UEFA has today launched a women's football section on UEFA.com, dedicated solely to women's football competitions and development.
With more than 80 million unique visitors so far this year, Europe's football website UEFA.com now houses exhaustive coverage of all of UEFA's women's competitions, and European women's national leagues, in a prominent location under its own central navigation tab.
UEFA director of national associations Theodore Theodoridis said: "This important development on our key communication platform further underlines UEFA's commitment to women's football. UEFA is proud to showcase its football development projects across Europe, highlighting projects from its member associations."
UEFA director of competitions Giorgio Marchetti added: "UEFA.com now has unrivalled coverage of UEFA's women's competitions, as well as fixtures and results of the domestic leagues. Fans will be able to follow their teams' progress in UEFA competitions through the live match scores and learn more about coaches and players through the profile pages, in nine languages."
The women's football site offers live coverage of every match in UEFA women's club, national team and youth competitions. The coverage of all UEFA competitions is available in enhanced text, data, photo and video format. Live UEFA competition match scores will be accessible through a specific women's football widget. In addition, fixtures and results from all European domestic women's football leagues will be gathered under the same roof.
The comprehensive editorial coverage includes news about UEFA's women's football development programme (WFDP), grassroots initiatives, investments under UEFA's football development programme HatTrick, as well as news on women's refereeing. Key women's football personalities are also featured prominently, helping to increase public awareness of them.
Moreover, the UEFA women's football section will link to the UEFA Training Ground which will carry exclusive videos and interviews. Finally, the site contains links to all key documents, dates and events related to European women's football.
The section uefa.com/women/index.html is available in nine languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Polish and Ukrainian.
The news comes a day after the UEFA Executive Committee decided in Venice that UEFA Women's EURO 2017 will conclude with a 16-team final tournament, increased from the current 12, and that as from 2013/14 the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship finals will double in size to eight qualified nations.
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