Although women’s football has grown exponentially at all levels in recent times, the passion for and potential of the sport offers vast untapped opportunities. The launch of the FIFA Women’s Football Strategy charts the course for how FIFA will work with all stakeholders to take concrete steps to empower girls and women, make football a sport for all and advocate against gender discrimination.
FIFA offers programmes for member associations (MAs) to further develop women’s football on a sustainable basis whilst simultaneously pushing it forward into the mainstream.
Managed by FIFA, the women’s international match calendar (WIMC) is a collective agreement devised following consultation with key stakeholders within the women’s game.
The calendar governs the agreed international windows for women’s national team matches, and blocked periods for final tournaments.
During the periods outlined within the WIMC, clubs are obliged to release their registered players to their respective national teams in accordance with the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players.