December 23 – Nigeria have lost their bid to become the first African country to host a global women’s tournament after FIFA chose Costa Rica and Panama as joint hosts for next year’s Under-20 World Cup.
December 16 – A new law in Italy, removing the current salary cap, will allow women players at Serie A Femminile clubs to be paid as full time professionals.
December 13 – FIFA has released its final Women’s National Team world rankings for 2019 which show the USA ending the year as they began it at the top, following their impressive all-conquering unbeaten run to the France 2019 World Cup title.
December 5 – UEFA has announced the introduction of a new 16-team group stage for the Women’s Champions League from the 2021-22 season with centralised marketing and TV sales programme raise revenues and the profile of the women’s club game.
November 19 – A strike by women footballers in Spain’s top division has been called off after an agreement to reopen negotiations over the on-going pay dispute in the top tier of the women’s game.
November 12 – The equal pay lawsuit in the US between the United States women’s national team (USWNT) and US Soccer has taken a turn in favour of the women’s case in California.
November 6 – The Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the Football Federation Australia (FFA) and Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) that will close the gender pay gap in the country has been officially announced.
November 6 – The United States will host the 2020 Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament January 28 – February 9. The competition will qualify two teams for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The official draw and host cities announcement will take place this Thursday.
October 31 – Norwegian striker Ada Hegerberg has broken the goalscoring record in the Women’s Champions League, becoming the competition’s all-time top scorer with 53 goals following a brace on Wednesday against Denmark’s Fortuna Hjorring.
October 29 – Top-flight women footballers in Spain are carrying out their threat to go on strike indefinitely from November 16 over a disagreement about pay and conditions.
October 29 – Vlatko Andonovski has been named as the new head coach of the United States World Cup-winning women’s team.
October 25 – Budweiser who activated a sponsorship of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) in the US with its post-World Cup #WontStopWatching campaign to boost attendances and profile of women’s pro clubs and players, has given the league another push forward by challenging other brands to become ‘future’ sponsors.
By Andrew Warshaw
October 10 – Iran’s World Cup qualifier against Cambodia today is being lauded as a landmark occasion, with women officially allowed to attend a men’s game for the first time in two generations.
October 1 – Manchester City were handed a difficult tie against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League’s round of 16, but English champions Arsenal were given a favorable draw against Slavia Prague.
By Andrew Warshaw
September 25 – UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has urged European nations and clubs to boycott playing in countries where women are forbidden from attending men’s matches.