Argentina women's national football team

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Nickname(s) Albicelestes
Association Asociación del Fútbol Argentino
Confederation CONMEBOL (South America)
Head coach Carlos Borrello
Captain Florencia Bonsegundo
Most caps Gabriela Lacobellis (120)[ citation needed ]
Top scorer Gabriela Lacobellis (88)[ citation needed ]
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FIFA ranking
Current 36 Increase2.svg 1 (7 December 2018) [1]
Highest27 (June 2008)
Lowest38 (October 2003)
First international
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 3–2 Chile  Flag of Chile.svg
(Santiago de Chile, Chile; December 3, 1993)
Biggest win
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 12–0 Bolivia  Flag of Bolivia (state).svg
(Minas Gerais, Brazil; January 12, 1995)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 11–0 Argentina  Flag of Argentina.svg
(Shanghai, China; September 10, 2007)
World Cup
Appearances3 (first in 2003 )
Best resultGroup stage
Copa América Femenina
Appearances6 (first in 1995 )
Best resultChampions (2006)

The Argentina women's national football team represents Argentina in international women's football. Since there is no professional league in Argentina, almost all its members were amateur players until 1991.

Argentina federal republic in South America

Argentina, officially named the Argentine Republic, is a country located mostly in the southern half of South America. Sharing the bulk of the Southern Cone with Chile to the west, the country is also bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, Brazil to the northeast, Uruguay and the South Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Drake Passage to the south. With a mainland area of 2,780,400 km2 (1,073,500 sq mi), Argentina is the eighth-largest country in the world, the fourth largest in the Americas, and the largest Spanish-speaking nation. The sovereign state is subdivided into twenty-three provinces and one autonomous city, Buenos Aires, which is the federal capital of the nation as decided by Congress. The provinces and the capital have their own constitutions, but exist under a federal system. Argentina claims sovereignty over part of Antarctica, the Falkland Islands, and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

Womens association football association football when played by women

Women's association football, also commonly known as women's football or women's soccer is the most prominent team sport played by women around the globe. It is played at the professional level in numerous countries throughout the world and 176 national teams participate internationally.


Women's football in Argentina remains largely in the shadow of the men in terms of play development and fan support; in women's sports in Argentina, field hockey and volleyball are also more popular.

Sport in Argentina

The practice of sports in Argentina is varied due to the population's diverse European origins and the mostly mild climate. Association football is the most popular discipline and other sports played both professionally and recreatively athletics, auto racing, basketball, boxing, cycling, field hockey, fishing, golf, handball, mountaineering, padel tennis, polo, roller hockey, rowing, rugby union, sailing, skiing, swimming, tennis and volleyball. Argentine achievements can be found in team sports such as association football, basketball, field hockey and rugby union, and individual sports such as boxing, golf, tennis and rowing. Pato, the national sport, is not very popular.

Field hockey team sport version of hockey played on grass or turf with sticks and a round ball

Field hockey, known in most countries just as hockey, is a team game of the hockey family. The earliest origins of the game date back to the Middle Ages in Pakistan. The game can be played on grass, water turf, artificial turf or synthetic field as well as an indoor board surface. Each team plays with eleven players, including the goalie. Players use sticks made out of wood, carbon fibre, fibre glass or a combination of carbon fibre and fibre glass in different quantities to hit a round, hard, plastic ball. The length of the stick depends on the player's individual height. Only one face of the stick is allowed to be used. Goalies often have a different kind of stick, however they can also use an ordinary field hockey stick. The specific goal-keeping sticks have another curve at the end of the stick, this is to give them more surface area to save the ball. The uniform consists of shin guards, shoes, shorts, a mouth guard and a jersey. Today, the game is played globally, mainly in parts of Western Europe, South Asia, Southern Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, and parts of the United States. Known simply as "hockey" in many territories, the term "field hockey" is used primarily in Canada and the United States where ice hockey is more popular. In Sweden, the term "landhockey" is used and to some degree also in Norway where it is governed by Norway's Bandy Association.

Volleyball ballgame and team sport in which two teams compete to ground the ball on their opponents side of the net

Volleyball is a popular team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court under organized rules. It has been a part of the official program of the Summer Olympic Games since Tokyo 1964.

The Argentina–Brazil football rivalry in women's football cannot be compared to that of men given the big differences between both countries, with Brazil having a competitive professional women's league. Nevertheless, Argentina follows Brazil in the CONMEBOL standings.

Argentina–Brazil football rivalry Wikimedia list article

The Argentina–Brazil rivalry is a sports rivalry between the national football teams of the two countries and their respective sets of fans. Games between the two teams, even those that are only friendly matches, are often marked by notable and sometimes controversial incidents. This rivalry is also called the "Battle of the South Americans." FIFA have described it as the "essence of football rivalry", ESPN FC ranked it top of their list of rivalries between national sides, while CNN ranked it second on their top 10 list of international rivalries—only below the older England–Scotland football rivalry.

The Brazil women's national football team played their first game on 22 July 1986 against the United States, losing 2–1.

CONMEBOL governing body of association football in South America

The South American Football Confederation is the continental governing body of football in South America and it is one of FIFA's six continental confederations. The oldest continental confederation in the world, its headquarters are located in Luque, Paraguay, near Asunción. CONMEBOL is responsible for the organization and governance of South American football's major international tournaments. With 10 member football associations, it has the fewest members of all the confederations in FIFA.

On November 26, 2006, in the finals of the 2006 Sudamericano Femenino, Argentina beat Brazil (2–0) to take the title.

The team returned to play in the 2014 ODESUR South American Games, with new coach Luis Nicosia, losing 1–0 the opening match against Chile, winning against Bolivia 4–0 and advancing to the semi-finals, where they won in against their rivals Brazil in penalties after a 0–0 draw. At the final, they win the gold medal by a 2–1 victory against Chile, making Argentina women's team won another gold medal after many years.

The association football tournament at the 2014 South American Games was held from 7 March to 18 March in Santiago, Chile.

Chile womens national football team womens national association football team representing Chile

The Chile women's national football team represents Chile in international women's football. It is controlled by the ANFP, and its member of CONMEBOL. Their next major competition will be the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup where Chile qualified for the first time ever. They have been close to qualify in 1991, 1995 and 2011 and later finally made it in 2019. Chile is, along with Brazil the only teams who never missed a Copa América Femenina. Chile's friendlies are mostly with Argentina, who is a traditional rival. The team is coached by José Letelier and is captained by Christiane Endler.

The Bolivia women's national football team represents Bolivia in international women's football and is controlled by the Federación Boliviana de Fútbol. Bolivia has never qualified for a World Cup and has been always eliminated in the Group Stage in the Sudamericano Femenino. Also, Bolivia's matches are always Sudamericano Femenino or Bolivarian Games, it has never played a friendly and has a lack of wins.

Despite a lack of investment, Argentina still managed to qualify for their first two Women's World Cup in USA 2003 and China 2007, though they were eliminated in the Group Stage of both tournaments.

In 2018, Argentina finished third at the Copa América which qualified them for the CONCACAF–CONMEBOL play-off. Argentina defeated the fourth place finisher from the CONCACAF Championship Panama in a two-legged home-and-away play-off in November 2018 to qualify for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.

2018 Copa América Femenina

The 2018 Copa América Femenina was the eighth edition of the CONMEBOL Copa América Femenina, the quadrennial international football competition for women's national teams in South America affiliated with CONMEBOL. The tournament was played between 4 and 22 April 2018 in Chile.

In the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification process, one spot in the final tournament was allocated to the winner of a two-legged home-and-away play-off between the fourth-placed team from CONCACAF (Panama) and the third-placed team from CONMEBOL (Argentina).

2018 CONCACAF Womens Championship

The 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship was the 10th edition of the CONCACAF Women's Championship, the quadrennial international football championship organised by CONCACAF for the women's national teams of the North, Central American and Caribbean region. Eight teams played in the tournament, which took place from 4–17 October in the United States.

Recent schedule and results

The following is a list of recent match results, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.




Current squad

The following players were called up for the 2019 Cup of Nations. [2]

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)Club
11 GK Vanina Correa (1983-08-14) 14 August 1983 (age 35) Flag of Argentina.svg Rosario Central
121 GK Laurina Oliveros (1993-09-10) 10 September 1993 (age 25) Flag of Argentina.svg UAI Urquiza
231 GK Gaby Garton (1990-05-27) 27 May 1990 (age 28) Flag of Argentina.svg Sol de Mayo (San Luis)

22 DF Agustina Barroso (1993-05-20) 20 May 1993 (age 25) Flag of Spain.svg Madrid CFF
32 DF Eliana Stábile (1993-11-26) 26 November 1993 (age 25) Flag of Argentina.svg Boca Juniors
42 DF Adriana Sachs (1993-12-25) 25 December 1993 (age 25) Flag of Argentina.svg UAI Urquiza
62 DF Aldana Cometti (1996-03-03) 3 March 1996 (age 23) Flag of Spain.svg Sevilla
82 DF Ruth Bravo (1992-03-06) 6 March 1992 (age 27) Flag of Spain.svg Tacón
112 DF Florencia Bonsegundo (1993-07-14) 14 July 1993 (age 25) Flag of Spain.svg Sporting Huelva
172 DF Luana Muñoz (1999-01-22) 22 January 1999 (age 20) Flag of the United States.svg Tyler Apaches
222 DF Milagros Otazú (2001-05-31) 31 May 2001 (age 17) Flag of Argentina.svg UAI Urquiza

53 MF Vanesa Santana (1990-09-03) 3 September 1990 (age 28) Flag of Spain.svg Logroño
103 MF Estefanía Banini (1990-06-21) 21 June 1990 (age 28) Flag of Spain.svg Levante
143 MF Virginia Gómez (1991-02-26) 26 February 1991 (age 28) Flag of Argentina.svg Rosario Central
163 MF Lorena Benítez (1998-12-03) 3 December 1998 (age 20) Flag of Argentina.svg Boca Juniors
193 MF Mariana Larroquette (1992-10-24) 24 October 1992 (age 26) Flag of Argentina.svg UAI Urquiza
203 MF Miriam Mayorga (1989-11-20) 20 November 1989 (age 29) Flag of Argentina.svg UAI Urquiza

74 FW Amancay Urbani (1991-12-07) 7 December 1991 (age 27) Flag of Spain.svg Alavés Gloriosas
94 FW Sole Jaimes (1989-01-20) 20 January 1989 (age 30) Flag of France.svg Lyon
134 FW Paula Ugarte (1987-01-10) 10 January 1987 (age 32) Flag of Argentina.svg UAI Urquiza
154 FW Belén Potassa (1988-12-12) 12 December 1988 (age 30) Flag of Argentina.svg UAI Urquiza
184 FW Yael Oviedo (1992-05-22) 22 May 1992 (age 26) Flag of Spain.svg Rayo Vallecano
214 FW Yamila Rodríguez (1998-01-24) 24 January 1998 (age 21) Flag of Argentina.svg Boca Juniors

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up in the last 12 months.

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
DF Valentina Cámara (1993-11-18) 18 November 1993 (age 25) Flag of Argentina.svg UAI Urquiza 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification (CONCACAF–CONMEBOL play-off)
DF Natalie Juncos (1990-12-28) 28 December 1990 (age 28) Flag of Argentina.svg UAI Urquiza 2018 Copa América Femenina

MF Micaela Cabrera (1997-07-18) 18 July 1997 (age 21) Flag of Argentina.svg Boca Juniors 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification (CONCACAF–CONMEBOL play-off)
MF Mariela Coronel (1981-06-20) 20 June 1981 (age 37) Flag of Spain.svg Granada 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification (CONCACAF–CONMEBOL play-off)
MF Mariana Gaitán (1989-12-09) 9 December 1989 (age 29) Flag of Argentina.svg UAI Urquiza 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification (CONCACAF–CONMEBOL play-off)
MF Gabriela Chávez (1989-04-09) 9 April 1989 (age 29) Flag of Argentina.svg Platense 2018 Copa América Femenina

FW Rocío Correa Flag of Argentina.svg San Martín de Tucumán 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification (CONCACAF–CONMEBOL play-off)
FW Elen Leroyer Unattached 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification (CONCACAF–CONMEBOL play-off)
FW Milagros Menéndez (1997-03-23) 23 March 1997 (age 21) Flag of Argentina.svg UAI Urquiza 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification (CONCACAF–CONMEBOL play-off)

Competitive record

FIFA Women's World Cup

    Champions      Runners-up      Third place

Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1991 Did not enter
Flag of Sweden.svg 1995 Did not qualify
Flag of the United States.svg 1999
Flag of the United States.svg 2003 Group Stage3003115
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2007 Group Stage3003118
Flag of Germany.svg 2011 Did not qualify
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2015
Flag of France.svg 2019 Qualified

Sudamericano Femenino

Flag of Brazil.svg 1991 Did not enter
Flag of Brazil.svg 1995 2nd Place53021811
Flag of Argentina.svg 1998 2nd Place6411189
Flag of Peru.svg 2003 2nd Place5311176
Flag of Argentina.svg 2006 Champions7610211
Flag of Ecuador.svg 2010 4th Place731377

Copa América Femenina

Flag of Ecuador.svg 2014 4th Place73131110
Flag of Chile.svg 2018 3rd Place74031514

Olympics record

Flag of the United States.svg 1996 Did not qualify
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2000
Flag of Greece.svg 2004
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2008 Group Stage300315
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 2012 Did not qualify
Flag of Brazil.svg 2016
Flag of Japan.svg 2020

Pan American Games

Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 1999 Did not qualify
Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg 2003 4th place4103711
Flag of Brazil.svg 2007 Group Stage430185
Flag of Mexico.svg 2011 Group Stage301236
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2015 Group Stage301237
Flag of Peru.svg 2019 Qualified

All-time record

Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 100107−7
Flag of Bolivia (state).svg  Bolivia 5500340+34
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 12219940−31
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 4004111−10
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 135351721−4
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 310213−2
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 522193+6
Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica 311187+1
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 100101−1
Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador 5302105+5
Flag of England.svg  England 100116−6
Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador 110060+6
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 2002117−16
Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala 110050+5
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 4004012−12
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 6105816−8
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 200203−3
Flag of Nicaragua.svg  Nicaragua 110090+9
Flag of Panama.svg  Panama 110020+2
Flag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay 6510173+14
Flag of Peru (state).svg  Peru 532073+4
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 300319−8
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 100101−1
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago 110020+2
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 3003122−21
Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay 7700253+22

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    South American Champions
    2006 (First title)
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