Liechtenstein women's national football team

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Liechtenstein
Association Liechtenstein Football Association
(Liechtensteiner Fussballverband)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
FIFA code LIE

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.

Team[edit]

In 1985, almost no country in the world had a women's national football team,[1] including Liechtenstein who did not have a team by 2006 on either the senior or youth level.[2] The women's national team has never competed at the Women's World Cup not entered the European Championship for Women.[3] The team did not play in any FIFA sanctioned matches between 1970 and the present.[4] In March 2012, the team was not ranked in the FIFA world.[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]

Volleyball is the most popular women's sport in the country, with football ranking in the 6th or 7th most popular in the country.[2] In 2006, there were 165 registered female players in the country. This represented growth from 72 players in 2000.[2] Liechtenstein Football Association was founded in 1934, and became affiliated with FIFA in 1976.[2] Less than 3% of the national federation's budget is earmarked for women's football, compared to 9% for men and 17% for youth.[6]

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 FIFA (2006). "Women's Football Today" (PDF): 117. 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. 359–360. ISBN 0752224344. OCLC 59442612. 
  4. ^ "Liechtenstein: Fixtures and Results". Retrieved 2012-04-15. 
  5. ^ "The FIFA Women's World Ranking". FIFA.com. 2009-09-25. Retrieved 2012-04-13. 
  6. ^ "Liechtenstein: FIFA Goal Programme". FIFA.com. Retrieved 2012-04-15.