May 17 – For the first time in its history, UEFA has launched a dedicated women’s football strategy, a five-year plan that aims to double the number of women and girls playing the sport by 2024.
May 14 – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is making history in the region by announcing that for the first time an all-female officiating trio will take charge of a men’s continental club game.
May 13 – With less than a month to go before the Women’s World Cup June 7 kick-off in France, the trophy is the first arrival in country and will begin a national tour.
May 9 – Barcelona, who have plans to enter a professional team in the US National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), have hit a stumbling block over their kit supply deal with Nike.
May 9 – Concacaf have unveiled details of their restructured 2020 Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship which will be played over three rounds by 32 nations.
April 30 – English top-flight women’s club Manchester City have renewed their partnership with Pioneer Group, an audio visual provider offering digital stadium solutions. No value was given for the deal.
April 24 – A men’s top-flight match in France will be refereed by a woman for the first time this weekend when Stephanie Frappart takes charge of the fixture between Amiens and Strasbourg.
April 5 – Sweden’s female players have rekindled the debate over the pay gap between men and women.
April 5 – Colombia women’s team have returned to the international fray with a 2-1 friendly win over Peru. They hadn’t played a competitive game for nine months.
By Samindra Kunti
April 3 – On Equal Pay day in the United States, the national women’s team received a financial boost through a pledge from LUNA Bar to pay each member of the World Cup squad a bonus to equal that of their male counterparts.
April 3 – Johanna Wood has been elected the first female president of New Zealand Football (NZF) in an overhaul of the ruling body’s governance following a tumultuous 2018.
April 2 – The second year of the Women’s International Champions Cup, the women’s version of the men’s International Champions Cup (ICC) organised by Relevent Sports, will be played as a four-team tournament in August at North Carolina Courage’s WakeMed Soccer Park.
March 28 – Chelsea progressed to the last four of the Women’s Champions League after eliminating Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 on aggregate with a dramatic stoppage time goal from Maren Mjelde.
March 25 – Juventus’s women captured the imagination of the public as they drew a record 39,000 fans to their first ever home game at Turin’s Allianz Stadium in a top-of-the-table 1-0 win over Fiorentina.
March 25 – India retained their SAFF women’s crown by defeating Nepal 3-1 in the final to win the tournament for a fifth consecutive time.