1: Barclays Women's Super League, Kick off (England)
5: CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores Femenina, Kick off (International)
10-11 & 18: UEFA Women's Champions League, Final Qualification round (International)
14: A-League Women, 2023/24 Season Kick off (Australia)
23-31: FIFA international window (UEFA Women's Nations League, Women's Pan American Games, Africa Women Cup of Nations Qualification, Concacaf W Gold Cup Qualification, AFC Women's Asian Qualification etc)
ABOUT THE EVENTS
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.
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 Australia
Founded: 2008 (first season 2008/09)
2023/24 season dates: 13 October 2023 – 5 May 2024
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)
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)