4: Palmeiras vs Corinthians, Semi-final Leg 1, Paulista Feminino (Brazil)
5: Arsenal vs Manchester City, Top game, Women's Super League (England)
5: Hammarby vs Häcken, Series final in penultimate round, Damallsvenskan (Sweden)
5: Juventus vs Roma, Top-of-table clash, Serie A Femminile (Italy)
5: FC Bayern Munich vs Vfl Wolfsburg, Top game Frauen-Bundesliga (Germany)
5: National Women's Soccer League, Semi-finals (USA)
6: São Paulo vs Santos, Semi-final Leg 1, Paulista Feminino (Brazil)
11: NWSL Championship game (USA)
11: Damallsvenskan, Final round (Sweden)
12: Corinthians vs Palmeiras, Semi-final Leg 2, Paulista Feminino (Brazil)
13: Santos vs São Paulo, Semi-final Leg 2, Paulista Feminino (Brazil)
14-15 & 22-23: UEFA Women's Champions League, Matchday 1 & 2 (International)
18: Toppserien, Final round (Norway)
27-5 (Dec): 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)
2024 AFC WOMEN'S OLYMPIC QUALIFYING >>
ABOUT THE EVENTS
Campeonato Paulista de Futebol Feminino is the state championship of São Paulo State, Brazil
2022 Season: 10 August - 7 December
Current champion 2021: Corinthians (3rd title)
Most championships: Santos (5 titles)
Format First stage:
In the first phase, the clubs will form one group of the 12 teams and
and they will all play each other in a single round. The top four teams will qualify for the semifinal phase.
Format Final stage:
The semifinals will be determined according to the position in the first stage table:
1st vs 4th
2nd vs 3d
The teams play each other both home and away. The total winners of the semi-finals will play the final which is also two-legged (home / away) and the total winner of the finals will be crowned Paulista champion.
Format Copa Paulista:
The clubs classified from 5th to 8th place in the First stage will compete in the Copa Paulista instead and the first stage the four teams will be divided into two "semi-finals" accordingly:
5th vs 8th
6th vs 7th
The teams play each other both home and away. The total winners will play the final which is also two-legged (home / away) and the total winner of the finals will be crowned Copa Paulista champion.
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
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:
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.
Highest league of women's football in Germany
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
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.
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
SERIE A FEMMINILE
Highest league of women's football in Italy, fully-professional from the 2022–23 season
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
Rounds regular season: 18
Format: From the 2022/23 season the format has changed, two phases will take place:
The 10 participating teams face each other in a round-robin tournament with home and away matches for a total of 18 matchdays.
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
Highest league of women's football in Sweden
League sponsor: OBOS
2023 Season: 24 March - 11 November
Match rounds: 26
Matches played overall: 182
UEFA Women's Champions League Qualification: Top three teams
Relegation / Promotion: The bottom two teams will be relegated to Elitettan (2nd division) from which the top two teams instead will be promoted from. The third bottom-placed team from Damallsvenskan will play play-offs against the third-placed team from Elitettan for a spot in next season's Damallsvenskan
Current champions 2022: FC Rosengård (13th title)
Most championships: FC Rosengård (13 titles)
2022 Top scorer: Amalie Jørgensen Vangsgaard (22 goals)
NATIONAL WOMEN'S SOCCER LEAGUE
National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) is the highest league of women's soccer/football in USA
2023 season: 25 March – 11 November
Format: The top six teams in the final standings at the end of the NWSL season qualify for the playoffs and are seeded in order of their record; the top two teams receive a first-round bye.
Relegation / Promotion: No relegation / promotion as NWSL is a franchise league
Current champions 2022: Portland Thorns FC (3rd title)
Current NWSL Shield* 2022: OL Reign (3rd shield)
Top Scorer 2022: Alex Morgan (15 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
UEFA WOMEN'S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
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.
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.
Four teams qualify directly to the group stage:
The defending UWCL champions
The league champions from the nations ranked 1 by UEFA coefficient
The league champions from the nations ranked 2 by UEFA coefficient
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:
A champions path (from where 7 teams qualify)
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.
A double-round-robin group stage with four groups of four - eight teams qualify for the home-and-away quarterfinals.
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)
Turbine Potsdam (2)
VfL Wolfsburg (2)
Highest league of women's football in Norway
2000–present (as Toppserien)
1996–1999 (as Eliteserien)
1984–1995 (as 1. divisjon)
League sponsor: OBOS
2023 Season dates: 25 March - 12 November
Match rounds: 27
Matches played overall: 135 (all teams meet each other three times
Format: The 10 teams play each other three times, totalling 27 matches per team. The ninth placed team will face the second placed team of 1. divisjon in a two-legged play-off to decide who will play in the Toppserien next season.
UEFA Women's Champions League Qualification: Top two teams
Current champions 2022: SK Brann (2nd title)
Most championships: LSK Kvinner / Trondheims-Ørn (7 titles each)
2022 Top scorer: Elise Thorsnes (19 goals)
2024 AFC WOMEN'S OLYMPIC QUALIFYING
The sixth edition of the AFC Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament, - organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to determine which national teams from Asia qualify for the Paris Olympics 2024.
The top two teams will qualify for the 2024 Summer Olympics in France as the AFC representatives.
A total of 31 (of 47) AFC member national teams entered the qualifying stage
First round: The five highest FIFA world ranked teams (North Korea, Japan, Australia, China and South Korea) received byes to the second round. The remaining 26 teams are divided into five groups of four and two groups of three and compete in a one-round league format in a centralised venue. The winners of each group will advance to the second round.
Second round: The twelve teams (the seven group winners from round 1 plus the highest-ranked five teams) enter this round. Three groups of four teams and compete in a one-round league format in a centralised venue. The three group winners and the best-ranked runners-up advance to the third round.
Third round: The four teams play two pairs of home and away matches with the two eventual winners qualifying for 2024 Paris Olympics.
First round: 3–11 April 2023
Second round: 26 October-1 November
Third round: 24 & 28 February 2024
The Paris, France Olympics will take place Friday, July 26, 2024 to Sunday, August 11, 2024.
UEFA WOMEN'S NATIONS LEAGUE
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).
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
Group 1: England, Netherlands, Belgium, Scotland
Group 2: France, Norway, Austria, Portugal
Group 3: Germany, Denmark, Iceland, Wales
Group 4: Sweden, Spain, Italy, Switzerland
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
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)