FIFA Women's World Cup qualification

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FIFA Women's World Cup qualification is the process a national women's association football team goes through to qualify for the FIFA Women's World Cup .

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Qualifying tournaments are held within the six FIFA continental zones (Africa, Asia, North and Central America and Caribbean, South America, Oceania, Europe), and are organized by their respective confederations. For each tournament, FIFA decides beforehand the number of berths awarded to each of the continental zones, based on the relative strength of the confederations' teams. The hosts of the World Cup receive an automatic berth in the finals. For the 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women's World Cups, the number of finalists increased from 16 to 24. [1] By 2023, the number will be 32. [2]

Qualification berths by continent

Teams in qualifying
YearTeams
1991
49
1995
55
1999
69
2003
98
2007
129
2011
126
2015
134
2019
143

The table below lists the numbers of berths allocated by FIFA for each continent in each tournament.

Places in the intercontinental play-offs are indicated by fractional (".5") representations. Intercontinental play-offs are played as two home-and-away matches. The team that scores a greater aggregate number of goals qualifies for the World Cup. Away goals rule applies. If these rules fail to determine the winner, extra time and penalty shootouts are used.

A + or respectively indicates the winners or losers of the intercontinental play-offs. "+H" denotes an additional spot for hosts.

Places allocated for continents
Continental zone 1991
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1
1995
Flag of Sweden.svg
1999
Flag of the United States.svg
2003
Flag of the United States.svg 2
2007
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
2011
Flag of Germany.svg
2015
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
2019
Flag of France.svg
2023
Flag placeholder.svg
Africa11222233
Asia3232.5++ H2.5++H355
Oceania11111111
Europe54+H6554.5+H88+H
North and Central America
and Caribbean
121.5++H2.52.52.5+3.5+H3.5
South America111.52222.5+2.5+
Total121216161616242432

Qualification competition entrants over time

Entrants in continental qualifying tournaments [3] [4]
Continental zone 1991
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
(12)
1995
Flag of Sweden.svg
(12)
1999
Flag of the United States.svg
(16)
2003
Flag of the United States.svg
(16)
2007
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
(16)
2011
Flag of Germany.svg
(16)
2015
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
(24)
2019
Flag of France.svg
(24)
2023
Flag placeholder.svg
(32)
Africa88152235242624
Asia94111817172024
Oceania3361010841111
Europe183016 1 16 1 25 1 414646
North and Central America
and Caribbean
8511 2 22 3 32262828
South America3510101010101010
Total49556998129126134143
Teams played45526684109119130104
Matches played111135152195263355406392
Goals scored4456558038671,0321,4361,6861,562

First appearance in qualification by team

Listed are the first appearance in the qualifying stages by a national team. [3] Teams that entered for the first time but withdrew before playing a match are written in italics.

World CupEuropeSouth AmericaNorth, Central America and CaribbeanAsiaAfricaOceaniaTotal
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
1991
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Bulgaria
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Flag of England.svg  England
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Flag of France.svg  France
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile
Flag of Venezuela (1954-2006).svg  Venezuela
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica
Flag of Haiti.svg  Haiti
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Flag of Chinese Taipei (FIFA).svg  Chinese Taipei
Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg  Hong Kong
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan
Flag of North Korea (1948-1992).svg  North Korea
Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg  South Korea
Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia
Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon
Flag of the People's Republic of Congo.svg  Congo
Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana
Flag of Guinea.svg  Guinea
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal
Flag of Zambia (1964-1996).svg  Zambia
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg  Papua New Guinea
44
Flag of Sweden.svg
1995
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia
Flag of Lithuania (1988-2004).svg  Lithuania
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg  FR Yugoslavia
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
Flag of Bolivia (state).svg  Bolivia
Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador
nonenoneFlag of Angola.svg  Angola
Flag of Sierra Leone.svg  Sierra Leone
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
Flag of Zambia (1964-1996).svg  Zambia
none21
Flag of the United States.svg
1999
noneFlag of Colombia.svg  Colombia
Flag of Paraguay (1990-2013).svg  Paraguay
Flag of Peru (state).svg  Peru
Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay
Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador
Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala
Flag of Guyana.svg  Guyana
Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico
Flag of Guam.svg  Guam
Flag of India.svg  India
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan
Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg (1997-2003).svg  DR Congo
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
Flag of Lesotho (1987-2006).svg  Lesotho
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique
Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia
Flag of Eswatini.svg  Swaziland
Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda
Flag of American Samoa.svg  American Samoa
Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji
Flag of Samoa.svg  Samoa
24
Flag of the United States.svg
2003
Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova noneFlag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas
Flag of Belize.svg  Belize
Flag of Dominica.svg  Dominica
Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic
Flag of Montserrat.svg  Montserrat
Flag of Nicaragua.svg  Nicaragua
Flag of Panama.svg  Panama
Flag of Saint Lucia.svg  Saint Lucia
Flag of Suriname.svg  Suriname
Flag of the United States Virgin Islands.svg  U.S. Virgin Islands
Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia
Flag of Myanmar (1974-2010).svg  Myanmar
Flag of Nepal.svg    Nepal
Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam
Flag of Botswana.svg  Botswana
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast
Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg  Equatorial Guinea
Flag of Eritrea.svg  Eritrea
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
Flag of Gabon.svg  Gabon
Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg  Guinea-Bissau
Flag of Mali.svg  Mali
Flag of Sao Tome and Principe.svg  São Tomé and Príncipe
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal
Flag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe
Flag of the Cook Islands.svg  Cook Islands
Flag of French Polynesia.svg  Tahiti
Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga
Flag of Vanuatu.svg  Vanuatu
21
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
2007
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg  Belarus
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg  Serbia and Montenegro
noneFlag of Antigua and Barbuda.svg  Antigua and Barbuda
Flag of Aruba.svg  Aruba
Flag of Barbados.svg  Barbados
Flag of Bermuda.svg  Bermuda
Flag of the British Virgin Islands.svg  British Virgin Islands
Flag of the Cayman Islands.svg  Cayman Islands
Flag of Grenada.svg  Grenada
Flag of the Netherlands Antilles.svg  Netherlands Antilles
Flag of Nicaragua.svg  Nicaragua
Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis.svg  Saint Kitts and Nevis
Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.svg  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Flag of the Turks and Caicos Islands.svg  Turks and Caicos Islands
Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia
Flag of Maldives.svg  Maldives
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria
Flag of Benin.svg  Benin
Flag of the Central African Republic.svg  Central African Republic
Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg  Congo
Flag of Djibouti.svg  Djibouti
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
Flag of Libya (1977-2011).svg  Libya
Flag of Malawi.svg  Malawi
Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia
Flag of Togo.svg  Togo
Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg  New Caledonia
Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands
Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga
28
Flag of Germany.svg
2011
Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia
Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia
Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel
Flag of North Macedonia.svg  Macedonia
Flag of Malta.svg  Malta
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey
noneFlag of Anguilla.svg  Anguilla
Flag of Belize.svg  Belize
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran
Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan
Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg  Kyrgyzstan
Flag of Palestine.svg  Palestine
Flag of Botswana.svg  Botswana
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia
Flag of French Polynesia.svg  Tahiti
Flag of Vanuatu.svg  Vanuatu
21
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
2015
Flag of Albania.svg  Albania
Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands
Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg
Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro
nonenoneFlag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain
Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh
Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait
Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon
Flag of Burkina Faso.svg  Burkina Faso
Flag of the Comoros.svg  Comoros
Flag of Rwanda.svg  Rwanda
Flag of South Sudan.svg  South Sudan
none11
Flag of France.svg
2019
Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra
Flag of Kosovo.svg  Kosovo
nonenoneFlag of Iraq.svg  Iraq
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria
Flag of Tajikistan.svg  Tajikistan
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates
Flag of The Gambia.svg  Gambia
Flag of Libya.svg  Libya
New Caledonia flags merged (2017).svg  New Caledonia 9

National teams results in World Cup preliminary competition (1991-2019)

Legend
Team has won the World Cup
Team has qualified for the main tournament through a qualifying process
Team has not qualified for the main tournament
Team is not a member of FIFA and is not eligible for the main tournament (Martinique and Guadeloupe)
No. [n 1] TeamApp's [n 2] Overall qualification recordPoints [n 3] Confederation
PldWDLGFGAGDTotal pointAvg
1Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 8685675223391841752.574UEFA
2Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 7615623275242511702.787UEFA
3Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 8635355226371891642.603UEFA
4Flag of England.svg  England 872461214206461601502.083UEFA
5Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 870451312219521671482.114UEFA
6Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 876451318196631331481.947UEFA
7Flag of France.svg  France 7564178162361261302.321UEFA
8Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 8464222177191581282.783CAF
9Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 8444112248192291242.818CONMEBOL
10Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 864381016160571031241.937UEFA
11Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 7563671312772551152.054UEFA
12Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 860341115175571181131.883UEFA
13Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 7563251914781661011.804UEFA
14Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland 75630101613157741001.786UEFA
15Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago 855316181819784991.800CONCACAF
16Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 8703093113711819991.414UEFA
17Flag of the United States.svg  United States 73332011845179962.909CONCACAF
18Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 845306917029141962.133AFC
19Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 7602810221189226941.567UEFA
20Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 860296251129022931.550UEFA
21Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 860289231007921931.550UEFA
22Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 839294615420134912.333AFC
23Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 748276151156550871.813CONMEBOL
24Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 864251029122139-17851.328UEFA
25Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 83228042529243842.265OFC
26Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic (1993-)
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia (1991-1992)
8582411231369838831.431UEFA
27Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 837257517018152822.216OFC
28Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 644256131256164811.841CAF
29Flag of Haiti.svg  Haiti 64426216997623801.818CONCACAF
30Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica 743261161096841791.837CONCACAF
31Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 731260515519136782.516CONCACAF
32Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland 75023720705416761.520UEFA
33Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 8622373212611511761.226UEFA
34Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 643233171537677721.674CONCACAF
35Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia (2006-)
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro.svg Serbia and Montenegro (2003-2006)
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro.svg Yugoslavia (1992-2003)
6502262285101-16721.440UEFA
36Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 7561913241197940701.250UEFA
37Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 841223161118328691.683CONCACAF
38Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon 74120912695514691.683CAF
39Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 632215614019121682.215AFC
40Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 73522211723438681.943CAF
41Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 75221328101956661.269UEFA
42Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 7501882479100-21621.240UEFA
43Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 733192127793-16591.788AFC
44Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 63417710756114581.706CONMEBOL
45Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 54017419786711551.375UEFA
46Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 6511743051125-74551.078UEFA
47Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 7521733283122-39541.038UEFA
48Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 834158111015150531.559AFC
49Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 6481542975114-39491.021UEFA
50Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 52816012905733481.714AFC
51Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg  Papua New Guinea 8321601671135-64481.500OFC
52Flag of Chinese Taipei (FIFA).svg  Chinese Taipei 8311451257534471.516AFC
53Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 6481292751107-56450.938UEFA
54Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 834126165968-9421.235CONMEBOL
55Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador 633126154980-31421.273CONMEBOL
56Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala 526130135355-2391.500CONCACAF
57Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan 3201217963858371.850AFC
58Flag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay 625121125152-1371.480CONMEBOL
59Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 5381202646147-101360.947UEFA
60Flag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar 5261121361547351.346AFC
61Flag of Panama.svg  Panama 423112105457-3351.522CONCACAF
62Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 62211110645410341.545AFC
63Flag of Mali.svg  Mali 42897123651-15341.214CAF
64Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria 42110382934-5331.571CAF
65Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 535103225199-48330.943UEFA
66Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic 51692536288291.813CONCACAF
67Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast 521611432275291.381CAF
68Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba 3189184852-4281.556CONCACAF
69Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland 53875262394-71260.684UEFA
70Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis.svg  Saint Kitts and Nevis 4158163940-1251.667CONCACAF
71Flag of Antigua and Barbuda.svg  Antigua and Barbuda 42381141970-51251.087CONCACAF
72Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 745813643151-108250.556UEFA
73Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina 648743730181-151250.521UEFA
74Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg  DR Congo 4187382933-4241.333CAF
75Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico 5197394967-18241.263CONCACAF
76Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia 643733332169-137240.558UEFA
77Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe 31372421912231.769CAF
78Flag of Bermuda.svg  Bermuda 3187293351-18231.278CONCACAF
79Flag of Peru (state).svg  Peru 62765162460-36230.851CONMEBOL
80Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg  Equatorial Guinea 52064103451-17221.100CAF
81Flag of Saint Lucia.svg  Saint Lucia 5167183156-25221.375CONCACAF
82Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines 62171133787-50221.048AFC
83Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong 72371151980-61220.957AFC
84Flag of Albania.svg  Albania 22463151981-62210.875UEFA
85Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal 51562723194201.333CAF
86Flag of Guyana.svg  Guyana 3156272943-14201.333CONCACAF
87Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia 52055102647-21201.000CAF
88Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji 3156273463-29201.333OFC
89Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 534552419128-99200.588UEFA
90Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay 62553172374-51180.720CONMEBOL
91Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands 224531619101-82180.750UEFA
92Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 537532921114-93180.487UEFA
93Flag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania 4174582942-13171.000CAF
94Flag of Venezuela (state).svg  Venezuela 72452172579-54170.708CONMEBOL
95Flag of Angola.svg  Angola 41344519190161.231UEFA
96Flag of India.svg  India 51651103850-12161.000AFC
97Flag of the United States Virgin Islands.svg  U.S. Virgin Islands 51651101847-29161.000CONCACAF
98Snake Flag of Martinique.svg  Martinique 41851122378-55160.889CONCACAF
99Flag of Suriname.svg  Suriname 41650112538-13150.938CONCACAF
100Flag of Barbados.svg  Barbados 4124261620-4141.167CONCACAF
101Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova 42542191690-74140.560UEFA
102Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 394141214-2131.444CAF
103Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 41333726251120.923CAF
104Flag of Curacao.svg  Curaçao (2014-)
Flag of the Netherlands Antilles.svg  Netherlands Antilles (2006 [n 4] -2010)
27403814-6121.714CONCACAF
105Flag of Malta.svg  Malta 430332417123-106120.400UEFA
106Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain 283231520-5111.375AFC
107Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador 61632112356-33110.688CONCACAF
108Flag of Bolivia (state).svg  Bolivia 726322126134-118110.423CONMEBOL
109Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg  Congo 2621315114101.667CAF
110Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.svg  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 41131711110100.909CONCACAF
111Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 613175619-13100.769CAF
112Flag of the Cook Islands.svg  Cook Islands 4153111863-55100.667OFC
113Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique 253021914591.800CAF
114Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 393062431-791.000CAF
115Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands 311236827-1990.818OFC
116Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia 49225725-1880.889CAF
117Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia 31422101152-4180.571UEFA
118Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro 21622122063-4380.500UEFA
119Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga 412228558-5380.667OFC
120Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania 41622121082-7280.500UEFA
121Flag of Gabon.svg  Gabon 26213109171.167CAF
122Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 15212511-671.400AFC
123Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras 4112182233-1170.636CONCACAF
124Flag of Nicaragua.svg  Nicaragua 49216728-2170.778CONCACAF
125Flag of Guinea.svg  Guinea 38215629-2370.875CAF
126Flag of Togo.svg  Togo 142021012-261.500CAF
127Flag of Benin.svg  Benin 1613246-261.000CAF
128Flag of Lesotho.svg  Lesotho 26204515-1061.000CAF
129New Caledonia flags merged (2017).svg  New Caledonia 15203923-1461.200OFC
130Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 310136825-1760.600UEFA
131Flag of Vanuatu.svg  Vanuatu 26204426-2261.000OFC
132Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg  Kyrgyzstan 292071040-3060.667AFC
133Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia 2612399050.833CAF
134Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 39126624-1850.556CAF
135Flag of Dominica.svg  Dominica 411128746-3950.455CONCACAF
136Flag of the Cayman Islands.svg  Cayman Islands 25113610-440.800CONCACAF
137Flag of French Polynesia.svg  Tahiti 261141321-840.667OFC
138Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 14112124-2341.000AFC
139Flag of Palestine.svg  Palestine 39117641-3540.444AFC
140Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan 18116260-5840.500UEFA
141Flag of Samoa.svg  Samoa 39117877-6940.444OFC
142Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore 4151113273-7140.267AFC
143Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon 131021210231.000AFC
144Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda 2603337-430.500CAF
145Flag of Burkina Faso.svg  Burkina Faso 2410339-630.750CAF
146Flag of The Gambia.svg  Gambia 14103310-730.750CAF
147Flag of Rwanda.svg  Rwanda 14103314-1130.750CAF
148Flag of Anguilla.svg  Anguilla 26105322-1930.500CONCACAF
149Flag of Tajikistan.svg  Tajikistan 15104323-2030.600AFC
150Flag of Aruba.svg  Aruba 39108329-2630.333CONCACAF
151Flag of Malawi.svg  Malawi 1201101-110.500CAF
152Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia 1201104-410.500AFC
153Flag of the Central African Republic.svg  Central African Republic 2301217-610.333CAF
154Flag of Eritrea.svg  Eritrea 24013816-810.250CAF
155Flag of Sierra Leone.svg  Sierra Leone 24013315-1210.250CAF
156Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg 26015429-2510.167UEFA
157Flag of Grenada.svg  Grenada 39018350-4710.111CONCACAF
158Flag of North Macedonia.svg  North Macedonia 21801179142-13310.056UEFA
159Flag of Botswana.svg  Botswana 24004310-700.000CAF
160Flag of the British Virgin Islands.svg  British Virgin Islands 1200218-700.000CAF
161Flag of Djibouti.svg  Djibouti 1100107-700.000CAF
162Flag of Kosovo.svg  Kosovo 13003312-900.000UEFA
163Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra 13003013-1300.000UEFA
164Flag of the Comoros.svg  Comoros 11001013-1300.000CAF
165Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh 13003015-1500.000AFC
166Flag of Libya.svg  Libya 12002015-1500.000CAF
167Flag of Sao Tome and Principe.svg  São Tomé and Príncipe 24004017-1700.000CAF
168Flag of Eswatini.svg  Eswatini (2023-)
Flag of Eswatini.svg Swaziland (1998-2019)
24004118-1700.000CAF
169Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas 13003119-1800.000CONCACAF
170Flag of Maldives.svg  Maldives 14004020-2000.000AFC
171Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 15005022-2200.000AFC
172Flag of Guadeloupe (local).svg  Guadeloupe 13003027-2700.000CONCACAF
173Flag of the Turks and Caicos Islands.svg  Turks and Caicos Islands 38008131-3000.000CONCACAF
174Flag of American Samoa.svg  American Samoa 25005035-3500.000OFC
175Flag of Belize.svg  Belize 25005240-3800.000CONCACAF
176Flag of Syria.svg  Syria 14004038-3800.000AFC
177Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia 18008142-4100.000UEFA
178Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait 13003151-5000.000AFC
179Flag of Guam.svg  Guam 39009268-6600.000AFC
Footnotes
  1. Teams are ranked by total points, by goal difference, by goals scored, then by alphebetical order of team. Note that this column does not represent any official rankings.
  2. Only qualifying campaigns are counted where the team played at least one match that was not annulled.
  3. The three points for a win system is used.
  4. Games played in 2005 were not recognized by FIFA.

See also

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The FIFA Women's World Cup is an international football competition contested by the senior women's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's international governing body. The competition has been held every four years since 1991, when the inaugural tournament, then called the FIFA Women's World Championship, was held in China. Under the tournament's current format, national teams vie for 23 slots in a three-year qualification phase. The host nation's team is automatically entered as the 24th slot. The tournament proper, alternatively called the World Cup Finals, is contested at venues within the host nation(s) over a period of about one month.

The 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification competition was a series of tournaments organised by the six FIFA confederations. Each confederation — the AFC (Asia), CAF (Africa), CONCACAF, CONMEBOL, OFC (Oceania), and UEFA (Europe) — was allocated a certain number of the 32 places at the tournament. A total of 197 teams entered the qualification process for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. In 2001 FIFA ended automatic qualification of the reigning champion, so that 2002 champions Brazil became first to participate in the qualifying tournament. The hosts (Germany) retained their automatic spot.

A total of 55 teams entered the 1958 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds, competing for a total of 16 spots in the final tournament. Sweden as the hosts and West Germany, as the defending champions, qualified automatically, leaving 14 spots open for competition.

99 teams entered the 1974 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds, competing for 16 spots in the final tournament. West Germany, as the hosts, and Brazil, as the defending champions, qualified automatically, leaving 14 spots open for competition.

2002 FIFA World Cup qualification

The 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification competition was a series of tournaments organised by the six FIFA confederations. Each confederation — the AFC (Asia), CAF (Africa), CONCACAF, CONMEBOL, OFC (Oceania), and UEFA (Europe) — was allocated a certain number of the 32 places at the tournament. 199 teams entered the tournament qualification rounds, competing for 32 spots in the final tournament. South Korea and Japan, as the co-hosts, and France, as the defending champions, qualified automatically, leaving 29 spots open for competition.

A total of 107 teams entered the 1978 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds, which began with the preliminary qualification draw on 20 November 1975 at Guatemala City, competing for a total of 16 spots in the final tournament. Argentina, as the hosts, and West Germany, as the defending champions, qualified automatically, leaving 14 spots open for competition.

A total of 121 teams entered the 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds, competing for a total of 24 spots in the final tournament. Mexico, as the hosts, and Italy, as the defending champions, qualified automatically, leaving 22 spots open for competition. The draw took place on 7 December 1983 at Zürich, Switzerland.

The qualification competition for the 1990 FIFA World Cup was a series of tournaments organised by the six FIFA confederations. Each confederation — the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), Confederation of African Football (CAF), CONCACAF, CONMEBOL, Oceania Football Confederation (OFC), and UEFA (Europe) — was allocated a certain number of the 24 places at the tournament. A total of 116 teams entered the competition, with Italy, as the host, and Argentina, as the holders, qualifying for the final tournament automatically.

The 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification was a series of tournaments organised by the six FIFA confederations. The 1994 FIFA World Cup featured 24 teams with one place reserved for the host nation, United States, and one place for the defending champions, Germany. The remaining 22 places were determined by a qualification process, in which 147 teams, from the six FIFA confederations, competed. Most of the successful teams were determined within these confederations, with a limited number of inter-confederation play-offs occurring at the end of the process.

The 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification competition was a series of tournaments organised by the six FIFA confederations. Each confederation — the AFC (Asia), CAF (Africa), CONCACAF, CONMEBOL, OFC (Oceania), and UEFA (Europe) — was allocated a certain number of the 32 places at the tournament. A total of 174 teams entered the 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds, competing for a total of 32 spots in the final tournament. The 1998 FIFA World Cup featured 32 teams, with two places reserved for France and Brazil as host nation and defending champions, respectively. The remaining 30 places were determined by a qualification process, in which the other 174 teams, from the six FIFA confederations, competed.

The FIFA World Cup qualification is the process that a national association football team goes through to qualify for the FIFA World Cup finals. The FIFA World Cup is the largest international team sport competition in the world with a qualification process required to reduce the large field of countries from 211 to just 32 for the World Cup finals.

The 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification competition was a series of tournaments organised by the six FIFA confederations. Each confederation — the AFC (Asia), CAF (Africa), CONCACAF, CONMEBOL, OFC (Oceania), and UEFA (Europe) — was allocated a certain number of the 32 places at the tournament. A total of 205 teams entered the qualification competition, with South Africa, as the host, qualifying for the World Cup automatically. The first qualification matches were played on 25 August 2007 and qualification concluded on 18 November 2009. Overall, 2341 goals were scored over 852 matches, scoring on average 2.74 per match.

The 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification process saw 48 teams from the six FIFA confederations compete for the 12 places in the 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup finals. The places were divided as follows:

The qualification process for the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup saw 54 teams from the six FIFA confederations compete for the 12 places in the tournament's finals. Sweden qualified automatically as hosts. The places were divided as follows:

The 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification process decided the 15 teams which played at the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup, with the host China qualifying automatically as the host nation. The qualification process for the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup saw 99 teams from the six FIFA confederations compete for the 16 places in the tournament's finals. The places were divided as follows:

Qualification for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup determines which 15 teams join Germany, the hosts of the 2011 tournament, to play for the Women's World Cup. Europe has 5.5 qualifying berths, Asia 3 berths, North and Central America 2.5 berths, Africa 2 berths, South America 2 berths and Oceania 1 berth. The 16th spot was determined through a play-off match between the third-placed team in North/Central America and the winner of repechage play-offs in Europe.

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) section of the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification saw 43 teams competing for 4 or 5 berths in the final tournament in Brazil. As in recent tournaments the AFC had four direct qualifiers for the finals tournament in addition to a further possible place via the intercontinental play-offs against CONMEBOL's fifth-placed team, which was chosen through a random draw, rather than being decided by FIFA beforehand as in previous tournaments. Iran and South Korea from Group A, along with Australia and Japan from Group B won the 4 direct qualification positions, with Jordan defeating Uzbekistan in a play-off to see which team would face the 5th placed CONMEBOL team, Uruguay, for a place in the World Cup, eventually also failed to qualify for the competition.

2015 FIFA Womens World Cup qualification

The qualification for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup determined which 23 teams joined Canada, the hosts of the 2015 tournament, to play for the Women's World Cup.

The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification process decided all 24 teams which played in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, with the hosts France qualifying automatically. It is the eighth FIFA Women's World Cup, the quadrennial international women's football world championship tournament. The tournament is the third to be hosted in Europe, after the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup in Sweden and the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany.

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