 0 0 0 1
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 565
2004
2005 850 National championship age categories

2006 1,000 Seniors

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Not allowed
24 Total number of football clubs
2 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams 14-17
22 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities Yes

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players
0 registered female futsal players
Number of women’s national “A” matches
200 unregistered female futsal players
Year Matches
2002
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003 8
Athletics, swimming, handball
2004 8
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 5.
2005 4
2006 11 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
6 staff members
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
4
Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
Specific mandate
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | AMERICAN SAMOA 11

American Samoa (ASA) | OFC

Manu’a
American Samoa Group
Association founded in 1984 Tutuila
Affiliated to FIFA in 1998 Pago Pago Pago Pago

Aunu'u
Tutuila
South Pacific Ocean

Ofu
Olosega

Manu’a Group Ta’u


Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) No


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
484 198 682

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003
2004
2005 National championship age categories

2006 682 No national championship

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Allowed from 6 to 8
27 Total number of football clubs
8 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams 11-18
5 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities Yes

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players
84 registered female futsal players
Number of women’s national “A” matches
50 unregistered female futsal players
Year Matches
2002 0
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003 0
Softball, basketball
2004 0
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 3.
2005 0
2006 0 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
1 staff member
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
4
Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
Specific mandate
12 ANDORRA | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Andorra (AND) | UEFA

Association founded in 1994


Affiliated to FIFA in 1996 El Serrat
France
Andorra Soldeu

Encamp
Spain
Andorra La Vella

Sant Julià de Lòria

Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
65 65 U-18

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 23 U-18 0 0 0 0 0
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 3 hours
2004
2005 56 National championship age categories

2006 65 U-20

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Allowed from 6 to 18
22 Total number of football clubs
1 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams 6-18
Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team No


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002
Ski, swimming
2003
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 5.
2004
2005 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 5 staff members

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
Specific mandate
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | ANGOLA 13

Angola (ANG) | CAF

Association founded in 1979 Dem. Rep. of the Congo


Affiliated to FIFA in 1980
Luanda

South Atlantic Ocean Porto Ambion

Lobito Angola Luena


Benguela Huambo
Lubango
Menongue Zambia
Namibe
Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s)


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003
2004
2005 National championship age categories

2006 350
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs
100 Total number of football clubs
Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams
Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities Yes

Women’s national “A” team


Number of futsal players
150 registered female futsal players
Number of women’s national “A” matches
Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002
2003
2004 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2005
2006
Representation of women’s football on the board
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week or executive committee
14 ANGUILLA | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Anguilla (AIA) | CONCACAF

Sombrero
Association founded in 1990 North Atlantic Ocean
Affiliated to FIFA in 1996 Anguilla Anguilla
Scrub Island
Dog Island Seal Island
Prickley Pear Cays
The Valley
Road Bay
Caribbean Sea
Bowling Point

Flag Crest World map St. Martin

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
65 35 100 U-19 | U-20

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 0 U-19 4 6
2001 0 U-20 10
2002 0
2003 20 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2004 50 4
2005 65
2006 100 National championship age categories

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


14-30

Football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)


12 Total number of football clubs U-13
0 Number of clubs with both
men’s and women’s teams Girls’ and women’s football in schools
5 Number of clubs with 8-17
women’s teams only

Women’s futsal activities No


Women’s national “A” team Yes

Number of futsal players


Number of women’s national “A” matches
Year Matches
2002 0
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003 4
Football
2004 6
2005 10 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 0 No

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
4 or executive committee
Specific mandate
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA 15

Antigua and Barbuda (ATG) | CONCACAF

Association founded in 1928 Codrington


Affiliated to FIFA in 1972 Barbuda

Caribbean Sea

Saint John´s

Antigua
Redonda
Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
100 100 200 U-14 U-17 U-20

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 60 U-14
2001 60 U-17
2002 60 U-20 2 3 3
2003 80
2004 120 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2005 120 1
2006 200
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
National championship age categories
Seniors (open)
Football clubs
44 Total number of football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)
4 Number of clubs with both Not allowed
men’s and women’s teams
2 Number of clubs with Girls’ and women’s football in schools
women’s teams only
6-10

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Women’s futsal activities No

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Number of futsal players
Year Matches
2002 0
2003 0
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2004 0
Netball
2005 0
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 5.
2006 3

Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football


Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
2 staff members
1

Representation of women’s football on the board


or executive committee
Specific mandate
16 ARGENTINA | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Argentina (ARG) | CONMEBOL

Brazil
Association founded in 1893 San Miguel
de Tucumán
Affiliated to FIFA in 1912
Santa Fe
South
Mendoza
Pacific
Ocean Argentina Buenos Aires
Chile
Viedma South
Atlantic
Ocean
Puerto Santa Cruz
Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
1,000 1,000 U-17 | U-20

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 494 U-17 0 0 0 0 0
2001 U-20 0 0 2 0 11
2002
2003 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2004 9 hours
2005
2006 1,000 National championship age categories

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Seniors

Football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)


3,348 Total number of football clubs Not allowed
29 Number of clubs with both
men’s and women’s teams Girls’ and women’s football in schools
3 (futsal) Number of clubs with
women’s teams only

Women’s futsal activities Yes


Women’s national “A” team Yes

Number of futsal players


Number of women’s national “A” matches
Year Matches
2002 4
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003 5
Field hockey, volleyball, tennis
2004
2005 6 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 1 No

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
9 hours or executive committee
No
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | ARMENIA 17

Armenia (ARM) | UEFA

Alaverdi
Association founded in 1992
Affiliated to FIFA in 1992 Vanadzor
Gyumri
Armenia Azerbaijan
Ejmiatsin
Yerevan

Turkey

Kopan
Iran
Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
156 70 226 U-17 | U-19

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 U-17 0 0 0 0 0
2001 U-19 0 0 1 1 1
2002
2003 50 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2004 60 3
2005 100
2006 137 National championship age categories

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players

Football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)


136 Total number of football clubs Not allowed
2 Number of clubs with both
men’s and women’s teams Girls’ and women’s football in schools
1 Number of clubs with 8-14
women’s teams only

Women’s futsal activities Yes


Women’s national “A” team Yes

Number of futsal players


Number of women’s national “A” matches
104 registered female futsal players
Year Matches
288 unregistered female futsal players
2002
2003 3
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2004 1
Chess, tennis
2005 1
Girls’ or women’s football is at an early stage of development.
2006 2

Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football


Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
2 staff members
3

Representation of women’s football on the board


or executive committee
Specific mandate
18 ARUBA | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Aruba (ARU) | CONCACAF

Druif
Association founded in 1932
Affiliated to FIFA in 1988 Caribbean Sea

Aruba

Oranjestad Santa Cruz

Barcadera
Caribbean Sea Sint Nicolaas
Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) No


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
11 75 86

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 75
2001 75
2002 80 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 80
2004 80
2005 0 National championship age categories

2006 86 U-13 | Seniors

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Allowed, U-12
36 Total number of football clubs
5 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams 9-13
2 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities Yes

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players
0 registered female futsal players
Number of women’s national “A” matches
75 unregistered female futsal players
Year Matches
2002 0
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003 2
Athletics
2004 0
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 3.
2005 1
2006 2 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
No
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
1
Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
Specific mandate
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | AUSTRALIA 19

Australia (AUS) | AFC

Association founded in 1961 Indonesia Darwin


Affiliated to FIFA in 1963 Coral Sea
Townsville
Mackay
Alice Springs
Brisbane
Indian Ocean
Australia
Perth Adlelaide
Fremantle Canberra
Melbourne
Great Australian Bight Tasman Sea
Flag Crest World map Hobart

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
67,092 23,051 90,143 U-17 | U-20

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 U-17 0 0 0 0 0
2001 U-20 8 0 11 1 13
2002
2003 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2004 67,591 6
2005 76,099
2006 90,143 National championship age categories

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


U-15 | U-17 | Seniors

Football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)


2,365 Total number of football clubs Allowed, on average U-10
1,575 Number of clubs with both
men’s and women’s teams Girls’ and women’s football in schools
20 Number of clubs with U-10 to U-18
women’s teams only

Women’s futsal activities Yes


Women’s national “A” team Yes

Number of futsal players


Number of women’s national “A” matches
6,000-10,000 registered female futsal players
Year Matches
Unregistered female futsal players: unknown
2002 11
2003 17
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2004 13
Netball
2005 15
Football is the second-biggest team sport.
2006 15

Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football


Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
10 staff members (national and state level)
6

Representation of women’s football on the board


or executive committee
Specific mandate
20 AUSTRIA | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Austria (AUT) | UEFA

Czech Republic
Association founded in 1904
Affiliated to FIFA in 1907 Germany Slovakia
Linz
Vienna
Salzburg

Innsbruck Austria
Graz
Hungary
Klagenfurt

Flag Crest World map Italy


Slovenia

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
4,802 6,899 11,701 U-19

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 7,000 U-19 3 3 3 3 3
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 3-4
2004
2005 National championship age categories

2006 11,701 U-19 | Seniors

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Allowed until age 14
2,660 Total number of football clubs
2,500 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams 11-18
60 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002 4
Athletics
2003 3
Girls’ or women’s football is growing.
2004 3
2005 4 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 4 2 staff members

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
3-4 or executive committee
Specific mandate
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | AZERBAIJAN 21

Azerbaijan (AZE) | UEFA

Georgia Russia
Association founded in 1992
Affiliated to FIFA in 1994 Xaçmaz
Säki
Caspian Sea
Gancä
Mingäçevir
Baku
Armenia
Azerbaijan Kurdämir

Xankändi Ali Bayramlı


Turkey
Naxçıvan

Flag Crest World map Iran Astara

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
180 150 330 U-17 | U-19

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 145 U-17 0 0 0 0 0
2001 U-19 0 8 10 6 10
2002
2003 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2004 6
2005
2006 330 National championship age categories

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


15 and older

Football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)


36 Total number of football clubs Not allowed
0 Number of clubs with both
men’s and women’s teams Girls’ and women’s football in schools
0 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only

Women’s futsal activities No


Women’s national “A” team Yes

Number of futsal players


Number of women’s national “A” matches
Year Matches
2002 0
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003 0
Volleyball, handball
2004 0
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 3.
2005 0
2006 3 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
1 staff member
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
6
Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
No
22 BAHAMAS | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Bahamas (BAH) | CONCACAF

Association founded in 1967 United Great


States Grand Abaco
Affiliated to FIFA in 1968 Bahama North Atlantic Ocean
Eleuthera
Nassau
Cat Island
Andros Bahamas
Island
Great Long Island
Exuma

Flag Crest World map Cuba Great Inagua


Caribbean Sea

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
752 256 1,008 U-17 | U-20

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 402 U-17 0 0 0 0 0
2001 U-20 0 0 0 2 2
2002
2003 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2004 2
2005
2006 1,008 National championship age categories

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Seniors (open)

Football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)


28 Total number of football clubs Not allowed
8 Number of clubs with both
men’s and women’s teams Girls’ and women’s football in schools
1 Number of clubs with 8-17
women’s teams only

Women’s futsal activities No


Women’s national “A” team Yes

Number of futsal players


Number of women’s national “A” matches
Year Matches
2002
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003
Track and field
2004 2
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 4.
2005
2006 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
No
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
2
Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
No
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | BAHRAIN 23

Bahrain (BHR) | AFC

Manama Al Muharraq
Association founded in 1957
Affiliated to FIFA in 1968 Sitrah
Madinat
'Isá
Saudi Arabia
'Awáli

Gulf of Bahrain
Bahrain

Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
100 100 200 U-18

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 50 U-18 0 0 18 18 18
2001 50
2002 50 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 50 1
2004 50
2005 150 National championship age categories

2006 250 U-18

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Not allowed
19 Total number of football clubs
4 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams U-14 to U-18
0 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002 0
Basketball, volleyball and football
2003 0
2004 0 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2005 0 1 staff member
2006 0
Representation of women’s football on the board
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week or executive committee
No
24 BANGLADESH | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Bangladesh (BAN) | AFC

Association founded in 1972 India


Rangpur
Affiliated to FIFA in 1976
Mymensingh
Rajshahi Sylhet
Dhaka
India
Bangladesh
Khulna Burma
Barisal Chittagong

Cox's
Flag Crest World map Bay of Bengal Bazar

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) No


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
320 780 1,100

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 U-17 3
2001 U-19 2
2002
2003 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2004 No
2005
2006 1,100 National championship age categories

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Seniors

Football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)


4,100 Total number of football clubs No
Number of clubs with both
men’s and women’s teams Girls’ and women’s football in schools
5 Number of clubs with 12-16
women’s teams only

Women’s futsal activities No


Women’s national “A” team Yes

Number of futsal players


Number of women’s national “A” matches
Year Matches
2002
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003 15
Swimming, shooting, cricket, football
2004
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 2.
2005 8
2006 12 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
1 staff member
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week

Representation of women’s football on the board


or executive committee
Specific mandate
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | BARBADOS 25

Barbados (BRB) | CONCACAF

Association founded in 1910


Affiliated to FIFA in 1968 North Atlantic Ocean

Speightstown
Bathsheba
Holetown

Barbados

Bridgetown The Crane


Caribbean Sea
Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
1,295 165 1,460 U-20

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 0 U-20 3
2001 0
2002 0 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 0 5
2004 0
2005 0 National championship age categories

2006 1,460 Seniors (open)

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Allowed, U-12
130 Total number of football clubs
4 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams 7-14
4 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002 0
Netball
2003 0
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 5.
2004 0
2005 0 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 1 No

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
3 or executive committee
Both
26 BELARUS | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Belarus (BLR) | UEFA

Latvia
Association founded in 1989
Polatsk
Affiliated to FIFA in 1992 Lithuania Russia
Vitsyebsk
Russia
Orsha
Belarus
Mahilyow
Hrodna Minsk
Poland Babruysk
Baranavichy
Homyel
Brest Pinsk Mazyr

Flag Crest World map


Ukraine

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
180 210 390 U-17 | U-19

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 700 U-17 0 0 0 0 0
2001 900 U-19 10 12 13 13 14
2002 1,100
2003 1,500 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2004 1,700 7
2005 2,000
2006 2,300 National championship age categories

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


13-18

Football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)


160 Total number of football clubs Not allowed
1 Number of clubs with both
men’s and women’s teams Girls’ and women’s football in schools
8 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only

Women’s futsal activities No


Women’s national “A” team Yes

Number of futsal players


Number of women’s national “A” matches
Year Matches
2002 4
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003 5
Athletics
2004 5
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 4.
2005 5
2006 6 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
3 staff members
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
7
Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
Executive Committee member
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | BELGIUM 27

Belgium (BEL) | UEFA

Netherlands
Association founded in 1895 North Sea Zeebrugge
Oostende Antwerp
Affiliated to FIFA in 1904
Brugge
Gent Hasselt
Brussels
Germany
Belgium Liège
Charleroi
Bastogne
France
Luxem-
Flag Crest World map bourg

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
7,608 12,706 20,314 U-15 | U-17 | U-19

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 17,040 U-15 0 0 1 1 3
2001 17,976 U-17 1 7 1 5 2
2002 20,014 U-19 9 10 11 9 15
2003 18,289
2004 19,490 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2005 18,551 2
2006 21,326
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
National championship age categories
Seniors
Football clubs
1,848 Total number of football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)
109 Number of clubs with both Allowed, U-15
men’s and women’s teams
82 Number of clubs with Girls’ and women’s football in schools
women’s teams only

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Women’s futsal activities Yes

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Number of futsal players
Year Matches
800 registered female futsal players
2002 5
2003 6
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2004 8
2005 7
2006 7 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
1 staff member
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
1
Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
Part of a wider mandate
28 BELIZE | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Belize (BLZ) | CONCACAF

Mexico
Association founded in 1980
Affiliated to FIFA in 1986 Orange
Walk

Belize City
Caribbean Sea
Guatemala
Belmopan

Belize

Punta Gorda
Flag Crest World map Honduras

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s)


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003
2004
2005 National championship age categories

2006 200
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs
32 Total number of football clubs
Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams
Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities

Women’s national “A” team


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002
2003
2004 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2005
2006
Representation of women’s football on the board
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week or executive committee
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | BENIN 29

Benin (BEN) | CAF

Association founded in 1962 Burkina Faso Malanville

Affiliated to FIFA in 1964 Kandi


Natitingou
Benin
Djougou Nigeria
Togo Parakou
Côte d'Ivoire Ghana
Bohicon
Cové
Ouidah Porto Novo
Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s)


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003
2004
2005 National championship age categories

2006
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs
110 Total number of football clubs
Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams
Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities

Women’s national “A” team


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002
Athletics, swimming, handball
2003
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 5.
2004
2005 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
30 BERMUDA | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Bermuda (BER) | CONCACAF

Saint George
Association founded in 1928
Affiliated to FIFA in 1962 North Atlantic Ocean

Bermuda
Somerset
Hamilton

North Atlantic Ocean


Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
300 400 700 U-17

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 210 U-17 0 0 0 0 0
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003
2004
2005 National championship age categories

2006 350 Seniors

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Allowed, U-14
60 Total number of football clubs
8 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams 7-16
0 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002
Netball
2003
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 3.
2004
2005 5 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 5

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
2 or executive committee
Yes
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | BHUTAN 31

Bhutan (BHU) | AFC

China
Association founded in 1983
Affiliated to FIFA in 2000
Gasa Dzong

Tongsa
Paro Thimphu
Tashigang
Bhutan
Phuntsholing Samdrup Jongkhar

Flag Crest World map India

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
550 0 550 U-15 | U-17

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 0 U-15 0 0 0 0 0
2001 0 U-17 0 0 0 0 0
2002 0
2003 0 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2004 0 3
2005 264
2006 550 National championship age categories

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


U-15 | U-18

Football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)


39 Total number of football clubs Allowed, U-12
7 Number of clubs with both
men’s and women’s teams Girls’ and women’s football in schools
3 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
U-12 | U-15 | U-17

Women’s futsal activities No


Women’s national “A” team No

Number of futsal players


Number of women’s national “A” matches
Year Matches
2002 0
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003 0
Football, basketball
2004 0
2005 0 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 0 3 staff members

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
0 or executive committee
Women’s football representative
32 BOLIVIA | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Bolivia (BOL) | CONMEBOL

Association founded in 1925


Cobija
Affiliated to FIFA in 1926 Peru
Bolivia
Brazil
Trinidad

La Paz
Oruro Santa Cruz

South Pacific Ocean Potosi


Tarija

Chile
Paraguay
Flag Crest World map
Argentina

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
150 200 350 U-19

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 250 U-19 1 1 1 1 1
2001 250
2002 290 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 340
2004 206
2005 247 National championship age categories

2006 320 U-17 | U-19 | U-21 | Seniors

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Not allowed
83 Total number of football clubs
23 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams No
60 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002
Basketball, volleyball
2003
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 3.
2004
2005 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 No

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
No
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA 33

Bosnia-Herzegovina (BIH) | UEFA

Croatia
Association founded in 1992 Bosanski Brod
Affiliated to FIFA in 1996 Bihać
Banja Luka
Croatia Tuzla
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Sarajevo Serbia
Gorazde
˘
Adriatic Sea
Mostar

Montenegro
Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s)


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
200

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 271
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003
2004
2005 National championship age categories

2006 400
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs
763 Total number of football clubs
Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams
Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities

Women’s national “A” team


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002
2003
2004 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2005
2006
Representation of women’s football on the board
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week or executive committee
34 BOTSWANA | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Botswana (BOT) | CAF

Association founded in 1970 Kasane


Affiliated to FIFA in 1978 Zimbabwe
Maun
Namibia
Ghanzi Francistown

Botswana
Mozambique
Mahalapye

Gaborone
South Africa

Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
497 89 586 U-17 | U-19

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 U-17 0 0 0 0 0
2001 U-19 0 0 0 0 0
2002
2003 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2004 4
2005
2006 National championship age categories

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players

Football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)


11 Total number of football clubs Not allowed
3 Number of clubs with both
men’s and women’s teams Girls’ and women’s football in schools
8 Number of clubs with 13-20
women’s teams only

Women’s futsal activities No


Women’s national “A” team No

Number of futsal players


Number of women’s national “A” matches
Year Matches
2002
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003
Netball
2004
2005 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 1 staff member

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
Specific mandate
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | BRAZIL 35

Brazil (BRA) | CONMEBOL

Columbia North Atlantic Ocean


Association founded in 1914 Ecuador Belem São Luís
Affiliated to FIFA in 1923 Manaus
Rio Branco Brazil
Peru Salvador
Brazília
Bolivia Belo Horizonte
South Pacific Ocean
Para. São Paulo
Rio de Janeiro
Chile
Argentina Pôrto Alegre
Flag Crest World map South Atlantic Ocean

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
2,101 7,806 9,907 U-17 | U-20

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 U-20 12
2001 754
2002 2,385 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 3,561 14
2004 5,131
2005 7,640 National championship age categories

2006 9,907 Seniors

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs No
812 Total number of football clubs
159 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams 12-16
61 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities Yes*
*Separate organisation (CBFS)
Women’s national “A” team Yes
Number of futsal players
1,216 registered female futsal players
Number of women’s national “A” matches
265,350 unregistered female futsal players
Year Matches
2002 0
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003 0
Football
2004 8
2005 2 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 11 3 staff members

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
14 or executive committee
Specific mandate
36 BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

British Virgin Islands (VGB) | CONCACAF

Association founded in 1974 North Atlantic Ocean Anegada


Affiliated to FIFA in 1996
British Virgin Islands

Virgin Gorda
Jost Van Dyke Tortola

Road Town
Caribbean Sea
Virgin Islands (U.S.)
Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s)


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
75 30 105

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 121
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003
2004
2005 National championship age categories

2006 205
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs
Total number of football clubs
Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams
Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002
2003
2004 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2005
2006
Representation of women’s football on the board
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week or executive committee
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | BRUNEI DARUSSALAM 37

Brunei Darussalam (BRU) | AFC

Muara
Association founded in 1959
Bandar Seri Begawan
Affiliated to FIFA in 1972 South China Sea
Tutong

Seria Bangar
Kuala Belait
Brunei
Darussalam
Sukang

Malaysia
Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) No


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
0 0 0

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 0
2001 0
2002 0 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 0
2004 0
2005 0 National championship age categories

2006 0 None

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs No
124 Total number of football clubs
not officially Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams No
0 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities Yes

Women’s national “A” team No


Number of futsal players
0 registered female futsal players
Number of women’s national “A” matches
100 unregistered female futsal players
Year Matches
2002
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003
Netball
2004
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 2.
2005
2006 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
No
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week

Representation of women’s football on the board


or executive committee
No
38 BULGARIA | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Bulgaria (BUL) | UEFA

Romania
Association founded in 1923
Lom Ruse
Affiliated to FIFA in 1924 Dobrich
Pleven
Serbia Varna

Sofia
Bulgaria
Nesebur
Stara Zagora Burgas Black Sea

Blagoevgrad
Mazedonia Kurdzhali
Turkey
Flag Crest World map Greece

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
120 260 380 U-17 | U-19

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 70 U-17 0 0 0 0 0
2001 92 U-19 3 3 4 3 4
2002 110
2003 160 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2004 220 5
2005 250
2006 285 National championship age categories

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


U-17 | Seniors

Football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)


559 Total number of football clubs Not allowed
20 Number of clubs with both
men’s and women’s teams Girls’ and women’s football in schools
0 Number of clubs with 12-17
women’s teams only

Women’s futsal activities Yes


Women’s national “A” team Yes

Number of futsal players


Number of women’s national “A” matches
40 registered female futsal players
Year Matches
10 unregistered female futsal players
2002 4
2003 4
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2004 4
Rhythmic gymnastics, athletics, volleyball
2005 5
Girls’ or women’s football is in the top 6.
2006 9

Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football


Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
No
5

Representation of women’s football on the board


or executive committee
Specific mandate
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | BURKINA FASO 39

Burkina Faso (BFA) | CAF

Association founded in 1960


Affiliated to FIFA in 1964 Mali Niger
Ouahigouya

Burkina Faso
Ouagadougou
Fada-
Ngourma
Banfora Nigeria
Benin
Ghana
Côte d'Ivoire
Flag Crest World map Togo

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) No


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
490 660 1,150

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 210
2001 467
2002 739 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 850
2004 850
2005 1,000 National championship age categories

2006 1,150 Seniors

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs No
15 Total number of football clubs
2 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams 7-20
13 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team No


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002
Athletics, handball
2003
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 3.
2004
2005 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 No

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
Specific mandate
40 BURUNDI | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Burundi (BDI) | CAF

Rwanda
Association founded in 1948
Affiliated to FIFA in 1972 Muyinga
Cibitoke Ngozi

Bujumbura
Dem. Rep. of the Congo Gitega
Burundi Tanzania
Bururi

Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
275 180 455 U-20

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 150 U-20 1 0 1 0 1
2001 248
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003
2004 352
2005 370 National championship age categories

2006 455 U-20

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Not allowed
146 Total number of football clubs
0 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams No
17 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team No


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002
Basketball
2003
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 2.
2004
2005 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 No

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
Specific mandate
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | CAMBODIA 41

Cambodia (CAM) | AFC

Thailand
Association founded in 1933
Affiliated to FIFA in 1954
Stœng Trêng

Vietnam
Cambodia

Phnom Penh

Gulf of Thailand
Kâmpôt

Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) No


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
0 0 0

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 0
2001 0
2002 0 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 0
2004 0
2005 0 National championship age categories

2006 0
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Not allowed
65 Total number of football clubs
0 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams 13-18
0 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team No


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002
Swimming
2003
Girls or women’s football is between position 5 and 10
2004 in the top 20.
2005
2006 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
No
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
No
42 CAMEROON | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Cameroon (CMR) | CAF

Association founded in 1959


Benin Chad Sudan
Affiliated to FIFA in 1964
Nigeria

Ngaoundéré

Bamenda
Central African Republic
Nkongsamba
Yaoundé
Cameroon Rep. of the Congo
Flag Crest World map Bight of Biatra

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) No


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
178 309 487

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 500
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003
2004
2005 National championship age categories

2006 487 Over 18

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Not allowed
300 Total number of football clubs
0 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams
23 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002 7
Football
2003 6
2004 7 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2005 No
2006 7
Representation of women’s football on the board
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week or executive committee
No
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | CANADA 43

Canada (CAN) | CONCACAF

Arctic Ocean Greenland


Association founded in 1912
North
Affiliated to FIFA in 1913 Atlantic
U.S.
Ocean
Dawson
Hudson Bay
Whitehorse
North
Pacific Churchhill
Ocean Sept-Îles
Canada
Vancouver Calgary Québec
Regina Ottawa
Montreal
Flag Crest World map United States

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
312,593 53,087 365,680 U-17 | U-20

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 270,145 U-17 0 0 0 0 0
2001 288,513 U-20 17 4 14 0 19
2002 307,258
2003 342,976 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2004 347,228 5-10
2005 358,278
2006 365,680 National championship age categories

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


U-14 | U-16 | U-18 | Seniors

Football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)


7,000 Total number of football clubs Allowed, open age
5,000 Number of clubs with both
men’s and women’s teams Girls’ and women’s football in schools
Number of clubs with Open age
women’s teams only

Women’s futsal activities Yes


Women’s national “A” team Yes

Number of futsal players


Number of women’s national “A” matches
5,000 registered female futsal players
Year Matches
10,000 unregistered female futsal players
2002 15
2003 21
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2004 10
Football
2005 11
2006 17 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
4 staff members
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
5-10
Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
Specific mandate
44 CAPE VERDE ISLANDS | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Cape Verde Islands (CPV) | CAF

Santo Antão
Association founded in 1982 Mindelo Sal
Santa Luzia
Affiliated to FIFA in 1986 São Vicente Santa Maria
São Nicolau
Ilhas do Barlavento
Boa Vista
Ilhas do Sotavento
Sao Tiago Cape Verde Islands
North Atlantic Ocean
Tarrafal Maio
Sao Filipe
Flag Crest World map Brava Fogo Praia

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s)


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003
2004
2005 National championship age categories

2006
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs
82 Total number of football clubs
Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams
Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities

Women’s national “A” team


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002
2003
2004 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2005
2006
Representation of women’s football on the board
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week or executive committee
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | CAYMAN ISLANDS 45

Cayman Islands (CAY) | CONCACAF

Association founded in 1966


Affiliated to FIFA in 1992
Caribbean Sea
Cayman Brac
Little Cayman

Grand Cayman
Cayman Islands
George Town
Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s)


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 364
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003
2004
2005 National championship age categories

2006
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs
10 Total number of football clubs
Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams
Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities

Women’s national “A” team


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002
2003
2004 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2005
2006
Representation of women’s football on the board
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week or executive committee
46 CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Central African Republic (CTA) | CAF

Association founded in 1961 Chad Birao


Affiliated to FIFA in 1964
Sudan

Central African Republic


Bria
Bossangoa
Bouar Bambari
Cameroon Bangui Bangassou

Nola
Dem. Rep. of Congo
Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) No


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
200 200 400

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 460
2001 425
2002 400 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 395
2004 375
2005 360 National championship age categories

2006 400
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs
80 Total number of football clubs
60 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams 10-19
20 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002
Football
2003
2004 2 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2005 No
2006
Representation of women’s football on the board
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week or executive committee
5 No
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | CHAD 47

Chad (CHA) | CAF

Libya
Association founded in 1962
Affiliated to FIFA in 1964 Aozou
Faya-Largeau
Niger
Chad
Abéché Sudan
Mao
N’djamena
Mongo
Bongor
Nigeria Moundou
Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s)


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
550 460 1,010

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003
2004
2005 National championship age categories

2006 1,010
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs
50 Total number of football clubs
Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams
Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities

Women’s national “A” team


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002
2003
2004 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2005
2006
Representation of women’s football on the board
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week or executive committee
48 CHILE | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Chile (CHI) | CONMEBOL

Bolivia
Iquique Brazil
Association founded in 1895
Affiliated to FIFA in 1913
Chile
South Pacific Ocean Santiago

Argentina
Puerto Montt
South Atlantic Ocean

Flag Crest World map Punta Arenas

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
4,500 6,700 11,200 U-14 | U-17 | U-19

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 1,950 U-14 0 0 0 0 0
2001 2,500 U-17 0 0 0 0 0
2002 3,600 U-19 0 0 0 0 0
2003 4,900 U-20 0 0 0 0 3
2004 5,800
2005 7,100 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2006 8,500 7
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
National championship age categories
Football clubs U-17 | U-20 | Seniors
6,500 Total number of football clubs
200 Number of clubs with both Mixed football (boys and girls)
men’s and women’s teams
Not allowed
180 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Girls’ and women’s football in schools
9-18
Women’s national “A” team No

Number of women’s national “A” matches Women’s futsal activities No

Year Matches
Number of futsal players
2002 0
2003 0
2004 0
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2005 0
Football
2006 5

Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football


Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
7 staff members
0

Representation of women’s football on the board


or executive committee
Part of a wider mandate
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | CHINA PR 49

China PR (CHN) | AFC

Russia
Association founded in 1924 Kazakhstan
Harbin
Affiliated to FIFA in 1931 Turkmenistan
Mongolia
Urumqi Japan
Afghanistan Beijing
n
Afg. Tianjin
Pakistan
China
Pak. Shanghai
Chongqing
India Philippine
Sea
Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
2,000 1,000 3,000 U-16 | U-19

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 2,940 U-16 10 5 3
2001 3,009 U-19 19 28 20
2002 3,100
2003 3,150 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2004 3,280 5-7
2005 3,320
2006 3,000 National championship age categories

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Seniors | U-18 | U-16

Football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)


820 Total number of football clubs No
1 Number of clubs with both
men’s and women’s teams Girls’ and women’s football in schools
24 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
U-21 | U-18

Women’s futsal activities No


Women’s national “A” team Yes

Number of futsal players


Number of women’s national “A” matches
Year Matches
2002 34
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003 34
Basketball, volleyball
2004 34
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 3.
2005 40
2006 36 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
5 staff members
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
10
Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
Specific mandate
50 CHINESE TAIPEI | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Chinese Taipei (TPE) | AFC

Association founded in 1936


Affiliated to FIFA in 1954
China Taipei

Changhua
Hualien
Pescadore
Islands Chinese Taipei
Pacific Ocean
Tainan Taitung

Flag Crest World map Oluanpi

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
740 300 1,040 U-19

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 670 U-19 0 0 5 5 7
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 5
2004
2005 870 National championship age categories

2006 1,040 U-11 | U-12 | U-13 | U-16 | U-18 | Seniors

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Allowed
60 Total number of football clubs
0 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams U-11 to college level
0 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities Yes

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players
336 registered female futsal players
Number of women’s national “A” matches
1000+ unregistered female futsal players
Year Matches
2002 5
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003 4
Basketball
2004 4
Position of girls’ or women’s football unknown
2005 5
2006 12 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
No
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
12
Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
Part of a wider mandate
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | COLOMBIA 51

Colombia (COL) | CONMEBOL

Association founded in 1924 Cartagena


Affiliated to FIFA in 1936 Panama
Venezuela
Medellin

Bogotá
Buenaventura
Colombia
North
Pacific Pasto
Mitú
Ocean
Ecuador Brazil
Flag Crest World map Peru
Leticia

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
780 950 1,730 U-19

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 500 U-19 0 0 0 3 3
2001 650 U-20 0 0 0 3 3
2002 720
2003 862 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2004 935 6
2005 1,050
2006 1,200 National championship age categories

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Seniors and youth

Football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)


250 Total number of football clubs Not allowed
100 Number of clubs with both
men’s and women’s teams Girls’ and women’s football in schools
50 Number of clubs with 10-20
women’s teams only

Women’s futsal activities Yes


Women’s national “A” team Yes

Number of futsal players


Number of women’s national “A” matches
144 registered female futsal players
Year Matches
300 unregistered female futsal players
2002 3
2003 3
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2004 3
Basketball
2005 3
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 2.
2006 5

Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football


Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
No
8

Representation of women’s football on the board


or executive committee
Specific mandate
52 COMOROS | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Comoros (COM) | CAF

Association founded in 1979


Affiliated to FIFA in 2005
Moroni Indian Ocean
Comoros

Madagascar

Mozambique
Flag Crest World map
Mozambique Channel

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
304 155 459 U-17

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 2
2004
2005 National championship age categories

2006 Seniors

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs No
Total number of football clubs
Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams From age 13-15
Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002 0
Basketball
2003 0
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 2.
2004 0
2005 0 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 1 2 staff members

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
2 or executive committee
Specific mandate
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | CONGO 53

Congo (CGO) | CAF

Cameroon
Association founded in 1962
Affiliated to FIFA in 1964
Impfondo
Rep. of Congo
Owando
Gabon
Oyo

Dem. Rep. of Congo


Mossendjo
South Atlantic Ocean Brazzaville
Flag Crest World map
Pointe-Noire

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s)


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
150 310 460

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 365
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003
2004
2005 National championship age categories

2006 460
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs
90 Total number of football clubs
Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams
Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities

Women’s national “A” team


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002
2003
2004 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2005
2006
Representation of women’s football on the board
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week or executive committee
54 CONGO DR | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Congo DR (COD) | CAF

Sudan
Association founded in 1919 Cameroon
Bumba
Affiliated to FIFA in 1964
Mbandaka Uganda
Gabon Kenya
Goma
Kindu
Rep. of Congo Kinshasa
Banana
Dem. Rep. Tanzania
of Congo

Kolwezi
South Atlantic Ocean Angola Zambia
Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
926 2,217 3,143 U-20

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 0 U-20 0 0 0 0 9
2001 0
2002 0 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 420 3
2004 559
2005 2,750 National championship age categories

2006 3,143
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Not allowed
661 Total number of football clubs
0 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams
39 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002 0
Basketball
2003 0
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 2.
2004 0
2005 0 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 7 No

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
3 or executive committee
No
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | COOK ISLANDS 55

Cook Islands (COK) | OFC

Penrhyn
Association founded in 1971 Manihiki
Pukapuka
Affiliated to FIFA in 1994
Nassau Island
Suwarrow
South Pacific Ocean
Cook Islands

Palmerston
Aitutaki
Mitiaro
Avarua
Flag Crest World map Rarotonga
Mangaia

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) No


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
187 150 337

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003
2004
2005 National championship age categories

2006 337 U-14 | U-16 | Seniors

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Allowed, U-10, U-12
24 Total number of football clubs
24 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams From ages 10-12
0 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities Yes

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players
62 registered female futsal players
Number of women’s national “A” matches
85 unregistered female futsal players
Year Matches
2002
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003 4
Netball
2004
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 2.
2005
2006 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
No
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
3
Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
No
56 COSTA RICA | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Costa Rica (CRC) | CONCACAF

Association founded in 1921


Caribbean Sea
Affiliated to FIFA in 1927
Costa Rica
Nicoya
Puerto
Limón
Puntarenas San José

Puerto
Quepos

Golfito
North Pacific Ocean
Panama
Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
1,434 2,660 4,094 U-17 | U-20

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 1,000 U-17 0 0 0 5 7
2001 1,300 U-20 0 0 3 5 8
2002 1,850
2003 2,300 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2004 2,325 10
2005 2,500
2006 4,100 National championship age categories

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


U-15

Football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)


1,051 Total number of football clubs Not allowed
5 Number of clubs with both
men’s and women’s teams Girls’ and women’s football in schools
140 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
U-12 | U-15 | U-17

Women’s futsal activities Yes


Women’s national “A” team Yes

Number of futsal players


Number of women’s national “A” matches
150 registered female futsal players
Year Matches
1,500 unregistered female futsal players
2002 6
2003 10
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2004 7
Football
2005 5
2006 10 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2 staff members
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
10 hours
Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
Yes
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | COTE D’IVOIRE 57

Cote d’Ivoire (CIV) | CAF

Mali
Burkina
Association founded in 1960 Guinea Odienné
Faso
Affiliated to FIFA in 1964 Korhogo

Côte d´Ivoire Togo


Sierra
Leone
Man Bouaké
Daloa Ghana
Liberia Yamoussoukro
Aboisso
Dabou

Flag Crest World map Gulf of Guinea

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) No


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
50 560 610

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000
2001
2002 130 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 220
2004 253
2005 428 National championship age categories

2006 610 Seniors

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs No
123 Total number of football clubs
0 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams From ages 9-15
11 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002 2
Handball
2003 0
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 4
2004 0 after handball, basketball and athletics.
2005 3
2006 2 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
No
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
3 Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
No
58 CROATIA | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Croatia (CRO) | UEFA

Hungary
Association founded in 1912 Slovenia Zagreb
Affiliated to FIFA in 1992
Rijeka Croatia
Vukovar
Italy Pula
Bosnia and
Zadar Herzegovina Serbia
Split

Adriatic
Sea Monte-
negro
Flag Crest World map
Dubrovnik

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
525 893 1,418 U-17 | U-19

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 590 U-17 2
2001 680 U-19 3 6 3
2002 767
2003 888 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2004 989 5
2005 1,214
2006 1,418 National championship age categories

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Seniors | U-17

Football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)


1,315 Total number of football clubs U-16
1 Number of clubs with both
men’s and women’s teams Girls’ and women’s football in schools
30 Number of clubs with From ages 10-14
women’s teams only

Women’s futsal activities Yes


Women’s national “A” team Yes

Number of futsal players


Number of women’s national “A” matches
0 registered female futsal players
Year Matches
100 unregistered female futsal players
2002 4
2003 4
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2004 8
Volleyball, basketball, handball
2005 8
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 6 or 7.
2006 7

Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football


Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
1 staff member
5

Representation of women’s football on the board


or executive committee
Specific mandate
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | CUBA 59

Cuba (CUB) | CONCACAF

Association founded in 1924 Gulf of Mexico


Havana
Affiliated to FIFA in 1932 Mariel

Santa Clara The Bahamas

Cuba North Atlantic


Isla de la Juventud
Las Tunas
Holguin
Caribbean Sea Manzanillo Guantánamo

Cayman Islands Santiago de Cuba


Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
200 400 600 U-20

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 300
2001 325
2002 350 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 420 10
2004 470
2005 510 National championship age categories

2006 600 Seniors

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs U-10
169 Total number of football clubs
169 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams Starting at 9
15 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities Yes

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players
150 unregistered female futsal players
Number of women’s national “A” matches
Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002
Volleyball
2003
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 5.
2004
2005 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 5 staff members

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
10 or executive committee
Specific mandate
60 CYPRUS | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Cyprus (CYP) | UEFA

Association founded in 1934 Rizokarpaso


Mediterranean Sea
Affiliated to FIFA in 1948
Kyrenia
Morphou
Famagusta
Nicosia
Polis
Cyprus Larnaca
Paphos
Vasilikos
Limassol Mediterranean Sea
Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
216 350 566 U-17

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 220 U-17 0 0 0 0 0
2001 277
2002 307 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 341 1
2004 373
2005 465 National championship age categories

2006 566 Seniors

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Not allowed
9 Total number of football clubs
2 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams
7 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002 3
Football
2003 0
2004 0 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2005 0 4 staff members
2006 2
Representation of women’s football on the board
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week or executive committee
1 No
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | CZECH REPUBLIC 61

Czech Republic (CZE) | UEFA

Association founded in 1901


Affiliated to FIFA in 1907 Ústi nad Labem Liberec Poland

Prague

Plzen Ostrava
Czech Republic
Germany
Brno
Ceské Budejovice
Slovakia
Flag Crest World map Austria

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
3,472 10,230 13,702 U-19

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 6,022 U-19 1 11 8 11 7
2001 5,000
2002 5,000 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 8,000 2
2004 4,000
2005 6,000 National championship age categories

2006 14,000 Seniors (over 14s)

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Allowed from the age of 12 to 14
4,149 Total number of football clubs
84 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams
35 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities Yes

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players
200 registered female futsal players
Number of women’s national “A” matches
1,000 unregistered female futsal players
Year Matches
2002 3
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003 7
Tennis, football
2004 9
2005 7 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 6 No

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
5 or executive committee
No
62 DENMARK | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Denmark (DEN) | UEFA

Skagen
Association founded in 1889
Affiliated to FIFA in 1904 Sweden
Ålborg

North Sea
Randers
Denmark
Vejle
Esbjerg Baltic Sea
Ros-
kilde
Copenhagen
Rønne
Flag Crest World map Germany

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
46,973 13,361 60,334 U-16 | U-17 | U-19

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 42,316 U-16 0 0 0 0 0
2001 44,353 U-17 8 11 8 8 10
2002 50,664 U-19 12 6 10 11 15
2003 55,845
2004 54,078 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2005 56,041 4
2006 56,727
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
National championship age categories
U-17 | Seniors
Football clubs
1,633 Total number of football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)
1,191 Number of clubs with both Allowed, U-14
men’s and women’s teams
10 Number of clubs with Girls’ and women’s football in schools
women’s teams only
U-16

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Women’s futsal activities No

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Number of futsal players
Year Matches
2002 12
2003 12
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2004 13
Gymnastics
2005 16
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 5.
2006 14

Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football


Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
8 staff members
5

Representation of women’s football on the board


or executive committee
Specific mandate
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | DJIBOUTI 63

Djibouti (DJI) | CAF

Association founded in 1979 Eritrea


Affiliated to FIFA in 1994
Khor Angar

Djibouti
Ethiopia
Tadjoura Gulf of Aden

Djibouti
Yoboki
Ali Sabieh

Flag Crest World map Somalia

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) No


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
240

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 132
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003
2004
2005 National championship age categories

2006 240 Seniors

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Allowed from the age of 8 to 13 (schools)
6 Total number of football clubs
6 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams 8-13
Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002
Football
2003
2004 1 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2005 1 No
2006 1
Representation of women’s football on the board
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week or executive committee
2-3 Specific mandate
64 DOMINICA | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Dominica (DMA) | CONCACAF

Dominica Passage
Association founded in 1970
Affiliated to FIFA in 1994 Portsmouth
Marigot North Atlantic Ocean

Dominica

Caribbean Sea Rosalie

Roseau

Flag Crest World map Dominica Channel

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
25 103 128 U-19 | U-20 | U-23

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 No league U-19 2
2001 No league U-20 3
2002 80 U-23 3
2003 142
2004 No league Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2005 93 3
2006 128
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
National championship age categories
Seniors (over 14s)
Football clubs
49 Total number of football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)
0 Number of clubs with both No
men’s and women’s teams
5 Number of clubs with Girls’ and women’s football in schools
women’s teams only
No

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Women’s futsal activities No

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Number of futsal players
Year Matches
2002 2
2003 0
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2004 0
Netball
2005 0
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 2.
2006 3

Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football


Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
No
3

Representation of women’s football on the board


or executive committee
Specific mandate
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 65

Dominican Republic (DOM) | CONCACAF

Association founded in 1953 Monte Christi North Atlantic Ocean


Affiliated to FIFA in 1958 Santiago San Francisco de Macoris
La Vega
Haiti Bahia de Saman
Elias Piña
Dominican Republic
Higüey
Santo Domingo

La Romana
Barahona

Flag Crest World map Caribbean Sea

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
4,000 600 4,600 U-15 | U-17 | U-20

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 100 U-15 0 0 0 0 0
2001 300 U-17 0 0 0 0 0
2002 600 U-20 3 0 7 3 2
2003 900
2004 1,500 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2005 2,000 6
2006 3,600
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
National championship age categories
U-13 | U-15 | U-17 | U-20 | Seniors
Football clubs
250 Total number of football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)
120 Number of clubs with both Allowed, U-13
men’s and women’s teams
10 Number of clubs with Girls’ and women’s football in schools
women’s teams only
U-9 | U-11 | U-13 | U-15 | U-17

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Women’s futsal activities Yes

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Number of futsal players
Year Matches
500 registered female futsal players
2002 3
3,000 unregistered female futsal players
2003 6
2004 4
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2005 3
Volleyball
2006 5
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 3.

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
12
Yes

Representation of women’s football on the board


or executive committee
No
66 ECUADOR | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Ecuador (ECU) | CONMEBOL

Association founded in 1925


Colombia
Affiliated to FIFA in 1926 Galapagos Islands Esmeraldas
Nueva Loja
Manta Quito

Riobamba
La Libertad Ecuador
Cuenca
Pacific Ocean
Peru
Loja
Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
55 0 377 U-20

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 0 U-20 0 0 5 0 3
2001 0
2002 28 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 13 10 hours
2004 13
2005 7 National championship age categories

2006 377 Open

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Not allowed
20 Total number of football clubs
Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams Yes
Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities Yes

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002 0
Football, futsal, basketball
2003 2
2004 0 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2005 3 Yes
2006 3
Representation of women’s football on the board
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week or executive committee
20 hours Yes
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | EGYPT 67

Egypt (EGY) | CAF

Mediterranean Sea Israel


Association founded in 1921
Jordan
Affiliated to FIFA in 1923 Marsá Matruh
Suez
Cairo
Sıwah

Libya Asyut Saudi Arabia

Al Kharijah Luxor

Egypt Aswan
Red Sea
Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
500 660 1,160 U-20

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 200
2001 250
2002 500 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 800 2
2004 1,000
2005 1,200 National championship age categories

2006 1,500 Seniors | U-20

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs U-17
650 Total number of football clubs
51 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams 10-16
20 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities Yes

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players
300 registered female futsal players
Number of women’s national “A” matches
2,000 unregistered female futsal players
Year Matches
2002 6
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003 4
Volleyball, handball, basketball
2004 6
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 3.
2005 4
2006 10 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2 staff members
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
2
Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
Specific mandate
68 EL SALVADOR | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

El Salvador (SLV) | CONCACAF

Association founded in 1935


Guatemala Honduras
Affiliated to FIFA in 1938

Santa Ana
Ahuachapán
San Salvador El Salvador
Acajutla
La Libertad San Miguel Karak

Puerto El Triunfo
North Pacific Ocean
Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) No


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
1,376 1,595 2,971

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003
2004 976
2005 1,376 National championship age categories

2006 2,971 Seniors and youth

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Allowed, U-12
Total number of football clubs
Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams U-11 | U-13 | U-15 | U-17
Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities Yes

Women’s national “A” team No


Number of futsal players
976 registered female futsal players
Number of women’s national “A” matches
500 unregistered female futsal players
Year Matches
2002
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003
Football
2004
2005 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 6 staff members

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
Yes
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | ENGLAND 69

England (ENG) | UEFA

Association founded in 1863 Norway Sweden


Affiliated to FIFA in 1905

North Atlantic Ocean


North Sea
Manchester
Ireland

England Germany
London
Plymouth
Flag Crest World map Southampton

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
111,801 17,250 129,051 U-15 | U-17 | U-19 | U-23

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 41,200 U-15 0 0 0 0 0
2001 55,500 U-17 0 4 4 4 6
2002 61,667 U-19 8 11 10 9 7
2003 84,926 U-23 0 0 5 4 5
2004 101,173
2005 112,800 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2006 129,051 3
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
National championship age categories
Football clubs U-16 | Seniors
40,000 Total number of football clubs
Number of clubs with both Mixed football (boys and girls)
men’s and women’s teams
Allowed, U-11
Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Girls’ and women’s football in schools
All age levels
Women’s national “A” team Yes

Number of women’s national “A” matches Women’s futsal activities Yes

Year Matches
Number of futsal players
2002 13
0 registered female futsal players
2003 8
450 unregistered female futsal players
2004 6
2005 14
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2006 9
Football

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
5
13 staff members

Representation of women’s football on the board


or executive committee
No
70 EQUATORIAL GUINEA | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Equatorial Guinea (EQG) | CAF

Malabo
Association founded in 1960 Luba
Affiliated to FIFA in 1986
Isla de Bioko Cameroon

Bight of Biafra
Ebebiyin
Bata
Mongomo
Mbini

Isla de Annobón
Equatorial Guinea Gabon
Flag Crest World map Isla de Corisco

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s)


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
350

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 200
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003
2004
2005 National championship age categories

2006 350
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs
18 Total number of football clubs
Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams
Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities

Women’s national “A” team


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002
2003
2004 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2005
2006
Representation of women’s football on the board
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week or executive committee
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | ERITREA 71

Eritrea (ERI) | CAF

Saudi Arabia
Association founded in 1996
Affiliated to FIFA in 1998 Red Sea
Nak'fa

Sudan Eritrea
Äkurdet
Asmara
Kulul Yemen
Tio

Ethiopia Assab
Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
283 3,136 3,419 U-17

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 450 U-17 0 0 0 0 0
2001 1,500
2002 1,860 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 2,040 3
2004 2,460
2005 3,000 National championship age categories

2006 3,419 U-17 | Seniors

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Not allowed
32 Total number of football clubs
4 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams 8-9 | 10-11 | 12-13 | 14-15
13 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002
Football
2003 4
2004 2 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2005 No
2006
Representation of women’s football on the board
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week or executive committee
5 Specific mandate
72 ESTONIA | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Estonia (EST) | UEFA

Association founded in 1921


Affiliated to FIFA in 1923 Baltic Sea Tallinn Kohtla-Järve

Haapsalu Estonia
Russia
Pärnu
Tartu

Gulf of Riga
Valga
Flag Crest World map Latvia

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
272 327 599 U-16 | U-19

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 167 U-16 0 0 0 2 3
2001 109 U-19 3 6 6 6 6
2002 161
2003 199 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2004 200 2-3
2005 211
2006 327 National championship age categories

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


U-17 | Seniors

Football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)


138 Total number of football clubs Allowed, U-12
14 Number of clubs with both
men’s and women’s teams Girls’ and women’s football in schools
2 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only

Women’s futsal activities No


Women’s national “A” team Yes

Number of futsal players


Number of women’s national “A” matches
Year Matches
2002 4
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003 6
2004 5
2005 4 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 16 No

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
2-3 or executive committee
No
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | ETHIOPIA 73

Ethiopia (ETH) | CAF

Yemen
Association founded in 1943
Gonder
Affiliated to FIFA in 1952 Gulf of Aden
Desé
Bahi Dar
Sudan
Addis Ababa Somalia
Harer
Jima
Ethiopia Werder

Dolo Odo
Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) No


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
5,000 225 5,225

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003
2004
2005 National championship age categories

2006 5,225 Seniors

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Not allowed
1,000 Total number of football clubs
4 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams 10-18
38 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002 5
Football
2003 5
2004 6 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2005 1 staff member
2006
Representation of women’s football on the board
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week or executive committee
5 Specific mandate
74 FAROE ISLANDS | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Faroe Islands (FRO) | UEFA

Esturoy
Association founded in 1979 Streymoy
Affiliated to FIFA in 1988 Vestmanna
Bordoy
Runavík
Mykines Tórshavn
Vágar
Norwegian Sea
Sandoy
Skúvoy
North Atlantic Ocean Faroe Islands

Suduroy
Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
1,408 205 1,613 U-17 | U-19

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 1,162 U-17 0 0 0 0 0
2001 1,210 U-19 3 3 3 3 3
2002 1,467
2003 1,493 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2004 1,520 3
2005 1,504
2006 1,613 National championship age categories

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


8-10 | 11-12 | 13-14 | 14-17

Football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)


23 Total number of football clubs Allowed, U-14
19 Number of clubs with both
men’s and women’s teams Girls’ and women’s football in schools
0 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only

Women’s futsal activities No


Women’s national “A” team Yes

Number of futsal players


Number of women’s national “A” matches
Year Matches
2002 0
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003 0
Football
2004 2
2005 2 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 3 No

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
3 or executive committee
No
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | FIJI 75

Fiji (FIJ) | OFC

Association founded in 1938 Labasa


Affiliated to FIFA in 1964 Vanua Levu
Fiji
Savusavu Taveuni

Lautoka
Levuka
Viti Levu
Suva South Pacific
Ocean

Flag Crest World map Kadavu

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
850 470 1,320 U-20

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 1,013 U-20 0 5 3 0 4
2001 1,125
2002 1,190 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 1,236 Daily for 3 months before play-off
2004 1,264
2005 1,295
National championship age categories

2006 1,320 U-18 | U-20

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Not allowed
23 Total number of football clubs
10 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams U-10 | U-12
0 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities Yes

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players
100 registered female futsal players
Number of women’s national “A” matches
100 unregistered female futsal players
Year Matches
2002 0
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003 5
Netball
2004 4
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 5.
2005 2
2006 0 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
1 staff member
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
Daily for 3 months prior to OFC tournament Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
Specific mandate
76 FINLAND | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Finland (FIN) | UEFA

Association founded in 1907


Affiliated to FIFA in 1908 Ivalo
North
Atlantic
Ocean

Sweden Oulu

Kokkola
Finland Russia
Norway Varkaus
Pori
Helsinki
Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
19,628 2,736 22,364 U-16 | U-17 | U-18 | U-19 | U-23

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches

Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006

2000 13,770 U-16 0 0 0 3 2

2001 15,496 U-17 6 6 8 9 6

2002 15,325 U-18 7 0 5 5 5

2003 17,131 U-19 3 4 11 13 5

2004 18,771 U-20 0 0 0 0 7

2005 19,886 U-21 5 4 4 4 4

2006 22,364
Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
5-8
Football clubs
National championship age categories
979 Total number of football clubs
Number of clubs with both
Juniors | Seniors
men’s and women’s teams
Number of clubs with Mixed football (boys and girls)
women’s teams only Allowed, U-15

Women’s national “A” team Yes Girls’ and women’s football in schools
Yes
Number of women’s national “A” matches
Year Matches Women’s futsal activities Yes

2002 8
Number of futsal players
2003 9
4,700 registered female futsal players
2004 11
500 unregistered female futsal players
2005 16
2006 12 Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
Gymnastics
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 2.
6-8

Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football


1 staff member

Representation of women’s football on the board


or executive committee
No
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | FRANCE 77

France (FRA) | UEFA

nel Lille
Association founded in 1919 han Germany
lis hC
Affiliated to FIFA in 1904 Eng Paris Nancy
Brest Austria
Strasbourg
Nantes
France Dijon
Lyon
Bay of Biscay Italy
Bordeaux
Toulouse Nice

Perpignan Marseille
Flag Crest World map Spain
Corsica

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
36,724 23,797 60,521 U-17 | U-19 | U-21

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 39,751 U-17 7 10 6 7 7
2001 40,210 U-19 13 17 10 21 12
2002 43,886 U-21 3 3 3 4 4
2003 45,853
2004 48,502 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2005 50,232 5
2006 60,521
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
National championship age categories
Seniors
Football clubs
18,060 Total number of football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)
12,385 Number of clubs with both Allowed, 13/14 years
men’s and women’s teams
100 Number of clubs with Girls’ and women’s football in schools
women’s teams only
6-11 | 12-18

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Women’s futsal activities Yes

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Number of futsal players
Year Matches
50 registered female futsal players
2002 11
2003 14
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2004 12
Equestrianism (Horse riding)
2005 15
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 10.
2006 15

Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football


Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
3 staff members
5

Representation of women’s football on the board


or executive committee
Specific mandate
78 GABON | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Gabon (GAB) | CAF

Cameroon
Association founded in 1962 Equatorial
Guinea Oyem
Affiliated to FIFA in 1966 São Tomé e Príncipe
Libreville Makokou
Kango
Gabon
Port-Gentil Rep. of
Lastoursville the Congo
Mouila
South
Atlantic Tchibanga
Ocean
Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s)


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003
2004
2005 National championship age categories

2006
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs
60 Total number of football clubs
Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams
Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002
2003
2004 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2005
2006
Representation of women’s football on the board
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week or executive committee
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | GAMBIA 79

Gambia (GAM) | CAF

Association founded in 1952 Senegal


Affiliated to FIFA in 1968
Farafenni Sukuta
Banjul Gambia Georgetown
Serekunda Basse Santa Su
Mansa Konko
Brikama
Senegal

Flag Crest World map


Guinea-Bissau

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) No


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
330 480 810

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 250
2001 250
2002 360 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 360
2004 360
2005 360 National championship age categories

2006 810 15 years and over

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Not allowed
65 Total number of football clubs
4 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams 8-15
23 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team No


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002
Football
2003
2004 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2005 4 staff members
2006
Representation of women’s football on the board
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week or executive committee
Specific mandate
80 GEORGIA | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Georgia (GEO) | UEFA

Association founded in 1990


Russia
Affiliated to FIFA in 1992
Sokhumi Georgia
Zugdidi
Black Sea
K'ut'aisi
P'ot'i Ts'khinwali
Sup'sa
Gori
Akhalts'ikhe T'bilisi
Bat'umi
Rust'avi
Akhalk'alak'i
Flag Crest World map Turkey
Armenia Azerbaijan

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
340 50 390 U-17 | U-19 | U-21

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 200 U-17 0 0 0 0 0
2001 220 U-19 0 0 0 1 7
2002 250 U-21 0 0 0 0 0
2003 280
2004 300 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2005 350 1
2006 390
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
National championship age categories

Football clubs
202 Total number of football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)
7 Number of clubs with both Not allowed
men’s and women’s teams
13 Number of clubs with Girls’ and women’s football in schools
women’s teams only
12-20

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Women’s futsal activities No

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Number of futsal players
Year Matches
2002 0
2003 0
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2004 0
Football
2005 3
2006 3 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
7 staff members
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
1
Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
Vice-president
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | GERMANY 81

Germany (GER) | UEFA

North Sea
Association founded in 1900
Rostock
Affiliated to FIFA in 1904 Nether-
United lands Hamburg
Kingdom Hannover Berlin Poland

Germany
Belgium Cologne Dresden
Atlantic Frankfurt Czech
Ocean am Main Republic
Karlsruhe
France Slow.-
Munich Austria
Flag Crest World map Hungary

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
298,483 656,705 955,188 U-15 | U-17 | U-19 | U-21 | U-23

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 841,816 U-15 0 2 4 4 5
2001 846,317 U-17 13 14 14 18 13
2002 850,534 U-19 1 10 21 10 17
2003 857,220 U-21 6 6 6 5 5
2004 870,633
2005 902,494 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2006 955,188 3-5
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
National championship age categories
Football clubs U-17 | U-16
25,869 Total number of football clubs
915 Number of clubs with both Mixed football (boys and girls)
men’s and women’s teams
Allowed until U-17/U-16 level
Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Girls’ and women’s football in schools
All age levels
Women’s national “A” team Yes

Number of women’s national “A” matches Women’s futsal activities No

Year Matches
Number of futsal players
2002 13
2003 20
2004 14
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2005 19
Football
2006 13

Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football


Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
7 staff members
5

Representation of women’s football on the board


or executive committee
Specific mandate
82 GHANA | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Ghana (GHA) | CAF

Mali Burkina
Association founded in 1957 Faso Bolgatanga Benin
Affiliated to FIFA in 1958
Tamale Nigeria
Togo
Côte Ghana
d’Ivoire
Kumasi
Ho
Accra
Tarkwa Tema Gulf of Guinea
Flag Crest World map Cape Coast

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
500 1,200 1,700 U-14 | U-17 | U-20

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 450 U-14 0 0 0 0 0
2001 450 U-17 0 0 0 0 0
2002 500 U-20 0 0 0 0 0
2003 900
2004 900 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2005 1,200
2006 1,700
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
National championship age categories
Seniors
Football clubs
1,869 Total number of football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)
2 Number of clubs with both Not allowed
men’s and women’s teams
86 Number of clubs with Girls’ and women’s football in schools
women’s teams only
12-18

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Women’s futsal activities No

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Number of futsal players
Year Matches
2002 6
2003 7
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2004 3
Netball
2005 5
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 2.
2006 5

Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football


Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
1 staff member

Representation of women’s football on the board


or executive committee
Specific mandate
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | GREECE 83

Greece (GRE) | UEFA

Bulgaria Black Sea


Association founded in 1926 Thessaloniki
Affiliated to FIFA in 1927 ALb.

Greece
Turkey

Patrai Athen

Rhodos
Irákleion
Mediterranean
Flag Crest World map Sea
Crete

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
771 1,528 2,299 U-17 | U-19

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 U-19 2
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 2-3
2004
2005 National championship age categories

2006
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs
44 Total number of football clubs
Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams
Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002 6
Volleyball
2003 15
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 6.
2004 14
2005 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 2 2 staff members

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
Specific mandate
84 GRENADA | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Grenada (GRN) | CONCACAF

Petit Martinique
Association founded in 1924 Hillsborough
Affiliated to FIFA in 1978

es
Carriacou

in
ad
en
Gr
Caribbean Sea Ronde Island

North Atlantic Ocean

Grenada
Saint Georges
Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
139 221 360 U-17 | U-20 | U-23

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 U-17 0 0 0 3 0
2001 U-20 0 3 0 0 0
2002 U-23 0 0 0 0 0
2003
2004 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2005 2
2006 360
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
National championship age categories
U-15 | U-20 | Seniors
Football clubs
33 Total number of football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)
7 Number of clubs with both Not allowed
men’s and women’s teams
0 Number of clubs with Girls’ and women’s football in schools
women’s teams only

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Women’s futsal activities No

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Number of futsal players
Year Matches
2002
2003
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2004
Netball
2005 3
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 2.
2006

Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football


Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
No

Representation of women’s football on the board


or executive committee
Specific mandate
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | GUAM 85

Guam (GUM) | AFC

Association founded in 1975


Affiliated to FIFA in 1996 Yigo

Cabras Island Tamuning


Agana
Apra Harbor
Agat
Guam North Pacific Ocean
Merizo
Cocos Island
Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
554 123 677 U-16 | U-19

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 290 U-13 0 0 0 3 0
2001 U-15 0 0 0 3 4
2002 U-17 0 0 0 3 4
2003 U-19 3 0 3 0 3
2004
2005 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2006 677 2-3
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
National championship age categories
Football clubs U-16 | U-19 | Seniors
13 Total number of football clubs
5 Number of clubs with both Mixed football (boys and girls)
men’s and women’s teams
Allowed, U-16
7 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Girls’ and women’s football in schools
12-18
Women’s national “A” team Yes

Number of women’s national “A” matches Women’s futsal activities Yes

Year Matches
Number of futsal players
2002 0
120 registered female futsal players
2003 9
2004 7
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2005 2
Football
2006 0
Recently overtook basketball and volleyball

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2-3
No

Representation of women’s football on the board


or executive committee
Specific mandate
86 GUATEMALA | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Guatemala (GUA) | CONCACAF

Association founded in 1919


Belize
Affiliated to FIFA in 1946 Flores
Mexico

Guatemala
Quetzaltenango Honduras
Guatemala

North Pacific Ocean San José


Flag Crest World map El Salvador

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
5,394 1,444 6,838 U-17 | U-20

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 760 U-17 3 4 3 5 3
2001 U-20 4 4 3 3 5
2002
2003 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2004 5
2005
2006 6,838 National championship age categories

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Open

Football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)


138 Total number of football clubs Not allowed
1 Number of clubs with both
men’s and women’s teams Girls’ and women’s football in schools
Number of clubs with 13-18
women’s teams only

Women’s futsal activities No


Women’s national “A” team Yes

Number of futsal players


Number of women’s national “A” matches
Year Matches
2002 6
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003 3
Football
2004 5
2005 7 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 7 7 staff members

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
3 or executive committee
Part of a wider mandate
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | GUINEA 87

Guinea (GUI) | CAF

Senegal
Association founded in 1960 Guinea-
Bissau Mali
Affiliated to FIFA in 1962
Labe
Kamsar Guinea Kankan
Kindia
Conakry
Sierra
Leone
North Atlantic Ocean Côte d’Ivoire
Flag Crest World map Liberia

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
2,000 4,200 6,200 U-19

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 0 U-19
2001 1,050
2002 1,500 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 2,600 6
2004 3,000
2005 3,250 National championship age categories

2006 3,500 Juniors | Seniors

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Allowed, juniors
150 Total number of football clubs
80 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams 8-16
70 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002
Athletics
2003
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 2.
2004
2005 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 No

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
6 or executive committee
88 GUINEA-BISSAU | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Guinea-Bissau (GNB) | CAF

Senegal Mali
Association founded in 1974
Affiliated to FIFA in 1986 Guinea-
Bissau Bissau
Catió
Guinea

Sierra
Leone
North Atlantic Ocean

Flag Crest World map


Liberia

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
380 380 U-17

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 3
2004 240
2005 240 National championship age categories

2006 380 Seniors

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Not allowed
30 Total number of football clubs
5 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams 12-14
3 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002
Football
2003
2004 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2005 4 staff members
2006 2
Representation of women’s football on the board
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week or executive committee
3 Specific mandate
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | GUYANA 89

Guyana (GUY) | CONCACAF

Association founded in 1902


North Atlantic Ocean
Affiliated to FIFA in 1970 Mabaruma
Parica Georgetown
Venezuela Bartica
Linden
Ituni
French
Guyana
Lethem Surinam

Brazil Guyana
Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) No


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
696 1,160 1,856

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 90
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003
2004
2005 National championship age categories

2006 1,856
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs
114 Total number of football clubs
18 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams 10-17
58 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities Yes

Women’s national “A” team No


Number of futsal players
464 registered female futsal players
Number of women’s national “A” matches
2,000 unregistered female futsal players
Year Matches
2002
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003
Athletics, netball
2004
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 5.
2005
2006 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
No
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week

Representation of women’s football on the board


or executive committee
Specific mandate
90 HAITI | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Haiti (HAI) | CONCACAF

Cuba
Port-de-Paix
Association founded in 1904

ge
Affiliated to FIFA in 1934 Cap-Haïtien

sa
s
Pa
d
ar Dominican
w
ind Haiti Republic
W

Port-au-Prince

Les Cayes
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Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s)


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
1,817 729 2,546

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003
2004
2005 National championship age categories

2006 3,046
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs
310 Total number of football clubs
Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams
Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities Yes

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players
500 registered female futsal players
Number of women’s national “A” matches
Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002
2003
2004 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2005
2006
Representation of women’s football on the board
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week or executive committee
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | HONDURAS 91

Honduras (HON) | CONCACAF

Puerto Cortez Caribbean


Association founded in 1951 Sea
Affiliated to FIFA in 1951 Guatemala La Ceiba

Honduras
Comayagua
Tegucigalpa

El Salvador
Nicaragua

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Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) No


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
470 802 1,272 U-17

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 968 U-17 0 0 0 2 0
2001 968
2002 1,165 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 1,165
2004 809
2005 809 National championship age categories

2006 1,272 U-14 | U-18 | Seniors

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Allowed, U-12
53 Total number of football clubs
3 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams 12-17
50 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002 3
Football
2003 4
2004 0 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2005 2 1 staff member
2006 0
Representation of women’s football on the board
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week or executive committee
92 HONG KONG | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Hong Kong (HKG) | AFC

Association founded in 1914


Sheung
Affiliated to FIFA in 1954 Shui

Tuen Mun
Hong Kong

Victoria
Lantau
Island
South China Sea
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Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
59 170 229 U-18

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 179 U-17 3
2001 210 U-19 3 3 2
2002 278
2003 228 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2004 213 2
2005 219
2006 229 National championship age categories

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players

Football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)


78 Total number of football clubs No
3 Number of clubs with both
men’s and women’s teams Girls’ and women’s football in schools
7 Number of clubs with No
women’s teams only

Women’s futsal activities Yes


Women’s national “A” team Yes

Number of futsal players


Number of women’s national “A” matches
240 registered female futsal players
Year Matches
240 unregistered female futsal players
2002 3
2003 4
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2004 6
Athletics
2005 6
Girls’ or women’s football is not popular.
2006 5

Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football


Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
No
2-3

Representation of women’s football on the board


or executive committee
No
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | HUNGARY 93

Hungary (HUN) | UEFA

Association founded in 1901 Ukraine


Slovakia
Miskolc
Affiliated to FIFA in 1907 Austria

Budapest Debrecen
Székesfehérvár

Hungary Romania
Slowenia
Szeged

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Serbia

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
1,148 604 1,752 U-17 | U-19

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 803 U-17 0 0 0 2 0
2001 U-19 6 6 8 8 10
2002
2003 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2004 1 / month
2005
2006 1,858 National championship age categories

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


U-15 | U-17 | Seniors

Football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)


2,831 Total number of football clubs Allowed
13 Number of clubs with both
men’s and women’s teams Girls’ and women’s football in schools
20 Number of clubs with No
women’s teams only

Women’s futsal activities Yes


Women’s national “A” team Yes

Number of futsal players


Number of women’s national “A” matches
180 registered female futsal players
Year Matches
2002 5
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003 4
2004 7
2005 8 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 7 1 staff member

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
1 / month or executive committee
No
94 ICELAND | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Iceland (ISL) | UEFA

Greenland Sea
Association founded in 1947 Isafjördhur
Affiliated to FIFA in 1947
Húsavik
Akureyri

Iceland
Höfn
Keflavik Reykjavík

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North Atlantic Ocean

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
400 5,000 5,400 U-17 | U-19

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 4,200 U-17 4 7 4 4 4
2001 4,100 U-19 (18) 3 3 6 3 5
2002 4,400 U-21 5 5 4 4 4
2003 5,100
2004 5,300 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2005 5,600 6
2006 5,400
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
National championship age categories
U-10 | U-12 | U-14 | U-16 | U-19
Football clubs
97 Total number of football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)
48 Number of clubs with both Allowed, U-14
men’s and women’s teams
0 Number of clubs with Girls’ and women’s football in schools
women’s teams only
6-16

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Women’s futsal activities Yes

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Number of futsal players
Year Matches
2002 6
2003 6
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2004 9
Football
2005 5
2006 8 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
No
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
6
Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
Specific mandate
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | INDIA 95

India (IND) | AFC

Afg.
Association founded in 1937 China
Iran
Amritsar
Affiliated to FIFA in 1948 Pakistan
New
Delhi
Bhopal
Myanmar
Saudi Arabia India
n
O ma Arabian Hyderabad
en Sea
Thailand
Yem
Bangalore Chennai

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Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
5,000 8,000 13,000 U-17 | U-19

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 7,000-8,000 U-17 3 0 3 0 5
2001 U-19 0 5 0 4 10
2002
2003 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2004 No regular sessions
2005
2006 13,000 National championship age categories

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


U-13 | U-17 | U-19 | Seniors

Football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)


6,550 Total number of football clubs Not allowed
65 Number of clubs with both
men’s and women’s teams Girls’ and women’s football in schools
25 Number of clubs with 12-17
women’s teams only

Women’s futsal activities No


Women’s national “A” team Yes

Number of futsal players


Number of women’s national “A” matches
Year Matches
2002 6
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003 6
Tennis
2004 6
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 5 or 6.
2005 8
2006 2 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
No
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
No regular sessions
Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
Specific mandate
96 INDONESIA | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Indonesia (IDN) | AFC

Association founded in 1930 Thailand Philippines


Affiliated to FIFA in 1952 North
Malaysia Pacific
Ocean

Biak
Kalimantan

Su
m
at
ra
Jakarta Ambon
Semarang Indonesia
Indian
Ocean Surabaya East Timor
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Kupang

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) No


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
320 320

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 200 U-17 5
2001 240
2002 280 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 320
2004 320
2005 0 National championship age categories

2006 0 U-19 | U-20

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs No
32 Total number of football clubs
2 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams U-17 | U-15
0 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities Yes

Women’s national “A” team No


Number of futsal players
150 registered female futsal players
Number of women’s national “A” matches
500 unregistered female futsal players
Year Matches
2002
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003 1
Volleyball
2004 2
2005 1 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 1 staff member

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
No
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | IRAN 97

Iran (IRN) | AFC

Turkey Turkmenistan
Association founded in 1920
Affiliated to FIFA in 1948 Mashhad
Tabriz
Tehran
Afghanistan
Iraq
Esfahan Iran

Shıraz
Pakistan
Saudi Arabia
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Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
496 660 1,156 U-18

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 U-18 1
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 4
2004
2005 550 National championship age categories

2006 1,156 Seniors | U-18

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs No
30 Total number of football clubs
29 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams 9-15
1 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities Yes

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players
6,624 registered female futsal players
Number of women’s national “A” matches
11,000 unregistered female futsal players
Year Matches
2002
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003
Volleyball
2004
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 2.
2005 4
2006 1 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2 staff members
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
4
Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
Specific mandate
98 IRAQ | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Iraq (IRQ) | AFC

Turkey
Association founded in 1948 Abrıl
Mosul
Affiliated to FIFA in 1950
Syria
Kirkuk

Iran
Israel
Iraq Al Kut

Egypt Jordan
Saudi Al Başrah
Arabia
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Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s)


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
200 200 400

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 650
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003
2004
2005 National championship age categories

2006 900
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs
110 Total number of football clubs
Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams
Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities Yes

Women’s national “A” team


Number of futsal players
500 registered female futsal players
Number of women’s national “A” matches
Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002
2003
2004 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2005
2006
Representation of women’s football on the board
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week or executive committee
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 99

Republic of Ireland (IRL) | UEFA

Association founded in 1921


Affiliated to FIFA in 1923 North Northern
Atlantic Ireland
Ocean
Republic of Irish
Ireland Sea
Dublin United
Kingdom
Limerick

Cork

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Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
12,000 U-17 | U-19

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 U-17 3 3 4 4 4
2001 U-19 10 10 10 10 10
2002
2003 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2004
2005
2006 National championship age categories

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


U-14 | U-16 | U-18 | Seniors

Football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)


5,629 Total number of football clubs Allowed, U-13
199 Number of clubs with both
men’s and women’s teams Girls’ and women’s football in schools
150-200 Number of clubs with 9-16
women’s teams only

Women’s futsal activities Yes


Women’s national “A” team Yes

Number of futsal players


Number of women’s national “A” matches
unknown
Year Matches
2002 4
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003 12
Gaelic football
2004 10
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 2.
2005 7
2006 11 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
6 staff members
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week

Representation of women’s football on the board


or executive committee
Specific mandate
100 ISRAEL | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Israel (ISR) | UEFA

Association founded in 1928 Mediterranean Sea Syria


Nazareth
Affiliated to FIFA in 1929 Iraq
Tel Aviv-Yafo
West Bank
Jerusalem
Gaza Strip
Israel
Jordan
Egypt Saudi Arabia

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Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
260 400 660 U-17 | U-19

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 200 U-17 0 0 0 0 0
2001 200 U-19 0 1 2 2 1
2002 200
2003 250 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2004 400 1
2005 619
2006 660 National championship age categories

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


U-15 | Seniors

Football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)


18 Total number of football clubs Allowed, U-13
10 Number of clubs with both
men’s and women’s teams Girls’ and women’s football in schools
8 Number of clubs with 10-17
women’s teams only

Women’s futsal activities No


Women’s national “A” team Yes

Number of futsal players


Number of women’s national “A” matches
Year Matches
2002 4
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003 8
Basketball
2004 5
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 5.
2005 5
2006 6 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2 staff members
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
2
Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
Yes
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | ITALY 101

Italy (ITA) | UEFA

Austria Hungary
Association founded in 1898 Milan Slo. Romania
France Croatia
Affiliated to FIFA in 1905 Italy Venice Bosnia Ser.
and and

Ad
Florence a Herz Mont.

ri
tic Bulgaria
Corsica Rome Se
a
Spain
Naples
Sardinia Greece

Mediterranean Sea Palermo

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Sicily

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
5,800 16,200 22,000 U-17 | U-19

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 16,000 U-17 5 3
2001 17,000 U-19 9 9 15 11 7
2002 18,000
2003 19,000 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2004 20,000 2-3
2005 21,000
2006 22,000 National championship age categories

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Seniors | U-18 | U-14

Football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)


10,164 Total number of football clubs U-14
15 Number of clubs with both
men’s and women’s teams Girls’ and women’s football in schools
479 Number of clubs with U-12
women’s teams only

Women’s futsal activities Yes


Women’s national “A” team Yes

Number of futsal players


Number of women’s national “A” matches
2,682 registered female futsal players
Year Matches
Unregistered female futsal players unknown
2002 10
2003 9
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2004 13
Volleyball
2005 12
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 9.
2006 13

Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football


Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
8 staff members
4-5

Representation of women’s football on the board


or executive committee
Specific mandate
102 JAMAICA | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Jamaica (JAM) | CONCACAF

Association founded in 1910


Affiliated to FIFA in 1962 Montego Bay Caribbean Sea

Negril
Jamaica
Spanish
Town
Kingston
Portmore

Caribbean Sea
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Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
1,410 430 1,840 U-17 | U-20

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 1,400 U-17 0 0 0 0 0
2001 U-20 0 0 0 6 3
2002
2003 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2004 4
2005
2006 1,710 National championship age categories

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


12-37

Football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)


460 Total number of football clubs Allowed, U-13
12 Number of clubs with both
men’s and women’s teams Girls’ and women’s football in schools
2 Number of clubs with 13-19
women’s teams only

Women’s futsal activities No


Women’s national “A” team Yes

Number of futsal players


Number of women’s national “A” matches
Year Matches
2002 7
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003 2
Football
2004 3
2005 0 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 7 5 staff members

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
4 or executive committee
Specific mandate
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | JAPAN 103

Japan (JPN) | AFC

Association founded in 1921 Rus.


China Sapporo
Affiliated to FIFA in 1929
Sea of
Japan
North
Korea
Japan Sendai
South North
Korea Pacific Ocean
Tokyo
Hiroshima Kobe Yokohama
Osaka
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Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
7,372 28,441 35,813 U-16 | U-17 | U-18 | U-19

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 19,141 U-16 0 0 0 0 4
2001 23,884 U-17 0 0 0 5 0
2002 25,697 U-18 0 0 0 5 3
2003 28,018 U-19 10 0 6 2 7
2004 30,857
2005 34,222 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week

2006 35,819 4

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


National championship age categories
Football clubs U-12 | U-15 | U-18 | Seniors
1,000 Total number of football clubs
30 Number of clubs with both Mixed football (boys and girls)
men’s and women’s teams Allowed until U-12
100 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Girls’ and women’s football in schools

Yes
U-12 | U-15 | U-18 | U-22
Women’s national “A” team

Women’s futsal activities Yes


Number of women’s national “A” matches
Year Matches Number of futsal players
2002 11 119,727 registered female futsal players
2003 15
11,364 unregistered female futsal players
2004 11
2005 9 Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2006 17 Volleyball
Not yet women’s football, but the number of players
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week is growing.
6-7
Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
3 staff members

Representation of women’s football on the board


or executive committee
Chairman Women’s Committee
104 JORDAN | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Jordan (JOR) | AFC

Association founded in 1949 Syria


Mediterranean Sea Iraq
Affiliated to FIFA in 1956
Amman

Israel Al Karak

Jordan Saudi Arabia


Egypt

Al ’Aqabah
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Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
59 79 138 U-19

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 U-19 9
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 4-5
2004
2005 170 National championship age categories

2006 138 Seniors | U-18 (12-18)

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs No
89 Total number of football clubs
3 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams 12-18
4 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities Yes

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players
No registered female futsal players
Number of women’s national “A” matches
50 unregistered female futsal players
Year Matches
2002
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003
Basketball
2004
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 3.
2005 7
2006 12 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
7 staff members
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
4-5
Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
Specific mandate
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | KAZAKHSTAN 105

Kazakhstan (KAZ) | UEFA

Association founded in 1914 Russia Russia


Qostanay
Affiliated to FIFA in 1994
Oral Astana
Semey
Kazakhstan
Atyrau
Baykonur
Cosmodrome
Almaty China
Uzbekistan
Azer. Kyrgyzstan
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Turkmenistan

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
120 200 320 U-19

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 200 U-19 0 0 3 3 3
2001 200
2002 200 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 200 0
2004 240
2005 260 National championship age categories

2006 320 U-16 | U-18

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Not allowed
5 Total number of football clubs
1 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams
4 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002 0
Football
2003 2
2004 4 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2005 2 1 staff member
2006 7
Representation of women’s football on the board
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week or executive committee
0 No
106 KENYA | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Kenya (KEN) | CAF

Ethiopia
Association founded in 1960
Affiliated to FIFA in 1960 Somalia
. Uganda
Kenya
Kisumu Meru

Nairobi

Tanzania Indian Ocean


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Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
5,418 2,358 7,776 U-17 | U-19

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 4,915 U-19 2
2001 5,000
2002 5,500 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 6,000 2
2004 6,700
2005 7,100 National championship age categories

2006 7,776 U-17 | U-19

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs No
710 Total number of football clubs
690 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams U-17 | U-19
20 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002 1
Volleyball
2003
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 4
2004 2 after basketball and hockey.
2005
2006 3 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
No
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
3 Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
Specific mandate
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | KOREA DPR 107

Korea DPR (PRK) | AFC

Association founded in 1945


Affiliated to FIFA in 1958 China

Kimch’aek
Korea DPR
Hamhung
Sea of Japan Japan
P’yongyang
Wonsan
Najin
Kaesong
Flag Crest World map South
Korea

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
1,756 1,200 2,956 U-12 | U-14 | U-16 | U-19

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 2,000 U-19 6 6 11
2001 2,000
2002 2,300 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 2,300
2004 2,700
2005 2,700 National championship age categories

2006 2,956 Seniors | U-19 | U-16

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs No
173 Total number of football clubs
0 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams 6-10 | 11-16
69 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002 11
Football, table tennis
2003 9
2004 5 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2005 12 7 staff members
2006 15
Representation of women’s football on the board
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week or executive committee
Specific mandate
108 KOREA REPUBLIC | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Korea Republic (KOR) | AFC

Association founded in 1928


Seoul ˇ
Kangnung
Affiliated to FIFA in 1948
South
Korea Sea of Japan
Yellow Taegu
Sea
Kwangju
Pusan Japan

Cheju-do
Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
1,340 248 1,588 U-12 | U-15 | U-17 | U-20

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 1,126 U-20 3 0 9 6 3
2001 1,180
2002 1,254 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 1,474 10-15 days / year
2004 1,588
2005 1,711 National championship age categories

2006 1,588 U-12 | U-15 | U-18 | U-19

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Allowed, U-10
90 Total number of football clubs
0 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams U-12 | U-15 | U-18
4 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002 11
Golf
2003 18
2004 5 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2005 4 6 staff members
2006 12
Representation of women’s football on the board
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week or executive committee
10-15 days / year Part of a wider mandate
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | KUWAIT 109

Kuwait (KUW) | AFC

Association founded in 1952 ’Abdali


Affiliated to FIFA in 1964
Iraq Bubiyan
Kuwait
Kuwait
Al Jahrah
Persian Gulf

Saudi Arabia Al Wafrah


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Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) No


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
0 0 0

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 0
2001 0
2002 0 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 0
2004 0
2005 0 National championship age categories

2006 0 Friendly events for seniors

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Not allowed
15 Total number of football clubs
0 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams 12-17
1 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team No


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002
Football
2003
2004 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2005 No
2006
Representation of women’s football on the board
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week or executive committee
No | A Women’s Committee will be formed soon.
110 KYRGYZSTAN | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Kyrgyzstan (KGZ) | AFC

Association founded in 1992


Kazakhstan Bishkek
Affiliated to FIFA in 1994 Karakol

Kyrgyzstan
Uzbekistan
Jalal-Abad

China
Sary-Tash
Flag Crest World map Tajikistan

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
440 75 515 U-19

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 22 U-19 0 0 0 0 2
2001 40
2002 65 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 100 According to calendar
2004 120
2005 300 National championship age categories

2006 515 16-18

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Not allowed
50 Total number of football clubs
50 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams No
6 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities Yes

Women’s national “A” team No


Number of futsal players
60 registered female futsal players
Number of women’s national “A” matches
40 unregistered female futsal players
Year Matches
2002 0
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003 0
2004 0
2005 0 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 0 1 staff member

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
0 or executive committee
Chairman Women’s Committee and
Member of Executive Committee
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | LAOS 111

Laos (LAO) | AFC

China
Association founded in 1951 Vietnam
Affiliated to FIFA in 1952 Myanmar
Louangphrabang

Laos

Vientiane
Gulf of Tonkin
Thailand
Pakxe
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Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
120 160 280 U-14 | U-16 | U-18

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 0 U-14 0 0 0 0 0
2001 U-16 0 0 0 0 0
2002 200 U-18 0 0 0 0 2
2003 200
2004 240 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2005 240 3
2006 280
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
National championship age categories
17
Football clubs
12 Total number of football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)
6 Number of clubs with both Not allowed
men’s and women’s teams
6 Number of clubs with Girls’ and women’s football in schools
women’s teams only
12-14

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Women’s futsal activities Starting

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Number of futsal players
Year Matches
2002 0
2003 0
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2004 0
Badminton, football
2005 0
2006 2 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
4 staff members
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week

Representation of women’s football on the board


or executive committee
LFF committee
112 LATVIA | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Latvia (LVA) | UEFA

Estonia
Estonia
Association founded in 1921 Baltic Sea
Affiliated to FIFA in 1923 Gulf of
Riga Valmiera
Ventspils Aluksne
Russia
Jurmala Rıga
Latvia
Skrunda Jelgava
Liepãja
Rêzekne

Daugavpils
Lithuania Belarus
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Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
886 224 1,110 U-17 | U-19

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 126 U-17 0 0 0 2 7
2001 211 U-19 6 5 9 8 10
2002 414
2003 590 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2004 732 2
2005 814
2006 1,110 National championship age categories

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


12 and older | 13-14 | 15-16 | 17-18

Football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)


67 Total number of football clubs Not allowed
32 Number of clubs with both
men’s and women’s teams Girls’ and women’s football in schools
Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
15+ | 12+

Women’s futsal activities No


Women’s national “A” team Yes

Number of futsal players


Number of women’s national “A” matches
Year Matches
2002 4
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003 5
Not football
2004 4
Girls’ or women’s football is in the top 30.
2005 6
2006 6 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


2
Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
Specific mandate
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | LEBANON 113

Lebanon (LIB) | AFC

Association founded in 1933


Affiliated to FIFA in 1935 Tripoli
Mediterranean Sea
Lebanon
Baalbeck
Beirut Syria

Jazzin

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Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) No


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
40 60 100

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 0
2004
2005 National championship age categories

2006 100 Being organised

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Not allowed
146 Total number of football clubs
3 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams 13-18
0 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities Yes

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players
Registered female futsal players:
Number of women’s national “A” matches
Unregistered female futsal players:
Year Matches
2002 2
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003 2
Basketball
2004 2
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 3.
2005 4
2006 2 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
Part-time only
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
2
Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
Specific mandate
114 LESOTHO | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Lesotho (LES) | CAF

Association founded in 1932


Affiliated to FIFA in 1964 South Africa
Teyateyaneng
Maseru
Thaba-Tseka

Mafeteng Lesotho

Mohales Qacha’s Nek South Africa


Hoek

Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
5,000 200 5,200 U-17 | U-20

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 210 U-17 0 0 0 0 3
2001 350 U-20 0 0 3 2 2
2002 480
2003 750 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2004 2,180 3
2005 4,600
2006 5,200 National championship age categories

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


U-17 | U-20

Football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)


61 Total number of football clubs Allowed, U-15
54 Number of clubs with both
men’s and women’s teams Girls’ and women’s football in schools
7 Number of clubs with U-12 to U-23
women’s teams only

Women’s futsal activities No


Women’s national “A” team Yes

Number of futsal players


Number of women’s national “A” matches
Year Matches
2002 4
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003 1
Netball, athletics
2004 1
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 3.
2005 2
2006 2 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2 staff members
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
3
Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
Part of a wider mandate
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | LIBERIA 115

Liberia (LBR) | CAF

Guinea
Association founded in 1936 Sierra
Affiliated to FIFA in 1964 Leone

Côte d’Ivoire
Robertstown
Monrovia Liberia
Buchanan
North Atlantic Ocean Greenville

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Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) No


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
142 135 277

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 264
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003
2004
2005 National championship age categories

2006 277 Seniors (16 and above)

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs No
45 Total number of football clubs
0 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams No
2 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002 0
Football
2003 0
2004 0 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2005 0 No
2006 3
Representation of women’s football on the board
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week or executive committee
Specific mandate
116 LIBYA | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Libya (LBY) | CAF

Spain
Association founded in 1962 Mediterranean
Affiliated to FIFA in 1964 Sea Syria
Tripoli Lebanon
Tun. Banghazi
Israel
Mişratah Jordan
Algeria
Libya Egypt

Al Jawf

Niger Chad Sudan


Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) No


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
0 0 0

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003
2004
2005 National championship age categories

2006 Starting to develop the game,


formed a committeee in 2006
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players Mixed football (boys and girls)
No
Football clubs
Total number of football clubs Girls’ and women’s football in schools
Number of clubs with both 9-18
men’s and women’s teams
0 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only Women’s futsal activities Yes

No Number of futsal players


Women’s national “A” team
0 registered female futsal players
Number of women’s national “A” matches Some unregistered female futsal players
Year Matches
2002 Most popular sport(s) for women and girls

2003 Futsal

2004
Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2005
3 staff members
2006

Representation of women’s football on the board


Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
or executive committee
No
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | LIECHTENSTEIN 117

Liechtenstein (LIE) | UEFA

Association founded in 1934 Ruggell


Affiliated to FIFA in 1976

Nendeln

Schaan Austria
Switzerland
Vaduz

Liechten-
stein
Balzers
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Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) No


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
120 45 165

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 72
2001 80
2002 95 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 110
2004 135
2005 140 National championship age categories

2006 165 9-12 | 13-16 | U-18 | Seniors


*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Allowed, 19 years
7 Total number of football clubs
7 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams
0 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team No


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002
Volleyball
2003
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 6 or 7.
2004
2005 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 No

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
Other mandates
118 LITHUANIA | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Lithuania (LTU) | UEFA

Association founded in 1922 Latvia


Butinge
Affiliated to FIFA in 1923 Siauliai
Klaipéda Panevezys
Baltic Sea
Utena
Tauragé Lithuania
Kaunas
Russia Belarus
Vilnius
Marijamopolé

Flag Crest World map Poland

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
361 53 414 U-17 | U-19

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 183 U-17 6 6 6 9 9
2001 197 U-19 9 9 9 9 9
2002 232
2003 294 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2004 358 0
2005 377
2006 414 National championship age categories

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


From 13

Football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)


12 Total number of football clubs
1 Number of clubs with both
men’s and women’s teams Girls’ and women’s football in schools
3 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only

Women’s futsal activities No


Women’s national “A” team Yes

Number of futsal players


Number of women’s national “A” matches
Year Matches
2002 2
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003 2
Netball
2004 2
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 2.
2005 2
2006 5 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
No
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
0
Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
Yes
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | LUXEMBOURG 119

Luxembourg (LUX) | UEFA

Association founded in 1908 Trois-


Affiliated to FIFA in 1910 vierges

Belgium
Diekirch Germany
Luxembourg
Grevenmacher
Luxembourg

Flag Crest World map Esch


France

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
401 453 854 U-18

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 403 U-18 0 0 0 0 0
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 2-3
2004
2005 National championship age categories

2006 854 Seniors (14 and older), girls in mixed teams

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Allowed, U-14
109 Total number of football clubs
24 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams No
Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002
Basketball, volleyball
2003
Football continually developing
2004
2005 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 3 1 staff member

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
2-3 or executive committee
Specific mandate
120 MACAU | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Macau (MAC) | AFC

Association founded in 1939


Affiliated to FIFA in 1978 Macau
Macau
China Zhujiang Kou

Macau
Taipa International
Airport

Flag Crest World map Coloane

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) No


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
48 8 56

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 0
2001 0
2002 0 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 0
2004 0
2005 20 National championship age categories

2006 50
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs 8-12
100 Total number of football clubs
2 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams 8
1 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team No


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002
Not answered
2003
2004 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2005 No
2006
Representation of women’s football on the board
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week or executive committee
No
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | FYR MACEDONIA 121

FYR Macedonia (MKD) | UEFA

Serbia
Association founded in 1949
Kumanovo
Affiliated to FIFA in 1994 Bulgaria
Skopje

Macedonia

Albania Prilep

Bitola Greece
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Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
218 262 570 U-15 | U-16 | U-17 | U-18 | U-19

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 125 U-15 1
2001 186 U-16 2
2002 212 U-17 1
2003 243 U-18 2 3 3
2004 261 U-19 5 7 3
2005 228
2006 350 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players 3

Football clubs National championship age categories


456 Total number of football clubs Seniors | U-19 | U-18 | U-17
0 Number of clubs with both
men’s and women’s teams
Mixed football (boys and girls)
14 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only No

Girls’ and women’s football in schools


Women’s national “A” team Yes
12-15

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches Women’s futsal activities No

2002 7
Number of futsal players
2003 6
1,656 registered female futsal players
2004 10
542 unregistered female futsal players
2005 8
2006 12
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
Not answered
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
3
Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
1 staff member

Representation of women’s football on the board


or executive committee
No
122 MADAGASCAR | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Madagascar (MAD) | CAF

Association founded in 1961 Mozambique

l
Affiliated to FIFA in 1964

ne
Indian Ocean

an
Ch
Mahajanga

ue
Antananarivo Toamasina

biq
zam
Madagascar

Mo
Mauritius
Toliara
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Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
725 340 1,065 U-20

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 800 U-20 0 0 0 3 0
2001
2002 210 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 260 2
2004 322
2005 720 National championship age categories

2006 1,065 Open

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Not allowed
829 Total number of football clubs
738 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams 10-22
91 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities Yes

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players
Registered female futsal players:
Number of women’s national “A” matches
80 unregistered female futsal players
Year Matches
2002 0
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003 0
Basketball
2004 0
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 8.
2005 0
2006 0 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
No
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
2
Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
Part of a wider mandate
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | MALAWI 123

Malawi (MWI) | CAF

Association founded in 1966 Dem. Rep.


of the Tanzania
Affiliated to FIFA in 1968 Congo Malawi
Nkhata Bay

Lilongwe Mozambique
Zambia

Blantyre
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Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
100 100 200 U-10 | U-12 | U-17

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 126 U-10 0 0 0 0 0
2001 135 U-12 0 0 0 0 0
2002 139 U-17 0 0 0 0 0
2003 150
2004 190 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2005 200 3
2006 200
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
National championship age categories
13-25
Football clubs
176 Total number of football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)
2 Number of clubs with both Not allowed
men’s and women’s teams
34 Number of clubs with Girls’ and women’s football in schools
women’s teams only
8-17

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Women’s futsal activities No

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Number of futsal players
Year Matches
2002 4
2003 8
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2004 2
Netball
2005 7
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 2.
2006 6

Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football


Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
No
3

Representation of women’s football on the board


or executive committee
Specific mandate
124 MALAYSIA | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Malaysia (MAS) | AFC

Association founded in 1933


Affiliated to FIFA in 1954
South China Sea
Kota Baharu Kota Kinabalu

George Town Malaysia Brunei


Sandakan

Kuala
Lumpur
Klang
Sibu
Indonesia
Singapore Kuching
Flag Crest World map Indonesia

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
500 1,500 2,000 U-20

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 800 U-20 4 6
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 3
2004
2005 National championship age categories

2006 2,000 Seniors | U-12

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs No
Total number of football clubs
70 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams No
20 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities Yes

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players
1,200 registered female futsal players
Number of women’s national “A” matches
2,000 unregistered female futsal players
Year Matches
2002 4
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003 4
Netball
2004 4
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 6.
2005 6
2006 4 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
1 staff member
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
5
Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
Specific mandate
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | MALDIVES 125

Maldives (MDV) | AFC

Association founded in 1982


Affiliated to FIFA in 1986
Male Atoll
Arabian Sea Male

Laccadive Sea
Maldives

Flag Crest World map Addu Atoll


Gan

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s)


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
60 50 110

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 55
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003
2004
2005 National championship age categories

2006 110
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs
60 Total number of football clubs
Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams
Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities

Women’s national “A” team


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002
2003
2004 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2005
2006
Representation of women’s football on the board
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week or executive committee
126 MALI | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Mali (MLI) | CAF

Western
Association founded in 1960 Sahara Algeria
Affiliated to FIFA in 1964 Taoudenni

Mauritania
Mali Niger

Mopti
Senegal Ségou
Bamako
Burkina
Faso Nigeria
Flag Crest World map Guinea

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
609 352 961 U-16 | U-19

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 584 U-20 0 4 6 8 10
2001 659
2002 677 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 724 3
2004 798
2005 902 National championship age categories

2006 961 Seniors

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs No
200 Total number of football clubs
10 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams No
7 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002 3
Basketball
2003 6
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 2.
2004 6
2005 6 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 9 No

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
3 or executive committee
Specific mandate
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | MALTA 127

Malta (MLT) | UEFA

Association founded in 1900 Mediterranean Sea


Gozo
Affiliated to FIFA in 1960 Comino

Malta
Valletta
Rabat
Mediterranean Sea

Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) No


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
119 626 745

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 491
2001 509
2002 548 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 573
2004 628
2005 698 National championship age categories

2006 745 Seniors

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs 12
51 Total number of football clubs
8 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams Under 16
0 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002 5
Basketball, netball
2003 8
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 2.
2004 8
2005 12 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 7 No

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
3 or executive committee
Part of a wider mandate
128 MAURITANIA | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Mauritania (MTN) | CAF

Western
Association founded in 1961 Sahara
Bîr Moghreïn
Affiliated to FIFA in 1970
Algeria
F’dérik

North Mauritania
Atlantic
Ocean Mali
Nouakchott
Néma

Flag Crest World map Senegal

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) No


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
100

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003
2004
2005 National championship age categories

2006 100 Seniors

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Not allowed
68 Total number of football clubs
0 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams No
4 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team No


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002
Basketball
2003
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 2.
2004
2005 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 No

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
No
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | MAURITIUS 129

Mauritius (MRI) | CAF

Association founded in 1952


Affiliated to FIFA in 1964
Indian Ocean
Port Louis

Mauritius
Curepipe

Indian Ocean

Flag Crest World map Souillac

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
120 280 400 U-15 | U-19

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 250 U-15 0
2001 U-20 0
2002
2003 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2004 Occasionally
2005
2006 400 National championship age categories

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players

Football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)


15 Total number of football clubs Not allowed
12 Number of clubs with both
men’s and women’s teams Girls’ and women’s football in schools
3 Number of clubs with Open category
women’s teams only

Women’s futsal activities No


Women’s national “A” team Yes

Number of futsal players


Number of women’s national “A” matches
Year Matches
2002 1
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003 0
Track and field
2004 0
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 3.
2005 0
2006 0 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
1 staff member
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
Occasionally
Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
Specific mandate
130 MEXICO | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Mexico (MEX) | CONCACAF

Tijuana
Association founded in 1927 United States
Ciudad
Affiliated to FIFA in 1929 Juarez

Mexico Gulf of
Mexico
Monterrey Matamoros

North Leon
Pacific Mexico Cuba
Ocean Guadalajara
Puebla
Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
9,091 5,435 14,526 U-17 | U-20

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 U-17 0 0 0 0 0
2001 U-20 0 0 0 0 8
2002 12,450
2003 17,089 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2004 16,691 7
2005 13,746
2006 15,526 National championship age categories

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


11-12 | 12-13 | 13-14 | 15-16 | U-19 | open
Football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)
302 Total number of football clubs Allowed from 5 to 6
1 Number of clubs with both
men’s and women’s teams Girls’ and women’s football in schools
0 Number of clubs with 8-15
women’s teams only

Women’s futsal activities Yes


Women’s national “A” team Yes

Number of futsal players


Number of women’s national “A” matches
3,200 registered female futsal players
Year Matches
30,000 unregistered female futsal players
2002 6
2003 23
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2004 13
Football
2005 6
2006 17 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
3 staff members
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
28 hours
Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
Specific mandate
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | MOLDOVA 131

Moldova (MDA) | UEFA

Association founded in 1990


Affiliated to FIFA in 1994 Balti
Ukraine
Moldova
Chisinau

Tiraspol
Romania

Ukraine
Black Sea
Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
263 160 423 U-17 | U-19

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 250 U-17 0 0 0 0 0
2001 250 U-19 10 12 9 14 9
2002 270
2003 293 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2004 300 5-6
2005 312
2006 390 National championship age categories

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


U-18

Football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)


5 Total number of football clubs Allowed, U-12
1 Number of clubs with both
men’s and women’s teams Girls’ and women’s football in schools
4 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only

Women’s futsal activities Yes


Women’s national “A” team No

Number of futsal players


Number of women’s national “A” matches
90 registered female futsal players
Year Matches
0 unregistered female futsal players
2002 3
2003 3
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2004 0
Tennis, dancing
2005 3
Girls’ or women’s football is one of the top sports.
2006 3

Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football


Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
1 staff member

Representation of women’s football on the board


or executive committee
No
132 MONGOLIA | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Mongolia (MGL) | AFC

Association founded in 1959 Russia


Affiliated to FIFA in 1998 Ölgiy

Mongolia Ulaanbaatar
Altay

China
Dalandzadgad
Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) No


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18): (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
20 0 20

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 0
2001 0
2002 0 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 0
2004 20
2005 20 National championship age categories

2006 20 None

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Not allowed
10 Total number of football clubs
0 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams 12-15
0 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team No


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002
Basketball
2003
Girls’ or women’s football is not ranked.
2004
2005 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 Part of a wider mandate

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
Specific mandate
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | MONTENEGRO 133

Montenegro (MNE) | UEFA

Croatia
Association founded in 1931
Bosnia and
Affiliated to FIFA in 2007 Herzegovina
Serbia
Bijelo Polje

Montenegro

Podgorica

Adriatic Sea Bar


Albania
Flag Crest World map Macedonia

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) No


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18 (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
70 10 80

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003
2004
2005 National championship age categories

2006 80
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Not allowed
4 Total number of football clubs
4 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams U-14, U-18
0 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities Yes

Women’s national “A” team No


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002
Handball, basketball, volleyball
2003
Girls’ or women’s football is between position 10 and 15.
2004
2005 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 No

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
No
134 MONTSERRAT | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Montserrat (MSR) | CONCACAF

Association founded in 1994


Affiliated to FIFA in 1996
St. John’s

Caribbean Sea St. Peter’s


Bethal
Salem

Montserrat
Plymouth
St. Patrick’s
Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s)


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003
2004
2005 National championship age categories

2006
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs
Total number of football clubs
Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams
Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities

Women’s national “A” team


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002
2003
2004 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2005
2006
Representation of women’s football on the board
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week or executive committee
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | MOROCCO 135

Morocco (MAR) | CAF

Association founded in 1955 Tangier


Affiliated to FIFA in 1960 Oujda
North Rabat
Casablanca Meknès
Atlantic
Ocean Morocco
Marrakech

Agadir
Algeria

Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) No


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
0 1,268 1,268

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 265
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003
2004
2005 National championship age categories

2006 1,268 Seniors

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Not allowed
563 Total number of football clubs
36 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams
Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002 4
Football
2003 3
2004 4 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2005 5 2 staff members
2006 4
Representation of women’s football on the board
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week or executive committee
2 Part of a mandate
136 MOZAMBIQUE | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Mozambique (MOZ) | CAF

Tanzania

l
ne
Association founded in 1976

an
Angola Zambia
Affiliated to FIFA in 1980

Ch
Nampula

que
m bi
Quelimane

Moza
Zimbabwe
Beira Madagascar

Botswana
Mozambique

Flag Crest World map Maputo Indian Ocean


South Africa

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) No


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
0 115 115 U-20

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 100 U-20 0 0 0 0 4
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003
2004
2005 181 National championship age categories

2006 115 Seniors

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Not allowed
40 Total number of football clubs
12 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams 12-16
32 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities Yes

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players
160 registered female futsal players
Number of women’s national “A” matches
1,000 unregistered female futsal players
Year Matches
2002 0
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003 0
Football
2004 0
2005 0 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 2 2 staff members

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
9 or executive committee
Yes
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | MYANMAR 137

Myanmar (MYA) | AFC

Ne
pa
Association founded in 1947 l China
Affiliated to FIFA in 1948 Myitkyina
India Mandalay
South
Myanmar Laos China Sea
Bay of
Bengal
Thailand
Yangon
Vietnam

Flag Crest World map


Cambodia

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s)


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
1,500 3,580 5,080

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 3,200
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003
2004
2005 National championship age categories

2006 5,080
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs
598 Total number of football clubs
Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams
Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities

Women’s national “A” team


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002
2003
2004 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2005
2006
Representation of women’s football on the board
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week or executive committee
138 NAMIBIA | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Namibia (NAM) | CAF

Angola Zambia
Association founded in 1990 South Ondangwa Rundu
Atlantic Katima
Affiliated to FIFA in 1992 Mulilo
Ocean Zimbabwe
Namibia
Swakopmund
Botswana
Walvis Bay Windhoek

Rehoboth

Lüderitz
Karasburg
Flag Crest World map South Africa

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
1,800 1,600 3,400 U-17 | U-20

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 U-17 3 3 3 3 3
2001 U-20 3 3 3 3 3
2002
2003 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2004 300
2005 500
2006 3,400 National championship age categories

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Seniors

Football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)


54 Total number of football clubs Allowed, U-15
7 Number of clubs with both
men’s and women’s teams Girls’ and women’s football in schools
47 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
U-15 | U-17 | U-19

Women’s futsal activities No


Women’s national “A” team Yes

Number of futsal players


Number of women’s national “A” matches
Year Matches
2002 1
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003 1
Netball, football and hockey
2004 2
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 2.
2005 0
2006 11 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
0, but 2 volunteers
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
2
Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
Women’s football only
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | NEPAL 139

Nepal (NEP) | AFC

Association founded in 1951


Affiliated to FIFA in 1972
China

Dhangadhi
Nepal
Nepalganj Pokhara

Kathmandu

India Bırganj
Dharan
Flag Crest World map Janakpur

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
800 440 1,240 U-16 | U-19

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 50
2001 100
2002 200 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 400
2004 800
2005 1,000 National championship age categories

2006 1,240 U-16 | U-19

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs No
39 Total number of football clubs
39 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams U-16
0 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002
Martial arts
2003
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 2.
2004
2005 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 2 staff members

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
No
140 NETHERLANDS | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Netherlands (NED) | UEFA

Association founded in 1889


Den Leeuwarden
Affiliated to FIFA in 1904 Helder
North Sea

Haarlem Zwolle
Irish The Hague Amsterdam
Sea Netherlands Germany
Europoort
United Tilburg
Kingdom
Eindhoven

Flag Crest World map Belgium

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
49,984 37,978 87,962 U-15 | U-17 | U-19

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 69,748 U-15 0 2 2 6 2
2001 69,932 U-17 6 8 8 11 12
2002 67,306 U-19 4 17 10 8 15
2003 70,719
2004 76,024 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2005 80,875 3
2006 87,962
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
National championship age categories
Seniors and all youth age categories through mixed
Football clubs gender football

3,573 Total number of football clubs


Mixed football (boys and girls)
2,000 Number of clubs with both
men’s and women’s teams Allowed until 19 in all youth age categories
Number of clubs with
women’s teams only Girls’ and women’s football in schools
10-12
Women’s national “A” team Yes

Women’s futsal activities Yes


Number of women’s national “A” matches
Year Matches Number of futsal players
2002 8 2,881 registered female futsal players
2003 8 Unregistered female futsal players: unknown
2004 10
2005 11 Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2006 15 Field hockey
Girls’ or women’s football is the 2nd most popular team sport.
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
4 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
6 staff members

Representation of women’s football on the board


or executive committee
Subject related/integrated
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | NETHERLANDS ANTILLES 141

Netherlands Antilles (ANT) | CONCACAF

Saint-Martin
Association founded in 1921 Carribbean Sea (France)
Affiliated to FIFA in 1932 Sint
Netherlands Antilles Maarten
Westpunt
Saba
Bonaire
Curaçao
Sint
Eustalius
Kralendijk
Willemstad Islands not
shown in true
Flag Crest World map Klein Curaçao geographical
position

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
20 60 80 U-17

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 0 U-17 0 0 0 0 2
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 2
2004
2005 50 National championship age categories

2006 80 Seniors | U-17 to start in 2008

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Not allowed
40 Total number of football clubs
1 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams U-13 | U-17
2 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities Yes

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players
80 registered female futsal players
Number of women’s national “A” matches
30 unregistered female futsal players
Year Matches
2002 0
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003 0
Softball and volleyball
2004 0
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 6.
2005 2
2006 2 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
No
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
3
Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
No
142 NEW CALEDONIA | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

New Caledonia (NCL) | OFC

Association founded in 1928


Affiliated to FIFA in 2004
Poindimié

Muéo New Caledonia


Thio
Coral Sea
Nouméa
South Pacific
Ocean
Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) No


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
299 190 489 U-20

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 0 U-20 0 0 0 0 3
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 54 5 days every 5 weeks
2004 119
2005 199 National championship age categories

2006 489 16 | Seniors

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Allowed, U-13
13 Total number of football clubs
12 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams 10-16
1 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002 0
Cricket, volleyball
2003 0
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 3.
2004 0
2005 0 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 0 No

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
5 days every 5 weeks or executive committee
Specific mandate
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | NEW ZEALAND 143

New Zealand (NZL) | OFC

Association founded in 1891


Affiliated to FIFA in 1948 Auckland
Australia North Island
New Plymouth Gisborne
Napier
New Zealand
Greymouth Wellington
Tasman Sea
South Island Christchurch

Tasmania South Pacific


Dunedin Ocean
Flag Crest World map Invercargill Stewart Island

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
19,326 4,264 23,590 U-14 | U-17 | U-20

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 20,798 U-14 0 0 0 0 5
2001 U-17 0 0 0 0 5
2002 U-20 0 0 0 0 17
2003
2004 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2005 4-5
2006 23,790
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
National championship age categories
U-14 | U-16 | U-20 involved in seniors | Seniors
Football clubs
325 Total number of football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)
318 Number of clubs with both No restrictions
men’s and women’s teams
0 Number of clubs with Girls’ and women’s football in schools
women’s teams only
5-17

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Women’s futsal activities Yes

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Number of futsal players
Year Matches
200 registered female futsal players
2002 0
0 unregistered female futsal players
2003 4
2004 5
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2005 2
Netball, girls football and hockey
2006 2
Girls’ or women’s football is the 2nd most popular
winter team sport.
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
5 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
1 staff member

Representation of women’s football on the board


or executive committee
No
144 NICARAGUA | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Nicaragua (NCA) | CONCACAF

Association founded in 1931


Honduras
Affiliated to FIFA in 1950

Caribbean Sea
Nicaragua
Matagalpa

North Pacific Ocean Managua


El Bluff
Granada

San Juan del Sur


Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
7,000 250 7,250 U-17 | U-20

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 800 U-15 0 2 0 2 0
2001 2,600 U-17 0 0 1 0 0
2002 3,400 U-20 0 0 0 1 1
2003 4,000 U-23 0 1 0 0 1
2004 4,760
2005 5,000 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2006 7,250 20 hours
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
National championship age categories
Football clubs U-17 | U-20 | Seniors
5,324 Total number of football clubs
0 Number of clubs with both Mixed football (boys and girls)
men’s and women’s teams
Not allowed
1 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Girls’ and women’s football in schools

Women’s national “A” team Yes


U-15 | U-17

Number of women’s national “A” matches Women’s futsal activities Yes

Year Matches
Number of futsal players
2002
700 registered female futsal players
2003 3
5,000 unregistered female futsal players
2004 3
2005 3
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2006 2
Football

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
20 hours
33 staff members

Representation of women’s football on the board


or executive committee
Specific mandate
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | NIGER 145

Niger (NIG) | CAF

Association founded in 1967


Algeria
Affiliated to FIFA in 1967
Niger
Mauritania
Agadez
Mali
Tahoua
Niamey Zinder

Burkina
Flag Crest World map Faso Nigeria
Guinea

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) No


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
0 0 0

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 0
2001 0
2002 0 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 0
2004 0
2005 0 National championship age categories

2006 0 None

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs No
120 Total number of football clubs
0 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams 14-18
0 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team No


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002
Basketball
2003
2004 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2005 No
2006
Representation of women’s football on the board
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week or executive committee
No
146 NIGERIA | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Nigeria (NGA) | CAF

Association founded in 1945 Sokoto Katsina


Affiliated to FIFA in 1960 Kano
Benin Chad
Nigeria
Jos
Abuja
Ilorin
Ghana
Enugu
Warri Central African
Lagos
Republic
Port Cameroon
Harcourt
Flag Crest World map Zaire
Gulf of Guinea

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s)


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
1,110

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 660
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003
2004
2005 National championship age categories

2006 1,110
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs
52 Total number of football clubs
Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams
Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities

Women’s national “A” team


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002
2003
2004 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2005
2006
Representation of women’s football on the board
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week or executive committee
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | NORTHERN IRELAND 147

Northern Ireland (NIR) | UEFA

Association founded in 1880 North


Affiliated to FIFA in 1911 Atlantic
Ocean Northern
Ireland
Belfast

United
Kingdom
Republic of Irish
Ireland Sea

Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
1,257 636 1,893 U-15 | U-16 | U-17 | U-19 | U-21

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 No data U-15 2 3 3 3 3
2001 No data U-16 2 0 0 0 0
2002 720 (seniors only) U-17 5 4 4 3 3
2003 740 (seniors only) U-19 7 7 8 8 3
2004 819 (seniors only) U-21 0 1 0 0 0
2005 968 (seniors only)
2006 1,893 (including juniors) Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players 2

Football clubs National championship age categories


820 Total number of football clubs
20 Number of clubs with both
men’s and women’s teams
Mixed football (boys and girls)
20 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only Allowed, no restriction, often U-14

Girls’ and women’s football in schools


Women’s national “A” team Yes
6-11 | U-13 | U-15 | U-17/18

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches Women’s futsal activities No

2002 0
Number of futsal players
2003 0
2004 5
2005 8
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2006 7
Hockey

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2
2 staff members

Representation of women’s football on the board


or executive committee
Specific mandate
148 NORWAY | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Norway (NOR) | UEFA

Association founded in 1902


Affiliated to FIFA in 1908 Harstad
Bodo
Norwegian Sea Sweden
Mo

Trondheim Russia
Norway Finland
Floro
Oslo
Flag Crest World map Stavanger
Estonia

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
82,733 15,225 97,958 U-15 | U-16 | U-17 | U-19 | U-23

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 74,686 U-15 0 0 0 0 1
2001 80,561 U-16 0 0 0 0 1
2002 85,680 U-17 0 0 0 0 7
2003 94,892 U-19 0 0 0 0 11
2004 104,597 U-23 0 0 0 0 7
2005 98,158
2006 98,158 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players 7

Football clubs National championship age categories


1,841 Total number of football clubs U-15/16 | U-17 | U-19 | U-23
1,400 Number of clubs with both
men’s and women’s teams
Mixed football (boys and girls)
Number of clubs with
women’s teams only

Girls’ and women’s football in schools


Women’s national “A” team Yes

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches Women’s futsal activities No

2002 13
Number of futsal players
2003 18
2004 13
2005 16
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2006 13
Football

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
7
5 staff members

Representation of women’s football on the board


or executive committee
3
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | OMAN 149

Oman (OMA) | AFC

Association founded in 1978 ¸ ¸


Suhar
Affiliated to FIFA in 1980
United Arab Muscat
Emirates
Sur
Oman
Saudi Arabia

Duqm Arabian Sea

Thamarit
Flag Crest World map
Yemen

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) No


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
0 0 0

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 0
2001 0
2002 0 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 0
2004 0
2005 0 National championship age categories

2006 0
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Not allowed
43 Total number of football clubs
0 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams
0 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team No


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002 0
Indoor basketball, volleyball
2003 0
2004 0 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2005 0 No
2006 0
Representation of women’s football on the board
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week or executive committee
0 No
150 PAKISTAN | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Pakistan (PAK) | AFC

Association founded in 1948 Ka


sch
Affiliated to FIFA in 1948 Peshawar mi
r China
Afghanistan Islamabad
Iran
Faisalabad
Multan
Bahawalpur Nepal
Pakistan India
Hyderabad
Gulf
of Om Karachi
Flag Crest World map an

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) No


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
0 0 240

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 0
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003
2004
2005 96 National championship age categories

2006 240 Open age group

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Not allowed
12 Total number of football clubs
Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams No
12 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team No


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002 0
Badminton
2003 0
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 7.
2004 0
2005 0 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 0 No

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
Specific mandate
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | PALESTINE 151

Palestine (PLE) | AFC

Association founded in 1928 Syria


Mediterranean Sea
Affiliated to FIFA in 1998 Iraq
Palestine
West Bank
Jerusalem
Gaza Strip

Israel
Jordan
Egypt Saudi Arabia

Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
240 267 507 U-18

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 60 U-18 0 0 0 1 0
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 76 1
2004 120
2005 210 National championship age categories

2006 400 U-16 | U-18

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Not allowed
194 Total number of football clubs
10 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams U-17
13 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities Yes

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players
150 registered female futsal players
Number of women’s national “A” matches
250 unregistered female futsal players
Year Matches
2002 0
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003 3
Football
2004 8
2005 11 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 12 8 staff members

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
2 or executive committee
Long term
152 PANAMA | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Panama (PAN) | CONCACAF

Association founded in 1937


Caribbean Sea Colón
Affiliated to FIFA in 1938
Panama
Panama
Canal
David La Palma
Panama

Gulf of
Panama

Flag Crest World map Colombia

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
1,202 664 1,866 U-20

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 84 U-20 5 8 6 6 3
2001 97
2002 155 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 160 9
2004 220
2005 461 National championship age categories

2006 689 U-17 | Seniors

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Allowed, up to 13 years
347 Total number of football clubs
0 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams 13-18
28 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities Yes

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players
120 registered female futsal players
Number of women’s national “A” matches
200 unregistered female futsal players
Year Matches
2002 6
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003 2
Football
2004 7
2005 8 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 6 3 staff members

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
12 or executive committee
Specific mandate
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | PAPUA NEW GUINEA 153

Papua New Guinea (PNG) | OFC

Association founded in 1962 Wewak


Affiliated to FIFA in 1966 New Guinea Rabaul

Madang
Papua
New Guinea

Kerema
Popondetta
Gulf of
Papua
Morehead
Flag Crest World map Port
Moresby

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
2,523 1,711 4,234 U-20

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 2,000 U-20 0 0 0 0 1
2001 2,567
2002 2,988 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 3,500 5
2004 3,904
2005 4,053 National championship age categories

2006 4,234 Seniors

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Allowed, from 10 to 12
241 Total number of football clubs
134 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams U-15 to U-17
14 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002
Netball, basketball, volleyball, football
2003
2004 1 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2005 No
2006
Representation of women’s football on the board
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week or executive committee
5 Chairperson
154 PARAGUAY | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Paraguay (PAR) | CONMEBOL

Association founded in 1906


Bolivia
Affiliated to FIFA in 1925
Paraguay Brazil
Pedro Juan
Caballero
San Pedro
Asunción
Argentina Ciudad
del Este

Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
12 33 45 U-17 | U-20

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 279 U-17 0 0 0 0 0
2001 1 U-20 0 0 0 0 5
2002 109
2003 145 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2004 232 6 hours
2005 71
2006 155 National championship age categories

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


U-18 | Seniors

Football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)


1,700 Total number of football clubs Not allowed
16 Number of clubs with both
men’s and women’s teams Girls’ and women’s football in schools
2 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
U-12 | U-15 | U-18

Women’s futsal activities Yes


Women’s national “A” team Yes

Number of futsal players


Number of women’s national “A” matches
150 registered female futsal players
Year Matches
500 unregistered female futsal players
2002
2003 4
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2004 5
Handball, volleyball
2005
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 3.
2006 12

Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football


Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
6 staff members
10 hours

Representation of women’s football on the board


or executive committee
Mandate with futsal, women’s football, beach soccer
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | PERU 155

Peru (PER) | CONMEBOL

Ecuador Colom.
Association founded in 1922
Affiliated to FIFA in 1924 Iquitos
Piura Brazil
Trujillo Pucallpa

South Pacific Peru


Ocean Lima Huancayo

Arequipa Bolivia
Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
240 650 890 U-17 | U-20

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 30 U-17 0 0 4 0 0
2001 29 U-20 0 0 0 0 7
2002 45
2003 57 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2004 42 4
2005 0
2006 55 National championship age categories

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


U-17 | U-20 | Seniors

Football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)


21,500 Total number of football clubs Not allowed
82 Number of clubs with both
men’s and women’s teams Girls’ and women’s football in schools
28 Number of clubs with 15-17
women’s teams only

Women’s futsal activities Yes


Women’s national “A” team Yes

Number of futsal players


Number of women’s national “A” matches
34 registered female futsal players
Year Matches
740 unregistered female futsal players
2002 2
2003 5
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2004 0
Volleyball
2005 6
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 3 or 4.
2006 6

Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football


Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
2 staff members
5

Representation of women’s football on the board


or executive committee
Yes
156 PHILIPPINES | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Philippines (PHI) | AFC

Association founded in 1907 Baguio


Affiliated to FIFA in 1930 South
China Sea Quezon City

tnam
Manila
Philippines
Mindoro Legaspi

Vi e
Samar
Philippine
Palawan Negros Sea
Puerto Butuan
Princesa
Zamboanga
Flag Crest World map Davao

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) No


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
2,240 900 3,140

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003
2004
2005 1,240 National championship age categories

2006 3,140 U-17 | U-19 | Seniors

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Allowed, from 10 to 12 years
Total number of football clubs
Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams 8-12 | 13-17 | 18-20
Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities Yes

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players
350 registered female futsal players
Number of women’s national “A” matches
450 unregistered female futsal players
Year Matches
2002
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003 2
Volleyball
2004 0
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 3.
2005 4
2006 0 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
No
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
3-4
Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
No
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | POLAND 157

Poland (POL) | UEFA

Baltic Sea Russia Lithuania


Association founded in 1919
Affiliated to FIFA in 1923 Poland
Bialystok Belarus
Bydgoszcz
Poznan’
Germany Warsaw

Wroclaw Lublin
Rzeszów Ukraine
Czech Republic Kraków
Flag Crest World map
Slov.

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
1,191 954 2,145 U-17 | U-19

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 1,490 U-17 4 4 4 5 8
2001 No data U-19 7 6 8 13 10
2002 No data
2003 No data Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2004 No data 3
2005 No data
2006 2,145 National championship age categories

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


U-16 | U-19 | Seniors

Football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)


5,690 Total number of football clubs No
201 Number of clubs with both
men’s and women’s teams Girls’ and women’s football in schools
28 Number of clubs with No
women’s teams only

Women’s futsal activities No


Women’s national “A” team Yes

Number of futsal players


Number of women’s national “A” matches
Year Matches
2002 8
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003 9
Volleyball
2004 7
No statistics
2005 9
2006 6 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
No
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
4
Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
No
158 PORTUGAL | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Portugal (POR) | UEFA

Association founded in 1914


Portugal
Affiliated to FIFA in 1923
North Atlantic
Ocean
Coimbra Spain

Lisbon Barreiro

Flag Crest World map Faro

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
511 783 1,294 U-18 | U-19

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 1,197 U-18 3 3 2 0 0
2001 1,001 U-19 3 5 12 10 9
2002 963
2003 1,297 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2004 1,715 3
2005 1,704
2006 1,749 National championship age categories

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


U-11 and U-13 (mixed) | U-18 | Seniors

Football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)


5,414 Total number of football clubs Allowed, U-13
464 Number of clubs with both
men’s and women’s teams Girls’ and women’s football in schools
69 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only

Women’s futsal activities Yes


Women’s national “A” team Yes

Number of futsal players


Number of women’s national “A” matches
3,649 registered female futsal players
Year Matches
2002 8
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003 12
Football
2004 5
2005 8 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 9 1 staff member

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
4 or executive committee
No
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | PUERTO RICO 159

Puerto Rico (PUR) | CONCACAF

Association founded in 1940 North Atlantic Ocean


Affiliated to FIFA in 1960
San Juan
Isla Deseches Isla de
Arecibo Culebra
Bayamón
Carolina
Mona Passage
Mayagüez Puerto Rico

Isla Mona Ponce Isla de


Vieques

Carribbean Sea
Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
1,109 696 1,805 U-15 | U-17

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 0 U-15 0 0 0 0 0
2001 U-17 0 0 0 0 0
2002
2003 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2004 6
2005
2006 1,116 National championship age categories

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


U-17

Football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)


50 Total number of football clubs Allowed, up to the age of 10 years
20 Number of clubs with both
men’s and women’s teams Girls’ and women’s football in schools
Number of clubs with Yes
women’s teams only

Women’s futsal activities Yes


Women’s national “A” team Yes

Number of futsal players


Number of women’s national “A” matches
Registered female futsal players:
Year Matches
200 unregistered female futsal players
2002
2003 0
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2004 0
Volleyball
2005
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 2.
2006 0

Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football


Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
60 staff members
6

Representation of women’s football on the board


or executive committee
Women’s football delegate
160 QATAR | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Qatar (QAT) | AFC

Bahrain
Association founded in 1960 Al Khuwayr
Affiliated to FIFA in 1972
Qatar
Saudi Arabia Persian Gulf
Ar Rayyan
Doha

Umm Sa’id

Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
234 69 303

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 –
2001 1,140
2002 1,140 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 980 3
2004 980
2005 330 National championship age categories

2006 330 Sub-juniors, juniors and youth

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Not allowed
16 Total number of football clubs
0 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams U-15 | U-17 | U-19
0 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities Yes

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players
330 registered female futsal players
Number of women’s national “A” matches
0 unregistered female futsal players
Year Matches
2002 0
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2003 0
Football
2004 0
2005 0 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 0 1 staff member

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
3 or executive committee
Women’s Committee of the Qatar Football Association
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | ROMANIA 161

Romania (ROU) | UEFA

Association founded in 1909


Ukraine
Affiliated to FIFA in 1923 Hungary Oradea ¸
Iasi Mol.
Cluj-Napoca
Bacau
Târgu-
Mures¸
Sibiu
Timisoara
¸
Romania
Ploiesti
¸
¸
Pitesti
Bucharest Black Sea
Serbia Craiova
Flag Crest World map Bulgaria

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
115 262 377 U-19

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 126 U-19 0 5 9 8 10
2001 107
2002 107 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 145 6
2004 162
2005 547 National championship age categories

2006 377 Seniors | U-19

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs No
10 Total number of football clubs
2 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams No
8 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002 17
Gymnastics
2003 10
Football in lower reaches of ranking
2004 7
2005 8 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 9 4 staff members

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
6 or executive committee
Specific mandate
162 RUSSIA | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Russia (RUS) | UEFA

Arctic Ocean
Association founded in 1912
Affiliated to FIFA in 1912

Russia ria
Sibe
Saint
Petersburg
Omsk Krasnoyarsk
Moscow
Novosibirsk
Volgograd
Kazakhstan Mongolia
China Japan
Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
3,800 4,302 8,102 U-15 | U-17 | U-19

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 2,100 U-15 0 0 0 0 4
2001 4,375 U-17 0 0 0 2 5
2002 6,970 U-19 7 8 7 9 11
2003 7,354
2004 8,350 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2005 10,206 12
2006 11,722
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
National championship age categories
U-15 | U-17 | U-19 | Seniors (over 16)
Football clubs
13,840 Total number of football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)
2 Number of clubs with both Allowed, U-15
men’s and women’s teams
489 Number of clubs with Girls’ and women’s football in schools
women’s teams only
9-17

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Women’s futsal activities Yes

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Number of futsal players
Year Matches
3,000 registered female futsal players
2002 8
7,000 unregistered female futsal players
2003 8
2004 10
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2005 9
Figure skating
2006 10
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 10.

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
12
36 staff members

Representation of women’s football on the board


or executive committee
1 person
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | RWANDA 163

Rwanda (RWA) | CAF

Association founded in 1972 Uganda


Affiliated to FIFA in 1978

Dem. Rep. Gisenyi


of the Congo Kigali Tanzania

Kibuye Rwanda

Cyangugu
Butare
Flag Crest World map Burundi

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) No


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
360 91 451

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 80
2001 80
2002 120 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 180 0
2004 300
2005 400 National championship age categories

2006 450 Seniors

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Allowed, U-18
50 Total number of football clubs
0 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams U-14 | U-16 | U-20
18 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team No


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002 0
Basketball
2003 0
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 3.
2004 0
2005 0 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 0 1 staff member

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
0 or executive committee
Mandate of 4 years
164 SAMOA | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Samoa (SAM) | OFC

Association founded in 1968 Samoa


Affiliated to FIFA in 1986 Asau
South Pacific Ocean
Savai’i

Salelologa
Apolima
Apia
Manono Mulifanua

Upolu

South Pacific Ocean Nu’utele


Flag Crest World map Nu’ulua

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s)


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003
2004
2005 National championship age categories

2006
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs
60 Total number of football clubs
Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams
Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities

Women’s national “A” team


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002
2003
2004 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2005
2006
Representation of women’s football on the board
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week or executive committee
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | SAN MARINO 165

San Marino (SMR) | UEFA

Association founded in 1931


Affiliated to FIFA in 1988 Italy
Serravalle

Domagnano
Acquaviva

San Marino

San Marino
Italy
Fiorentino
Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) No


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
17 48 65

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003
2004 34
2005 51 National championship age categories

2006 65
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Allowed from 6 to 11
16 Total number of football clubs
1 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams No
Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team No


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002
Volleyball
2003
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 4.
2004
2005 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 No

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
Specific mandate
166 SÃO TOMÉ E PRÍNCIPE | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

São Tomé e Príncipe (STP) | CAF

Ilha do Príncipe
Santo Antonio
Association founded in 1975 Tinhosa Pequena
Affiliated to FIFA in 1986 Tinhosa Grande

Gulf of Guinea

São Tomé e Príncipe


Neves
São Tomé
Ilha de São Tomé
Flag Crest World map Santa Cruz

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s)


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003
2004
2005 National championship age categories

2006
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs
10 Total number of football clubs
Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams
Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002
2003
2004 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2005
2006
Representation of women’s football on the board
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week or executive committee
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | SAUDI ARABIA 167

Saudi Arabia (KSA) | AFC

Iraq
Association founded in 1956 Iran
Affiliated to FIFA in 1956 Tabuk

Pe
rs
Egypt Ra’s al Khafji

ia
n
Gu
Medina lf
Riyadh
Oman
Mecca
Saudi Arabia
Sudan

Re
d
Jizan

Se
Flag Crest World map Yemen

a
Arabian Sea

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s)


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003
2004
2005 National championship age categories

2006
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs
153 Total number of football clubs
Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams
Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities

Women’s national “A” team


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002
2003
2004 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2005
2006
Representation of women’s football on the board
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week or executive committee
168 SCOTLAND | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Scotland (SCO) | UEFA

Association founded in 1873 North Atlantic Ocean


Affiliated to FIFA in 1910 Scotland (United Kingdom)

Aberdeen

Perth
Edinburgh North Sea
Glasgow

Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
3,876 1,138 5,014 U-15 | U-17 | U-19

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 2,000 U-15 0 0 2 4 0
2001 2,700 U-17 4 4 4 5 4
2002 3,072 U-19 5 5 6 8 8
2003 3,600
2004 4,000 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2005 4,632 3-4
2006 5,014
*Total registered female (adult and youth) players
National championship age categories
U-13 | U-15 | U-17 | Seniors
Football clubs
6,600 Total number of football clubs Mixed football (boys and girls)
127 Number of clubs with both Allowed, 15 years
men’s and women’s teams
180 Number of clubs with Girls’ and women’s football in schools
women’s teams only
5-18

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Women’s futsal activities No

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Number of futsal players
Year Matches
2002 10
2003 9
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2004 10
Football
2005 7
2006 9 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
6 staff members
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week
6
Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
No | Informal, board member is interested.
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | SENEGAL 169

Senegal (SEN) | CAF

Association founded in 1960 Podor


Saint-Louis Mauritania
Affiliated to FIFA in 1964 Matam
Linguère
Dakar
Senegal
North
Atlantic Kaolack Tambacounda Mali
Ocean

Kolda
Kédougou
Flag Crest World map Ziguinchor
Guinea-Bissau Guinea

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) No


Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
376 302 678

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 228
2001 334
2002 360 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 464
2004 557
2005 412 National championship age categories

2006 678 Seniors

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Not allowed
25 Total number of football clubs
11 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams
0 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002 2
Basketball
2003 0
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 3.
2004 2
2005 0 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 4 No

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
Part of a wider mandate
170 SERBIA | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Serbia (SRB) | UEFA

Association founded in 1919 Belgrade


Croatia
Affiliated to FIFA in 1923
Romania
Serbia
Bosnia-
Herzegovina Valjevo

Kraljevo

Monte-
negro Vranjc Bulgaria
Adriatic Sea
Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
1,834 291 2,125 U-19

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 U-19 6 6 8 8 6
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 2-6
2004
2005 National championship age categories

2006 1,382 Seniors

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs Allowed, U-12
28 Total number of football clubs
7 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams U-15 | U-17 | U-19
21 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002 4
Handball
2003 6
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 4.
2004 4
2005 4 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 4 1 staff member

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
2-6 or executive committee
Specific mandate
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | SEYCHELLES 171

Seychelles (SEY) | CAF

Association founded in 1979 Victoria


Affiliated to FIFA in 1986 Mahé
Indian Ocean Les Amirantes

Coetivy
Seychelles
Groupe d‘Aldabra

Atoll de Cosmoledo Atoll de Farquhar


Flag Crest World map

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
85 100 185 U-17

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 2
2004
2005 National championship age categories

2006 Seniors | U-17

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs No
20 Total number of football clubs
0 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams No
Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team No


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002
Volleyball
2003
Girls’ or women’s football is in position 3.
2004
2005 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2006 1 staff member

Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week


Representation of women’s football on the board
or executive committee
Specific mandate
172 SIERRA LEONE | WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY

Sierra Leone (SLE) | CAF

Association founded in 1967 Kabala


Affiliated to FIFA in 1967 Guinea
Kambia
Makeni
Sefadu
Freetown
Sierra Leone
Banana Islands Bo
Shenge
Kenema
Turtle Islands

Liberia
Flag Crest World map North Atlantic Ocean Sulima

Number of registered female football players Women’s national youth team(s) Yes
Registered youth Registered adults Total
(U-18) (18 and over) registered Women’s national youth team age categories
80 350 430 U-16 | U-17

Growth of women’s football Number of women’s youth international matches


Year Players* Team 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2000 0 0 0 0 0
2001
2002 Women’s national youth team training sessions per week
2003 1
2004
2005 National championship age categories

2006 430 Seniors | U-20 (16-20)

*Total registered female (adult and youth) players


Mixed football (boys and girls)
Football clubs No
97 Total number of football clubs
3 Number of clubs with both Girls’ and women’s football in schools
men’s and women’s teams 16 and above
22 Number of clubs with
women’s teams only
Women’s futsal activities No

Women’s national “A” team Yes


Number of futsal players

Number of women’s national “A” matches


Year Matches
Most popular sport(s) for women and girls
2002 0
Football, athletics
2003 0
2004 0 Dedicated full-time staff for women’s football
2005 0 No
2006 0
Representation of women’s football on the board
Women’s national “A” team training sessions per week or executive committee
1 Specific mandate
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TODAY | SINGAPORE 173

Singapore (SIN) | AFC

Malaysia
Association founded in 1892
Affiliated to FIFA in 1952
Woodlands
Seletar
Singapore Changi Pulau
Bedok Tekong
Jurong
Singapore
it