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 Spotlight
FIFA Women’s World Cup
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.
Increasing the level of female participation in football all over the world, with the stated goal of having 60 million players by 2026.
Official documents for Women's Football
26 May 2021FIFA Benchmarking Report - Women’s Football
6 Sept 2020FIFA Women's Development Programme
6 Sept 2020Women's Football Administrator Handbook
Women's World Ranking
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 four past champions; USA, Germany, Japan and Korea DPR.
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, Japan, Spain, and France.
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 INTERNATIONAL MATCH CALENDAR 2020-2023
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.
Women’s Football Strategy
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 ...
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.
FIFA is investing a lot of time and resources into the development of women’s football on and off the pitch, as well as working closely with member associations and other stakeholders.