FIFA.com’s first monthly review of women’s football in 2012 looks at more success for Abby Wambach and Homare Sawa, plus the latest international and club happenings across the globe.
The end of long-running sequences for Sudan and Porto features alongside milestones for Mario Gomez, Christine Sinclair and Abby Wambach, and a glut of La Liga trebles in FIFA.com's latest stats review.
USA and Canada have qualified for London 2012, asserting their authority in an eight-nation CONCACAF preliminary competition, notably handing Costa Rica and Mexico their exits.
Both USA and Canada confirmed their place at the Women's Olympic Football Tournament 2012 in London after beating Costa Rica and Mexico respectively at the CONCACAF women's Olympic soccer competition.
The CONCACAF Women's Olympic qualifying tournament is set to begin tomorrow in Vancouver, British Columbia with hosts Canada favoured in Group A, while USA face a tricky test in Group B alongside Mexico.
This month's women's football round-up features the latest from Women's EURO 2013 qualifying, Sao Jose's triumph in Brazil and a prestigious award for Japan's Aya Miyama.