Women's Football

Accelerate the growth of women’s football

Women’s football is the single biggest growth opportunity in football today and it remains a top priority for FIFA. Although the game has grown exponentially at all levels, the passion and rising popularity of the sport offers vast untapped potential. FIFA is investing in dedicated funding, human resources and innovative, tailor made development programmes, to bring women’s football into the mainstream, where it belongs.

Women's football reports
FIFA Female Health Project Snapshot

FIFA aims to accelerate all areas of the game with a particular focus on female athletes’ health, well-being and performance.

'Setting the Pace' FIFA Benchmarking Report (3rd Edition)

FIFA has unveiled the third edition of 'Setting the Pace', the only global women’s football benchmarking report that offers unparalleled insights into the factors driving success in women's football clubs and leagues worldwide

Member Associations Survey Report

To inform the areas of focus over the coming years, the Women’s Football: Member Associations Survey Report 2023 was complied to build on the findings of the equivalent report published in 2019.

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FIFA Women's Football Convention 2023

The second edition of the FIFA Women’s Football Convention took place in Sydney/Gadigal, Australia, on 18 and 19 August 2023 as the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ came to its thrilling conclusion.

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Women's football strategy

FIFA is working to empower girls and women, make football a sport for all and advocate against gender discrimination.

Enhance the Commercial Value

Shaping new revenue streams and optimising existing ones around the women’s game will allow expansion of development efforts.

Build the Foundations

Creating a more sophisticated women’s football ecosystem and encouraging leadership roles for women at every level will modernise management of the game.

Grow participation

Increasing the level of female participation in football all over the world, with the stated goal of having 60 million players by 2026.

Women's competitions
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FIFA Women's World Cup

The FIFA Women's World Cup™ sees 32 nations compete on the international stage every four years. With continental qualification pathways leading to an exciting finals event, the competition has seen four past champions; USA, Germany, Japan and Norway

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup

Nurturing the brightest talents in international women's football. With continental qualification pathways leading to an exciting finals event, the competition has seen five past champions; USA, Germany, Japan, Korea DPR, and Spain.

FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup

Taking place biennially, the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup™ has seen five past champions; Korea DPR, Korea Republic, France, Japan, and Spain.

Women's Olympic Football Tournament

As part of the wider Olympics tournament, this gives nations the chance to put their best 18 person squad forward to compete for the prize. The competition has seen four champions; Norway, Germany, the USA and Canada.

Women's Youth Olympic Futsal Tournament

As part of the wider Youth Olympics tournament it is operating as a football event for 2010 and 2014 with Chile and China PR winning respectively, the format was changed in 2018 to Futsal where Portugal hold the crown.

Women's World Ranking
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Last update:
15 March 2024
Next update:
14 June 2024 (16 days)
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Women's International Match Calendar 2023-2025

Managed by FIFA, the women’s international match calendar (WIMC) is a collective agreement devised following consultation with key stakeholders within the women’s game.

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Women's football


Although women’s football has grown exponentially at all levels in recent times, the passion for and potential of the sport offers vast untapped opportunities. The launch of the FIFA Women’s Football Strategy charts the course for how FIFA will work ...

Development Programmes

Women’s football has grown exponentially in recent years. All over the world, girls and women are getting passionately involved in the game, both on and off the pitch, and using the sport to break down social barriers.


In line with FIFA’s objective to accelerate the professionalisation of women’s football on and off the pitch, the Women’s Football Professionalisation team work with member associations to develop strong and sustainable clubs and leagues.