|Association||Fédération Ivoirienne de Football|
|Sub-confederation||WAFU (West Africa)|
|Head coach||Clémentine Touré|
|Current|| 68 |
|Highest||59 (March 2017)|
(1 June 1988, Foshan, China)
(26 May 2012, Abidjan, Ivory Coast)
(7 June 2015, Ottawa, Canada)
|Appearances||1 (first in 2015 )|
|Best result||Group Stage, (2015)|
|Africa Women Cup of Nations|
|Appearances||2 (first in 2012 )|
|Best result||3rd place, (2014)|
The Ivory Coast women's national football team represents Ivory Coast in international women's football and is controlled by the Fédération Ivoirienne de Football. They played their first international match in 1988. The team is currently ranked 64th in the FIFA Women's World Rankings and as the 6th best team in CAF.
Ivory Coast or Côte d'Ivoire, officially the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, is a country located on the south coast of West Africa. Ivory Coast's political capital is Yamoussoukro in the centre of the country, while its economic capital and largest city is the port city of Abidjan. It borders Guinea and Liberia to the west, Burkina Faso and Mali to the north, Ghana to the east, and the Gulf of Guinea to the south.
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.
The FIFA Women's World Rankings for football were introduced in 2003, with the first rankings published in March of that year, as a follow-on to the existing Men's FIFA World Rankings. They attempt to compare the strength of internationally active women's national teams at any given time.
In 1985, almost no country in the world had a women's national football team, — Women, held in Lyon, France from 17–20 April. Côte d'Ivoire was in the nation's group. They lost to the United States U20 team 0–4, lost to the CIS team 0–3 and lost to France 1–6. In 2002, the team competed in 2 matches. In 2003, they played in 0 matches. In 2004, they played in 0 matches. In 2005, they played in 3 matches. In 2006, they played in 2 matches. In 2006, the team had 3 training sessions a week. In 2005, they played in the women's Tournoi de Solidarité in Dakar, Senegal. On 18 May, they lost to Mali 1–6. On 20 May, they tied Senegal 3–3. They did not make the finals and overall finished last in the tournament. On 17 May 2006 in Dakar, Togo tied Côte d'Ivoire 3–3. In 2007, the country competed at the Tournoi de Cinq Nations held in Ouagadougou. On 2 September, they tied Mali 1–1 with Rita Akaffou scoring for the team in the 65th minute. On 5 September, they beat Togo 5–0 before Togo was disqualified from the competition for bringing a club team. On 6 September, they lost to Mali 1–2. In 2010, the country had a team at the African Women's Championships during the preliminary rounds. In the round, they beat Guinea 5–1. They lost to Malawi 4–2 in the return leg. In the 2010, Women's Championship in Africa, they lost in the preliminary round in March, they beat Gabon at home and away 2–1 and 3–1. In the first round against Nigeria, they lost both matches by scores of 1–2 and 1–3. The country did not have a team competing at the 2011 All Africa Games.including Côte d'Ivoire who did not play their first FIFA recognised match until 1988 when they participated in the Women's FIFA Invitational Tournament 1988. The country was in Group A. On 1 June, they lost to the Netherlands 0–3 in a game in Foshan. On 3 June, they lost to Canada 0–6 in a game in Foshan. In a game on 5 June, they lost to China 1–8 in a game in Guangzhou. In 1992, they competed at the 1st Lyon'ne Cup
Foshan, formerly romanized as Fatshan, is a prefecture-level city in central Guangdong Province, China. The entire prefecture covers 3,848.49 km2 (1,485.91 sq mi) and has an urban population around 7.2 million in 2012. It forms part of the western side of the Pearl River Delta Economic Zone, which includes Guangzhou to the east and northeast and Zhongshan to the southeast.
Guangzhou, also known as Canton, is the capital and most populous city of the province of Guangdong in southern China. On the Pearl River about 120 km (75 mi) north-northwest of Hong Kong and 145 km (90 mi) north of Macau, Guangzhou has a history of over 2,200 years and was a major terminus of the maritime Silk Road, and continues to serve as a major port and transportation hub, as well as one of China's three largest cities.
Dakar is the capital and largest city of Senegal. It is located on the Cap-Vert peninsula on the Atlantic coast and is the westernmost city on the African mainland. The city of Dakar proper has a population of 1,030,594, whereas the population of the Dakar metropolitan area is estimated at 2.45 million.
The national team has trained in Abidjan. As of 2006 [update] , the country did not have an under-17 or under-20 side. In June 2012, the team was ranked 67th in the world by FIFA and the 6th best team in CAF. This was an improvement of four places from March 2012 when they were ranked 71st in the world. The team's worst ever ranking was in 2011 when they were ranked 136th in the world. Other rankings include 73 in 2006, 75 in 2007, 74 in 2008, 92 in 2009, and 77 in 2010.
Abidjan is the economic capital of Ivory Coast and one of the most populous French-speaking cities in Africa. According to the 2014 census, Abidjan's population was 4.7 million, which is 20 percent of the overall population of the country, and this also makes it the sixth most populous city proper in Africa, after Lagos, Cairo, Kinshasa, Dar es Salaam, and Johannesburg. A cultural crossroads of West Africa, Abidjan is characterised by a high level of industrialisation and urbanisation.
However, in 2014 African Women's Championship, Ivory Coast surprised everyone by passing through into the semi-final, and later, they shocked Africa by beating giant South Africa, marked for the first time they would play in FIFA Women's World Cup, in Canada 2015. In the later tournament, the World Cup, they were eliminated with three total losses to Germany (0–10), Thailand (2–3) and Norway (1–3). Despite having lost all, Ange N'Guessan's goal over Norway was voted as one of ten best goal in the whole tournament.
The 2014 African Women's Championship, the 11th edition of the tournament, was held in Namibia. This tournament, organized by the Confederation of African Football, was also a qualification tournament for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, with top three qualifying for the finals in Canada. It was played on 11–25 October 2014.
The South Africa national women's football team, nicknamed Banyana Banyana, is the national team of South Africa and is controlled by the South African Football Association.
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.
Early development of the women's game at the time colonial powers brought football to the continent was limited, as colonial powers in the region tended to take concepts of patriarchy and women's participation in sport with them to local cultures that had similar concepts already embedded in them.The lack of later development of the national team on a wider international level symptomatic of all African teams is a result of several factors, including limited access to education, poverty amongst women in the wider society, and fundamental inequality present in the society that occasionally allows for female-specific human rights abuses. When quality female football players are developed, they tend to leave for greater opportunities abroad. Continent-wide, funding is also an issue, with most development money coming from FIFA, not the national football association. Future success for women's football in Africa is dependent on improved facilities and access by women to these facilities. Attempting to commercialise the game and make it commercially viable is not the solution, as demonstrated by the current existence of many youth and women's football camps held throughout the continent.
Football is the fourth most popular girls' sport, trailing behind handball, basketball and athletics.A women's football program was set up in the country in 1975 and girls' football is played in schools. Player registration starts at nine years of age. In 2006, there were 610 registered female players, 560 of whom were senior players and 50 were under 18 years of age. This was an increase from 2002 when there were 130 registered female players, 2003 when there were 220, 2004 when there were 253, and 2005 when there were 428 registered players. In 2006, there were 123 football clubs in the country, of which 11 were women's-only sides. As of 2009, there are 36 senior teams and 4 youth teams for women. A school based competition exists.
Basketball is a team sport in which two teams, most commonly of five players each, opposing one another on a rectangular court, compete with the primary objective of shooting a basketball through the defender's hoop while preventing the opposing team from shooting through their own hoop. A field goal is worth two points, unless made from behind the three-point line, when it is worth three. After a foul, timed play stops and the player fouled or designated to shoot a technical foul is given one or more one-point free throws. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins, but if regulation play expires with the score tied, an additional period of play (overtime) is mandated.
The national federation was created in 1960 and became FIFA affiliated in 1964.Their kit includes orange shirts, white shorts and green socks. The national committee does not have a full-time employee in charge of women's football. Representation of women's football is not guaranteed in the federation's constitution. The FIFA trigramme is CIV. A FIFA-run women's MA football course was run in the country in 2007.
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The following players were called up for two 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Mali.
Head coach: Clémentine Touré
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Cynthia Djohore||16 December 1987||27||0|
|16||GK||Aminata Diabaté||15 November 1998|
|2||DF||Fatou Coulibaly (Captain)||13 February 1987||31||1|
|3||DF||Djelika Coulibaly||22 February 1984||29||0|
|4||DF||Nina Kpaho||30 December 1996||12||0|
|5||DF||Mariam Diakité||11 April 1995||12||9|
|13||DF||Fernande Tchetche||20 June 1988||19||0|
|18||DF||Raymonde Kacou||7 January 1987||6||0|
|20||DF||Lynda Gauze||11 June 1990|
|6||MF||Rolande Tokpoledo||15 December 1992|
|9||MF||Bernadette Kakounan||5 September 1997|
|12||MF||Ida Guehai||15 July 1994||22||1|
|15||MF||Christine Lohoues||18 October 1992||22||1|
|17||MF||Nadège Cissé||4 April 1997||6||0|
|19||MF||Jessica Aby||16 June 1998||1||0|
|MF||Rita Akaffou||5 December 1986||33||4|
|7||FW||Oura Agnès Kouame||10 May 1991|
|8||FW||Ines Nrehy||1 October 1993||17||13|
|10||FW||Ange N'Guessan||18 November 1990||19||3|
|11||FW||Rebecca Elloh||25 December 1994||15||2|
|14||FW||Josée Nahi||29 May 1989||18||12|
|22||FW||Binta Diakité||7 May 1988||20||2|
|FW||Nadege Essoh||5 May 1990||29||4|
The Cameroon national football team, nicknamed in French Les Lions Indomptables, is the national team of Cameroon. It is controlled by the Fédération Camerounaise de Football and has qualified seven times for the FIFA World Cup, more than any other African team. However, the team has only made it once out of the group stage. They were the first African team to reach the quarter-final of the World Cup, in 1990, losing to England in extra time. They have also won five Africa Cup of Nations titles.
The Mali national football team, nicknamed Les Aigles , is the national team of Mali and is controlled by the Malian Football Federation. Mali competes as members of both FIFA and the Confederation of African Football (CAF). They have never qualified for a World Cup finals in their team's history.
The Congo national football team, nicknamed the Diables Rouges , is the national team of the Republic of the Congo and is run by the Congolese Football Federation. They have never qualified for the World Cup, but did win the Africa Cup of Nations in 1972. They also won the All-Africa Games football tournament in 1965.
The Togo national football team, nicknamed Les Éperviers, is controlled by the Togolese Football Federation. The national football team of Togo made their debut in the FIFA World Cup in 2006. Their team bus underwent a fatal attack in Angola prior to the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations. They withdrew and were subsequently banned from the following two tournaments by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). In 2013 for the first time in history, Togo reached the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations.
The Angola national football team, nicknamed Palancas Negras , is the national team of Angola and is controlled by the Angolan Football Federation. Angola reached the 45th place in the FIFA Rankings in July 2002. Their greatest accomplishment was qualifying for the 2006 World Cup, as this was their first appearance on the World Cup finals stage.
The Gabon national football team, nicknamed Les Panthères or Les Brésiliens, is the national team of Gabon and is controlled by the Gabonese Football Federation. They have never qualified for the World Cup, but have qualified seven times for the Africa Cup of Nations.
The Gambia national football team, nicknamed The Scorpions, is the national team of The Gambia and is controlled by the Gambia Football Federation. Until 1965, the team and the country, were known as British Gambia. It has never qualified for the World Cup or the Africa Cup of Nations finals.
The Mauritania national football team nicknamed Al-Murabitun in reference to Almoravid dynasty, is the national team of Mauritania and is controlled by the Fédération de Football de la République Islamique de Mauritanie and is a member of the Confederation of African Football. They have not qualified for the FIFA World Cup. However, in the Amilcar Cabral Cup, a regional tournament for West Africa, Mauritania came fourth in 1980 on hosting the competition. The national football team of Mauritania were later runners-up in 1995, losing on penalties to Sierra Leone after the final finished 0–0. On 18 November 2018, Mauritania qualified to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in their history, after they won 2–1 against Botswana.
The 2010 Africa Cup of Nations, also known as the Orange Africa Cup of Nations for sponsorship reasons, was the 27th Africa Cup of Nations, the biennial football championship of Africa (CAF). It was held in Angola, where it began on 10 January 2010 and concluded on 31 January.
The 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, also known as the Orange Africa Cup of Nations for sponsorship reasons, was the 28th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the football championship of Africa organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
The Central African Republic women's national football team represents the Central African Republic (CAR) in women's international football competitions. The team has not played any international matches to date, but the country's youth national team has played in several matches and events, including an Under-19 World Cup qualifying competition in which the team lost in the semi-finals. As is the case across Africa, the women's game faces numerous challenges. Football was only formally organised in 2000, and there are only 400 players competing at the national level.
The Kenya women's national football team represents Kenya in women's football and is controlled by the Football Kenya Federation.
The Liberia women's national football team is the women's national team representing the country in international competitions. They have played in five FIFA recognised matches.
The Madagascar women's national football team is the FIFA recognised senior women's A team for Madagascar. The team played their first FIFA matches in 2015. The development of a national team in the country is problematic because of issues found on the continent and on the island, specifically the lack of popularity of women's football as a participation sport in Madagascar.
The Niger women's national football team is a FIFA-recognised team representing Niger in international association football matches. The team has played in two FIFA recognised matches, both of which were losses to Burkina Faso women's national football team in 2007. There is an under-20 women's national team who were supposed to participate in the 2002 African Women U-19 Championship but withdrew before playing a game. There are problems that impact the development of the women's game in Africa that effect Niger.
The Seychelles women's national football team is the national team of the Seychelles. It does not officially exist and has not played in a FIFA recognised match. The national team has played in two eighty-minute long games in 2005 in a tournament hosted by Mauritius, with the Seychelles losing both matches. An official under-17 national team exists and had regular training sessions in 2006. The sport faces several development problems inside the country including a lack of popularity for the sport, and few female players and teams. Women have gained football leadership positions in the country with one coaching a men's team and another umpiring international matches. There are other development issues for the sport that are ones facing the whole of Africa.
São Tomé and Príncipe women's national football team is the national team of São Tomé and Príncipe. The team has played in four FIFA recognised matches and has never been internationally ranked by FIFA. The country also has a national under-19 team.
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The Togo women's national football team represents the Togolese Republic in women's international football competition since 2006. Togo is managed by the Togolese Football Federation (FTF), the governing body of football in Togo. The team has played five FIFA-recognised matches, in 2006 and 2007, before reappearing in the 2018 WAFU Women's Cup, set in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Their manager since January 2018 is Kaï Tomety. Togo's home stadium is the Stade de Kégué, located in Lomé.
Zambia women's national football team, nicknamed The She-polopolo, represents the country in international match. There is also a Zambia women's national under-17 football team, a Zambia women's national under-20 football team, and Olympic qualifying team and a Homeless World Cup team. The country has participated in several qualifying tournaments for the FIFA Women's World Cup and other African-based football tournaments. The team is currently ranked 116th in the world.