|Association||Österreichischer Fußball-Bund (ÖFB)|
|Head coach||Dominik Thalhammer|
|Most caps||Nina Burger (98)|
|Top scorer||Nina Burger (42)|
|Current|| 21 |
|Highest||20 (September 2017)|
|Lowest||48 (July 2003)|
(Bari, Italy, 6 July 1970)
(Waidhofen, Austria, 10 May 2003)
(Waidhofen, Austria, 13 May 2003)
(Bari, Italy, 6 July 1970)
(8 November 1970)
|Appearances||1 (first in 2017 )|
|Best result||Semifinals (2017)|
The Austria women's national football team represents Austria in international women's football competition. The team is controlled by the Austrian Football Association.
Austria, officially the Republic of Austria, is a country in Central Europe comprising nine federated states. Its capital, largest city and one of nine states is Vienna. Austria has an area of 83,879 km2 (32,386 sq mi), a population of nearly nine million people and a nominal GDP of $477 billion. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Hungary and Slovakia to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west. The terrain is landlocked and highly mountainous, lying within the Alps; only 32% of the country is below 500 m (1,640 ft), and its highest point is 3,798 m (12,461 ft). The majority of the population speaks local Bavarian dialects as their native language, and German in its standard form is the country's official language. Other regional languages are Hungarian, Burgenland Croatian, and Slovene.
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The Austrian team started playing on July 6, 1970 against Mexico in Bari, Italy, competing in the Women's World Cup 1970,unofficial competition held in that country from July 6 to July 15, 1970. The result was a 9–0 crushing defeat, which remains one of its worst results in its history, with this result Austria was quickly out of the competition, playing after months against Switzerland, repeating itself again the defeat against Mexico, 9–0.
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The team started 2000 with a 3–0 defeat against Belgium, four days later they lost again, with Poland by 3–2 but won 1–0 against Wales, finishing third and returning to be eliminated from a tournament. The Austrians played their first game of the 2003 World Cup Qualification against Scotland losing 2–1 with goal from Stallinger in the 21st minute, then played against Wales and won 2–0 with another goal from Stallinger and one from Schalkhammer-Hufnagl. Their third match against Belgium was a 3–1 defeat, with a goal by Spieler in the 59th minute. Austria lost their second match against Belgium 4–2, with goals from Szankovich and Fuhrmann, after a month, the team played against Scotland, with a crushing defeat for 5–0 and finally a 1–1 draw with Wales with Austria's only goal coming from Spieler in the 45th minute, ending with 4 points from one win, one tie and four losses, and thus eliminated. The latest and best performing competition of Austria was the qualification for the Women's World Cup in 2011, where they started out poorly but reached third place with 10 points, the product of three wins, one draw and four defeats. They played the 2015 Women's World Cup Qualification, but failed to qualify.
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The Poland women's national football team represents Poland in international women's football. The team, controlled by the Polish Football Association, has never qualified for a major international tournament.
The Wales women's national football team represents Wales in international women's football. They have yet to qualify for the final stages of the World Cup or European Championships and are currently ranked 35th in the world and 20th in Europe. The team is run by the Football Association of Wales.
|World Cup Finals|
|Did not enter|
|Did not qualify|
|UEFA Women's Euro record|
|1984||Did not enter|
|Did not qualify|
|28 February 2018 2018 Cyprus Cup GS|| Austria ||0–2||Larnaca, Cyprus|
|18:00 EET||Report||Stadium: GSZ Stadium |
Referee: Petra Pavlikova (Slovenia)
|2 March 2018 2018 Cyprus Cup GS|| Czech Republic ||0–2||Larnaca, Cyprus|
|13:00 EET||Report||Stadium: AEK Arena|
|5 March 2018 2018 Cyprus Cup GS|| Belgium ||2–0||Larnaca, Cyprus|
|18:00 EET||Report||Stadium: GSZ Stadium|
|7 March 2018 2018 Cyprus Cup 7P|| Wales ||1–1|
|11:00 EET||Report||Stadium: AEK Arena|
|5 April 2018 2019 WWCQ|| Austria ||1–1||Maria Enzersdorf, Austria|
|19:00 CEST||Report||Stadium: BSFZ-Arena |
Referee: Sandra Bastos (Portugal)
|10 April 2018 2019 WWCQ|| Austria ||0–1||Maria Enzersdorf, Austria|
|20:30 CEST||Report||Stadium: BSFZ-Arena |
Referee: Anastasia Pustovoitova (Russia)
|8 June 2018 2019 WWCQ|| Finland ||0–2||Helsinki, Finland|
|18:00 EEST||Report||Stadium: Telia 5G -areena |
Referee: Ivana Martinčić (Croatia)
|12 June 2018 2019 WWCQ|| Israel ||0–6||Ramat Gan, Israel|
Katharina Schiechtl is an Austrian football defender who plays for SV Werder Bremen.
Carina Wenninger is an Austrian football midfielder currently playing for Bayern Munich in the German Bundesliga. She first played the Champions League in 2010.
Nicole Billa is an Austrian football striker, currently playing for the TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.
|Stadium: Ramat Gan Stadium |
Referee: Eszter Urbán (Hungary)
|4 September 2018 2019 WWCQ|| Austria ||4–1||Wiener Neustadt, Austria|
|17:00 CEST||Report||Stadium: Stadion Wiener Neustadt |
Referee: Sandra Bastos (Portugal)
|6 October 2018 Friendly|| Germany ||3–1||Essen, Germany|
|15:00||Report||Stadium: Stadion Essen |
Referee: Monika Mularczyk (Poland)
Players called for the 2018 Cyprus Women's Cup.
Head coach: Dominik Thalhammer
Caps and goals as of 7 March 2018
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Manuela Zinsberger||19 October 1995||43||0|
|2||DF||Marina Georgieva||13 April 1997||3||0|
|3||DF||Katharina Naschenweng||16 December 1997||11||0|
|4||FW||Viktoria Pinther||16 October 1998||16||0|
|5||FW||Sophie Maierhofer||9 August 1996||21||1|
|6||DF||Katharina Schiechtl||27 February 1993||36||4|
|7||DF||Carina Wenninger||6 February 1991||78||3|
|8||MF||Nadine Prohaska||15 August 1990||82||7|
|9||FW||Sarah Zadrazil||19 February 1993||57||7|
|10||FW||Nina Burger||27 December 1987||100||52|
|11||DF||Viktoria Schnaderbeck (c)||4 January 1991||63||2|
|12||FW||Stefanie Enzinger||20 November 1989||14||1|
|13||DF||Virginia Kirchberger||25 May 1993||58||1|
|14||MF||Barbara Dunst||25 September 1997||18||0|
|15||FW||Nicole Billa||5 March 1996||41||13|
|16||DF||Jasmin Eder||8 October 1992||39||1|
|17||MF||Sarah Puntigam||13 October 1992||82||11|
|18||MF||Laura Feiersinger||5 April 1993||60||10|
|19||DF||Verena Aschauer||20 January 1994||52||6|
|20||FW||Julia Hickelsberger||1 August 1999||0||0|
|21||GK||Jasmin Pfeiler||28 July 1984||21||0|
|22||MF||Jennifer Klein||11 January 1999||4||0|
|23||GK||Jasmin Pal||24 August 1996||0||0|
|24||FW||Annelie Leitner||15 June 1996||0||0|
|MF||Laura Wienroither||13 January 1999||1||0|
The following players have also been called up to the Austrian squad since June 2017.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|MF||Katharina Aufhauser||6 January 1997||0||0||v. |
|MF||Adina Hamidovic||26 April 1998||0||0||v. |
|FW||Simona Koren||28 March 1993||9||0||v. |
|MF||Sandrine Sobotka||8 October 1998||0||0||v. |
|GK||Carolin Grössinger||10 May 1997||0||0||v. |
|FW||Lisa Makas||11 May 1992||52||18||UEFA Women's Euro 2017|
INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
RET Retired from international football
SUS Suspended in official matches.
Last updated: 7 March 2018
Most capped players
Still active national team players are highlighted
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