Argentina women's national football team

The Argentina women's national football team represents Argentina in international women's football.

Argentina
Nickname(s)La Albiceleste (The White and Sky-Blues)
AssociationArgentine Football Association
ConfederationCONMEBOL (South America)
Head coachCarlos Borrello
CaptainEstefanía Banini
FIFA codeARG
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 34 Increase 1 (13 December 2019)[1]
Highest27 (June 2008)
Lowest38 (October 2003)
First international
 Argentina 3–2 Chile 
(Santiago de Chile, Chile; 3 December 1993)
Biggest win
 Argentina 12–0 Bolivia 
(Minas Gerais, Brazil; 12 January 1995)
Biggest defeat
 Germany 11–0 Argentina 
(Shanghai, China; 10 September 2007)
World Cup
Appearances3 (first in 2003)
Best resultGroup stage (2003, 2007, 2019)
Sudamericano Femenino and
Copa América Femenina
Appearances7 (first in 1995)
Best resultChampions (2006)

Women's football in Argentina remains largely in the shadow of the men in terms of play development and fan support; in women's sports in Argentina, field hockey and volleyball are also more popular. Almost all its members were amateur players until 1991 when the Campeonato de Fútbol Femenino was founded to increase football popularity among women in Argentina.

The Argentina–Brazil football rivalry in women's football cannot be compared to that of men given the big differences between both countries, with Brazil having a competitive professional women's league. Nevertheless, Argentina follows Brazil in the CONMEBOL standings.

The team returned to play in the 2014 ODESUR South American Games, with new coach Luis Nicosia, losing 1–0 the opening match against Chile, winning against Bolivia 4–0 and advancing to the semi-finals, where they won in against their rivals Brazil in penalties after a 0–0 draw. At the final, they win the gold medal by a 2–1 victory against Chile, making Argentina women's team won another gold medal after many years.

Despite a lack of investment, Argentina still managed to qualify for their first two Women's World Cup in USA 2003 and China 2007, though they were eliminated in the Group Stage of both tournaments.

In 2016 the team "effectively" did not exist.[2]

In 2018, Argentina finished third at the Copa América which qualified them for the CONCACAF–CONMEBOL play-off. Argentina defeated the fourth place finisher from the CONCACAF Championship Panama in a two-legged home-and-away play-off in November 2018 to qualify for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. The team managed a shocking 0–0 draw to Japan, former champions of 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, gaining its first ever point in any Women's World Cup.

Recent schedule and resultsEdit

The following is a list of recent match results, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

  Win   Draw   Loss

2018Edit

2019Edit

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players were called up for a friendly match against Colombia on 9 November 2019.[3]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Vanina Correa (1983-08-14) 14 August 1983 (age 36)   San Lorenzo
12 1GK Solana Pereyra (1999-04-25) 25 April 1999 (age 20)   UAI Urquiza

2 2DF Agustina Barroso (1993-05-20) 20 May 1993 (age 26)   Palmeiras
3 2DF Eliana Stabile (1993-11-26) 26 November 1993 (age 26)   Boca Juniors
4 2DF Marina Delgado (1995-06-12) 12 June 1995 (age 24)   UAI Urquiza
6 2DF Aldana Cometti (1996-03-03) 3 March 1996 (age 23)   Sevilla
13 2DF Milagros Otazú (2001-05-31) 31 May 2001 (age 18)   Racing
17 2DF Natalie Juncos (1990-12-28) 28 December 1990 (age 29)   Racing
18 2DF Gabriela Chávez (1989-04-09) 9 April 1989 (age 30)   Boca Juniors
21 2DF Adriana Sachs (1993-12-25) 25 December 1993 (age 26)   UAI Urquiza

5 3MF Vanesa Santana (1990-09-03) 3 September 1990 (age 29)   Logroño
8 3MF Paloma Fagiano   GEPU (San Luis)
10 3MF Justina Morcillo (2000-08-09) 9 August 2000 (age 19)   River Plate
14 3MF Miriam Mayorga (1989-11-20) 20 November 1989 (age 30)   UAI Urquiza
16 3MF Dalila Ippólito (2002-03-24) 24 March 2002 (age 17)   UAI Urquiza
19 3MF Mariana Larroquette (1992-10-24) 24 October 1992 (age 27)   UAI Urquiza
20 3MF Daiana Falfán (2000-10-14) 14 October 2000 (age 19)   UAI Urquiza
22 3MF Milagros Díaz (2000-01-12) 12 January 2000 (age 20)   Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP)

7 4FW Yael Oviedo (1992-05-22) 22 May 1992 (age 27)   Rayo Vallecano
9 4FW Soledad Jaimes (1989-01-20) 20 January 1989 (age 30)   Santos
11 4FW Nicole Hain (2000-08-04) 4 August 2000 (age 19)   River Plate
15 4FW Milagros Menéndez (1997-03-23) 23 March 1997 (age 22)   Racing

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have been called up in the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Julieta Blanco (2000-05-03) 3 May 2000 (age 19)   Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 29–31 October 2019 trainings
GK Melina Melipil (2001-03-29) 29 March 2001 (age 18)   River Plate 29–31 October 2019 trainings
GK Ariana Álvarez (2000-03-20) 20 March 2000 (age 19)   San Lorenzo v.   Satsaid, 20 July 2019
GK Gaby Garton (1990-05-27) 27 May 1990 (age 29)   UAI Urquiza 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
GK Laurina Oliveros (1993-09-10) 10 September 1993 (age 26)   Boca Juniors v.   CSN Coyotes, 8 April 2019
GK Selene Alegre   Newell's v.   Utah Valley Wolverines, 2 April 2019 PRE

DF Giuliana González (2002-06-18) 18 June 2002 (age 17)   River Plate 29–31 October 2019 trainings
DF Aldana Narváez (2001-05-22) 22 May 2001 (age 18)   Social Lux 29–31 October 2019 trainings
DF Milagros Vargas (es) (2000-07-06) 6 July 2000 (age 19)   San Lorenzo 29–31 October 2019 trainings
DF Virginia Gómez (1991-02-26) 26 February 1991 (age 28)   Rosario Central v.   Costa Rica, 2 September 2019
DF Ruth Bravo (1992-03-06) 6 March 1992 (age 27)   Rayo Vallecano 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
DF Aldana Pérez   La Costa (Reconquista) v.   Utah Valley Wolverines, 2 April 2019 PRE
DF Luana Muñoz (1999-01-22) 22 January 1999 (age 20)   Tyler Apaches 2019 Cup of Nations

MF Lorena Benítez (1998-12-03) 3 December 1998 (age 21)   Boca Juniors v.   Paraguay, 7 November 2019
MF Maricel González (2001-05-17) 17 May 2001 (age 18)   UAI Urquiza 29–31 October 2019 trainings
MF Rocío Vázquez (2001-10-31) 31 October 2001 (age 18)   San Lorenzo 29–31 October 2019 trainings
MF Yamila Rodríguez (1998-01-24) 24 January 1998 (age 21)   Boca Juniors v.   Costa Rica, 2 September 2019
MF Mariela Coronel (1981-06-20) 20 June 1981 (age 38)   Granada 2019 Pan American Games
MF Flor Bonsegundo (1993-07-14) 14 July 1993 (age 26)   Valencia 2019 Pan American Games PRE
MF Estefanía Banini (1990-06-21) 21 June 1990 (age 29)   Levante 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
MF Milagros Pagliero [es] (2000-01-20) 20 January 2000 (age 19)   Unión v.   Utah Valley Wolverines, 2 April 2019 PRE
MF Aldana Vargas   Defensores del Chaco v.   Utah Valley Wolverines, 2 April 2019 PRE
MF Daiana Leguizamón (1989-09-13) 13 September 1989 (age 30)   Racing v. Neuquén local team on 20 March 2019

FW Micaela Cabrera (1997-07-18) 18 July 1997 (age 22)   Boca Juniors 29–31 October 2019 trainings
FW Rocío Correa (2000-03-22) 22 March 2000 (age 19)   San Lorenzo 29–31 October 2019 trainings
FW Martina Del Trecco (2001-10-28) 28 October 2001 (age 18)   River Plate 29–31 October 2019 trainings
FW Selene Básquez   Independiente v.   Satsaid, 20 July 2019
FW Fiamma Romero (2001-10-18) 18 October 2001 (age 18)   Racing v.   Satsaid, 20 July 2019
FW Belén Potassa (1988-12-12) 12 December 1988 (age 31)   Fundación Albacete 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
FW Paula Ugarte (1987-01-10) 10 January 1987 (age 33)   UAI Urquiza v.   CSN Coyotes, 8 April 2019
FW Bárbara Calvo   Aldosivi v.   Utah Valley Wolverines, 2 April 2019 PRE
FW Maricel Pereyra (2002-05-11) 11 May 2002 (age 17)   San Lorenzo v.   Utah Valley Wolverines, 2 April 2019 PRE
FW Aldana Villalba   El Quillá (Santa Fe) v.   Utah Valley Wolverines, 2 April 2019 PRE
FW Amancay Urbani (1991-12-07) 7 December 1991 (age 28)   Alavés Gloriosas 2019 Cup of Nations

Iara Almada   Unión Americana (Rosario) v.   Utah Valley Wolverines, 2 April 2019 PRE
Melisa Castro   Juventud Unida (Tandil) v.   Utah Valley Wolverines, 2 April 2019 PRE
Eugenia Flores   Unión de Machagai v.   Utah Valley Wolverines, 2 April 2019 PRE
Guadalupe García   Huracán (Misiones) v.   Utah Valley Wolverines, 2 April 2019 PRE
Camila Samudio   Futuro (Reconquista) v.   Utah Valley Wolverines, 2 April 2019 PRE
Fiama Ubedal   Potrero (Tandil) v.   Utah Valley Wolverines, 2 April 2019 PRE
Rocío Villalba   Huracán (Misiones) v.   Utah Valley Wolverines, 2 April 2019 PRE

Competitive recordEdit

FIFA Women's World CupEdit

     Champions       Runners-up       Third place

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
  1991 Did not enter
  1995 Did not qualify
  1999
  2003 Group stage 3 0 0 3 1 15
  2007 Group stage 3 0 0 3 1 18
  2011 Did not qualify
  2015
  2019 Group stage 3 0 2 1 3 4
Total 3/8 9 0 2 7 5 37
FIFA Women's World Cup history
Year Round Date Opponent Result Stadium
  2003 Group stage 20 September   Japan L 0–6 Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus
24 September   Canada L 0–3
27 September   Germany L 1–6 RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
  2007 Group stage 10 September   Germany L 0–11 Hongkou Stadium, Shanghai
14 September   Japan L 0–1
17 September   England L 1–6 Chengdu Sports Center, Chengdu
  2019 Group stage 9 June   Japan D 0–0 Parc des Princes, Paris
14 June   England L 0–1 Stade Océane, Le Havre
19 June   Scotland D 3–3 Parc des Princes, Paris

Sudamericano FemeninoEdit

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
  1991 Did not enter
  1995 Runners-up 5 3 0 2 18 11
  1998 Runners-up 6 4 1 1 18 9
  2003 Runners-up 5 3 1 1 17 6
  2006 Champions 7 6 1 0 21 1
  2010 Fourth place 7 3 1 3 7 7
Total 5/6 30 19 4 7 81 34

Copa América FemeninaEdit

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
  2014 Fourth place 7 3 1 3 11 10
  2018 Third place 7 4 0 3 15 14
Total 2/2 14 7 1 6 26 24

Olympics recordEdit

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
  1996 Did not qualify
  2000
  2004
  2008 Group stage 3 0 0 3 1 5
  2012 Did not qualify
  2016
  2020
Total 1/7 3 0 0 3 1 5

Pan American GamesEdit

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
  1999 Did not qualify
  2003 Fourth place 4 1 0 3 7 11
  2007 Group stage 4 3 0 1 8 5
  2011 Group stage 3 0 1 2 3 6
  2015 Group stage 3 0 1 2 3 7
  2019 Runners-up 5 3 2 0 8 1
Total 6/6 19 7 4 8 29 30

All-time recordEdit

Against Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD
  Australia 2 0 0 2 0 10 −10
  Bolivia 5 5 0 0 34 0 +34
  Brazil 13 2 1 10 9 45 −36
  Canada 4 0 0 4 1 11 −10
  Chile 13 5 3 5 17 21 −4
  China PR 5 1 1 3 1 9 −8
  Colombia 6 2 3 2 11 4 +7
  Costa Rica 4 1 2 2 9 10 -1
  Denmark 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1
  Ecuador 5 3 0 2 10 5 +5
  El Salvador 1 1 0 0 6 0 +6
  England 2 0 0 2 1 7 −6
  Germany 2 0 0 2 1 17 −16
  Guatemala 1 1 0 0 5 0 +5
  Japan 6 0 2 4 0 12 −12
  Mexico 6 1 0 5 8 16 −8
  New Zealand 2 0 0 2 0 3 −3
  Nicaragua 1 1 0 0 9 0 +9
  Panama 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2
  Paraguay 6 5 1 0 17 3 +14
  Peru 5 3 2 0 7 3 +4
  Scotland 1 0 1 0 3 3 0
  South Korea 3 0 0 3 1 9 −8
  Sweden 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1
  Trinidad and Tobago 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2
  United States 3 0 0 3 1 22 −21
  Uruguay 7 7 0 0 25 3 +22
Total 96 40 10 46 174 188 −14

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Notes

Citations

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 13 December 2019. Retrieved 13 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Women's World Cup: How Argentina lost their team - and then fought back". 14 June 2019 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  3. ^ "La Selección Femenina venció 2-1 a Paraguay en Asunción" (in Spanish). AFA. 6 November 2019. Retrieved 8 November 2019.

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
2003 Brazil  
South American Champions
2006 (First title)
Succeeded by
2010 Brazil