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Argentina women's national football team

Argentina
Nickname(s)La Albiceleste (The White and Sky-Blues)
AssociationArgentine Football Association
ConfederationCONMEBOL (South America)
Head coachCarlos Borrello
CaptainEstefanía Banini
FIFA codeARG
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 32 Increase 2 (27 March 2020)[1]
Highest27 (June 2008)
Lowest38 (October 2003)
First international
 Argentina 3–2 Chile 
(Santiago de Chile, Chile; 3 December 1993)
Biggest win
 Argentina 12–0 Bolivia 
(Minas Gerais, Brazil; 12 January 1995)
Biggest defeat
 Germany 11–0 Argentina 
(Shanghai, China; 10 September 2007)
World Cup
Appearances3 (first in 2003)
Best resultGroup stage (2003, 2007, 2019)
Sudamericano Femenino and
Copa América Femenina
Appearances7 (first in 1995)
Best resultChampions (2006)

The Argentina women's national football team represents Argentina in international women's football.

Women's football in Argentina remains largely in the shadow of the men in terms of play development and fan support; in women's sports in Argentina, field hockey and volleyball are also more popular. Almost all its members were amateur players until 1991 when the Campeonato de Fútbol Femenino was founded to increase football popularity among women in Argentina.

The Argentina–Brazil football rivalry in women's football cannot be compared to that of men given the big differences between both countries, with Brazil having a competitive professional women's league. Nevertheless, Argentina follows Brazil in the CONMEBOL standings.

The team returned to play in the 2014 ODESUR South American Games, with new coach Luis Nicosia, losing 1–0 the opening match against Chile, winning against Bolivia 4–0 and advancing to the semi-finals, where they won in against their rivals Brazil in penalties after a 0–0 draw. At the final, they win the gold medal by a 2–1 victory against Chile, making Argentina women's team won another gold medal after many years.

Despite a lack of investment, Argentina still managed to qualify for their first two Women's World Cup in USA 2003 and China 2007, though they were eliminated in the Group Stage of both tournaments.

In 2016 the team "effectively" did not exist.[2]

In 2018, Argentina finished third at the Copa América which qualified them for the CONCACAF–CONMEBOL play-off. Argentina defeated the fourth place finisher from the CONCACAF Championship Panama in a two-legged home-and-away play-off in November 2018 to qualify for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. The team managed a shocking 0–0 draw to Japan, former champions of 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, gaining its first ever point in any Women's World Cup.

Players

Current squad

The following players were called up for a friendly match against Colombia on 9 November 2019.[3]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Vanina Correa (1983-08-14) 14 August 1983 (age 36) Argentina San Lorenzo
12 1GK Solana Pereyra (1999-04-25) 25 April 1999 (age 20) Argentina UAI Urquiza

2 2DF Agustina Barroso (1993-05-20) 20 May 1993 (age 26) Brazil Palmeiras
3 2DF Eliana Stabile (1993-11-26) 26 November 1993 (age 26) Argentina Boca Juniors
4 2DF Marina Delgado (1995-06-12) 12 June 1995 (age 24) Argentina UAI Urquiza
6 2DF Aldana Cometti (1996-03-03) 3 March 1996 (age 24) Spain Sevilla
13 2DF Milagros Otazú (2001-05-31) 31 May 2001 (age 18) Argentina Racing
17 2DF Natalie Juncos (1990-12-28) 28 December 1990 (age 29) Argentina Racing
18 2DF Gabriela Chávez (1989-04-09) 9 April 1989 (age 30) Argentina Boca Juniors
21 2DF Adriana Sachs (1993-12-25) 25 December 1993 (age 26) Argentina UAI Urquiza

5 3MF Vanesa Santana (1990-09-03) 3 September 1990 (age 29) Spain Logroño
8 3MF Paloma Fagiano (2001-10-30) 30 October 2001 (age 18) Argentina Racing (res.)
10 3MF Justina Morcillo (2000-08-09) 9 August 2000 (age 19) Argentina River Plate
14 3MF Miriam Mayorga (1989-11-20) 20 November 1989 (age 30) Argentina UAI Urquiza
16 3MF Dalila Ippólito (2002-03-24) 24 March 2002 (age 18) Argentina UAI Urquiza
19 3MF Mariana Larroquette (1992-10-24) 24 October 1992 (age 27) Argentina UAI Urquiza
20 3MF Daiana Falfán (2000-10-14) 14 October 2000 (age 19) Argentina UAI Urquiza
22 3MF Milagros Díaz (2000-01-12) 12 January 2000 (age 20) Argentina Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP)

7 4FW Yael Oviedo (1992-05-22) 22 May 1992 (age 27) Spain Rayo Vallecano
9 4FW Soledad Jaimes (1989-01-20) 20 January 1989 (age 31) China Changchun Zhuoyue
11 4FW Nicole Hain (2000-08-04) 4 August 2000 (age 19) Argentina River Plate
15 4FW Milagros Menéndez (1997-03-23) 23 March 1997 (age 23) Argentina Racing

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up in the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Julieta Blanco (2000-05-03) 3 May 2000 (age 19) Argentina Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 29–31 October 2019 trainings
GK Melina Melipil (2001-03-29) 29 March 2001 (age 19) Argentina River Plate 29–31 October 2019 trainings
GK Ariana Álvarez (2000-03-20) 20 March 2000 (age 20) Argentina San Lorenzo v. Argentina Satsaid, 20 July 2019
GK Gaby Garton (1990-05-27) 27 May 1990 (age 29) Argentina UAI Urquiza 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
GK Laurina Oliveros (1993-09-10) 10 September 1993 (age 26) Argentina Boca Juniors v. United States CSN Coyotes, 8 April 2019
GK Selene Alegre Argentina Newell's v. United States Utah Valley Wolverines, 2 April 2019 PRE

DF Giuliana González (2002-06-18) 18 June 2002 (age 17) Argentina River Plate 29–31 October 2019 trainings
DF Aldana Narváez (2001-05-22) 22 May 2001 (age 18) Argentina Social Lux 29–31 October 2019 trainings
DF Milagros Vargas (es) (2000-07-06) 6 July 2000 (age 19) Argentina San Lorenzo 29–31 October 2019 trainings
DF Virginia Gómez (1991-02-26) 26 February 1991 (age 29) Argentina Rosario Central v.  Costa Rica, 2 September 2019
DF Ruth Bravo (1992-03-06) 6 March 1992 (age 28) Spain Rayo Vallecano 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
DF Aldana Pérez Argentina La Costa (Reconquista) v. United States Utah Valley Wolverines, 2 April 2019 PRE

MF Lorena Benítez (1998-12-03) 3 December 1998 (age 21) Argentina Boca Juniors v.  Paraguay, 7 November 2019
MF Maricel González (2001-05-17) 17 May 2001 (age 18) Argentina UAI Urquiza 29–31 October 2019 trainings
MF Rocío Vázquez (2001-10-31) 31 October 2001 (age 18) Argentina San Lorenzo 29–31 October 2019 trainings
MF Yamila Rodríguez (1998-01-24) 24 January 1998 (age 22) Argentina Boca Juniors v.  Costa Rica, 2 September 2019
MF Mariela Coronel (1981-06-20) 20 June 1981 (age 38) Spain Granada 2019 Pan American Games
MF Flor Bonsegundo (1993-07-14) 14 July 1993 (age 26) Spain Valencia 2019 Pan American Games PRE
MF Estefanía Banini (1990-06-21) 21 June 1990 (age 29) Spain Levante 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
MF Milagros Pagliero [es] (2000-01-20) 20 January 2000 (age 20) Argentina Unión v. United States Utah Valley Wolverines, 2 April 2019 PRE
MF Aldana Vargas Argentina Defensores del Chaco v. United States Utah Valley Wolverines, 2 April 2019 PRE

FW Micaela Cabrera (1997-07-18) 18 July 1997 (age 22) Argentina Boca Juniors 29–31 October 2019 trainings
FW Rocío Correa (2000-03-22) 22 March 2000 (age 20) Argentina San Lorenzo 29–31 October 2019 trainings
FW Martina Del Trecco (2001-10-28) 28 October 2001 (age 18) Argentina River Plate 29–31 October 2019 trainings
FW Selene Básquez Argentina Independiente v. Argentina Satsaid, 20 July 2019
FW Fiamma Romero (2001-10-18) 18 October 2001 (age 18) Argentina Racing v. Argentina Satsaid, 20 July 2019
FW Belén Potassa (1988-12-12) 12 December 1988 (age 31) Spain Fundación Albacete 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
FW Paula Ugarte (1987-01-10) 10 January 1987 (age 33) Argentina UAI Urquiza v. United States CSN Coyotes, 8 April 2019
FW Bárbara Calvo Argentina Aldosivi v. United States Utah Valley Wolverines, 2 April 2019 PRE
FW Maricel Pereyra (2002-05-11) 11 May 2002 (age 17) Argentina San Lorenzo v. United States Utah Valley Wolverines, 2 April 2019 PRE
FW Aldana Villalba Argentina El Quillá (Santa Fe) v. United States Utah Valley Wolverines, 2 April 2019 PRE

Iara Almada Argentina Unión Americana (Rosario) v. United States Utah Valley Wolverines, 2 April 2019 PRE
Melisa Castro Argentina Juventud Unida (Tandil) v. United States Utah Valley Wolverines, 2 April 2019 PRE
Eugenia Flores Argentina Unión de Machagai v. United States Utah Valley Wolverines, 2 April 2019 PRE
Guadalupe García Argentina Huracán (Misiones) v. United States Utah Valley Wolverines, 2 April 2019 PRE
Camila Samudio Argentina Futuro (Reconquista) v. United States Utah Valley Wolverines, 2 April 2019 PRE
Fiama Ubedal Argentina Potrero (Tandil) v. United States Utah Valley Wolverines, 2 April 2019 PRE
Rocío Villalba Argentina Huracán (Misiones) v. United States Utah Valley Wolverines, 2 April 2019 PRE

Recent schedule and results

The following is a list of recent match results, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

  Win   Draw   Loss

2019

All-time record

Against Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD
 Australia 2 0 0 2 0 10 −10
 Bolivia 5 5 0 0 34 0 +34
 Brazil 13 2 1 10 9 45 −36
 Canada 4 0 0 4 1 11 −10
 Chile 13 5 3 5 17 21 −4
 China PR 5 1 1 3 1 9 −8
 Colombia 6 2 3 2 11 4 +7
 Costa Rica 4 1 2 2 9 10 -1
 Denmark 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1
 Ecuador 5 3 0 2 10 5 +5
 El Salvador 1 1 0 0 6 0 +6
 England 2 0 0 2 1 7 −6
 Germany 2 0 0 2 1 17 −16
 Guatemala 1 1 0 0 5 0 +5
 Japan 6 0 2 4 0 12 −12
 Mexico 6 1 0 5 8 16 −8
 New Zealand 2 0 0 2 0 3 −3
 Nicaragua 1 1 0 0 9 0 +9
 Panama 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2
 Paraguay 6 5 1 0 17 3 +14
 Peru 5 3 2 0 7 3 +4
 Scotland 1 0 1 0 3 3 0
 South Korea 3 0 0 3 1 9 −8
 Sweden 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1
 Trinidad and Tobago 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2
 United States 3 0 0 3 1 22 −21
 Uruguay 7 7 0 0 25 3 +22
Total 96 40 10 46 174 188 −14

Competitive record

FIFA Women's World Cup

     Champions       Runners-up       Third place

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
China 1991 Did not enter
Sweden 1995 Did not qualify
United States 1999
United States 2003 Group stage 3 0 0 3 1 15
China 2007 Group stage 3 0 0 3 1 18
Germany 2011 Did not qualify
Canada 2015
France 2019 Group stage 3 0 2 1 3 4
Total 3/8 9 0 2 7 5 37
FIFA Women's World Cup history
Year Round Date Opponent Result Stadium
United States 2003 Group stage 20 September  Japan L 0–6 Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus
24 September  Canada L 0–3
27 September  Germany L 1–6 RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
China 2007 Group stage 10 September  Germany L 0–11 Hongkou Stadium, Shanghai
14 September  Japan L 0–1
17 September  England L 1–6 Chengdu Sports Center, Chengdu
France 2019 Group stage 9 June  Japan D 0–0 Parc des Princes, Paris
14 June  England L 0–1 Stade Océane, Le Havre
19 June  Scotland D 3–3 Parc des Princes, Paris

Olympics record

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
United States 1996 Did not qualify
Australia 2000
Greece 2004
China 2008 Group stage 3 0 0 3 1 5
United Kingdom 2012 Did not qualify
Brazil 2016
Japan 2020
Total 1/7 3 0 0 3 1 5

Sudamericano Femenino

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
Brazil 1991 Did not enter
Brazil 1995 Runners-up 5 3 0 2 18 11
Argentina 1998 Runners-up 6 4 1 1 18 9
Peru 2003 Runners-up 5 3 1 1 17 6
Argentina 2006 Champions 7 6 1 0 21 1
Ecuador 2010 Fourth place 7 3 1 3 7 7
Total 5/6 30 19 4 7 81 34

Copa América Femenina

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
Ecuador 2014 Fourth place 7 3 1 3 11 10
Chile 2018 Third place 7 4 0 3 15 14
Total 2/2 14 7 1 6 26 24

Pan American Games

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
Canada 1999 Did not qualify
Dominican Republic 2003 Fourth place 4 1 0 3 7 11
Brazil 2007 Group stage 4 3 0 1 8 5
Mexico 2011 Group stage 3 0 1 2 3 6
Canada 2015 Group stage 3 0 1 2 3 7
Peru 2019 Runners-up 5 3 2 0 8 1
Total 6/6 19 7 4 8 29 30

See also

References

Notes

Citations

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 27 March 2020. Retrieved 27 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Women's World Cup: How Argentina lost their team - and then fought back". 14 June 2019 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  3. ^ "La Selección Femenina venció 2-1 a Paraguay en Asunción" (in Spanish). AFA. 6 November 2019. Retrieved 8 November 2019.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
2003 Brazil 
South American Champions
2006 (First title)
Succeeded by
2010 Brazil