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Women's Champions League group stage draw from Nyon

Women’s Champions League group stage draw from Nyon

The draw for the new UEFA Women’s Champions League group stage will be streamed live from Nyon on Monday 13 September.

In all, 16 teams will compete in the competition’s first group stage to be played with home and away games:

Holders: Barcelona (ESP)
Champions of the three highest-ranked associations: Paris Saint-Germain (FRA), Bayern München (GER), Chelsea (ENG)*
Round 2 winners: Arsenal (ENG), Benfica (POR), Breidablik (ISL), Häcken (SWE), HB Køge (DEN), Hoffenheim (GER), Juventus (ITA), WFC Kharkiv (UKR), Lyon (FRA), Real Madrid (ESP), Servette (SUI), Wolfsburg (GER)

Premier League champions Manchester City begin their 2021/22 season under way at Tottenham Hotspur when the new season kicks off on the weekend of August 14.

Draw procedure

For the purpose of the draw, the 16 clubs involved in the group stage are seeded into four pots of four.

Pot 1 consists of the holders and the three domestic champions of the associations ranked highest in the access list (i.e. Barcelona, Paris, Bayern and Chelsea). The remaining pots are composed in accordance with the club coefficient rankings established at the beginning of the season.

Four groups of four teams will be formed, each group consisting of one team from each seeding pot. Clubs from the same association cannot be drawn into the same group, with any other restrictions confirmed ahead of the draw.

POT 1

Barcelona (ESP) – title holders
Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)
Bayern München (GER)
Chelsea (ENG)

POT 2

Lyon (FRA)
Wolfsburg (GER)
Arsenal (ENG)
Breidablik

POT 3

Häcken
Juventus
Hoffenheim
Real Madrid

POT 4

WFC Kharkiv
Servette FCCF
HB Køge (DEN)
Benfica (POR)

Season calendar

Group stage
Matchday 1: 5/6 October
Matchday 2: 13/14 October
Matchday 3: 9/10 November
Matchday 4: 17/18 November
Matchday 5: 8/9 December
Matchday 6: 15/16 December

Quarter-final & semi-final draw
20 December

Quarter-finals
First leg: 22/23 March
Second leg: 30/31 March

Semi-finals
First leg: 23/24 April
Second leg: 30 April/1 May

Final (Juventus Stadium, Turin)
Date tbc

Women's Champions League group stage draw from Nyon

Women’s Champions League round 1 begins Tuesday, with the semis on 17 and 18 August and finals three days later

The new-look UEFA Women’s Champions League kicks off on Tuesday and Wednesday with the round 1 semi-finals, followed by the finals on Friday and Saturday.

Round 1 is one of two rounds before the new 16-team group stage, which begins in October. It will be split into two paths: the champions path and the league path. In both paths, round 1 will consist of two stages, each of one-off matches: semi-finals and finals/third-place play-offs. The winners of each final (11 in champions path, four in league path) will progress to round 2.

A record 72 teams from 50 different associations will take part in the new-look 2021/22 UEFA Women’s Champions League.

In all, 59 clubs will be involved in the round 1 draw streamed live at 13:00 CET on Friday, with nine more starting in round 2 and four entering directly in the new 16-team group stage. The 12 debutants include the likes of Real Madrid, AC Milan, Hoffenheim, Bordeaux and Celtic.

Who enters when?

• The holders andthe champions of the three highest-ranked associations (France, Germany and Spain) enter in the group stage. As Barcelona are both title holders and champions of Spain, the champions of the fourth-ranked association (England) also enter in the group stage, meaning Chelsea join Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern München.

• The champions of the remaining associations will go into the champions path. The champions of associations ranked 5 to 7 (Sweden, Czech Republic and Denmark) will enter in round 2, with the rest (ranked 8 to 50) entering in round 1.

• The runners-up of the six highest-ranked associations (France, Germany, Spain, England, Sweden, Czech Republic) will enter in round 2 of the league path.

• The third-placed teams of those six associations, and the runners-up of the next ten highest-ranked associations (Denmark, Netherlands, Italy, Kazakhstan, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, Scotland, Russia, Belarus) will enter in round 1 of the league path.

Premier League champions Manchester City begin their 2021/22 season under way at Tottenham Hotspur when the new season kicks off on the weekend of August 14.

Group 1 (hosts Gintra)

18 August:
Semi-finals

Breidablik vs KÍ Klaksvík 
Gintra vs Flora Tallinn 

21 August:
Third-place match
 
Final 

Group 2 (hosts Glasgow City)

18 August:
Semi-finals

Glasgow City vs Birkirkara 
BIIK-Shymkent vs Slovan Bratislava 

21 August:
Third-place match
 
Final 

Group 3 (hosts Osijek)

18 August:
Semi-finals

Anderlecht vs Hayasa 
Osijek vs Breznica Pljevlja

21 August:
Third-place match
 
Final 

Group 4 (hosts SFK 2000 Sarajevo)

18 August:
Semi-finals

SFK 2000 Sarajevo vs Racing FC Union Luxembourg 
Benfica vs Qiryat-Gat 

21 August:
Third-place match
 
Final 

Group 5 (hosts Åland United)

18 August:
Semi-finals

Servette FCCF vs Glentoran 
Olimpia Cluj vs Åland United 

21 August:
Third-place match
 
Final 

Group 6 (hosts Apollon LFC)

18 August:
Semi-finals

Apollon LFC vs Dinamo-BSUPC 
CSKA Moskva vs Swansea City 

21 August:
Third-place match
 
Final 

Group 7 (hosts PAOK)

18 August:
Semi-finals
PAOK vs Agarista CSF Anenii Noi 
Vålerenga vs Mitrovica 

21 August:
Third-place match
 
Final 

Group 8 (hosts Juventus)

18 August:
Semi-finals

Juventus vs Kamenica Sasa 
St. Pölten vs Beşiktaş 

21 August:
Third-place match
 
Final 

Group 9 (hosts Twente)

18 August:
Semi-finals
Spartak Subotica vs Peamount United 
Twente vs WFC Nike 

21 August:
Third-place match
 
Final 

Round 1 (one-venue mini-tournaments)
Semi-finals: 18 August
Finals/third-place play-offs: 21 August

Round 2 draw
22 August

Round 2
First leg: 31 August/1 September
Second leg: 8/9 September

Group stage draw
13 September

Group stage
Matchday 1: 5/6 October
Matchday 2: 13/14 October
Matchday 3: 9/10 November
Matchday 4: 17/18 November
Matchday 5: 8/9 December
Matchday 6: 15/16 December

Quarter-final & semi-final draw
20 December

Quarter-finals
First leg: 22/23 March
Second leg: 30/31 March

Semi-finals
First leg: 23/24 April
Second leg: 30 April/1 May

Final (Juventus Stadium, Turin)
Date tbc

Women's Champions League group stage draw from Nyon

Barclays FA Women’s Super League 2021/22 fixtures: Chelsea vs Arsenal, Manchester City vs Everton and more

Chelsea kick start their season against London rivals Arsenal as the 2021/22 Barclays FA Women’s Super League season commences on the weekend of September 3.

The Gunners finished third last season, nine points behind the Blues, Manchester City, runners-up in the previous four WSL seasons, travel to Everton on the opening weekend, Manchester United host Reading, Aston Villa face Leicester, Brighton entertain West Ham and Birmingham travel to Tottenham.

All WSL fixtures will be available on The FA Player and one Championship fixture will be streamed live through The FA Player every week, with highlights available of remaining fixtures the following day.

FA Women’s Super League 2021/22: Opening weekend

Arsenal vs Chelsea

Aston Villa vs Leicester

Brighton vs West Ham

Everton vs Man City

Man Utd vs Reading

Tottenham vs Birmingham

Women's Champions League group stage draw from Nyon

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) Women’s Champions League.

Group A
Lady Doves (Uganda), PVP FC (Burundi) Simba Queens (Tanzania)

Group B
Commercial Bank FC (Ethiopia), Yei Joint Stars FC (South Sudan), New Generation (Zanzibar)

Group C
Scandinavian WFC (Rwanda), FAD Club (Djibouti), Vihiga Queens (Kenya)

Africa’s ruling body is exploring the possibility of qualifiers – should they happen – on a regional basis, along the lines of the various zonal unions in a bid to save money on expensive travel costs.

FUFA Women Super League Champions Lady Doves has been pitted in the same group (Group A) alongside Tanzania’s Simba Queens and Burundi’s PVC FC in the CECAFA Zonal Qualifiers.

Both Simba Queens and PVC FC were Champions of their leagues in Tanzania and Burundi respectively.

The draw had a total of 9 teams and these were divided into three groups.

Group B has Commercial Bank FC (Ethiopia), Yei Joint Stars FC (South Sudan) and New Generation (Zanzibar)

The final pool (Group C) also has three teams including Scandinavian WFC (Rwanda), FAD Club (Djibouti) and hosts Vihiga Queens (Kenya)

The Zonal Qualifiers will kickoff on 17th July to 1st August in Nairobi, Kenya with the Champion earning a slot to represent CECAFA in the inaugural edition in Egypt later this year.

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) says it is intent on developing women’s football despite cancelling the 2020 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (AWCON).

FKF Women Premier League playoff dates revealed

The FKF Women Premier League playoff dates revealed

The FKF Women Premier League playoff dates revealed following the conclusion of the 16-team zonal league.Second placed clubs from each of the two zones will face off with the third placed clubs, in round one of the playoffs this weekend, Saturday, June 19, 2021.

Kenya Women’s Premier League set to return as second leg takes shape

The winners from the first round will then face off with the top teams from each of the zones, Vihiga Queens and Thika Queens, in the playoff semifinals, on Friday, June 25, 2021.

The final, which determines the overall FKF Women Premier League champion, will be played, starting at 2 pm.

Fixtures

Saturday, 19th June 2021

1. Gaspo Women vs Wadadia (ASK Grounds Nakuru (1 pm)
2. Nakuru Queens vs Ulinzi Starlets (ASK Grounds Nakuru (3.15 pm)

Friday, 25th June 2021

3. Vihiga Queens vs Gaspo Women/Wadadia (ASK Grounds Nakuru (1 pm)
4. Thika Queens vs Nakuru Queens/Ulinzi Starlets (ASK Grounds Nakuru (3.15 pm)

Sunday, 27th June 2021

Winner Match No. 3 vs Winner Match No. 4 (ASK Grounds Nakuru (2 pm)

Kenya national women’s soccer team Harambee Starlets will face South Sudan in their 2022 Africa Women’s  Cup of nations qualifier.

FKF Women Premier League playoff dates revealed

Thika Queens face Vihiga Queens in the 2021 Football Kenya Federation Women Premier League playoffs

Football Kenya Federation Women’s Premier League defending champions Vihiga Queens will face off against rivals Thika Queens in the finals of the league.

In Zone A, Thika Queens wrapped up the season with a 5-0 win over relegated Mathare United Women at Camp Toyoyo in Nairobi.

Kenya national women’s soccer team Harambee Starlets will face South Sudan in their 2022 Africa Women’s  Cup of nations qualifier.

Thika finished top of Zone A standings with 42 points, 13 points ahead of second placed Gaspo Women who ended the season with  a 3-3 draw against Makolanders.

Ulinzi Starlets finished third after playing against Zetech Sparks who ended the season with 18 points.

Kayole Starlets vs Kibera Soccer Ladies ended with a 2-1 making them finish fourth with 19 points.

The defeat saw Kibera alongside Makolanders and Mathare Women relegated.

Vihiga Queens playedTrans Nzoia Falcons and the match ended  with 3-2which gave them 40 points.

Nakuru Queens, Wadadia, Trans-Nzoia and Kisumu All Starlets finished second to fifth respectively.

Kenya Women’s Premier League set to return as second leg takes shape

Eldoret Falcons, Sep Ladies and Oseria Ladies were all relegated.

FKF Women Premier League Final

Vihiga Queens vs Thika Queens

Relegated Teams Zone A – Mathare United Women, Kibera Soccer Ladies and Makolanders.

Zone B: Eldoret Falcons, Sep Ladies, , Oserian Ladies

Women's Champions League group stage draw from Nyon

Chelsea Women vs. Barcelona Women – prediction, team news, lineups

Chelsea Women meet Barcelona Women at the Gamla Ullevi in Gothenburg in the hunt for their first Women’s Champions League title.

This is Chelsea’s debut appearance but Barcelona have reached the final once before when they lost 4-1 to Lyon in 2019. The Blues being the second English women’s side to reach the Champions League final after Arsenal won this tournament in 2007.

Sonia Bompastor replaces Jean-Luc Vasseur as French champions’ coach

In the round-of-32 Emma Hayes‘s side claimed an 8-0 aggregate win over Benfica which was followed up by a 3-0 overall victory against last season’s quarter-finalists Atletico Madrid.

Chelsea Women possible starting lineup:
Berger; Charles, Bright, Eriksson, Andersson; Leupolz, Ingle, Ji; Harder; Kirby, Kerr

Barcelona Women possible starting lineup:
Panos; Torrejon, Serrano, Leon, Ouahabi; Losada, Hamraoui, Putellas; Hansen, Hermoso, Martens

Women’s football: Barclays FA WSL fixtures, time and venue

FKF Women Premier League playoff dates revealed

Kenya Women’s Premier League set to return as second leg takes shape

Kayole starlets will be looking to avenge a 1-4 loss at the hands of Ulinzi Starlets when the two sides face off in FKF Women Premier League matches before the country went into lock down.

Thika Queens edged Gaspo women 1-2 giving them another clean sheet. Kibera Soccer fell to Mathare United Women 1-2 in the Round 9 fixtures, registering their first win, and are currently last on the log with 4 points. 

Kenya national women’s soccer team Harambee Starlets will face South Sudan in their 2022 Africa Women’s  Cup of nations qualifier.

Mathare United Women will also be looking to bounce back to avoid relegation when they meet Makolanders at the KCB Sports club, starting at 12 pm.

FKF Women Premier League 2020/2021

Round Ten

Zone B

Saturday

Nakuru Queens FC vs Trans Nzoia Falcons FC Show Ground | Nakuru 12:00

SEP Ladies FC vs Wadadia FC Kotieno Ground | Oyugis 12:00

Zone A

Mathare United Women vs Makolanders FC KCB Sports Club | Nairobi 12:00

Thika Queens FC vs Zetech Sparks FC Thika Stadium | Thika 14:00

Zone B

Sunday

Kisumu All Starlets FC vs Eldoret Falcons FC Moi Stadium | Kisumu 12:00

Oserian Ladies FC vs Vihiga Queens FC Oserian Ground | Naivasha 12:00

Zone A

Ulinzi Starlets FC vs Kibera Soccer Ladies KCB Sports Club | Nairobi 12:00

Kayole Starlet FC vs Gaspo Women FC Stima Members Club | Ruiru 14:00

Africa women’s Cup of Nations 2022 Qualifiers FIXTURES

Kenya Vs South Sudan

Uganda Vs Ethiopia

Eritrea Vs Burundi

Djibouti Vs Rwanda

Malawi Vs Zambia

Tanzania Vs Namibia

Zimbabwe Vs Eswatini

Angola Vs Botswana

Mozambique Vs South Africa

Ghana Vs Nigeria

FKF Women Premier League playoff dates revealed

Kenya National women’s soccer team Harambee Starlets to face South Sudan in their 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations qualifier.

Kenya national women’s soccer team Harambee Starlets will face South Sudan in their 2022 Africa Women’s  Cup of nations qualifier. The 2022 finals will be held in Morocco July 2nd – 23 rd 2022.

Harambee Starlets will host the first leg scheduled later next month .

The aggregate winner will advance to the second and final round of the qualifiers where 11 teams will get slots to participate at the women’s Cup of nation’s finals.

Top three teams from the finals will automatically qualify for the 2023 Women’s World Cup in New Zealand and Australia .

Ethiopia will play Uganda,Tanzania will play Namibia,  while Eritrea will face Burundi, Rwanda will be up against Djibouti while Sudan will play Algeria.

Sonia Bompastor replaces Jean-Luc Vasseur as French champions’ coach

Africa women’s Cup of Nations 2022 Qualifiers FIXTURES

Kenya Vs South Sudan

Uganda Vs Ethiopia

Eritrea Vs Burundi

Djibouti Vs Rwanda

Malawi Vs Zambia

Tanzania Vs Namibia

Zimbabwe Vs Eswatini

Angola Vs Botswana

Mozambique Vs South Africa

Ghana Vs Nigeria

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