The Scottish Women’s Football League.
With over 9000 participants, the largest team sport played by women in Scotland is football.
The crowds watching have grown vastly over the last few years and the attendance record sits at 18,555 for one game.
Scotland are represented by the Scottish Women’s national football team in international women’s football competitions. The SFA has been governed by the Scottish Football Federation since 1998, and they qualified for the UEFA Women’s Championship in 2017 and the FIFA Women’s World Cup for the first time in 2019, though they failed to gain qualification to the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, which is being staged in Australia & New Zealand, kicking off in one week’s time and running from 20th July to 20th August.
In the FIFA rankings as of 2019, the team was placed at twenty second.
Most national football teams represent a Sovereign State and Scotland as a member of the United Kingdom Home Nations; they are permitted by FIFA to play in all major tournaments, with the exception of the Women’s Olympic Football tournament.
Fixtures announced for UEFA Women’s Nations League
Fixture dates have been confirmed for the Scotland Women’s National Team who will face England, Netherlands and Belgium in the inaugural UEFA Women’s Nations League.
Fixtures confirmed by UEFA as follows:
England v Scotland
Friday, 22 September 2023
Scotland v Belgium
Tuesday, 26 September 2023
Netherlands v Scotland
Friday, 27 October 2023
Scotland v Netherlands
Tuesday, 31 October 2023
Belgium v Scotland
Friday, 1 December 2023
Scotland v England
Tuesday, 5 December 2023
Match venues, ticket details and kick-off times will be released in due course.
By Jack Anderson
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