It has been repeatedly confirmed that in sports females are in no way inferior to men. There is hardly any sport that men can boast of being exclusively their domain. The girls proved to be strong, resilient and skillful, both physically and mentally, and demonstrated a high level of sportsmanship and fair play in a variety of sports.
Even in a game like football, which requires tremendous strength and constant athleticism, ladies shine. Every football country has a women’s crew and these commands work rigorously to meet international standards. Let’s take a look at the best female football crews.
The Australian female national football club now ranks as the eighth best on planet in FIFA World Rankings with 1965 points as of July 2019. Ante Milicic is currently main coach of the Australia female soccer group and Sam Kerr is the present captain.
The governing body of the team is the Australian Football Federation. Australian female group was nicknamed “Matilda” after popular folk anthem Waltzing Matilda. They have won the Oceania Cup 3 times in 1995, 1998 and 2003.
The Norway female national team is now twelfth best on planet in FIFA World Rankings with 1917 points as of July 2019. Martin Sjögren is currently the head coach of the Norway female national football team along with Maren Mjelde as the present captain. Norwegian Football Association currently runs this team. Norwegian female football crew has played six times in the Women’s World Cup and won the championship in 1995. In addition, they won the UEFA Women’s Championship twice in 1987 and 1993.
The Canadian female soccer team is now the seventh best on the planet in FIFA World Rankings with 1976 points as of July 2019. Canadian Football Association currently governs this group. In addition, they also hosted the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Kenneth Heiner-Moeller is the present head coach of the Canadian female soccer group, and Christine Sinclair is the current captain. They won the CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup twice and also won bronze medals at the 2012 London Olympics.
The England female football team is now the fifth best women’s on the planet in FIFA World Rankings with 2027 points as of July 2019. Phil Neville is currently the head coach of the Brazil female soccer team. Football Association currently runs this group. They played their first international match versus Scotland in November 1972.
The England ladies have reached the quarter-finals each time they have qualified for the Women’s World Cup in 1995, 2007 and 2011. In addition, they were twice runner-up in the UEFA Women’s Championships in 1984 and 2009.
The US female national soccer team is presently titled as the best on planet in FIFA World Rankings with 2,180 points as of July 2019. In addition to participating in the Women’s World Cup, they also compete in CONCACAF.
The crew has also won female Olympic gold medals 4 times in 1996, 2004, 2008 and 2012. From 2000 to 2013, they were Algarve Cup champions nine times in 1997 and 1999 with the USOC rank of year. Sports Illustrated named the entire U.S. Women’s Team as the 1999 Athlete of the Year.
Why should you know these teams?
Female teams bring as much pride to their nations as men’s teams do with every award they win and every great game they play. They deserve the same respect and attention as men. It is the responsibility of the nation, the media and the people to ensure that female soccer players receive their due share of support and appreciation so that they can move forward and represent the history of the sport with its highlights.