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Bahrain women's national football team

The Bahrain Women's National Football Team was first formed in 2003. The team represents Bahrain in international women's football and thus falls under the governance of the Bahrain Football Association; more specifically run by the women's committee at the Association. Although participating in several friendly tournaments, the team played its first official international match against the Maldives on April 22, 2007 and entered the FIFA Women's World Rankings in June 2007 at 111th out of 142.

Bahrain
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)The Reds
AssociationBahrain Football Association
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Head coachKhalid Al Harban
CaptainYasmine Fayez
Most capsReem Al Hashmi (58)
Top scorerReem Al Hashmi (51)
Home stadiumBahrain National Stadium
FIFA codeBHR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 84 Decrease 2 (12 July 2019)[1]
Highest64 (March 2010)
Lowest144 (December 2007)
First international
 Bahrain 7–0 Maldives 
(Male, Maldives; April 22, 2007)
Biggest win
 Bahrain 17–0 Qatar 
(Riffa, Bahrain; October 18, 2010)[2]
Biggest defeat
 Jordan 9–0 Bahrain 
(Amman, Jordan; September 25, 2005)
-- Not FIFA officiated

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HistoryEdit

The Bahrain Women's National Team is the first National Women's Football Team to be formed in the GCC region. This was a big step for the island nation and it is just a part of Bahrain's dedication towards promoting women's sports. In 2004, Bahrain participated in a Futsal tournament in Amman, Jordan and the next year participated in the West Asian Football Federation Women's Championship 2005 held also in the Jordanian capital, though none of the matches were FIFA officiated. The team placed 4th in this tournament. In February 2006, Bahrain participated in the first ever Arabian Women's Tournament held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The team was better prepared this time and brought home the 1st-place trophy as well as the Fair Play trophy.[citation needed] After this achievement, the sport became even more popular in the country and more girls have expressed their interest to join clubs. In an effort to improve the national team further, the committee put in a request to FIFA for a licensed female coach to lead the team. As a result, German coach Monika Staab was sent to Bahrain January 21, 2007 for a six-month development program. Under the guidance of Staab, the team played its first official FIFA approved match on April 22, 2007 against the national team of Maldives in Malé, Maldives. During this match, Bahrain put up a great match and managed to secure a historic 7–0 win.[citation needed]

Competitions recordEdit

World Cup recordEdit

World Cup Finals
Year Result Position GP W D* L GF GA GD
  2007 Did not enter
  2011
  2015 Did not qualify
  2019
Total 0/4
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

AFC Women's Asian Cup recordEdit

Women's Asian Cup
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
  2008 Did not enter
  2010
  2014 Did not qualify
  2018
Total 0/4
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Asian GamesEdit

Football at the Asian Games
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
 1990 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
 1994 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
 1998 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
 2002 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
 2006 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
 2010 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
 2014 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
 2018 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Total 0/8 - - - - - - -

Performance in West Asia Women's ChampionshipEdit