March is one of our favourite months in the women’s football calender with non-stop action at international and club level.
Thank you for the support of all of you who joined us with the live coverage at all the major events in the women’s football world.
We are excited to bring back to WSU a feature from our early years – highlighting the superb content that WSU and our members have been sharing on the global stage.
March 2014 highlights:
- Action kicked off early in March with the prestigious Algarve Cup and Cyprus Cup tournaments. The Algarve Cup defending champions USA failed to defend their title and their overall performance was one of the surprises of this year’s edition. Germany beat Japan 3-0 in the final to win the tournament. In Cyprus, defending champions England were having a dream start to their 2014 campaign, but were beaten by France 2-0 in the final.
- In South America, Argentina were crowned Champions of the South American Games 2014. They beat Chile 2-1 in the final.
- March saw the start of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2014 kick off, in which we witnessed a record breaking attendance at the Group stage!
- The UEFA Women’s Champions League returned with the quarter-final round. Tyreso, Potsdam, and Wolfsburg comfortably won their first leg matches whilst Arsenal suffered a 1-0 away defeat against Birmingham.
- The Japanese Nadeshiko League 2014 season got underway with NTV Beleza defeating Elfen Saitama 5-1 in front of 1,238 fans.
- EXCLUSIVE professional player and coach blogs included entries by Catherine Fitzsimmons (FF Yzeure goalkeeper), Jacquie Agnew (Lewes LFC manager), Janine Van Wyk (South Africa defender & captain), Laura Rus (Romania WNT striker) and Fiona O’Sullivan (SC Freiburg / Republic of Ireland WNT). In case you missed it, Beverly Goebel (Seattle Reign FC/INAC Kobe) latest blog is here.
WSU member in the spotlight – Ken Suzuki
Ken Suzuki never disappoints with his in-depth information on Japanese women’s football, the home of our Women’s World Cup champions. Here is a selection of just some of the fantastic articles Ken has written.
- Detailed 2014 full schedule for the Japanese National Team as well as the top division clubs.
- Details of the new Japan Nadeshiko League system.
- Full details of player transfers in Japan “Who goes out, who comes in”
- The stat man! Ok, this was not first published in March, but because of the new WSU design, you may have missed it. A never seen before “scientific” appraisal of football leagues and footballers of the world! “Lets do Mathematics”.
Photos of the month
Extremely talented women’s football photographers based all around the world are on WSU. With such an eventful month, it was impossible to pick just one photo so here is a small selection.
|Photographer: Gabriel Pinto
Details: Algarve Cup 2014
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|Photographer: Cliff Rice
Details: Algarve Cup 2014
|Photographer: Alex Ortega
Details: (Lyon-ASSE) Coupe de France
|Photographer: Guillaume Charton
|Photographer: Per Montini
|Photographer: Monti MK
Details: France – Cyprus Cup Final
Videos of the month
- Germany v Japan – Algarve Cup 2014 Final
- USA 3-5 Denmark – Algarve Cup 2014, goal highlights
- Korea Republic Women’s National Team dancing at the Cyprus Cup 2014
What’s coming up in April
Below are just a few of the exciting global women’s football action to look forward to in April.
- USA National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) 2014 season begins
- England Women’s Super League (Tier 1 & 2) 2014 seasons begin.
- Exciting international women’s football friendly matches.
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