Women's football in Argentina

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Women's football in Argentina
Governing bodyArgentina Football Association
National team(s)Women's national team
Club competitions
International competitions

Women's football in Argentina has struggled to find a mainstream audience.[1][2][3][4][5][6] While women's football clubs have existed in Argentina for decades, especially in the rural, in 1991 that a group of clubs were allowed into the AFA (Argentina Football Association). Originality with seven teams, the country saw the number of clubs with female teams rising 35 in 1998, and then steadily plummet due to lack of interest.[7][8]

Many women face prejudice and stigma for playing the game.[7][9][10][11]


The Argentine women's team took part in the first unofficial World Championships.[12]

Women's football wasn't recognized until the 1990s.[13]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Argentine women fight against inequality in soccer". Washington Post.
  2. ^ "Argentine Women Seek Equality On The Pitch". www.wbur.org. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Argentine women fight against inequality in soccer". 7 November 2018. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  4. ^ Brigida, Anna-Catherine. "How This Girls' Soccer Team Is Fighting Sexism". Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  5. ^ Rodríguez, María Graciela (1 March 2005). "The Place of Women in Argentinian Football". The International Journal of the History of Sport. 22 (2): 231–245. doi:10.1080/09523360500035867.
  6. ^ "Women's football in Argentina: a struggle between inequality and indifference". 12 November 2018. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Somethin' for the Ladies: Female Football in Argentina". The Argentina Independent. Retrieved 2012-07-30.
  8. ^ "Women's soccer in Argentina". BuenosAiresHerald.com. 2012-03-23. Retrieved 2012-10-01.
  9. ^ "Argentine Women Seek Equality On The Pitch". Onlygame.legacy.wbur.org. 26 January 2013. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  10. ^ "Equality, a Hard Game to Win for Women Footballers in Argentina - Inter Press Service". Ipsnews.net. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  11. ^ "She struggled to find a soccer team in Argentina. Now she's a pro in America". Washingtonpost.com. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  12. ^ Nadel, Joshua; Elsey, Brenda (June 13, 2019). "How Argentina's women took on blatant sexism to reach the World Cup" – via www.theguardian.com.
  13. ^ Saúl, Javier (2 June 2019). "Women's World Cup 2019 team guide No 14: Argentina". Retrieved 3 June 2019 – via www.theguardian.com.