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SEPTEMBER
2023

TOP EVENTS

2: Brasileiro Feminino A1, 2023 Season, Semi-finals Leg 2 (Brazil)

2-3: Supertaça de Portugal Feminina 2023, Semi-finals (Portugal)

6 & 9: UEFA Women's Champions League, Round 1 (International)
7: NWSL Challenge Cup, Semi-finals (USA)

7: Brasileiro Feminino A1, 2023 Season, Final Leg 1 (Brazil)

8: Vrouwen Eredivisie, 2023/24 Season, Kick off (Netherlands)

9: NWSL Challenge Cup, Final (USA)

10: Trophée des championnes (France)

10: Brasileiro Feminino A1, 2023 Season, Final Leg 2 (Brazil)

13: Supertaça de Portugal Feminina 2023, Final (Portugal)
15: Frauen-Bundesliga, 2023/24 Season, Kick off (Germany)

15: D1 Arkema, 2023/24 Season, Kick off (France)

15: Liga F, 2023/24 Season, Kick off (Spain) 

16: Serie A Femminile, 2023/24 Season, Kick off (Italy)

16: Liga BPI, 2023/24 Season, Kick off (Portugal)
18-26: FIFA international window (UEFA Women's Nations League, Africa Women Cup of Nations Qualification, Concacaf W Gold Cup Qualification, Women's Asian Games etc)

30: NM Kvinner Cup, Semi-finals (Norway)

Club Friendlies, Women (International)

TV/STREAM INFO

ABOUT THE EVENTS

BRASILEIRO FEMININO

"Brasileirão Feminino A1" - Highest league of women's football in Brazil

Founded: 2013

Teams: 16

2023 Regular Season: 24 February - 11 June

2023 Playoffs: 16 June - 17 September

Match rounds: 15

Total matches: 134 (120 +14 playoff games)

2023 Playoffs: Top eight teams from regular season.

Quarter-finals - home and away game for each team. Same goes for semi-finals and the final.

 In the quarter-finals 1st placed team from regular season will play 8th placed team, 2nd play 7th, 3rd vs 6th and 4th vs 5th.​

Promotion: Top four from Brasileiro A2

Relegation: Bottom four to Brasileiro A2

Current champions: Corinthians (4th title)

2022 Top scorer: Cristiane (13 goals)

Most championships: Corinthians (4 titles)

Qualification to Copa Libertadores: 3 spots (2023 edition)

  1. The Brasileiro champions

  2. The top five ranked countries (according to the historical achievements of the clubs in the Copa Libertadores) receive another spot (Brazil is one of them)

  3. The country of the team which is the recent champions also receive another spot (Palmeiras won 2022)

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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.

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)

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VROUWEN EREDIVISIE

Highest league of women's football in Netherlands

Founded: 2007

League sponsor: Azerion

Current champions 2022-23: Ajax (3rd title)

Most championships: FC Twente (8 titles)

2022-23 Top scorer: Fenna Kalma (30 goals)

2023-24 Season dates: 8 September 2023 – 10 May 2024

Teams: 12

Regular season rounds: 22

Total matches regular season: 132

Format: Each team will play all of the other teams twice over 22 rounds.

Relegation / Promotion: There is no relegation nor promotion in the league

UEFA Women's Champions League Qualification: The champions and runners-up

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NWSL CHALLENGE CUP

An annual tournament in the United States, organized by the top-tier league National Women's Soccer League (NWSL)

Founded: 2020

Sponsor: UKG

Teams: 12 (all NWSL teams) 

Total amount of matches: 39

2023 First stage format:
The competition is split into three regional groups of four teams each; East, Central and West. Each team will play a six-game double round-robin in which every team plays all others in its division at home and away. The winner from each of the three divisions will progress to the knockout stage along with the highest-ranked group stage runner-up to make up the four semifinalists. 

The 2023 edition will be the first time cup is played concurrently with the regular season, bringing it in line with most other league cup competitions worldwide.

2023 Play-offs format:
Three single-elimination matches: two semifinals and one final. 

Current champions 2022: North Carolina Courage (1st title)

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TROPHÉE DES CHAMPIONNES

The Trophée des Championnes is contested as an annual match in France between the champions of D1 Arkema and the winners of the Coupe de France Féminine from previous season.

If both league and cup are won by the same team, the league runners-up will be qualified to play this match as the second team.

The female version of the competition was established in 2019. The 2020 and 2021 editions were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Current champions: Olympique Lyonnias (2nd title)
Most successful club(s): Olympique Lyonnias (2 titles)

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FRAUEN-BUNDESLIGA

Highest 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

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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

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LIGA F

Highest league of women's football in Spain, now with professional league status.

Founded: 1988

Current champions: Barcelona (8th title)

Most championships: Barcelona (8 titles)

2022-23 Top scorer: Alba Redondo (27 goals)

UEFA Women's Champions League Qualification: Top three teams 

2023/24 Season: 8 September 2023 - 16 June 2024

Teams: 16

Match rounds: 30

Matches played overall: 240 

 

Format: Each club plays the others twice, once at their home stadium and once at that of their opponents.

At the end of each season, the club with the most points is crowned champion. If points are equal between teams, what determines the winner is:

  1. Goal difference in the matches between the two teams.

  2. Goal difference all matches of the championship.

 

Relegation: Bottom two teams to Primera Federación Femenina (the second highest division)

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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

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LIGA BPI

Highest league of women's football in Portugal (Campeonato Nacional Feminino)

Founded: 1993

League sponsor: Banco BPI

Current champion 2022-23: Benfica (3rd title) 

Most championships: S.U. 1º de Dezembro (12 titles)

2023-24 Season dates: 16 September 2023 - 12 May 2024

Teams: 12 teams 

Rounds: 22 

Matches: 132

UEFA Women's Champions League  Qualification: The league champions

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UEFA WOMEN'S NATIONS LEAGUE

FORMAT
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).

RANKING

  • 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

TEAMS: 51

LEAGUE A

Group 1: England, Netherlands, Belgium, Scotland

Group 2: France, Norway, Austria, Portugal

Group 3: Germany, Denmark, Iceland, Wales

Group 4: Sweden, Spain, Italy, Switzerland

LEAGUE B

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

LEAGUE C

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)

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NM KVINNER 

NM kvinner is the Norwegian Women's Cup

Founded: 1978

2023 Season Format:

  • Round 1: 31 March - 3 May

  • Round 2: 11-31 May

  • Round 3: 21 June

  • Quarterfinals: 29-30 August

  • Semifinals: 30 September

  • Final: 26 November

Current champion - 2022: SK Brann (2nd title)

 

Most successful club: Trondheims-Ørn (8 titles)

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