San Marino women's national football team
|Association||Federazione Sammarinese Gioco Calcio|
San Marino women's national football team does not have FIFA recognition and has not played a single FIFA recognised match. The creation of a national team may be problematic as the sport is not the most popular one in the country, and the national football association does not have a full-time staff member working on the sport.
In 1985, almost no country in the world had a women's national football team, including San Marino who did not have a FIFA recognised senior A team or youth team by 2006. A team from the country has never competed at the Women's World Cup. Between 1900 and May 2012, the team did not play in a single FIFA sanctioned match. In March 2012, a team from the country was not ranked in FIFA's global women's ranking.
Background and development
Football is the fourth most popular women's sport in the country, behind volleyball which is the most popular. In 2006, there were 65 total registered female footballers in the country, 48 of which were senior players over 17 years of age. That year, there were 16 football clubs in the country, only one of which was open to women to play on mixed gender teams.
Women's football is represented in Federazione Sammarinese Gioco Calcio, the national football association, by specific mandate. They do not have a full-time staffer dedicated to women's football. Less than 5% of the national federation's budget is earmarked for women's football compared to 22% for men's competitions and 9% for youth competitions. In 2009, Caesar Biordi was in charge of women's football in the country.
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