A Calendar of Women’s Soccer Events in 2012

Friendlies that fall during FIFA reserved dates are bracketed. As always, please leave any corrections/omissions in the comments section. Will add WPS dates when they’re made available.

 

“January – February” South America U-20 Championship in Brazil

January 9 Ballon d’Or in Zurich

January 9 LA Vikings friendly/Canada friendly

January 12 LA Vikings/Mexico friendly

January 14 LA Vikings/Mexico friendly

January 13 2012 WPS Draft at NSCAA Convention in Kansas City

January 14-19 FIFA reserved dates

[January 17 Sweden/Norway friendly in La Manga]

January 19-29 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying in Vancouver

February 11-16 FIFA reserved dates

[February 11 USWNT/New Zealand friendly in Frisco, TX]

February 14 Euro 2013 qualifying – one game (Portugal/Armenia)

February 15 Euro 2013 qualifying – three games (Turkey/Germany, Greece/Bosnia-Herzegovina, Belgium/Northern Ireland)

[February 15 France/Netherlands friendly in Nimes]

[February 16 Finland/Russia friendly in Finland]

February 25 – February 26 OFC Olympics Qualifying

February 28 – March 6 Cyprus Cup (Canada, England, Finland, France, Italy, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland)

February 29 – March 7 Algarve Cup (Sweden, Germany, Iceland, China, Japan, USA, Norway, Denmark, others TBA)

March 1 – 11 CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Championship in Panama

March 14-15 UCL Quarterfinals first leg

March 21-22 UCL Quarterfinals second leg

March 30-31 2012 African U-20 Cup of Nations – first leg of second round

March 30 Euro 2013 qualifying – twelve games

March 31 Euro 2013 qualifying – one game (Armenia/Austria)

March 31 – April 5 FIFA reserved dates

April Two USWNT away friendlies*

April 1 Kirin Cup – Japan/USWNT in Sendai

April 3 Kirin Cup – Brazil/USWNT in Chiba

April 3 Euro 2013 qualifying – seven games

April 4 Euro 2013 qualifying – seven games

April 5 Kirin Cup – Japan/Brazil in Kobe

April 14-15 UCL Semifinals first leg

April 13-15 African Cup of Nations Second Round – second leg

April 21-22 UCL Semifinals second leg

April 24 Draw for Olympics group stage

May – One USWNT home friendly*

May ? CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship

May 4 -6 Announcement of 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup host cities

May 4 -6 African U-20 Cup of Nations – Third round first leg

May 17 UCL final in Munich

May 18 – 20 – African U-20 Cup of Nations – Third round – second leg – (the winners of the first two Third Round matches will qualify to the U-20 WWC)

May 26 – May 27 FIFA reserved dates

[May 26 – Switzerland/Rep. of Ireland friendly in Wohlen]

[May 27 – Finland/Belgium friendly]

June – Three away games for the USWNT*

June 1 – 3 Draw for U-20 Women’s World Cup

June 15 Euro 2013 qualifying – thirteen games

June 16 Euro 2013 qualifying – one game (England/Netherlands)

June 19 Euro 2013 qualifying – eight games

June 20 Euro 2013 qualifying – six games

[June 16 – June 21 FIFA reserved dates]

June 26 UEFA U-17 Women’s Championship semifinals in Nyon

June 29 UEFA U-17 Women’s Championship third place match, final in Nyon (finalists qualify to 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup

July – One home friendly for the USWNT*

July 2 -14 UEFA Women’s U-19 Championship in Turkey

July 25 – August 9 – 2012 Summer Olympics in London (FIFA release period for players is 14 days)

August 3 Olympics Quarterfinals

August 6 Olympics Semifinals

August 9 Olympics Bronze Medal Match, Gold Medal Match

August 18 – September 9 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Japan (dates tentative)

August 24 Euro 2013 qualifying – one game (Estonia/Slovakia)

September Euro 2013 qualifying – fourteen games

September 18 Euro 2013 qualifying – seventeen games

[September 15 – September 20 FIFA reserved dates]

September 22 – October 13 U-17 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Azerbaijan

[October 20 – October 25 FIFA reserved dates]

November 9, 10, or 11 NCAA Tournament – First Round

November 23, 24, or 25 NCAA Tournament – Quarterfinals

[November 24 – November 29 FIFA reserved dates]

November 30 and Dec 2 – NCAA Tournament – College Cup

 

*Prospective dates of the USWNT’s impending friendlies were first outlined in this Steve Goff report on December 12. AWK has also learned that the three away friendlies in July could be associated with a four-team tournament in Sweden.

2 thoughts on “A Calendar of Women’s Soccer Events in 2012

  1. stephen

    Notice that the L.A. Vikings are trying to sell tickets for their game against Canada but the site says the game is by invitation only and no video cameras will be permitted. I wonder what the Mexicans will be thinking as their two games don’t show any restrictions (yet).

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