Andorra women's national football team

The Andorra women's national football team (Catalan: Selecció femenina de futbol d'Andorra) represents Andorra in women's association football and is controlled by the Andorran Football Federation, the governing body for football in Andorra.

Andorra
AssociationAndorran Football Federation
(Federació Andorrana de Futbol)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachJosé Antonio Martín
CaptainMarina Fernández
Most caps9 players (3)
Top scorerAlba López (2)
Home stadiumComunal d'Andorra la Vella
FIFA codeAND
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 156 Decrease 3 (12 July 2019)[1]
Highest114 (March 2017)
Lowest156 (July 2019)
First international
 Gibraltar 0–1 Andorra 
(Gibraltar; 1 July 2014)
Biggest win
 Gibraltar 0–1 Andorra 
(Gibraltar; 1 July 2014)
Biggest defeat
 Faroe Islands 8–0 Andorra 
(Ħamrun, Malta; 6 April 2015)

History

Background and development

With a FIFA trigramme of AND[2] and having become a FIFA affiliated in 1996, the national association did not respond to a survey about the status of women's football in the country. In May of the following year, the official who answered another survey from FIFA reckoned there to be 37 active female players, all described as "100% beginners/amateurs". It was further suggested women's football had begun that year in Andorra and that there had been no previous interest in any women's sport. There was no participation in national or international competitions, though three women were employed in the association.[3]

As of 2009, the programme was geared for young girls with player registration starting at the age of six. There are only six women's teams in the country, all for girls under the age of sixteen and includes a national and schools competition.[4] There is also a national women's competition that took place in 2010/2011.[5] 16% of the money from the FIFA Financial Assistance Programme (FAP) is targeted at the technical development of the game, which includes women's football, sport medicine and futsal. This compares to 48% for youth football and 25% for infrastructure.[6]

Between 1991 and 2010, there was no FIFA FUTURO III regional course for women's coaching, no women's football seminar held in the country and no FIFA MA course held for women/youth football.[4]

The team

On 1 July 2014, the senior team played its first international game in the UEFA Development Tournament celebrated in Gibraltar. Andorra defeated Gibraltar by 1–0, scored by Alba at the 61st minute.[7][8] The next day, they played its second international game, losing against Luxembourg by 4–0.

On 18 December 2014, UEFA announced Andorra would take part in the UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying. This was their debut competitive match at female football.[9] In its first official game, the team lost 3–5 to Malta.[10] Andorra finished the preliminary round with two more defeats against Faroe Islands by 0–8 and Georgia by 0–7.

On 30 June 2016, the Andorran Football Federation announced José Antonio Martín as the new head coach of the women's national team.[11]

Stadium

Estadi Comunal Vella
Andorra's former home stadium, Estadi Comunal d'Andorra la Vella.

From 1996 until 2014 Andorra played their home matches at the Comunal d'Andorra la Vella, in the capital city of Andorra la Vella. This stadium has a capacity of 1,800 people.

Kit suppliers

Kit provider Period
Germany Adidas 2014 – present

Manager history

  • Andorra Joan Carles Ruiz (2014–2016)
  • Andorra José Antonio Martín (2016–)

Player records

Friendly games are not included in records

Competition records

World Cup record

FIFA Women's World Cup record Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
China 1991 to Canada 2015 Did Not Enter - - - - - - - - - - - - -
France 2019 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - - 3 0 0 3 0 13
Total 0/8 3 0 0 3 0 13

UEFA European Championship record

UEFA European Championship record Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
1984 to Sweden 2013 Did Not Enter - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Netherlands 2017 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - - 3 0 0 3 3 20
Total 0/12 3 0 0 3 3 20

Results

2014

2015

2016

2017

Current squad

Joan Carles Ruiz named an 18-woman squad for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2019 qualifying matches against Moldova, Israel and Lithuania on 6, 8 and 11 April 2017.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Ainhoa Fernández 26 June 1994 (age 25) Andorra ENFAF
GK Luna Marcet 29 March 1999 (age 20) Free Agent
13 GK María Alexandra Cardoso 26 February 1996 (age 23) Andorra ENFAF

2 DF Lluna Gallego 14 March 2000 (age 19) Andorra ENFAF
3 DF Miriam Iban 30 August 1999 (age 19) Free Agent
5 DF Jennifer Cerqueira 18 January 2000 (age 19) Andorra ENFAF
11 DF Alba Cayuelas 25 October 1992 (age 26) Andorra ENFAF
14 DF Samantha Reyes 9 August 1992 (age 26) Andorra ENFAF
DF Júlia Torres 19 April 2000 (age 19) Andorra ENFAF Juvenil Cadet
21 DF Paula Da Silva 7 December 2000 (age 18) Andorra ENFAF

8 MF Andreina Silva 10 April 1993 (age 26) Andorra ENFAF
7 MF Tània Sànchez 14 April 1984 (age 35) Free Agent
9 MF Marina Fernández 11 May 1996 (age 23) Spain SE AEM
15 MF Clàudia Cassi 6 October 1999 (age 19) Free Agent
17 MF Iria Domínguez 21 February 2000 (age 19) Andorra ENFAF
22 MF Miriam Tizón 9 March 1991 (age 28) Andorra ENFAF

6 FW Laura Carvalho 5 December 2000 (age 18) Free Agent
10 FW Maria Ruzafa 7 August 1998 (age 20) Andorra ENFAF
16 FW Alba Cañabate 21 July 1999 (age 19) Free Agent
FW Abril López 1 February 1999 (age 20) Free Agent
23 FW Marta San Juan 6 June 1999 (age 20) Andorra ENFAF

Head to Head record against other nations

Team GP W D L GF GA GD
 Faroe Islands 1 0 0 1 0 8 −8
 Georgia 1 0 0 1 0 7 −7
 Gibraltar 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1
 Israel 1 0 0 1 0 7 −7
 Lithuania 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2
 Luxembourg 1 0 0 1 0 4 −4
 Malta 3 0 0 3 3 12 −9
 Moldova 1 0 0 1 0 4 −4
Total 10 1 0 9 4 44 −40

References

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Andorra: FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA.com. Retrieved 2012-04-23.
  3. ^ Williams, Jean. "Women's Football, Europe and Professionalization 1971-2011" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-04-15.
  4. ^ a b "Goal! Football: Andorra" (PDF). FIFA. 26 November 2008. p. 2. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  5. ^ "Andorran Football Federation-Women's Football — Senior". Fedandfut.com. Retrieved 2012-04-23.
  6. ^ "Goal! Football: Andorra" (PDF). FIFA. 26 November 2008. p. 1. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  7. ^ "La selecció femenina assoleix una primera victòria històrica" (in Catalan). Bon Dia. 2014-07-01. Retrieved 2014-07-02.
  8. ^ "UEFA Women's Development Tournament". Gibraltar Football Association. 2014-05-13. Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2014-07-02.
  9. ^ "Record entry for Women's EURO". UEFA.com. 18 December 2014.
  10. ^ Andorra 3–5 Malta report at UEFA.com
  11. ^ "Jose Antonio Martín serà l'entrenador de l'absoluta de futbol femení i l'ENFAF sènior femení" (in Catalan). Andorran Football Federation. 30 June 2016. Retrieved 30 June 2016.

External links

References

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Andorra: FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA.com. Retrieved 2012-04-23.
  3. ^ Williams, Jean. "Women's Football, Europe and Professionalization 1971-2011" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-04-15.
  4. ^ a b "Goal! Football: Andorra" (PDF). FIFA. 26 November 2008. p. 2. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  5. ^ "Andorran Football Federation-Women's Football — Senior". Fedandfut.com. Retrieved 2012-04-23.
  6. ^ "Goal! Football: Andorra" (PDF). FIFA. 26 November 2008. p. 1. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  7. ^ "La selecció femenina assoleix una primera victòria històrica" (in Catalan). Bon Dia. 2014-07-01. Retrieved 2014-07-02.
  8. ^ "UEFA Women's Development Tournament". Gibraltar Football Association. 2014-05-13. Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2014-07-02.
  9. ^ "Record entry for Women's EURO". UEFA.com. 18 December 2014.
  10. ^ Andorra 3–5 Malta report at UEFA.com
  11. ^ "Jose Antonio Martín serà l'entrenador de l'absoluta de futbol femení i l'ENFAF sènior femení" (in Catalan). Andorran Football Federation. 30 June 2016. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
Andorra women's national under-17 football team

Andorran women's national under-17 football team represents Andorra in international youth football competitions.

1 July 2014 UDTGibraltar 0–1 AndorraGibraltar
Report López Goal 61'
2 July 2014 UDTAndorra 0–4 LuxembourgGibraltar
Report Thompson Goal
Estevez Goal
Birkel Goal
Maurer Goal
4 April Netherlands 2017 EURO QAndorra 3–5 MaltaĦamrun, Malta
14:15 López Goal 3'
Gonçalves Goal 57'
Fernández Goal 90+3'
Cuschieri Goal 5'21'
Theuma Goal 24'51'
Carabott Goal 45+2'
Stadium: Victor Tedesco Stadium, Ħamrun
Referee: Paula Brady (Republic of Ireland)
6 April Netherlands 2017 EURO QFaroe Islands 8–0 AndorraĦamrun, Malta
11:00 Andreasen Goal 20' (pen.)45+1'83' (pen.)90+2'
H. Sevdal Goal 49'62'
F. Danielsen Goal 69'
Arge Goal 90+3'
Stadium: Victor Tedesco Stadium, Ħamrun
Referee: Paula Brady (Republic of Ireland)
9 April Netherlands 2017 EURO QAndorra 0–7 GeorgiaTa' Qali, Malta
14:15 Matveeva Goal 3'6'
Chichinadze Goal 25'
Tchkonia Goal 26'69' (pen.)83'85'
Stadium: Ta' Qali National Stadium, Ta' Qali
Referee: Yuliya Medvedeva-Keldyusheva (Kazakhstan)
22 November FriendlyMalta 3–0 AndorraTa' Qali, Malta
18:00 Stadium: Ta' Qali National Stadium
24 November FriendlyMalta 4–0 AndorraTa' Qali, Malta
14:00 Stadium: Ta' Qali National Stadium
6 April France 2019 WC QMoldova 4–0 AndorraVilnius, Lithuania
13:00 Chiper Goal 9'
Cerescu Goal 41'
Munteanu Goal 45' (pen.)
Colesnicenco Goal 71'
Report Stadium: LFF Stadium
Referee: Marte Sørø (Norway)
8 April France 2019 WC QIsrael 7–0 AndorraVilnius, Lithuania
17:30 Shahaf Goal 15'37'
Tizón Goal 29' (o.g.)
Rogers Goal 34'
O. Sofer Goal 45+1' (pen.)
D. Sofer Goal 47'
Sendel Goal 62' (pen.)
Report Stadium: LFF Stadium
Referee: Barbara Poxhofer (Austria)
11 April France 2019 WC QAndorra 0–2 LithuaniaKaunas, Lithuania
14:00 Kyžaitė Goal 49'
Vaičiulaitytė Goal 90+2'
Stadium: National Football Academy Stadium
Referee: Barbara Poxhofer (Austria)
General
Results
Venues
Other FAF teams
Active
Defunct
Other
League competitions
Cup competitions
FA-related topics
Lists and categories

Languages

This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by authors (here).
Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license; additional terms may apply.
Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.