Italy women's national football team

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Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Le Azzurre
(The Blues)
AssociationItalian Football Federation
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachvacant
CaptainCristiana Girelli
Most capsPatrizia Panico (204)
Top scorerPatrizia Panico (110)
Home stadiumVarious
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 16 Increase 1 (7 December 2018)[1]
Highest10 (July 2003 – September 2006; August 2012)
Lowest19 (March 2017)
First international
 Italy 2–1 Czechoslovakia 
(Viareggio, Italy, 23 February 1968)
Biggest win
 Italy 15–0 Macedonia 
(Vercelli, Italy, 17 September 2014)
Biggest defeat
 Denmark 6–0 Italy 
(Ringsted, Denmark, 16 May 1982)
 Italy 0–6 Switzerland 
(Larnaca, Cyprus, 6 March 2017)
World Cup
Appearances4 (first in 1991)
Best resultQuarter-finals (1991, 2019)
European Championship
Appearances12 (first in 1984)
Best resultRunners-up (1993, 1997)

The Italy women's national football team (Italian: Nazionale di calcio femminile dell'Italia) is a women's football team for Italy, has been playing football internationally since 1968. The team is managed by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC). They started playing in 1968 and took part in some unofficial international tournaments. They even hosted the first unofficial European Competition in 1969 and a World Cup in 1970. Italy did well and reached the quarter-finals in the first official World Cup in 1991 and also in the first European Championship they entered. But, even though they got second place in the European Championship in 1993 and 1997, they haven't done as well in the World Cup. In 2019, after 20 years, Italy finally qualified for the World Cup again, and they did just as well as before, reaching the quarter-finals.

References[change | change source]

  1. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 7 December 2018. Retrieved 7 December 2018.