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FEBRUARY
2023

TOP EVENTS

4-12: Supercopa do Brasil de Futebol Feminino 2023

7-8: Coppa Italia Femminile: Quarter-final Leg 2 (Italy)
8-9: Women's League Cup semi-finals (England)
10: UEFA Women's Champions League: Quarter-finals and semi-finals draw (Europe)
11: WSL top game: Manchester City vs Arsenal (England)
13-23: FIFA international window*
Including top friendly matches:

  • Sweden vs China - 16 February 17:30 GMT

  • Sweden vs Germany - 21 February 17:15 GMT

  • New Zealand vs Portugal x 2

  • Argentina vs Chile

  • New Zealand vs Argentina 

13-23: Play-Off Tournament for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 (International)
15
-21: Pinatar Cup: Involving Scotland, Wales, Iceland and the Philippines. (International)

15-21: Tournoi de France. Involving France, Norway, Denmark and Uruguay. (International)
16-22: Cup of Nations: Involving Australia, Spain, Jamaica and Czechia (International)
16-22: Arnold Clark Cup: Involving England, Belgium, Italy and South Korea (International)
16-22: SheBelieves Cup: Involving USA, Canada, Brazil and Japan. (International)

16-22: Cyprus Women's Cup: Croatia, Finland, Hungary, Romania (International)
26: Women's FA Cup fifth round (England)

27: The Best FIFA football awards 2022
28: DFB-Pokal Frauen: Quarter-finals (Germany)


*Algarve Cup, who is normally hosted in February every year, is cancelled due to hosts Portugal’s involvement in the Play-Off Tournament for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023

TV/STREAM INFO

ABOUT THE FEBRUARY EVENTS

SUPERCOPA DO BRAZIL DE FUTEBOL FEMININO

The 2023 edition will be the second edition of the Supercopa do Brasil de Futebol Feminino football competition.

DATES:
Between 4 and 12 February 2023

SPONSOR:
Betano

QUALIFIED TEAMS:
Eight teams are qualified, a mix of teams from the top 12 of 2022 Campeonato Brasileiro Feminino A1 and from the top four teams of the 2022 Campeonato Brasileiro Feminino A2, choosing only one team for state. 

Corinthians

Internacional

Avaí 

Flamengo/Marinha

Real Brasília

Atlético Mineiro

Ceará

Athletico Paranaense

FORMAT
A single-elimination tournament starting with quarter-finals

Official site >>

COPPA ITALIA FEMMINILE

The Italian Women's Cup was first held in 1971 and is a competition reserved for Serie A Femminile and Serie B Femminile clubs.

 

The winner of the cup will challenge the Italian league champions team in the Italian Super Cup; 'Supercoppa Italiana Femminile'.

 

The 2022-2023 edition is the 51st edition and started on August 28, 2022 and will end in 2023 (Date TBA).

Current champions: Juventus (2 titles)


Most successful club: Torres (8 titles)

Official site >>

UEFA WOMEN'S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2022/23

For more info go to our UEFA Women's Champions League 2022/23 page

 

THE 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 (5 titles)

 

Reigning champions 2021-22: Manchester City (4th title) 

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

Format: Teams are divided into five groups, where every team play each other once. When the group stage is completed, the first-placed team in each of the five groups and the best-placed runner-up will qualify for the quarter-finals, where the two UEFA Women's Champions League teams Chelsea and Arsenal will join, to make up the eight quarter-final teams 

Dates:

  • Group Stage: 1 October 2022 - 18 January 2023

  • Quarter-finals: 25 - 26 January 2023

  • Semi-finals: 8 -9 February 2023

  • Final: 5 March 2023

2023 Final venue: Crystal Palace's Selhurst Park in London

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 2021-22: Chelsea (5th title)

Most championships: Chelsea (5 titles)

2021-22 Top scorer: Sam Kerr (20 goals)

UEFA Women's Champions League Qualification: Top three teams

2022-23 Season dates: 10 September - 28 May

Official site >>

PLAY-OFF TOURNAMENT FOR THE WORLD CUP 2023

The inter-confederation play-offs for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification will take place between 18 and 23 February 2023 in Hamilton and Auckland, New Zealand.

Ten teams will compete for the final three qualification spots. The teams will be split into three groups, with the winner of each group qualifying for the Women's World Cup. 

The ten teams that have qualified for the tournament are:

Cameroon, Chile, Taiwan, Haiti, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Portugal, Senegal, and Thailand.

Official site>>

PINATAR CUP

The third edition of the Pinatar Cup, held in San Pedro del Pinatar, played at the 3,000 capacity stadium Pinatar Arena. From 15 to 21 February four nations from two confederations will compete in a round-robin tournament.

Competing teams are Iceland, Philippines, Scotland and Wales.

Current champions 2022: Belgium (1st title)


Most successful team(s): Belgium & Scotland (1 title each)

TOURNOI DE FRANCE

The 2023 Tournoi de France will be the second edition, to be held in Laval and Angers, France between 15 and 21 February 2023. 

The four invited teams France, Norway, Denmark and Uruguay play a round-robin tournament. 

Current champions 2022: France (2nd title)


Most successful team(s): France (2 titles)

Official site >>

CUP OF NATIONS

Australia will host the four-nation tournament comprising of three double-header matchdays in Gosford, Sydney, and Newcastle.

The six-match tournament between 16 and 22 February will include Australia, Spain, Jamaica and Czechia.

Official site >>

ARNOLD CLARK CUP

The 2023 Arnold Clark Cup will be the second edition, held from 16 to 22 February in England.

 

A round-robin tournament which will take place in Milton Keynes (Stadium MK), Bristol (Ashton Gate) and Coventry (Coventry Building Society Arena).

 

Team involved are hosts England,  South Korea, Italy and Belgium. England won the inagural edition in 2022.

Official site >>

SHEBELIEVES CUP

The 2023 SheBelieves Cup will be the eighth edition, held in the United States. 


Scheduled between 16 and 22 February, featuring Brazil, Canada, Japan, and hosts United States in a round-robin tournament.

Current champion: United States (5th title)


Most successful team: United States (5 titles)

Official site >>

CYPRUS WOMEN'S CUP

First edition took place in 2008. The 2023 Cyprus Women's Cup will be the 14th edition of the international invitational tournament.  It will be held in Cyprus from 16 to 22 February 2023.

Invited teams are Finland, Romania, Hungary and Croatia. The four invited teams play a round-robin tournament. 

Current champions (2020*): Croatia (1st title)
Most successful team(s): Canada and England(3 titles each)

*The tournament was postponed in 2021 and 2022

Official site >>

WOMEN'S FA CUP

The Women's FA Cup is the annual cup tournament for women's clubs in England

Sponsor: Vitality

 

Founded: 1970 

 

Previous names: WFA Cup, FA Women's Cup and now Women's FA Cup (Vitality Women's FA Cup for sponsorship reasons)

Most titles: Arsenal (14 titles)

 

Reigning champions 2021-22: Chelsea (4th title)​

Teams participating 2022-23 season: 438, increase of 21 from previous year

System:

  • First round qualifying: Teams from lowest leagues enter

  • Second round qualifying: Tier 5 teams enter

  • Third round qualifying: The 48 teams in the FA Women's National League Division One (tier 4) enter

  • First round: Teams in the Northern and Southern Premier Divisions (tier 3) enter

  • Second round: ...

  • Third round: The 12 teams from the Women's Championship enter 

  • Fourth round: The 12 Women's Super League teams enter

2023 Final venue: Wembley Stadium, London (14 May)

Prize money: A combined £3,000,000, compared to around £400,000 previous year

Official site >>

THE BEST FIFA FOOTBALL AWARDS 2022

The Best FIFA Football Award celebrate exceptional achievements across the men’s and women’s game. Besides to the best players, awards for the best coaches, goalkeepers and fans will be given out too, with the Puskas Award also in the spotlight, acknowledging the best goal scored in the last year.

The Best FIFA Women’s Player nominees

  • Aitana Bonmatí

  • Debinha

  • Jessie Fleming

  • Ada Hegerberg

  • Sam Kerr

  • Beth Mead

  • Vivianne Miedema

  • Alex Morgan

  • Lena Oberdorf

  • Alexandra Popp

  • Alexia Putellas

  • Wendie Renard

  • Keira Walsh

  • Leah Williamson

The Best FIFA Women’s Coach nominees

  • Sonia Bompastor

  • Emma Hayes

  • Bev Priestman

  • Pia Sundhage

  • Martina Voss-Tecklenburg

  • Sarina Wiegman

The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper nominees

  • Christiane Endler

  • Ann-Katrin Berger

  • Mary Earps

  • Merle Frohms

  • Alyssa Naeher

  • Sandra Paños García-Villamil

FIFA Puskás Award nominees (mixed of male and female players)

  • Salma Paralluelo

  • Amandine Henry

  • Alessia Russo

  • Théo Hernández

  • Alou Kuol

  • Kylian Mbappé

  • Mario Balotelli

  • Francisco González Metilli

  • Marcin Oleksy

  • Richarlison

  • Dimitri Payet

Official site >>

DFB-POKAL FRAUEN

DFB-Pokal Frauen is the German Women's Cup

Founded: 1981

2022/23 Season: 20 August  2022 - 18 May 2023

Teams: 48

  • All teams from previous year's Frauen-Bundesliga

  • All the teams from previous year's 2. Frauen-Bundesliga, excluding certain clubs' second teams.

  • 5 champions of the previous year's season in Regionalliga (women's third-tier in Germany)

  • The 21 winners of the regional association cups "Verbandspokal"

Format:​ The rounds will be played in a one-legged system where the clubs from lower leagues will host against clubs from higher leagues until the quarterfinals.

  • Round 1: 20 - 22 August 2022

  • Round 2: 10 - 12 September 2022

  • Round of 16: 19 - 20 November 2022

  • Quarterfinals: 28 February 2023

  • Semifinals: 15 - 16 April 2023

  • Final: 18 May 2023

Championship venue: RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne

Current champions 2021/22: VfL Wolfsburg (9th title)

 

Most successful club: Vfl Wolfsburg & Eintracht Frankfurt, previous known as 1. FFC Frankfurt (9 titles each)

Official site >>

BIRTHDAYS

WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYERS WITH BIRTHDAY FEBRUARY

1.

Mari Paz, Levante / Spain - Born 1988

Laura Freigang, Eintracht Frankfurt / Germany - Born 1998

2.

Gabrielle George, Everton / England - Born 1997

Miri Taylor, Liverpool / England - Born 2000

Clara Villanueva Ruíz, Real Madrid / Spain - Born 2004

3.

Paula Partido, Real Madrid / Spain - Born 2005

Michelle Agyemang, Arsenal / England - Born 2006

4.

Alexia Putellas, Barcelona / Spain - Born 1994

Denise O'Sullivan, North Carolina Courage / Republic of Ireland - Born 1994

Simone Charley, Angel City / United States - Born 1995

Kysha Sylla, Lyon / France - Born 2004

5.

Lena Petermann, Montpellier / Germany - Born 1994

Stina Blackstenius, Arsenal / Sweden - Born 1996

Delphine Cascarino, Lyon / France - Born 1997

Estelle Cascarino, Manchetser United / France - Born 1997

Naroa Uriarte, Atheltic Bilbao / Spain - Born 2001

6.

Carina Wenninger, AS Roma / Austria - Born 1991

8.

Alessia Russo, Manchester United / England - Born 1999

9

Almuth Schult, Germany - Born 1991

Claudia Ciccotti, AS Roma / Italy - Born 1994

10.

Teresa Abelleira, Real Madrid / Spain - Born 2000

Nicole Anyomi, Eintracht Frankfurt / Germany - Born 2000

11.

Merel Van Dongen, Atlético Madrid / Netherlands - Born 1993

Noemi Fedele, AC Milan / Italy - 1997

Hannah Cain, Leicester City / Wales - Born 1999

12.

Johanna Rytting Kaneryd, Chelsea / Sweden - Born 1997

Francesca Durante, Inter / Italy - Born 1997

Chanté-Mary Dompig, AC Milan / Netherlands - Born 2001

13.

Linda Bakker, Valencia / Netherlands - Born 1993

14.

Cindy Ferreira, Paris FC / France - Born 1994

Mary Fowler, Manchester City / Australia - Born 2003

15.

Kenti Robles, Real Madrid / Mexico - Born 1991

Katie Naughton, Houston Dash / United States - Born 1994

Sara Däbritz, Lyon / Germany - Born 1995

Synne Jensen, Real Sociedad / Norway - Born 1996

Allegra Poljak, Real Sociedad / Serbia - Born 1999

16.

Julia Roddar, Hammarby IF / Sweden - Born 1992

17.

Jane Campbell, Houston Dash / United States - Born 1995

Flaminia Simonetti, Inter / Italy - Born 1997

Paula Vizoso, Atlético Madrid / Spain - Born 2000
 

18.

Caroline Graham Hansen, FC Barcelona / Norway - Born 1995

Giada Greggi, AS Roma / Italy - Born 2000

Jana Fernàndez, FC Barcelona / Spain - Born 2002

19.

Marta, Orlando Pride / Brazil - Born 1986

Toni Pressley, Orlando Pride / United States - Born 1990

Sarah Zadrazil, FC Bayern Munich / Austria - Born 1993

Nichelle Prince, Houston Dash / Canada - Born 1995

Annahita Zamanian, Juventus / France - Born 1998

Sandy Baltimore, Paris Saint-Germain / France - Born 2000

20.

María Sánchez, Houston Dash / Mexico - Born 1996

Charlotte Wardlaw, Lewes / England - Born 2003

22.

Becky Spencer, Tottenham Hotspurs / Jamaica - Born 1991

23.

Beatrice Merlo, Inter / Italy - Born 1999

Miriam Longo, Fiorentina / Italy - Born 2000

Jill Baijings, Bayer Leverkuse / Netherlands - Born 2001

25.

Kristie Mewis, NJ/NY Gotham FC / United States -. Born 1991

Ifeoma Onumonu, NJ/NY Gotham FC / Nigeria - Born 1994

Mackenzie Arnold, West Ham United / Australia - Born 1994

Makenzy Doniak, San Diego Wave / United States - Born 1994

26.

Erin McLeod, Orlando Pride / Canada - Born 1983

Davina Philtjens, Sassuolo / Belgium - Born 1989

Griedge Mbock, Lyon / France - Born 1995

27.

Marta Torrejón, FC Barcelona / Spain - Born 1990

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