Liechtenstein women's national football team
|Association||Liechtenstein Football Association
Liechtenstein women's national football team does not have FIFA recognition and never played a single FIFA recognised match. The sport faces challenges in the country because it is not amongst the most popular for women.
In 1985, almost no country in the world had a women's national football team, including Liechtenstein who did not have a team by 2006 on either the senior or youth level. The women's national team has never competed at the Women's World Cup not entered the European Championship for Women. The team did not play in any FIFA sanctioned matches between 1970 and the present. In March 2012, the team was not ranked in the FIFA world.
UEFA European Championship record
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|1993||Did not participate||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1995||Did not enter||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|& 1997||Did not participate||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2001||Did not participate||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
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|2009||Did not participate||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2013||Did not participate||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
Background and development
Volleyball is the most popular women's sport in the country, with football ranking in the 6th or 7th most popular in the country. In 2006, there were 165 registered female players in the country. This represented growth from 72 players in 2000. Liechtenstein Football Association was founded in 1934, and became affiliated with FIFA in 1976. Less than 3% of the national federation's budget is earmarked for women's football, compared to 9% for men and 17% for youth.
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- "The FIFA Women's World Ranking". FIFA.com. 2009-09-25. Retrieved 2012-04-13.
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