The 1970 Women's World Cup (Italian: Coppa del Mondo; sponsored name Martini Rosso Cup) was a non-FIFA-sanctioned association football tournament for women which took place in Italy in July 1970. It was won by Denmark, represented by Boldklubben Femina.
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.
Boldklubben Femina is a women's association football team that play in Gladsaxe, Denmark. The club was formed in 1959 and play in white. In 2009 the club celebrated its 50th anniversary. At the time, the team was playing regional seven–a–side football under the auspices of the Sjællands Boldspil Union (SBU).
Seven teams appeared in the tournament: England, Germany, Denmark, Mexico, Italy, Austria and Switzerland.An eighth team, Czechoslovakia, withdrew. The crowds for the tournament were "30,000-strong". Denmark won the tournament after beating Italy 2–0 in the final.
|6 July — Genova|
|10 July — Milan|
|9 July — Bologna|
|13 July — Torino|
|6 July — Bari|
|11 July — Napoli|
|9 July — Salerno|
|15 July — Torino|
It seems that Germany was given a second chance because of Czechoslovakia's withdrawal
The tournament was followed by the 1971 Women's World Cup, and "the series of Mundialito tournaments throughout the 1980s in Italy, and Fifa's Women's Invitation Tournament in China in 1988" before the first official Women's World Cup in China in 1991.
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