List of women's national association football teams

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This is a complete list of national teams in women's association football, arranged alphabetically within their confederations.

Womens association football association football when played by women

Women's association football, usually 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.


AFC (Asia)

Australia womens national soccer team womens national association football team representing Australia

The Australian women's national soccer team is overseen by the governing body for soccer in Australia, Football Federation Australia (FFA), which is currently a member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the regional ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) since leaving the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) in 2006. The team's official nickname is the Matildas, having been known as the Female Socceroos before 1995.

Bahrain womens national football team national association football team

The Bahrain Women's National Football Team was first formed in 2003. The team represents Bahrain in international women's football and thus falls under the governance of the Bahrain Football Association; more specifically run by the women's committee at the Association. Although participating in several friendly tournaments, the team played its first official international match against the Maldives on April 22, 2007 and entered the FIFA Women's World Rankings in June 2007 at 111th out of 142.

Bangladesh womens national football team national association football team

The Bangladesh women's national football team is the women's national association football team of Bangladesh controlled by the Bangladesh Football Federation under the supervision of the women's football committee. It is a member of the Asian Football Confederation and has yet to qualify for the World Cup or a AFC Women's Asian Cup finals.

* Not a FIFA member.

Flag of Brunei.svg Brunei, Flag of Oman.svg Oman, and Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Saudi Arabia have no national teams despite being AFC and FIFA members.

Womens football in Brunei national association football team

Under the current Sharia law, women's football in Brunei Darussalam is prohibited. Until women were banned from playing, football was the second most popular sport in the country for women. There are no registered female players in the country. While there is officially no support for women's football in the country, only foreigner girls at Berakas International School are allowed within the school campus. There are also some women futsal teams set up as regional representatives on occasion.

The national federation became a FIFA affiliate in 1980. The development of women's football in the Middle East and central Asia dates back only about ten years.

The national federation was created in 1956 and became a FIFA affiliate in 1956. However women's football is not included in the country's FIFA coordinated Goals! project. By 2011, inside the Saudi Arabia Football Federation, there has been an effort to create women's football programs at universities. Input had been sought on how to do this from other national federations including ones from the United States, Germany, Brazil and the United Kingdom. On the men's side of the game, the national federation has funded efforts to improve the quality of the Saudi Arabia men's national football team.

CAF (Africa)

Algeria womens national football team womens national association football team representing Algeria

The Algeria women's national football team represents Algeria in international women's football. The team is currently ranked 76th in the world in the FIFA women's rankings. The team's highest ranking was 64th, in June 2009. The team plays its home games at the July 5, 1962 Stadium in Algiers and is coached by Radia Fertoul since August 2018. Algeria played its first match on May 14, 1998, against France, and lost 14–0.

The Angola women's national football team represents Angola in international women's football and it is controlled by the Angolan Football Federation. Their best place on the FIFA Rankings was the 82nd place, in December 2003. The only tournaments that they qualified were the 1995 and 2002 African Women's Championships, and their best finish was as Semi-Finalists in the 1995 tournament. Angola has, in contrast to many other African countries, has never suffered a heavy defeat. They have seldom lost by more than two goals.

The Benin women's national football team represents Benin in international women's football and it is controlled by the Benin Football Federation. They never reached the African Championship or the World Cup finals.

* Not a FIFA member.

CONCACAF (North and Central America and Caribbean)

Anguilla women's national football team is the national team of Anguilla, a British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean, and is controlled by the Anguilla Football Association. It is affiliated to the Caribbean Football Union of CONCACAF. As of November 2015, it remains unranked on the FIFA Women's World Rankings.

The Antigua and Barbuda women's national football team, nicknamed The Benna Girls, is the national women's football team of Antigua and Barbuda and is overseen by the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association, a member of the CONCACAF and the Caribbean Football Union.

Aruba womens national football team national association football team

The Aruba women's national football team is the national women's football team of Aruba and is overseen by the Arubaanse Voetbal Bond.

* Not a FIFA member.

Flag of Bonaire.svg Bonaire, Flag of France.svg French Guiana, Flag of Montserrat.svg Montserrat, Flag of France.svg Saint Martin, and Flag of Sint Maarten.svg Sint Maarten have no national teams despite being CONCACAF members.

French Guiana women's national under-19 football team played in the 2007 Inter-Guyana Games. Women's football was a demonstration sport and the Games were held in French Guiana. The team beat Amapá 1–0 on 23 March. They lost to the guest team Venezuela 0–9 in the finals on 24 March.

Montserrat women's national football team has not played a single FIFA recognised match, though they were scheduled to before withdrawing from the competition. Montserrat Football Association was created in 1994 and became a FIFA affiliate in 1996.

CONMEBOL (South America)

OFC (Oceania)

* Not a FIFA member.

Flag of Niue.svg Niue has no national team despite being an OFC member.

UEFA (Europe)

Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Liechtenstein has no national team despite being a FIFA and UEFA member.

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