Kuwait women's national football team

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Kuwait
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Kuwait Football Association
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Sub-confederation WAFF (West Asia)
Head coach Fahad Kameel
FIFA code KUW
FIFA ranking
Current NR (25 September 2015)
Highest 110 (2013)
Lowest 148 (September 2015)
First international
 Palestine 17–0 Kuwait Kuwait
(Abu Dhabi, UAE; 22 February 2010)
Biggest defeat
 Jordan 21–0 Kuwait Kuwait
(Amman, Jordan; 8 June 2013)

The Kuwait women's national football team, represents Kuwait in international women's association football and is governed by Kuwait Football Association (KFA).

Background and development[edit]

In 2012 it was written that development of women's football in the Middle East and central Asia dated back only about ten years.[1] The national federation became a FIFA affiliate in 1962.[2]

Kuwait women's national football team in 2012

History[edit]

The Organising Committee of GCC Women’s Sports Committee has been organising women's football events in Kuwait in an effort to support the women's national team.[3] The country's kit colours are blue shirts, white shorts, and blue socks.[2]

As of 1999, the women's national team had not competed at the Women's World Cup. They had never entered the Asian Women's Championship as of 1999.[4] In September 2015, the team was not ranked in the world by FIFA.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ New statesman. New Statesman, Ltd. 2008. p. 20. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Pickering, David (1994). The Cassell soccer companion : history, facts, anecdotes. London: Cassell. p. 175. ISBN 0304342319. OCLC 59851970. 
  3. ^ "Parents must be supportive if girls are to pursue sport, Noora says". Gulf News. Dubai, United Arab Emirates. April 11, 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Ballard, John; Suff, Paul (1999). The dictionary of football : the complete A-Z of international football from Ajax to Zinedine Zidane. London: Boxtree. pp. 344–345. ISBN 0752224344. OCLC 59442612. 
  5. ^ "The FIFA Women's World Ranking". FIFA.com. 2009-09-25. Retrieved 2016-02-16. 

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