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MAY
2024

TOP EVENTS

1: Barclays Women's Super League - Crucial title race game: Liverpool vs Chelsea (England) - TV GUIDE >>

1: Taça da Liga Feminina - Final: SL Benfica vs Sporting CP (Portugal)

1: Scottish Women's Premier League - Title race battle: Celtic vs Glasgow City (Scotland) - TV GUIDE >>

1: Svenska Cupen Damer - Final: BK Häcken vs Piteå IF (Sweden) - TV GUIDE >>

1: Vrouwen Eredivisie - Possible title-deciding round (Netherlands) - TV GUIDE >>

3-5: Liga MX Femenil, Clausura - Final Round of Regular Clausura Season (Mexico) -TV GUIDE >>

4: Coupe de France Féminine - Final (France) - TV GUIDE >>

4: A-League Women - Grand Final (Australia) - TV GUIDE >>

4: AXA Women's Super League - Quarterfinals Leg 2 (Switzerland) - TV GUIDE >>

4: Damallsvenskan - Stockholm derby and top game: Hammarby vs Djurgården (Sweden) - TV GUIDE >>

4: USL W League - 2024 Season Kick-Off (United States) - TV GUIDE >>

5: 2024 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship - Kick-Off (International) - TV GUIDE >>

5: Toppserien - Top game: Brann vs Rosenborg (Norway) - TV GUIDE >>

5: 2024 CONMEBOL Sub-20 Femenina - Final Game Day (International) - TV GUIDE >>

5: Barclays Women's Super League - Crucial title race game: Man City vs Arsenal (England) - TV GUIDE >>

6: Scottish Women's Premier League - Title race battle: Rangers vs Celtic (Scotland) - TV GUIDE >>

9: Liga MX Femenil - Clausura Playoff Start (Mexico) - TV GUIDE >>

9: DFB-Pokal Frauen - Final: Bayern Munich vs Wolfsburg (Germany) - TV GUIDE >>

10: Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) - 2024 Season Kick-Off (United States) - TV GUIDE >>

10: United Women's Soccer (UWS) - 2024 Season Kick-Off (United States)

11: Liga F - Madrid derby and top game: Real Madrid vs Atlético Madrid (Spain) - TV GUIDE >>

11-12: D1 Arkema - Semifinals (France) - TV GUIDE >>

11: AXA Women's Super League - Semifinals Leg 1 (Switzerland) - TV GUIDE >>

12: Women's FA Cup - Final (England) - TV GUIDE >>

12: Liga MX Femenil - Clausura Quarterfinals Leg 2 (Mexico) - TV GUIDE >>

15: Barclays Women's Super League - Crucial title race game: Tottenham vs Chelsea (England) - TV GUIDE >>

17: Liga MX Femenil - Clausura Semifinals Leg 1 (Mexico) - TV GUIDE >>

17: D1 Arkema - Final (France) TV GUIDE >>

18: Copa de la Reina - Final (Spain) - TV GUIDE >>

18: Barclays Women's Super League - Season Conclusion (England) - TV GUIDE >>

18: Serie A Femminile - Season Conclusion (Italy) - TV GUIDE >>

18-19: AXA Women's Super League - Semifinals Leg 2 (Switzerland) - TV GUIDE >>

19: Scottish Women's Premier League - Season Conclusion (Scotland) - TV GUIDE >>

19: Taça de Portugal Feminina - Final (Portugal) - TV GUIDE >>

20: Liga MX Femenil - Clausura Semifinals Leg 2 (Mexico) - TV GUIDE >>

20: Frauen Bundesliga - Season Conclusion (Germany) - TV GUIDE >>

24: Coppa Italia Femminile - Final: Roma vs Fiorentina (Italy) - TV GUIDE >>

24: Global Football Week Melbourne 2024: A-League Women All-Stars vs Arsenal Women (International) - TV GUIDE >>

24: Liga MX Femenil - Clausura Final Leg 1 (Mexico) - TV GUIDE >>

25: UEFA Women's Champions League - Final: Barcelona vs Lyon (International) - TV GUIDE >>

26: Scottish Women's Cup - Final: Rangers vs Hearts (Scotland) -  TV GUIDE >>

26: AXA Women's Super League - Final (Switzerland) - TV GUIDE >>

27: Liga MX Femenil - Clausura Final Leg 2 (Mexico) - TV GUIDE >>

27/5 - 4/6: FIFA Women's International Window incl. Women's International Friendlies - TV GUIDE >>

27/5 - 4/6: Sud Ladies Cup 2024 (International)

31/5 - 4/6: UEFA Women's Euro 2025 Qualifying (International) - TV GUIDE >>

ABOUT THE EVENTS

COUPE DE FRANCE FÉMININE

ABOUT
The French Women's Cup, founded in 2001 as Challenge de France, the competition was renamed as Coupe de France féminine from the 2011–12 season

DEFENDING CHAMPIONS
Lyon - winner 2022/23

MOST SUCCESSFUL CLUB
Lyon - 10 titles

2023/24 CALENDAR

  • Round of 32: Sunday January 14, 2024 (entrance of D1 Arkema clubs)

  • Draw for the Round of 16 : Monday January 15, 2024

  • Round of 16: Sunday January 28, 2024

  • Quarter-final draw: Monday January 29, 2024

  • Quarter-finals: Wednesday February 14, 2024

  • Semi-final draw: Friday February 16, 2024

  • Semi-finals: Sunday March 10, 2024

  • Final: Saturday May 4, 2024 (venue to be determined)

Official site >>

 

A-LEAGUE WOMEN

The top 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 >>

 

AXA WOMEN'S SUPER LEAGUE

Highest league of women's football in Switzerland

Founded: 1970

  • 1970 (as Nationalliga A)

  • 2020 (as Super League)

League sponsor: AXA

Current champions 2022/23: FC Zürich Frauen (24th title)

Most championships: FC Zürich Frauen (24 titles)

Top scorers 2022/23: 

  • Fabienne Humm (FC Zürich Frauen), 21 goals

  • Natalia Bidas (Servette), 21 goals

2023/24 Regular season dates: 26 August 2023 – 13 April 2024

2023/24 Play-offs: Pending

Teams: 10

Match rounds Regular season: 18

Total matches Regular season: 90

Format Regular Season:

The 10 teams play against each other twice (home / away). The 8 best-placed teams qualify for the playoffs.

Format Playoffs: 

The playoffs start with two-legged quarter-finals (home / away) as follows:

1st vs 8th

2nd vs 7th

3rd vs 6th

4th vs 5th

The four total winners of the quarter-finals reach the semi-finals, which also are played as two-legged (home / away). The winners of the semi-finals play the AWSL final (one game) for the Swiss champion title.

The four losing teams from the quarter-finals play classification games (two legs) to determine places 5 to 8. To determine who play who - all points and goals from the regular season and the play-off games are taken into account.
The final ranks of the losing semi-finalists will be determined with same ranking system. 

Format Promotion / Relegation:

The 2 bottom-placed teams of the Regular season play a promotion / relegation round together with the 2 best-placed teams from Nationalliga B (the 2nd highest division).
All teams play against each other twice. The 2 best-placed teams in the promotion / relegation round stay in / move up to the AWSL. The bottom two clubs stay in / relegate to the Nationalliga B. 

UWCL Qualification: Two teams

  1. The Swiss champion

  2. The winner of the Regular season (if it happens to be the same team as the Swiss champions, the losing team from the AWSL final will grab the second UWCL spot)​

Official site >>

LIGA MX FEMENIL

The top league of women's football in Mexico

Founded: 2016 (first season 2017)

Sponsor: BBVA

Current season: 2023/24

Apertura* season: 14 July - 6 November 2023

Play-off "Liguilla": 9 - 27 November 2023

Clausura* season: 5 January - 28 April 2024

Play-off "Liguilla": May 2024

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)

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Current champion (2023 Clausura): Club América (2nd title)

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

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Top goal scorer 2023 Clausura: Charlyn Corral (20 goals)

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

Most championships all seasons: Tigres UANL (6 titles)

*The Apertura and Clausura tournaments is 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 >>

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. 

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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 >>

WOMEN'S FA CUP

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

 

Sponsor: Adobe

 

Founded: 1970 

 

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

 

Most titles: Arsenal (14 titles)

 

Reigning champions 2022-23: Chelsea (5th title) 

 

Teams participating 2023-24 season: 456, increase of 18 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

 

2024 Final venue: Wembley Stadium, London (11 or 12 May)

 

Prize money: A combined total prize fund for the competition is £6m, compared to around £3m previous year

Official site >>

 

COPA DE LA REINA

The 2023/24 Copa de la Reina is the 41st edition

Defending champions: Atlético Madrid

Teams: 48

Format: All ties are played in a single-match decider at the home ground of the lower division opponent, except for the semi-finals which will be a two-legged match.

Dates:

  • First round: 13 September 2023

  • Second round: 10-11 October 2023

  • Third round: 7-9 November 2023

  • Round of 16: 13-14 January 2024

  • Quarter-finals: 7-8 February 2024

  • Semi-finals: 5 March (1st leg) & 13 March (2nd leg) 2024

  • Final: 18 May 2024

Final venue: Yet to be named

TAÇA DE PORTUGAL FEMININA 

Taça de Portugal Feminina is the Women's Cup of Portugal

Founded in 2003

Clubs participating are from the Campeonato Nacional Feminino (Liga BPI) and the Campeonato Nacional II Divisão Feminino.

The winner of Taça de Portugal Feminina will take part in the Supertaça de Futebol Feminino (Super Cup game) against the Liga BPI winners.

Most successful club: 1º de Dezembro (7 titles)

Reigning champions 2022/23: Famalicão (1st title)

2023/24 Dates

  • Pre-round: 7-9 October 2023

  • 1st round: 29 October - 1 November 2023

  • 2nd round: 12 November 2023

  • 3rd round: 8-10 December 2023

  • 4th round: 20-24 January 2024

  • Quarter-finals: 10 February 2024

  • Semi-finals: 28 March & 21 April 2024

  • Final: 18 May 2024

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 >>

SERIE A FEMMINILE

Highest league of women's football in Italy, fully-professional from the 2022–23 season

Founded: 1968

League sponsor: eBay

Current champion 2022-23: Roma (1st title)

Most championships: Torres (7 titles)

2022-23 Top scorer: Tabitha Chawinga (23 goals)

2023-24 Season dates: 16 September 2023 – May 2024

Teams: 10

Rounds regular season: 18

Format: From the 2022/23 season the format has changed, two phases will take place:

  1. The 10 participating teams face each other in a round-robin tournament with home and away matches for a total of 18 matchdays.

  2. In the second phase the top-five ranked teams qualify to the championship round, while the last-five ranked teams play the relegation round.

Championship / Relegation round:

Each team keeps the points earned from the first phase, into the second phase. In both rounds, the five participating teams face each other in a round-robin tournament with home and away matches for a total of an additional 10 matchdays.

At the end of the second phase, the first ranked in the championship round is crowned champion of Italy and qualifies to the UEFA Women's Champions League alongside the second placed team.

Relegation / Promotion: In the relegation round the last-ranked team is relegated directly to the Serie B, while the second-last team plays the second-placed in the Serie B Femmenile for a place in the Serie A Femminile.

UWCL Qualification: Top two clubs

Official site >>

SCOTTISH WOMEN'S PREMIER LEAGUE

SWPL 1 - The top league of women's football in Scotland

Founded: 2002​

Current champion 2022-23: Glasgow City (16th title)

Most championships: Glasgow City (16 titles)

2023-24 Season dates: 13 August 2023 to 3 May 2024

Teams: 12

Format: Each team will play each other two times in a double round-robin before a "split", then another double round-robin of the top six and bottom six clubs respectively. 

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Relegation / Promotion: The 11th-placed team will play qualification in the SWPL1 relegation/promotion play-off against the runners-up from SWPL 2. The bottom-placed team (12th) will be relegated to the SWPL 2.

UEFA Women's Champions League Qualification: Top two clubs

Official site >>

FRAUEN BUNDESLIGA

The top league of women's football in Germany

Founded: 1990

League sponsor: Google Pixel

Current champion 2022-23: FC Bayern Munich (4th title) 

Most championships: 1. FFC Frankfurt & Vfl Wolfsburg (7 titles each)

2022-23 Top scorer: Alexandra Popp (16 goals)

2023-24 Season dates: 15 September 2023 – 20 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 and then head-to-head results, determine the winner. 

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Relegation / Promotion: Bottom two clubs relegate to 2. Frauen-Bundesliga and and the top two clubs in 2. Frauen-Bundesliga are promoted to Frauen-Bundesliga in their place.

UEFA Women's Champions League Qualification: Top three clubs

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.

GROUP A

  • Barcelona

  • Eintracht Frankfurt

  • Rosengård

  • SL Benfica

GROUP B

  • Brann

  • Olympique Lyonnais

  • Slavia Praha

  • St. Pölten

GROUP C

  • Ajax

  • Bayern München

  • Paris Saint-Germain

  • Roma

GROUP D​

  • Chelsea

  • BK Häcken

  • Paris FC

  • Real Madrid

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 >>

 

SCOTTISH WOMEN'S CUP

Founded:1970

The 2023–24 Scottish Women's Cup is the 51st official edition

Main sponsor: Scottish Gas

Dates: 10 September 2023 - May 2024

Defending champions: Celtic

Most successful club: Glasgow City - 9 wins

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 >>

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