Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at Women’s Soccer United
Women’s Soccer United would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you for all your support and for sharing your passion of worldwide women’s football.
It has been another memorable year in women’s football, I know we are extremely bias but every year it feels like our sport has made positive progress and looking ahead to 2017 we are excited about the possibilities ahead.
Of course, there is so much more that needs to be achieved and there are still so many inequalities surrounding our game, but I think it is important to look back at where we started and appreciate just how much we have accomplished.
Looking ahead to 2017…
Where to start with the women’s football action to look forward to in 2017? Huge amount of league action from around the world, UEFA Women’s Champions League, Under-19s / Under 17s Women’s Championships, and much more! We have highlighted a few below:
La Manga International Friendly Competition – (19 to 24 January)
At the start of the new year, Sweden, England and Norway will play against each other in La Manga as part of their preparations for the UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 Championship.
Algarve Cup 2017 – (01 to 08 March)
Twelve teams will contest the international friendly tournament in Portugal; Canada (holders), Denmark, Portugal, Russia, Iceland, Japan, Norway, Spain, Australia, China, Netherlands and Sweden.
Cyprus Women’s Cup 2017 – (01 to 08 March)
Running at the same time as the Algarve Cup, the annual international tournament in Cyprus will also feature twelve competing nations; Austria (holders), Belgium, Czech Republic, Italy, Korea DPR, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, Korea Republic, Scotland, Switzerland, Thailand and Wales.
SheBelieves Cup 2017
With the noticeable absence of USA, Germany, England and France from the Algarve Cup and Cyprus Cup, it is highly likely that the SheBelieves Cup will return with the same four nations as the inaugural edition in 2016 – the dates should be around the same time as the Algarve/Cyprus Cup.
UEFA Women’s EURO 2017
Will Germany continue their dominance of the UEFA Women’s EURO Championship or will another nation be taking their crown? This will be an historic year as the competition has expanded to a 16-team finals.
We would like to take this moment to thank everyone who has been a part of Women’s Soccer United for your support, dedication and passion for the game – it does not go unnoticed. Thank you for joining us on this incredible journey.
The WSU Team bringing you news and updates from the world of women’s football.