Despite being more miserable than the 0-13 defeat to the United States, the 1-5 defeat to Sweden still made the Thai women’s team stand out and hopefully go on to the 1/8 round of the 2019 World Cup. 

When the pairs of 2019 women’s World Cup semi-finals were determined, it was also the time when the record of the watched audience was set in this tournament. It is a surprise that women’s football is less concerned than men’s football.

Even Alex Morgan, the star of the American women’s football team, had to distribute leaflets to invite the audience to see the match between her team and the Thai women’s team in the group stage. It is a poignant image if people know that American women are the No. 1 candidate for the championship and Alex Morgan is a leading female football star and is called “David Beckham” of women’s football.

The efforts of Alex Morgan and the other female players in the 2019 World Cup have finally paid off. According to statistics from the Mist, the audience watching the match between England and Cameroon girls through TV is up to 6.9 million. This record was later broken in the English women’s next match against Norway in the quarterfinals with 7.9 million viewers watching over the TV. It is expected that this figure will be crushed in the upcoming semi-final between England and the US.

Alex Morgan, the bright star of the US women’s team

The Independent (UK) said the total number of viewers watching the 2019 Women’s World Cup in the UK on TV was 22.2 million, surpassing the record of 12.4 million viewers at the 2015 Women’s World Cup. Even 3 matches of the The England women’s team at the 2019 Women’s World Cup is also among the 10 football matches with the most viewers on TV this year.

Arkema, a French chemical company, recently purchased the naming rights for the French Women’s Football Championship (D1 Feminine) in a deal worth 1 million euros ($ 1.1 million) each year within 3 year. The tournament will be called D1 Arkema. Although the figure of 1 million euros is very modest compared to the 15 million euros per year that the men’s soccer tournament received from their main sponsor, but this is a very optimistic start.

“Becoming the sponsor of the D1 Feminine is a further expansion of our partnership with the Women’s World Cup. This is an asset for the Arkema brand and also a strong commitment of the Group. We accompany the French Football Federation in the country’s efforts to develop women’s football. This is also a great opportunity to enhance the image and status of women in society, ”said Le Haffaff Thierry, Arkema’s CEO.

According to Deloitte, 60% of the women’s soccer teams in the biggest leagues now have other sponsors with sponsors for the men’s soccer team in the same club. The consulting firm said the figure could reach 100% in the next Women’s World Cup season to take place in 2023. The number of European national associations with women’s football sponsors has increased from 9 in 2013 up to 17 in 2017.

Kelly Simmons, director of the professional women’s football league at the England Football Association, said the millions of pounds of deals had changed dramatically. Big deals will come with broadcast rights, such as how the Premier League for boys will bring in more than £ 3 billion a year from broadcasters. France’s highest women’s football tournament sold 5-year broadcast rights to Canal +, a pay TV company, for 6 million euros. Although this is only a small number, it is 6 times more than 2 years ago.

TF1, France’s most popular TV channel, raised the ad price twice a week for French women’s football matches, earning an estimated 9 million euros when the home team entered the knockout match. In the United Kingdom, the broadcast rights for women’s football were given to BT telecommunications company and BBC channel, almost without any money.

However, when the 2019 Women’s World Cup has just ended, it is also the start of negotiations to sign new contracts for the next season. With the increasing attractiveness of women’s football tournaments, the value of new contracts will not be low.

Women’s football is increasingly attracting the attention of sponsors and broadcasters.

At this year’s World Women’s Football Championship hosted by France, taking place from July 7.6 to 727019, the numbers broke all records so far. Accordingly, FIFA estimates it has attracted a total of 1 billion viewers, up from 750 million in the season 4 years ago in Canada. The semi-final of the British team became the most-watched television show of the year in the UK.

About 14 million Americans watching their women’s football team beat the Dutch women’s team 2-0 in the 2019 Women’s World Cup final on August 7, 2002 to win the 4th cup of the championship. instead of changing channels to watch baseball and basketball finals.

The sponsors saw the audience’s interest in women’s football and they were quick to act. Visa, a card payment company that likes to fund major sporting events, has spent a considerable amount of money on advertising in women’s football tournaments. Earlier this year, British bank Barclays became WSL‘s first-ever title sponsor, the highest football league of women’s football in the UK, in a deal worth more than £ 10 million (similar. USD 12.6 million).

On February 5, 2015, Alipay, China’s electronic payment company, announced a 10-year charity program worth 1 billion yuan ($ 145 million) to support and promote the development of the Chinese women’s soccer team.

Women’s football is attracting brands that have always avoided this sport because of the way sponsorship packages for women’s football teams are “bundled” with the men’s football sponsorship package. Avon, an American cosmetics business, became the first to sponsor a professional women’s football club, signing an exclusive deal with the Liverpool Women’s Football Club in 2017.

In April last year, Boots, the British pharmaceutical chain, signed a partnership with the national teams of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as well as the Republic of Ireland.

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The defending champion showed absolute dominance in the tournament that took place in France.

Recruiting American women to enter the Women’s World Cup 2019 as the defending champion. The girls of the flower flag were crowned in this tournament in 1991, 1995 and 2015.

On the day of the army, the US women’s team performed the “massacre” of neighbors of Vietnam, the Thai team 13 goals not removed.

In the next match, Carli Lloyd’s brace and the remaining table of Julie Ertz helped America 3-0 over Chile.

The girls recruited the group to close the group stage with a complete victory after beating Sweden 2-0 in the final match.

It was not until the eighth round, Jill Ellis‘s team received the first defeat. However, the students of this coach still won a 2-1 victory over Spain to fill in the quarterfinals.

Against the French owner in the quarterfinals, Megan Rapinoe shone with a brace to help the USA win 2-1, winning the right to the fourth round.

At the semifinals, a strong and youthful England international under Phil Neville couldn’t stop the defending champion. American girls had their third consecutive victory with the same score 2-1 to fill in the final name.

The US women’s team closed an ‘unrivaled’ journey when it overcame the Netherlands 2-0 in the final with goals from Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle.

The absolute dominance of American women in two consecutive World Cups.

Megan Rapinoe also received the Golden Ball (best player) and Golden Shoe (the player with the most goals).

Her teammate Alex Morgan has 6 goals but only receives the Silver Shoe because there are fewer assists. Yellow gloves belong to Dutch goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal.

Marta (Brazilian)

Referring to women’s football, there will be a lot of people who know the name Marta. The Brazilian player has never won the Women’s World Cup championship but only won the runner-up in 2007. However, Marta is still considered the legend of this tournament when there were 15 goals after four championships projections from 2007-2015.

2007 was also the peak of Marta when she scored 7 goals to put Brazil in the final but lost to Germany 0-2. Marta had five times to win the title of FIFA’s best female player of the year, as well as Messi or Ronaldo of male football. At the age of 32, Marta will still join the Brazilian women to attend the 2019 Women’s World Cup finals in France next year. After 133 matches for Brazilian women, this 10-year-old striker has had 110 goals, making the professional male players admire.

Birgit Prinz (German)

This is a notorious striker of German women in her period from 1994-2001. Prinz has 214 appearances for German women, scoring 128 goals. Compared to Brazil’s Marta, Prinz only has more than two times, but World Championships in 2003 and 2007. This striker has also won five Women’s Euro titles and three times won the Women’s Champions League. In terms of individual titles, Prinz has also been honored three times as FIFA’s Best Female Player of the Year and 8 consecutive times as the Best German Female Player of the Year. Prinz had 14 goals in the Women’s World Cup after 5 entries.

Abby Wambach (American)

Compared to Marta and Prinz, Wambach also has a terrific hunting instinct when there are 184 goals after 256 appearances for America. After the 2015 World Championship, the striker decided to retire. Wambach has had 14 goals after four World Cup games, along with two World Championships. Wambach is considered the sports symbol of America for many years. In 2012 the striker received the title of FIFA’s Best Female Player of the Year.

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FIFA is about to conduct a draw to divide the table for the finals of the Women’s World Cup 2019 on December 8. Let’s learn more about this tournament.

Time takes place: from June 7 to July 7, 2019

Host: France (for the first time)

Number of teams participating: 24 teams, divided into 6 tables

Asia: Australia, China, Japan, Korea, Thailand

Europe: France, Germany, England, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Scotland, Spain, Sweden

The championship team

American women are the first country to have the honor of lifting the World Cup – World Cup when defeating Norwegian women in the final in Guangzhou, China. After 7 times the tournament was held, American women were also the most champion team with three times in 1991, 1999 and 2015. German women were the first team to successfully defend the World Championship in 2003 and 2007.

The Japanese women football team was the first Asian country to win the world in 2011 when defeating the United States in the final in Frankfurt, Germany. Four years ago on Canada, the Japanese women’s football team also came to the finals but easily lost to final US girls 2-5.

Tournament scale

In the first two times held in 1991 and 1995, the tournament only had 12 teams participating, divided into 3 groups. There will be 2 more ranked 3rd best teams in the tables that win tickets to the quarterfinals. By 1999 in the United States, the Women’s World Cup was increased with 16 teams participating, divided into 4 groups.

By 2015, the World Women’s football championship was increased to 24 participating teams, divided into 6 groups. The format of this tournament is very similar to that of Euro 2016 when 4 best 3 teams will enter the round of 16 teams.

World Women's Football Cup 2019: China has a patriotic spirit for the team

French news agency AFP on 23/05/2019 said that Chinese female players before leaving for France to compete in the World Women’s Football Cup 2019 must follow the lessons on “patriotism”.

“Fatherland in my heart” is the name of a series of compulsory training courses for the Chinese women’s team. The announcement of the Chinese Football Federation on Tuesday, May 21st explains that “this course helps enlighten the members about the basic rights and obligations of citizens and imbue the principles further.

The image posted on the federated website showed the female players in a classroom, hands holding books and pens, watching a projection screen intently, placed next to the large Chinese flag hanging on the wall.

World Women's Football Cup 2019: China has a patriotic spirit for the team

The course was held when there were only two weeks left until the 2019 Women’s World Cup kicked off in France. The Chinese women’s team in the first match will meet formidable German opponents in the city of Rennes on June 8.

Ranked 16th in the FIFA rankings, the Chinese team is in Group B along with Spain, South Africa, and Germany. Probably with this course, China’s “Steel Roses” hope to defeat Germany’s Mannschaft?

Like the World Cup finals for men, women also have a FIFA world football tournament organized by FIFA as FIFA Women’s World Cup. China was the first country to host the UEFA Women’s World Cup in 1991. In 2007, the most prestigious women’s tournament also returned to this billion-dollar country. Just like men, the World Cup is also held once every 4 years. Every year after the men’s World Cup is held for a year, FIFA Women’s World Cup will be held.

Let’s wait to see what Chinese women football team can achieve this FIFA Women’s World Cup season!

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FIFA aims to increase the number of female players in the world to 60 million by 2026, which is double the current number, national tournaments and women’s football clubs will also be professionalized.

World Football Federation (FIFA) on October 10 announced the global women’s football development strategy.

According to the above development strategy, FIFA aims to increase the number of female players in the world to 60 million by 2026 – double the current number, while national tournaments as well as clubs Women’s football sets will be professionalized across the globe.

FIFA’s head of women’s football, Ms. Sarai Bareman, said: “The three most important issues we need to pay attention to are to encourage participation in women’s football, strengthen the economic treatment and construction of training facilities for women’s football.”

She emphasized the goal of including “discovering and fostering the development of coaches, referees, management and others who do other women’s football work, to create a strong system. , towards sustainable achievements. “

FIFA officials also said that increasing the income of women footballers is an important part of this strategy.

In addition, FIFA also began implementing a program to encourage women’s empowerment through football, in which the FIFA Commission is expected to have one third of the female members by 2022.

Currently FIFA is having the first female General Secretary, Ms. Fatma Samoura, who runs with FIFA President Gianni Infantino.

FIFA ensures gender equality with 2 new titles honoring female players

FIFA will present the title of the best female goalkeeper and the best female team title of the year in the Awards Ceremony held annually to honor the best footballers. This move is to ensure that both male and female players will now be selected to award prizes in the same categories. This year’s tournament will be held in Milan (Italy) on September 23.

FIFA announced the official poster of the World Women's Football Championship 2019

FIFA Women’s World Cup is a football tournament organized by the World Football Association (FIFA) for all women’s football teams of FIFA’s member countries.

It is expected that 48 teams will attend the 2022 World Cup.

The official poster of the World Women’s Football Championship 2019 clearly shows the theme of the tournament, which is to ensure a level playing field for women in the field of football.

The World Football Federation (FIFA) on March 8 announced the official poster of the 2019 World Women’s Football Championship.

Introduced right on International Women’s Day, the official poster of the World Women’s Football Championship 2019 clearly shows the theme of the tournament, which is to ensure a level playing field for women in the field of football, and encourage confidence for women through football.

FIFA announced the official poster of the World Women's Football Championship 2019

The center of the poster is the face of a woman on the background of a ball. The light yellow color on the poster shows light and shimmering under the slogan of the tournament “Dare to Shine“.

The character’s hair in the poster fluttered in the wind, reflecting the global women’s confidence.

Meanwhile, the expression of determination and ambitious eyes of the character shows the desire to become the women’s soccer champion of participating teams this year.

The official poster of the 2019 World Women’s Football Championship is on display at Galerie Celal in Paris for visitors on March 9 and 10, next to the other posters of the nine cities hosting the event. this.

The 2019 world women’s football championship will take place from 7-6 to 7-7. There are 24 teams competing in 52 matches of this year.

French host cities include Grenoble, Le Havre, Lyon, Montpellier, Nice, Paris, Reims, Rennes and Valenciennes.

Asian women's football: deserves being heroics

When defender Saki Kumagai made the 11th minute decision and completed Japan’s incredible retrograde against the American team in the 2011 World Cup final, she not only wrote a new chapter for Japanese football but also gave world women’s football.

With that victory, Japan became the first country that surpassed all Germany, Norway or the United States to win a grand prize since these events took place in 1991.

Speaking of women’s football, the world may only notice Germany, the United States, Norway and Brazil, the teams that won 23 of the 27 first, second and third places at the Olympic and World Cup for women football from 1991 to 2008. Comparatively, in the recent 6 World Cups of men’s football, 10 different teams have been in the Top 3.

Asian women's football: deserves being heroics

However, in the 2011 World Cup, the rest of the world seems to have caught up with the top teams. To see more clearly, in the 2011 World Cup, the average difference in matches is only 1.5 goals, the lowest in the World Cup history until the 2015 World Cup. When the women football’s World Cup expanded to 16 teams in 1999, the average goal difference was reduced sharply and the number of unexpected results increased.

This change certainly has a significant contribution from Japan and other Asian teams. This is a little doubt because for a long time, Asia is still considered a low-lying area on the world’s women football ma. Remember in the 2014 World Cup, 4 teams of Iran, Japan, South Korea and Australia did not win a match and were at the bottom of the group stage. A year later at the Women’s World Cup, all five teams had at least one win, in which Thailand was the only team that did not qualify for the knockout round.