Andorra women's national football team

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Andorra
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Andorran Football Federation
(Federació Andorrana de Futbol)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Joan Carles Ruiz
Home stadium Comunal d'Andorra la Vella
FIFA code AND
FIFA ranking 138
Highest FIFA ranking 133 (September 2014)
Lowest FIFA ranking 138 (March 2015)
First colours
Second colours
First international
Gibraltar Gibraltar 0–1 Andorra Andorra
(Gibraltar; 1 July 2014)
Biggest win
Gibraltar Gibraltar 0–1 Andorra Andorra
(Gibraltar; 1 July 2014)
Biggest defeat
 Faroe Islands 8–0 Andorra Andorra
(Ħamrun, Malta; 6 April 2015)

Andorra women's national football team represents Andorra in women's association football and is controlled by the Andorran Football Federation, the governing body for football in Andorra.

Background and development[edit]

With a FIFA trigramme of AND[1] and having become a FIFA affiliated in 1996, the national association did not respond to a survey about the status of women's football in the country. In May of the following year, the official who answered another survey from FIFA reckoned there to be 37 active female players, all described as "100% beginners/amateurs". It was further suggested women's football had begun that year in Andorra and that there had been no previous interest in any women's sport. There was no participation in national or international competitions, though three women were employed in the association.[2]

As of 2009, the programme was geared for young girls with player registration starting at the age of six. There are only six women's teams in the country, all for girls under the age of sixteen and includes a national and schools competition.[3] There is also a national women's competition that took place in 2010/2011.[4] 16% of the money from the FIFA Financial Assistance Programme (FAP) is targeted at the technical development of the game, which includes women's football, sport medicine and futsal. This compares to 48% for youth football and 25% for infrastructure.[5]

Between 1991 and 2010, there was no FIFA FUTURO III regional course for women's coaching, no women's football seminar held in the country and no FIFA MA course held for women/youth football.[3]

The team[edit]

In 1985, almost no country in the world had a women's national football team,[6] including Andorra who did not have a senior women's national football team. The nation has not competed at the Women's World Cup.[7] The national team has never been ranked,[1] and a team was not ranked in the world by FIFA in March 2012.[8] While a youth national team exists,[3] between 2002 and 2006, it did not play a single international match.[9]

On 1 July 2014, the senior team played its first international game in the UEFA Development Tournament celebrated in Gibraltar. Andorra defeated Gibraltar by 1–0, scored by Alba at the 61st minute.[10][11] The next day, they played its second international game, losing against Luxembourg by 4–0.

On 18 December 2014, UEFA announced Andorra would take part in the UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying. This was their debut competitive match at female football.[12] In its first official game, the team lost 3–5 to Malta.[13] Andorra finished the preliminary round with two more defeats against Faroe Islands by 0–8 and Georgia by 0–7.

Current squad[edit]

Joan Carles Ruiz named a 18-woman squad for the UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying matches against Malta, Faroe Islands and Georgia on 4, 6 and 9 April 2015.
Caps and goals correct as of 9 April 2015, after the match against  Georgia.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Anna Maria Nieto (1991-02-04) 4 February 1991 (age 24) 2 0 Andorra ENFAF
13 1GK Luna Marcet (1999-09-23) 23 September 1999 (age 15) 2 0 Andorra ENFAF
23 2DF Alba Cayuelas (1992-10-25) 25 October 1992 (age 22) 1 0 Unnatached
18 2DF Bibiana Gonçalves (1997-05-06) 6 May 1997 (age 18) 3 1 Andorra ENFAF
2 2DF Beatriz Moreno (1989-12-20) 20 December 1989 (age 25) 1 0 Andorra ENFAF
5 2DF Daniela Rodrigues (1999-04-13) 13 April 1999 (age 16) 3 0 Andorra ENFAF
14 2DF Samantha Reyes (1992-08-09) 9 August 1992 (age 22) 3 0 Andorra ENFAF
4 2DF Margot Llobera (1996-05-18) 18 May 1996 (age 19) 3 0 Unnatached
8 3MF Adreina Silva (1993-04-10) 10 April 1993 (age 22) 3 0 Andorra ENFAF
17 3MF Ariana Gonçalves (1999-09-23) 23 September 1999 (age 15) 1 0 Andorra ENFAF
3 3MF Clàudia Cerdà (1999-10-06) 6 October 1999 (age 15) 2 0 Andorra ENFAF
16 3MF Laia Pérez (1993-03-04) 4 March 1993 (age 22) 2 0 Unnatached
9 3MF Marina Fernández (captain) (1996-05-11) 11 May 1996 (age 19) 3 1 Spain Pardinyes
19 3MF Sònia Carrancà (1999-02-07) 7 February 1999 (age 16) 3 0 Andorra ENFAF
11 3MF Tània Sànchez (1984-04-14) 14 April 1984 (age 31) 2 0 Andorra ENFAF
6 3MF Teresa Morató (1998-03-28) 28 March 1998 (age 17) 3 0 Andorra ENFAF
7 4FW Alba López (1991-11-26) 26 November 1991 (age 23) 3 1 Andorra ENFAF
10 4FW Maria Ruzafa (1998-08-07) 7 August 1998 (age 16) 2 0 Andorra ENFAF

UEFA European Championship record[edit]

Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
1984–2013 Did not enter
Netherlands 2017 Did not qualify

Head to Head record against other nations[edit]

Team GP W D L GF GA GD
 Faroe Islands 1 0 0 1 0 8 −8
 Georgia 1 0 0 1 0 7 −7
 Gibraltar 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1
 Luxembourg 1 0 0 1 0 4 −4
 Malta 1 0 0 1 3 5 −1
Total 5 1 0 4 4 24 −20

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Andorra: FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA.com. Retrieved 2012-04-23. 
  2. ^ Williams, Jean. "Women's Football, Europe and Professionalization 1971-2011" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-04-15. 
  3. ^ a b c "Goal! Football: Andorra" (PDF). FIFA. 26 November 2008. p. 2. Retrieved 16 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Andorran Football Federation-Women's Football — Senior". Fedandfut.com. Retrieved 2012-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Goal! Football: Andorra" (PDF). FIFA. 26 November 2008. p. 1. Retrieved 16 April 2012. 
  6. ^ Chrös McDougall (1 January 2012). Soccer. ABDO. p. 45. ISBN 978-1-61783-146-1. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  7. ^ Ballard, John; Suff, Paul (1999). The dictionary of football : the complete A-Z of international football from Ajax to Zinedine Zidane. London: Boxtree. p. 36. ISBN 0752224344. OCLC 59442612. 
  8. ^ "The FIFA Women's World Ranking". FIFA.com. 2009-09-25. Retrieved 2012-04-13. 
  9. ^ FIFA (2006). "Women's Football Today" (PDF). Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  10. ^ "La selecció femenina assoleix una primera victòria històrica" (in Catalan). Bon Dia. 2014-07-01. Retrieved 2014-07-02. 
  11. ^ "UEFA Women's Development Tournament". Gibraltar Football Association. 2014-05-13. Retrieved 2014-07-02. 
  12. ^ "Record entry for Women's EURO". UEFA.com. 18 December 2014. 
  13. ^ Andorra 3–5 Malta report at UEFA.com

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