These days, it’s fairly common to have women being involved in sport in most parts of the world. However, there are certainly many areas that are still incredibly conservative. Women are not allowed to play sport. They also often aren’t allowed to do physically demanding activities. Or, even if they are, they’re just not too interested. For instance, in places like New Zealand, NZ sports betting is incredibly popular, sometimes more so than actually playing the sport itself.
One of the most common sports for women around the world is football. Because the sport is already so popular among men – never mind the fans – it’s fairly logical outcome. In some countries, girls are able to play in school. And as they get older, they’re even able to play in clubs and represent their nations. As the sport gains popularity, they tend to get better and become more successful!
Here are the most popular places in the world for women’s football.
The United States of America
This may not come as a surprise but America is always been fairly big with women’s football. In fact, not only is it popular, but their national team is pretty good too. They’ve won four World Cup titles as well as another four Olympic gold medals. The biggest league in the US is the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). Some of the world’s best players come from America.
England is pretty dominant in men’s football too, so it’s not a massive shock that their women’s football is also popular. The nation established the Women’s Super League (WSL) in 2011. Since then, it’s become incredibly popular. England has hosted some of the biggest tournaments in women’s football, such as the Women’s World Cup and the Women’s Euro.
Known for their progress in terms of equality, women’s football is big in Germany. In fact, their national team has been the best in the world almost always. The main women’s league is the Frauen-Bundesliga. The league features well-known names such as Bayern Munich.
Another socially progressive country, Sweden has also long been a main competitor in female football. The national team has won many tournaments and competed well against the other top nations. Their domestic league, the Damallsvenskan, is also pretty strong.
France’s success in women’s football is more of a recent phenomenon, but impressive nonetheless. Their men’s national team as well as their local leagues are also fairly dominant. The ladies were most successful at the 2019 World Cup. Their top division is the Division 1 Feminine.
Last but not least on our list is Australia. The nation, generally speaking, has been a bit of a trailblazer when it comes to gender equality. And now, the sport of football has become increasingly popular over recent years. With more girls and women interested in playing and competing, the women’s national side has become far more successful. Their professional league is called the W-League.