Milagros Menéndez (born 23 March 1997 in Mar del Plata) is an Argentine footballer who plays as a forward for Primera División A club UAI Urquiza and the Argentina women's national team. A successful kart racing driver as a teenager, she played an Asociación de Futbol Femenino de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (AFFEBA) national tournament for General Urquiza FC of Mar del Plata before being transferred to UAI Urquiza in 2015.
|Date of birth||23 March 1997|
|Place of birth||Mar del Plata, Argentina|
|Height||1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Menéndez was selected by the senior team of Argentina for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. On 19 June that year, during the tournament, she scored her first international goal, in a 3–3 group stage draw against Scotland.
Scores and results list Argentina's goal tally first
|19 June 2019||Parc des Princes, Paris, France||Scotland||2019 FIFA Women's World Cup|
The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup was the eighth edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup, the quadrennial international football championship contested by 24 women's national teams representing member associations of FIFA. It took place between 7 June and 7 July 2019, with 52 matches staged in nine cities in France, which was awarded the right to host the event in March 2015, the first time the country hosted the tournament. The tournament was the first Women's World Cup to use the video assistant referee (VAR) system.
The United States entered the competition as defending champions after winning the 2015 edition in Canada and successfully defended their title with a 2–0 victory over the Netherlands in the final. In doing so, they secured their record fourth title and became the second nation, after Germany, to have successfully retained the title.2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Group D
Group D of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup took place from 9 to 19 June 2019. The group consisted of Argentina, England, Japan and Scotland. The top two teams, England and Japan, advanced to the round of 16.2019 FIFA Women's World Cup squads
This is a list of squads of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, an international women's association football tournament being held in France from 7 June until 7 July 2019. Each of the 24 national teams involved in the tournament had to provide to FIFA a preliminary squad of between 23 and 50 players by 26 April 2019, which FIFA did not publish. From the preliminary squad, each team named a final squad of 23 players (three of whom must be goalkeepers) by 24 May 2019. FIFA published the 23-player final lists, with the squad numbers, on their website on 27 May 2019. Players in the final squad could be replaced by a player from the preliminary squad due to serious injury or illness up to 24 hours prior to kickoff of the team's first match.The age listed for each player is on 7 June 2019, the first day of the tournament. The numbers of caps and goals listed for each player do not include any matches played after the start of the tournament. The club listed is the club for which the player last played a competitive match prior to the tournament. A flag is included for coaches that are of a different nationality than their own national team.Argentina women's national football team
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.
On 26 November 2006, in the finals of the 2006 Sudamericano Femenino, Argentina beat Brazil (2–0) to take the title.
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.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.Football at the 2019 Pan American Games – Women's team rosters
The women's football tournament at the 2019 Pan American Games will be held in Lima from 28 July to 09 August 2019. The eight teams involved in the tournament were required to register a squad of 18 players, including two goalkeepers.
For the football competition in these Games, the women competed in an eight-team tournament. The teams were grouped into two pools of four teams each for a round-robin preliminary round. The top two teams in each group advanced to a single elimination bracket. The women’s competition was an open-age competition with no age restrictions.List of FIFA Women's World Cup goalscorers
This article lists each country's goalscorers in the FIFA Women's World Cup. There are 373 goalscorers for the 917 goals scored at the 8 editions of the World Cup final tournaments.
Numbers in green means the player finished as the tournament top scorer (or joint top scorer).