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Brunei women's national football team

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Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationNational Football Association of Brunei Darussalam
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationAFF (Southeast Asia)

The Brunei women's national football team, represents Brunei Darussalam in international women's association football and is governed by Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (FABD). The team has not played any official match so far.

Background[edit | edit source]

Under the current Sharia law, women are not allowed to play football. Until women were banned from playing, football was the second most popular sport in the country for women.[1] Rights to broadcast the 2011 Women's World Cup in the country were bought by M-League Marketing.[2] There are no registered female players in the country and no female football clubs in the country is allowed.[1] There are no registered female futsal players either.[1] While there is officially no support for women's football in the country, only foreigner girls at Berakas International School are allowed only within the school campus.[3] Even after the FIFA ban was lifted to allow women to play while wearing the hijab, Brunei Sharia law does not allow women to participate in football.

Brunei and Saudi Arabia are the only 2 FIFA member nations where women's football is prohibited.

Team[edit | edit source]

The country's kit colours are gold shirts, black shorts, and gold socks.[4] Brunei refuses to allow women to represent the country at the Olympics, which means a national team has not and will not be competing in qualifying tournaments.[5]

As of 2015, the women's national team has not competed at the Women's World Cup.[6] In 2005, the country was one of seven teams that included Brunei, Thailand, Indonesia, East Timor, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Burma and Singapore, that were expected to field a women's football team to compete at the Southeast Asian Games in Marikina in December.[7] As of 2006, there was no official senior a team or junior national team.[1] In March 2012, the team was not ranked in the world by FIFA.[8]

References[edit | edit source]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 FIFA (2006). "Women's Football Today" (PDF): 37. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
  2. "FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011TM Media Rights Licensees" (PDF). FIFA. 2011. Retrieved 21 April 2012.
  3. "Goal! Football: Brunei" (PDF). FIFA. 20 January 2009. p. 4. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
  4. Pickering, David (1994). The Cassell soccer companion : history, facts, anecdotes. London: Cassell. p. 49. ISBN 0304342319. OCLC 59851970.
  5. "The Sunday Independent (Ireland): Saudis claim gold for sexism". Sunday Independent. Ireland. 8 April 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
  6. Ballard, John; Suff, Paul (1999). The dictionary of football : the complete A-Z of international football from Ajax to Zinedine Zidane. London: Boxtree. pp. 101–102. ISBN 0-7522-2434-4. OCLC 59442612.
  7. Tandoc Jr., Edson C. (13 April 2005). "Tourism boost for Marikina". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  8. "The FIFA Women's World Ranking". FIFA.com. 25 September 2009. Retrieved 13 April 2012.

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