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JULY
2024

TOP EVENTS

4: Liga MX Femenil - 2024 Apertura Kick-Off (Mexico) - TV GUIDE >>

5: USL W League - Playoffs Kick-Off (United States) - TV GUIDE >>

5-7: National Women's Soccer League - Matchday 16 (United States) - TV GUIDE >>

8-16: FIFA Women's International Window incl. Women's International Friendlies - TV GUIDE >>

12-16: UEFA Women's Euro 2025 Qualifying (International) - TV GUIDE >>

14-27: UEFA U-19 Women's Championship 2024 (International) - TV GUIDE >>

19: NWSL x Liga MX Femenil Summer Cup 2024 - Kick-Off (International) - TV GUIDE >>

25: Women's Olympic Football Tournament 2024 - Kick-Off (International) - TV GUIDE >>

Throughout the month: Women's Club Friendly Games (International) - TV GUIDE >>

ABOUT THE EVENTS

LIGA MX FEMENIL

The top league of women's football in Mexico

Founded: 2016 (first season 2017)

Sponsor: BBVA

2024/25 Season Dates:

Apertura* regular season: 4 July 2024 - 3 November 2024

Apertura Playoffs: 7 - 25 November 2024

Clausura* season: January 2025 - May 2025​

Teams: 18

Rounds: 17 

Knockout Stage: The top eight teams qualify to the knockout stage called 'Liguilla'

Quarter-finals, semi-finals and final are played with a two-legged system; a home + away game for each team

Total Matches: 167 (153 + 14 playoffs)

NEW: Qualification to NWSL z Liga MX Femenil Summer Cup 2025:

The aggregate table (the sum of points of both the Clausura 2024 and Apertura 2024 tournaments) will be used to determine the six Liga MX Femenil teams that will participate in the NWSL x Liga MX Femenil Summer Cup 2025.

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Current champion (2023 Apertura): Tigres UANL (6th title)

Current champion (2024 Clausura): Monterrey (3rd title)

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Top goal scorer (2023 Apertura): Alicia Cervantes and Maricarmen Reyes (15 goals each)

Top goal scorer (2024 Clausura): Charlyn Corral (19 goals)

Most championships all seasons: Tigres UANL (6 titles)

*The Apertura and Clausura tournaments are a split season format common for many Latin American football leagues in which the season is divided in two sections per season (Apertura + Clausura) each with its own champion

Official site >>

USL W LEAGUE

A pre-professional women’s competition in the United States

Founded: 2021, first season in 2022

2023 champions: Indy Eleven

2023: Regular Season title: Minnesota Aurora FC

2024 regular season dates: May 4 - June 30 

2024 playoffs: July 

2024 teams and structure: 

80 teams will participate, playing in 4 conferences and 12 divisions. ​A total of 465 games are slated to be played over the course of the regular season. Playoffs will begin with the Conference Semifinals on July 5th. More information about the 2024 playoff structure TBA.

Conferences and teams: 

  • EASTERN CONFERENCE

    • Metropolitan Division (Kick-off 15 May 2024)

      • ​AC Connecticut
        Cedar Stars
        Long Island Rough Riders
        Manhattan SC
        Morris Elite SC
        Paisley Athletic FC
        Westchester Flames

    • Mid Atlantic Division (Kick-off 11 May 2024)

      • ​Charlottesville Blues FC
        Christos FC
        Eagle FC
        Lancaster Inferno FC
        Northern Virginia FC
        Patuxent Football Athletics
        Richmond Ivy SC
        Virginia Marauders FC

    • South Atlantic Division (Kick-off 12 May 2024)

      • ​Carolina Ascent FC
        Charlotte Eagles
        Fayetteville Fury
        North Carolina Courage U23
        Wake FC
        North Carolina Fusion
        South Carolina United FC
        Tormenta FC

  • CENTRAL CONFERENCE

    • Great Lakes Division (Kick-off 11 May 2024)

      • ​AFC Ann Arbor
        Cleveland Force SC
        Detroit City FC
        Flint City AFC
        Kalamazoo FC
        Michiana Lions FC
        Midwest United FC

    • Heartland Division (Kick-off 19 May 2024)

      • ​Bavarian United SC
        Chicago City SC
        Chicago Dutch Lions
        Minnesota Aurora FC
        River Light FC
        RKC Soccer Club
        Rochester FC
        Midwest United FC

    • Valley Division (Kick-off 10 May 2024)

      • ​Indy Eleven
        Kings Hammer FC
        Lexington SC
        Racing Louisville FC
        St. Charles FC

  • SOUTHERN CONFERENCE

    • South Central Division (Kick-off 10 May 2024)

      • ​Asheville City SC
        Athens United
        Birmingham Legion WFC
        Chattanooga Red Wolves SC
        Greenville Liberty SC
        Southern Soccer Academy
        Tennessee SC

    • Southeast Division (Kick-off 8 May 2024)

      • ​Brevard SC
        Brooke House FC
        Florida Elite SA
        Miami AC
        Palm City Americanas
        Swan City SC
        Tampa Bay United
        TLH Reckoning

    • Lone Star Division (Kick-off 11 May 2024)

      • ​AC Houston Sur
        AHFC Royals
        Challenge SC
        Lonestar SC
        San Antonio Athenians SC

  • WESTERN CONFERENCE

    • Northwest Division (Kick-off 14 May 2024)

      • ​Capital FC Atletica
        Lane United FC
        FC Olympia
        Tacoma Galaxy
        United PDX

    • Nor Cal Division (Kick-off 4 May 2024)

      • ​Academica SC
        California Storm
        Marin FC Siren
        Oakland Soul SC
        Olympic Club SC
        Pleasanton RAGE
        San Francisco Glens
        Stockton Cargo SC

    • Mountain Division (Kick-off 16 May 2024)

      • ​Albion SC Colorado
        CISA
        Colorado Storm
        Flatirons SC
        Northern Colorado Rain FC

Official site >>

NATIONAL WOMEN'S SOCCER LEAGUE

National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) is the highest league of women's soccer/football in the United States

Founded: 2012

2024 Regular season: 16 March – 3 November

Teams: 14

2024 Expansion teams: Bay FC and Utah Royals (the latter returns)

Rounds: 26

2024 Playoff season: 9 November - 23 November 

Season start: The season is scheduled to begin with the 2024 NWSL Challenge Cup, a Supercup match between the reigning playoff champion (NJ/NY Gotham FC) and NWSL Shield winner San Diego Wave FC, on March 15, 2024. The regular season will begin the following day. The league will pause for a month between July 8 and August 18 for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Format: The top eight teams in the final standings at the end of the NWSL season qualify for the playoffs and the quarter-finals.

Relegation / Promotion: No relegation / promotion as NWSL is a franchise league 

Current champions 2023: NJ/NY Gotham FC (1st title)

Current NWSL Shield* 2023: San Diego Wave FC (1st shield)

Top Scorer 2023: Sophia Smith (11 goals)

Most championships: Portland Thorns FC (3 titles)

Most NWSL Shields*: OL Reign and North Carolina Courage (3 shields each)

*Annual award given to the team with the best regular season record

Official site >>

UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2025 QUALIFYING

The UEFA Women's Euro 2025 qualifying competition will determine the 15 teams joining host Switzerland in the final tournament. It comprises a league stage and final tournament play-offs, following the conclusion of the 2023–24 Women's Nations League in April 2024.

 

Teams are split into three leagues:

  1. A (16 teams)

  2. B (16 teams)

  3. C (19 teams)

Each team's position is based on the previous UEFA Women's Nations League results.

LEAGUE A (incl. ranking)

1 Netherlands

2 Spain

3 France

4 Germany

5 Italy

6 Denmark

7 England

8 Austria

9 Norway

10 Belgium

11 Sweden

12 Iceland

13 Finland

14 Czech Republic

15 Republic of Ireland

16 Poland

LEAGUE B (incl. ranking)

17 Switzerland

18 Scotland

19 Portugal

20 Wales

21 Hungary

22 Serbia

23 Bosnia and Herzegovina

24 Croatia

25 Turkey

26 Slovakia

27 Northern Ireland

28 Ukraine

29 Azerbaijan

30 Israel

31 Malta

32 Kosovo

LEAGUE C (incl. ranking)​

33 Belarus

34 Slovenia

35 Greece

36 Romania

37 Albania

38 Lithuania

39 Latvia

40 Montenegro

41 Bulgaria

42 Estonia

43 Cyprus

44 North Macedonia

45 Andorra

46 Kazakhstan

47 Luxembourg

48 Georgia

49 Moldova

50 Faroe Islands

51 Armenia

Matches are played over six matchdays, with teams competing in groups of four or three.

 

The primary goals are Euro 2025 qualification and positioning for the 2025–26 UEFA Women's Nations League. The top two teams in each League A group qualify directly for Euro 2025, while the remaining spots are decided through play-offs in October to December 2024.

 

Promotion and relegation occur before the 2025–26 UEFA Women's Nations League but don't affect Euro 2025 play-offs. Teams are promoted or relegated based on league performance.

 

All 55 UEFA national teams could submit entries by March 23, 2023. However, Russia was barred due to a suspension, while Gibraltar, Liechtenstein, and San Marino didn't participate. Teams were divided into leagues based on overall rankings and promotion/relegation matches.

 

The schedule includes the qualifying group stage from April to July 2024 and play-offs in October and December 2024. The play-offs determine the final seven teams for the tournament and involve two rounds of knockout matches.

 

In the first round, teams from League A and B compete, with winners advancing to the second round. Switzerland, as hosts in League B, skip the play-offs, and if they finish in the top three places, the best-ranked fourth-placed team from League B qualifies.

 

The second round sees the winners from both paths compete, with seven teams advancing to the final tournament. Matches are played home and away, with aggregate goals deciding winners, followed by extra time and penalties if necessary. Seeded teams play the second leg at home in both rounds.

Official site >>

NWSL x LIGA MX FEMENIL SUMMER CUP (MORE INFO >>)

WHAT:

The women's soccer tournament is featuring clubs from North America and includes teams from the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) in the United States and Liga MX Femenil in Mexico.

 

WHEN & WHERE:

The inaugural competition is kicking off 19 July with matches held in both the U.S. and Mexico. The championship match is staged at Toyota Field in San Antonio, Texas, on Friday, October 25 October 2024, This tournament is comparable to the Leagues Cup for men’s teams from Major League Soccer and Liga MX.

 

TEAMS:

The 2024 edition will feature 20 teams: all 14 from the NWSL and six from Liga MX Femenil (Club América, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Pachuca, Club Tijuana, and Tigres UANL) based on their performance in the 2023 Apertura and Clausura tournaments.

FORMAT:

The top four teams will advance to the semifinals in early August, with the final scheduled for late October. The group stage coincides with the NWSL's break for the 2024 Summer Olympics and international matches.

 

GROUPS:

Teams are divided into five groups of four, each playing three group-stage matches starting on July 19.

Official site >>

WOMEN's OLYMPIC FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT

DATES:

The women's football tournament at the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris will run from July 25 to August 10, 2024.

 

TEAMS

This tournament, the eighth of its kind, will feature 12 teams. Twelve teams qualified through regional tournaments and the host nation, France, received automatic entry. Teams represent various global football confederations, reflecting a diverse competition field.

The following nations qualified for Paris 2024:

  1. France (as host nation)

  2. USA (Concacaf W Champions)

  3. Canada (Concacaf play-off winners)

  4. Brazil (Copa América Femenina semi-finalists)

  5. Colombia (Copa América Femenina semi-finalists)

  6. New Zealand (OFC Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament winner)

  7. Spain (UEFA Women's Nations League finalist)

  8. Japan (AFC Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament)

  9. Australia (AFC Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament)

  10. Germany (UEFA Women's Nations League third-place play-off winner)

  11. Nigeria (CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament)

  12. Zambia (CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament)

GROUP A

  • France

  • Colombia

  • Canada

  • New Zealand

GROUP B

  • United States

  • Zambia

  • Germany

  • Australia

GROUP C

  • Spain

  • Japan

  • Nigeria

  • Brazil

 

WHERE:

Matches will be held across seven French cities: Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Nice, Paris, and Saint-Étienne, with the final hosted at Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Décines-Charpieu.

FORMAT

The competition begins with a group stage, where the 12 teams are divided into three groups of four. Each team plays three matches within their group. The top two teams from each group, along with the two best third-placed teams, advance to the knockout stage, which includes the quarterfinals, semifinals, and the final. This format ensures a rigorous competition leading to the crowning of the Olympic champions.

Official site >>

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