top of page

DECEMBER
2023

TOP EVENTS

27 (nov)-5: FIFA international window (UEFA Women's Nations League, Africa Women Cup of Nations Qualification, , AFC Women's Asian Qualification, CONCACAF W Gold Cup Qualification etc)
1-4:
NCAA Women's Soccer College Cup 2023 (USA)

8: Indian Women's League, Kick off (India)

3-10: Brasil Ladies Cup 2023 (International)

13-14: FA Women's League Cup, Game week 4 (England)

13-14: UEFA Women's Champions League, Matchday 3 (International)

16: North London Derby in Women's Super League, Tottenham vs Arsenal (England)

17: Paris derby in D1 Arkema, Paris FC vs Paris Saint-Germain (France)

20-21: UEFA Women's Champions League, Matchday 4 (International)

23: Melbourne derby in A-League Women, Melbourne City vs Melbourne Victory (Australia)

23: Top-of-table clash in Saudi Women's Premier League, Al Ittihad vs Al Nassr (Saudi Arabia)

TV/STREAM INFO

ABOUT THE EVENTS

UEFA WOMEN'S NATIONS LEAGUE

FORMAT
The competition will begin with three leagues: A, B which will feature 16 teams in four groups of four, and C which will consist of the remaining teams in groups of three or four. In the intitial group stage the teams will play against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format. There will be promotion and relegation between the leagues in addition to a final tournament (four group winners of League A) which will determine the champions (single-leg semi-finals, a third place play-off and final).

RANKING

  • The 16 League A teams = Ranked 1st to 16th according to their league rankings.

  • The 16 League B teams = Ranked 17th to 32nd according to their league rankings.

  • The League C teams = Ranked 33rd onwards according to their league rankings.

UEFA'S OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION
The leagues will also serve as qualifiers for the UEFA Women's EUROs, FIFA Women's World Cup and the Women's Olympic Football Tournament (For the Paris 2024 edition, two teams besides host France will qualify).

DATES LEAGUE PHASE

  • Matchday 1: 21–22 September 2023

  • Matchday 2: 26 September 2023

  • Matchday 3: 26–27 October 2023

  • Matchday 4: 31 October 2023

  • Matchday 5: 30 November – 1 December 2023

  • Matchday 6: 5 December 2023

DATES FINALS & PROMOTION/RELEGATION MATCHES

21–28 February 2024

TEAMS: 51

LEAGUE A

Group 1: England, Netherlands, Belgium, Scotland

Group 2: France, Norway, Austria, Portugal

Group 3: Germany, Denmark, Iceland, Wales

Group 4: Sweden, Spain, Italy, Switzerland

LEAGUE B

Group 1: Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Hungary, Albania

Group 2: Finland, Romania, Slovakia, Croatia

Group 3: Poland, Serbia, Ukraine, Greece

Group 4: Czechia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belarus

LEAGUE C

Group 1: Malta, Moldova, Latvia, Andorra

Group 2: Türkiye, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Georgia

Group 3: Azerbaijan, Montenegro, Cyprus, Faroe Islands

Group 4: Israel, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Armenia

Group 5: North Macedonia, Kosovo, Bulgaria

(Gibraltar, Liechtenstein and San Marino did not enter and Russia are banned from entering the competition)

Official site >>

NCAA WOMEN'S SOCCER COLLEGE CUP

NCAA D1 = The NCAA Division I Championship, also known as the Women's College Cup, is an American college soccer tournament conducted by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Founded: 1982

2023 Regular season dates: 28 August - 4 November

2023 NCAA Championship: November (Play-off)

2023 College Cup: 1-4 December (The tournament's semifinals and final)

Current champions 2022: UCLA Bruins (2nd title)

Most championships: North Carolina Tar Heels (21 titles)

Official site >>

INDIAN WOMEN'S LEAGUE

Highest league of women's football in India

Founded: 2016

2023/24 Dates: 8 December 2023 – 24 March 2024

Teams: 7

Match weeks: 14

Total matches: 42

Format:

A double round-robin format, with each club playing the other twice, once at home and once away, for a total of 12 matches.

It is the first IWL season to be played on home and away basis

AFC Women's Club Championships qualification: The champions 

Current champions (2022/23): Gokulam Kerala (3 titles)

Most championship: Gokulam Kerala (3 titles)

Official site >>

 

FA WOMEN'S LEAGUE CUP

The annual cup tournament in England for clubs from Women's Super League and Women's Championship

Known as the FA Women's Continental League Cup for sponsorship reasons

Sponsor: Continental

Nick name: Conti Cup

Founded: 2011

Most successful club: Arsenal (6 titles)

 

Reigning champions 2022-23: Arsenal (6th title) 

Teams participating 2022-23 season: All 24 teams from the Women's Super League and Women's Championship

Official site >>

 

UEFA WOMEN'S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

EDITION:

23rd since the UEFA Women's Cup was founded in 2001. The 14th edition since the rebranding to the UEFA Women's Champions League in 2009. And it is the third edition to feature a 16-team, home-and-away group stage.

FORMAT: 

  • The top six nations are handed three spots (France, Germany, Spain, England, Sweden, Czech Republic).

  • The associations ranked 7–16 will enter with two clubs (Italy, Denmark, Netherlands, Iceland, Kazakhstan, Norway, Scotland, Belarus, Ukraine, Austria).

  • The remaining associations will enter with one team each. 

QUALIFICATION: 
Four teams qualify directly to the group stage:

  1. The defending UWCL champions

  2. The league champions from the nations ranked 1 by UEFA coefficient

  3. The league champions from the nations ranked 2 by UEFA coefficient

  4. The league champions from the nations ranked 3 by UEFA coefficient

For all remaining teams who don't automatically qualify for the group stage, two paths will occur:

  1. A champions path (from where 7 teams qualify)

  2. A non-champions 'league' path (from where 5 teams qualify)

The two paths will take place in four-team, predetermined-venue miniature tournaments (one-off semifinals, third place, and final matches) and a second round of paired home-and-away ties.

GROUP STAGE

A double-round-robin group stage with four groups of four - eight teams qualify for the home-and-away quarterfinals.

FINAL

San Mamés Stadium in Bilbao Spain will stage the final in the last weekend of May 2024.

MOST SUCCESSFUL CLUB:

Olympique Lyonnais (8 titles)

MOST SUCCESSFUL NATION:

Germany (9 titles)

  • Frankfurt (4)

  • Turbine Potsdam (2)

  • VfL Wolfsburg (2)

  • Duisburg (1)

Official site >>

BARCLAYS WOMEN'S SUPER LEAGUE

Highest league of women's football in England, with professional league status (since the 2018–19 season).

Founded: 2010 (First season 2011)

League sponsor: Barclays

Current champion 2022-23: Chelsea (6th title)

Most championships: Chelsea (6 titles)

2022-23 Top scorer: Rachel Daly (22 goals)

UEFA Women's Champions League Qualification: Top three teams

2023-24 Season dates: 1 October 2023- 18 May 2024

 

Teams: 12

 

Rounds: 22

 

Total matches: 132

 

Format: Each club plays the others twice, once at their home stadium and once at that of their opponents, for a total of 22 games. At the end of the season, the club with the most points is crowned the league champions. If points are equal between teams, what determines the winner is:

  1.  Goal difference

  2. Number of goals scored

 

Relegation / Promotion: The bottom placed club (12th) will be relegated to Barclays Women's Championship. The winner of Barclays Women's Championship will promote to Barclays Women's Super League.

Official site >>

D1 ARKEMA

Known names:

  • Division 1 Féminine

  • D1 Féminine

  • D1F

  • D1 Arkema

Highest league of women's football in France

Founded: 1974

League sponsor: Arkema

Current champions 2022-23: Olympique Lyonnais (16th title)

Most championships: Olympique Lyonnais (16 titles)

2022-23 Top scorer: Kadidiatou Diani (17 goals)

2023-24 Season dates: 15 September 2023 - 17 May 2024

Teams: 12

Rounds: 22

Total matches: 132

Format: Each club plays the others twice, once at their home stadium and once at that of their opponents, for a total of 22 games. 

At the end of each season, the club with the most points is crowned champion. If points are equal between teams, the goal difference and then goals scored determine the winner. 

​​

Relegation / Promotion: Bottom two clubs relegate to Division 2 Féminine and and the winners of the two groups in D2 Féminine are promoted to D1 Arkema in their place.

UEFA Women's Champions League Qualification: Top three clubs

Official site >>

A-LEAGUE WOMEN

Highest league of women's football in Australia

Founded: 2008 (first season 2008/09)

Sponsor: Liberty

2023/24 season dates: 13 October 2023 – 5 May 2024

Teams: 12

Rounds: 22

Format: 

  • Regular season: For the first time in the competition’s history, the Liberty A-League will feature a full home and away season. The highest ranked team after the 22 rounds, wins the title of "Premiers". For the first time in the competition’s history, the league will feature a full home and away season.

  • Knockout stage: The Australian format is a bit different from a 'normal' knockout phase. The top six clubs (expanded from four to six from 2023/24 season) at the conclusion of the regular season progress to the finals series. In the first week of finals fixtures, the third-through-sixth ranked teams play a single-elimination match, with the two winners of those matches joining the first and second ranked teams in two-legged ties played over two weeks. The two winners of those matches meet in the grand final. 

Reigning champions 2022/23 Sydney FC (4th title)

Reigning premiers 2022/23: Sydney FC (5th title)

Top goal scorer 2022/23: Hannah Keane (13 goals)

Most championships: Melbourne City, Sydney FC (4 titles each)

Official site >>

SAUDI WOMEN'S PREMIER LEAGUE

The 2023/24 season is the second edition of the top-level women's football league in Saudi Arabia, the first season to be broadcasted.

 

Eight teams contest:

  • Al-Ahli

    • Location: Jeddah

    • Stadium: King Abdullah Sports City Stadium - Capacity: 62,345

  • Al-Hilal    

    • Location: Riyadh

    • Stadium: Inaya Medical Colleges Stadium - Capacity: 15,000

  • Al-Nassr    

    • Location: Riyadh    

    • Stadium: Mrsool Park - Capacity: 25,000

  • Al-Qadsiah    

    • Location: Khobar    

    • Stadium: Prince Saud bin Jalawi Stadium - Capacity: 15,000

  • Al-Riyadh    

    • Location: Riyadh    

    • Stadium: Prince Turki bin Abdul Aziz Stadium  - Capacity: 15,000 

  • Al-Shabab    

    • Location: Riyadh    

    • Stadium: Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium - Capacity: 22,188

  • Al-Ittihad    

    • Location: Jeddah    

    • Stadium: King Abdullah Sports City Stadium - Capacity: 62,345

  • Eastern Flames    

    • Location: Dammam    

    • Stadium: Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium - Capacity: 26,000 

Defending champions: Al Nassr

Official site >>

bottom of page