Argentina women's national football team

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Argentina
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Albicelestes
Association Asociación del Fútbol Argentino
Head coach Luis Nicosia
Captain Fabiana Vallejos
Most caps Gabriela Lacobellis (120)
Top scorer Gabriela Lacobellis (88)
FIFA code ARG
FIFA ranking 37 Decrease2
Highest FIFA ranking 27 (June 2008)
Lowest FIFA ranking 38 (October 2003)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Argentina 3–2 Chile 
(Santiago de Chile, Chile; December 3, 1993)
Biggest win
 Argentina 12–0 Bolivia 
(Minas Gerais, Brazil; January 12, 1995)
Biggest defeat
 Germany 11–0 Argentina 
(Shanghai, China; September 10, 2007)
World Cup
Appearances 2 (First in 2003)
Best result Group stage
Copa América Femenina
Appearances 6 (First in 1995)
Best result Champions (2006)

The Argentina women's national football team represents Argentina in international women's football. Since there is no professional league in Argentina, almost all its members are amateur players.

Women's football in Argentina remains largely in the shadow of the men in terms of play development and fan support; in women's sports in Argentina, field hockey and volleyball are also more popular, both with professional leagues.

The Argentina v Brazil football rivalry in women's football cannot be compared to that of men given the big differences between both countries, with Brazil having a competitive professional women's league. Nevertheless, Argentina follows Brazil in the CONMEBOL standings.

On November 26, 2006, in the finals of the 2006 Sudamericano Femenino, Argentina beat Brazil (2–0) to take the title.

The team returned to play in the 2014 ODESUR South American Games, with new coach Luis Nicosia, losing 1-0 the opening match against Chile, winning against Bolivia 4-0 and advancing to the Semi Finals in where they won in against their rivals Brazil in penalties after a 0-0 draw. At the final, they win the gold medal by a 2-1 victory against Chile, making Argentina women's team won another gold medal after many years.

World Cup record[edit]

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
China 1991 Did Not Enter
Sweden 1995 Did Not Qualify
United States 1999
United States 2003 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 1 15
China 2007 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 1 18
Germany 2011 Did Not Qualify
Canada 2015
Total 2/7 6 0 0 6 2 33

Sudamericano Femenino record[edit]

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
Brazil 1991 Did Not Enter
Brazil 1995 2nd Place 5 3 0 2 18 11
Argentina 1998 2nd Place 6 4 1 1 18 9
Peru 2003 2nd Place 5 3 1 1 17 6
Argentina 2006 Champions 7 6 1 0 21 1
Ecuador 2010 4th Place 7 3 1 3 7 7
Ecuador 2014 4th Place 7 3 1 3 11 10
Total 6/7 37 22 5 10 92 44

Current squad[edit]

Roster for the 2014 Copa América Femenina.

Head coach: Luis Nicosia

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Elisabeth Minnig (1987-01-06)6 January 1987 (aged 27) Argentina Boca Juniors
2 2DF Florencia Quiñones (1986-08-26)26 August 1986 (aged 28) Argentina San Lorenzo
3 2DF Noelia Espíndola (1992-04-06)6 April 1992 (aged 22) Argentina San Lorenzo
4 2DF Agustina Barroso (1993-05-20)20 May 1993 (aged 21) Argentina UAI Urquiza
5 3MF Fabiana Vallejos (c) (1985-07-30)30 July 1985 (aged 29) Argentina Boca Juniors
6 2DF Adriana Sachs (1993-12-25)25 December 1993 (aged 20) Argentina Club Atlético Huracán
7 3MF Vanesa Santana (1990-09-03)3 September 1990 (aged 24) Argentina Boca Juniors
8 4FW Mariana Larroquette (1992-10-24)24 October 1992 (aged 21) Argentina River Plate
9 4FW Soledad Jaimes (1989-01-20)20 January 1989 (aged 25) Brazil Foz Cataratas
10 4FW Estefanía Banini (1990-06-21)21 June 1990 (aged 24) Chile Colo-Colo
11 3MF Maria Bonsegundo (1993-07-14)14 July 1993 (aged 21) Argentina UAI Urquiza
12 1GK Camila Roma (1994-01-09)9 January 1994 (aged 20) Argentina Boca Juniors
13 3MF Camila Gómez Ares (1994-10-26)26 October 1994 (aged 19) Argentina Boca Juniors
14 3MF Mercedes Pereyra (1987-05-07)7 May 1987 (aged 27) Argentina River Plate
15 4FW Yael Oviedo (1992-05-22)22 May 1992 (aged 22) Brazil Foz Cataratas
16 2DF Cecilia Ghigo (1995-01-16)16 January 1995 (aged 19) Argentina Boca Juniors
17 2DF Aldana Cometti (1996-03-03)3 March 1996 (aged 18) Argentina Boca Juniors
18 3MF Micaela Cabrera (1997-07-18)18 July 1997 (aged 17) Argentina San Lorenzo
19 3MF Johanna Chamorro (1992-04-27)27 April 1992 (aged 22) Argentina Club Atlético Huracán
20 4FW Marianela Szimanowsky (1986-03-27)27 March 1986 (aged 28) Spain Rayo Vallecano
21 3MF Karen Vénica (1992-01-25)25 January 1992 (aged 22) Argentina UAI Urquiza
22 1GK Laurina Oliveros (1993-09-10)10 September 1993 (aged 21) Argentina UAI Urquiza

Recent games[edit]

Date Opposition Result Score Competition
March 8, 2014  Chile L 0–1 2014 South American Games
March 10, 2014  Bolivia W 4–0 2014 South American Games
March 14, 2014  Brazil D 0–0 (5–3 PSO) 2014 South American Games
March 16, 2014  Chile W 2–1 2014 South American Games
August 4, 2014  Peru W 2–1 International Friendly
September 12, 2014  Chile L 0–1 2014 Copa América Femenina
September 14, 2014  Bolivia W 6–0 2014 Copa América Femenina
September 16, 2014  Paraguay W 1–0 2014 Copa América Femenina
September 20, 2014  Brazil W 2–0 2014 Copa América Femenina
September 24, 2014  Colombia D 0–0 2014 Copa América Femenina
September 26, 2014  Brazil L 0–6 2014 Copa América Femenina
September 28, 2014  Ecuador L 2–3 2014 Copa América Femenina
December 10, 2014  Brazil L 0–4 2014 Torneio Internacional de Brasília de Futebol Feminino
December 14, 2014  China PR L 0–6 2014 Torneio Internacional de Brasília de Futebol Feminino
December 14, 2014  United States L 0–7 2014 Torneio Internacional de Brasília de Futebol Feminino
December 21, 2014  China PR L 2014 Torneio Internacional de Brasília de Futebol Feminino

All-time record[edit]

Against Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD
 Australia 1 0 0 1 0 7 -7
 Bolivia 5 5 0 0 34 0 +34
 Brazil 12 2 1 9 9 40 -31
 Canada 4 0 0 4 1 11 -10
 Chile 12 5 3 4 17 16 +1
 China PR 3 1 0 2 1 3 -2
 Colombia 5 2 2 1 9 3 +6
 Costa Rica 3 1 1 1 8 7 +1
 Denmark 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1
 Ecuador 5 3 0 2 10 5 +5
 England 1 0 0 1 1 6 -6
 El Salvador 1 1 0 0 6 0 +6
 Germany 2 0 0 2 1 17 -16
 Guatemala 1 1 0 0 5 0 +5
 Japan 4 0 0 4 0 12 -12
 Mexico 6 1 0 5 8 16 -8
 New Zealand 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1
 Nicaragua 1 1 0 0 9 0 +9
 Panama 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2
 Paraguay 6 5 1 0 17 3 +14
 Peru 5 3 2 0 7 3 +4
 South Korea 2 0 0 2 1 4 -3
 Sweden 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1
 Trinidad and Tobago 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2
 United States 3 0 0 3 1 22 -21
 Uruguay 7 7 0 0 25 3 +22
Total 94 40 10 44 174 181 -7

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
2003 Brazil 
South American Champions
2006 (First title)
Succeeded by
2010 Brazil