San Marino women's national football team

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San Marino
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Association Federazione Sammarinese Gioco Calcio
Confederation UEFA (Europe)

San Marino women's national football team does not have FIFA recognition and has not played a single FIFA recognised match. The creation of a national team may be problematic as the sport is not the most popular one in the country, and the national football association does not have a full-time staff member working on the sport.

Team[edit]

In 1985, almost no country in the world had a women's national football team,[1] including San Marino who did not have a FIFA recognised senior A team or youth team by 2006.[2] A team from the country has never competed at the Women's World Cup.[3] Between 1900 and May 2012, the team did not play in a single FIFA sanctioned match.[4] In March 2012, a team from the country was not ranked in FIFA's global women's ranking.[5]

UEFA European Championship record[edit]

Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
1984 Did not participate - - - - - - -
Norway 1987 Did not participate - - - - - - -
Germany 1989 Did not participate - - - - - - -
Denmark 1991 Did not participate - - - - - - -
Italy 1993 Did not participate - - - - - - -
Germany 1995 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Norway & Sweden 1997 Did not participate - - - - - - -
Germany 2001 Did not participate - - - - - - -
England 2005 Did not participate - - - - - - -
Finland 2009 Did not participate - - - - - - -
Sweden 2013 Did not participate - - - - - - -

Background and development[edit]

Football is the fourth most popular women's sport in the country, behind volleyball which is the most popular.[2] In 2006, there were 65 total registered female footballers in the country, 48 of which were senior players over 17 years of age.[2] That year, there were 16 football clubs in the country, only one of which was open to women to play on mixed gender teams.[2]

Women's football is represented in Federazione Sammarinese Gioco Calcio, the national football association, by specific mandate. They do not have a full-time staffer dedicated to women's football.[2] Less than 5% of the national federation's budget is earmarked for women's football compared to 22% for men's competitions and 9% for youth competitions.[6] In 2009, Caesar Biordi was in charge of women's football in the country.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chrös McDougall (1 January 2012). Soccer. ABDO. p. 45. ISBN 978-1-61783-146-1. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e FIFA (2006). "Women's Football Today". p. 165. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Ballard, John; Suff, Paul (1999). The dictionary of football : the complete A-Z of international football from Ajax to Zinedine Zidane. London: Boxtree. pp. 513–514. ISBN 0752224344. OCLC 59442612. 
  4. ^ "San Marino: Fixtures and Results". Retrieved 2012-04-15. 
  5. ^ "The FIFA Women's World Ranking". FIFA.com. 2009-09-25. Retrieved 2012-04-13. 
  6. ^ "San Marino: FIFA Goal Programme". FIFA.com. Retrieved 2012-04-15. 
  7. ^ "::: F S G C :::" (in French). Fsgc.sm. Retrieved 2012-04-24.