History of women’s soccer, the conquest of the courts


The adversities imposed by the directors in different countries put a pause on the presence of women in the women’s soccer, but not stopped, and these defended their rights until it lifted the ban imposed by the Association English Football (FA, for its acronym in English).

In 1970, he created the International Federation of Football Female (FIFF), the agency that organized the first World Cup, though neither the tournament, nor the organization were recognized by the International Federation of Football Association (FIFA).

That same year, the competition was held in Italy with seven participants and Denmark were crowned; however, there are few records about what happened, and normally is not taken into account as part of the story.

A year later, and because of that received the recommendation to include women in football, the FA eliminated the prohibition imposed 50 years ago to give rise to the first international meeting between selections for women endorsed by the FIFA.

France and the Netherlands faced off in the April 17, 1971 at the stadium Auguste Damatte, which was attended by nearly a thousand fans who witnessed the victory of the squad gala by 4-0 with a hat-trick for the midfielder Jocelyne Ratignier.

Some of the players in French revealed later that after the commitment was notified about the relevance of the same, as that served to classify to the second World women’s no official tournament was held in August of that year in mexican territory.

During the tournament, a full Azteca Stadium received thousands of fans attracted by the show months after having witnessed the World Cup Men’s and the momentum was so great that the National team of Mexico reached the final, but lost against Denmark, which they successfully defended their title with a scoreboard of 3-0.

However, it took 20 years to be played the first World Championship for women organized by the FIFA, which had China as the venue and the matches lasted 80 minutes; the competition was held from 16th to 30th of November with 12 selections and marked the birth of the main power in women’s soccer, who stayed with the championship: the united States.

The team of “stars and stripes” beat Norway in the final, but before left in the way sets strong as Germany, Japan, and Sweden; the combo was composed by figures such as Mia Hamm, considered one of the best players of all time.

The second World Cup in 1995 was held in Sweden, again involving 12 teams and was crowned Norway, but had a major motivation, as the following year would be carried out the Atlanta Olympic Games and with them, the first olympic tournament for women’s soccer.

The decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) had great response, thousands of fans gathered in the stadium and only the final was attended by 76 thousand 489 people; the americans were left with the gold medal, the chinese with the silver and norway the bronze after beating Brazil.

With the passing of the years, the interest in football for women, various countries created their own leagues, and the World’s fair and olympic continued their course, so that opened an important door in the Old Continent.

In 2001, the Executive Committee of UEFA announced the creation of its Copa girls, eight years later changed its name to the UEFA Champions League women, in order to project even more the talent of the players.

The first season featured 33 teams, one representative from each european federation, so there was a tie for 32 clubs contesting after a group stage; the first encounter played the Nogometno Društvo Ilirija of Slovenia and the Football Club Codru-Stimold Chisinau of Moldova, who advanced with global 18-0.

The group stage passed with success and highlighted the teams of the federations stronger as Germany, France, England, Sweden, Denmark and Norway, which advanced to the final round.

Frankfurt, the German representative, campeonó in their stadium, beating Umeå Idrottsklubb of Sweden; the commitment had more than 12 thousand attendees in the grandstand and Gerhard Aigner, chief executive of UEFA, said that it was an unprecedented success.

However, the change of name was made in 2009, after a meeting in which it was agreed that it would seek to achieve greater impact with the competition; thus, also increased the number of participants to 61 and the first champion under this format was the Turbine Potsdam of Germany.

While the european tournament took off, the U.s. team dominated the international level with gold medals in the Olympics and despite falling into a pothole in the World, went on to become the best team in the world.

During the following decade, the americans were met with various obstacles sports, but the World Cup in France to 2019 have allowed the spotlight by those who struggled from the previous century.

The tournament had an impressive growth as compared to all of the above, according to the report of the FIFA, there were one million 131 thousand 312 attendees to all of the undertakings, that is to say, it averaged 70 per cent occupancy in the stadiums and 11 parties were able to the full.

The 24 participants showed an increase in their level of football; however, Team USA swept through to win his seven matches, golearon 13-0 to Thailand in the group stage and eliminated in phase directly to Spain, France and England.

The team of the bars and the stars won their fourth World cup after facing the Netherlands in the big final, which ended with a scoreboard of 2-0, but the legacy of this generation goes beyond the trophies and the records they established.

Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan, Rose Lavelle, Julie Ertz and Tobin Heath are just some of the figures of the squad that conquered the whole world, although from a year ago, fight it legally against the american federation for discrimination and equity in wages.

The success of the united States represents the women, from playing in the factories until they can now train and be called a professional; even so, the struggle doesn’t end there, missing spaces in many countries, equality of wages and disappear attitudes such as machismo on the pitch or the stands.