Spain women's national football team
The Spain women's national football team represents Spain in international women's football since 1980, is controlled by the Royal Spanish Football Federation, the governing body for football in Spain. Spain have qualified two times for the FIFA Women's World Cup and three times for the UEFA Women's Championship, reaching the semifinals in 1997. Spain's youth teams are one of the most successful and have enjoyed a great success in 2018, getting the two continental titles, reaching the two worldwide finals, winners in the U-17 World Cup and runners-up in the U-20 World Cup. After underground women's football clubs started appearing in Spain around 1970 one of its instigators, Rafael Muga, decided to create a national team, it was an unofficial project as football was considered an unsuitable sport for women by both the Royal Spanish Football Federation and National Movement's Women's Section, which organized women's sports in Francoist Spain. When asked about the initiative in January 1971 RFEF president José Luis Pérez Payá answered I'm not against women's football, but I don't like it either.
I don't think. Women are not favored wearing shirt and trousers. Any regional dress would fit them better. One month on 21 February 1971, the unofficial Spanish national team, including Conchi Sánchez, who played professionally in the Italian league, made its debut in Murcia's La Condomina against Portugal, ending in a 3–3 draw; the team wasn't allowed to wear RFEF's crest and the referee couldn't wear an official uniform either. On July 15, with a 5-days delay for transfer issues, it played its first game abroad against Italy in Turin's Stadio Comunale, suffering an 8–1 defeat, it was invited to the 2nd edition of unofficial women's world cup, but RFEF forbid them to take part in the competition. Despite these conditions Spain was entrusted hosting the 1972 World Cup. RFEF vetoed the project, the competition was cancelled and disbanded; the unofficial Spanish team itself broke up shortly after. After the transition to democracy in the second half of the decade RFEF accepted women's football in November 1980, creating first a national cup and next a national team, which made its debut under coach Teodoro Nieto on 5 February 1983 in A Guarda, Pontevedra.
The opponent was again Portugal, which defeated Spain 0–1. The team subsequently played 2-leg friendlies against France and Switzerland drawing with both opponents in Aranjuez and Barcelona and losing in Perpignan before it clinched its first victory in Zürich. On 27 April 1985 it played its first official match in the 1987 European Championship's qualification, losing 1–0 against Hungary. After losing the first four matches Spain drew with Italy to end third; the team ended in its group's bottom positions in the subsequent 1989 and 1991 qualifiers. After the former Nieto was replaced by Ignacio Quereda, who has coached the team since September 1, 1988. Teodoro Nieto left the most International Footballer Conchi sanchez out of the Spanish Team when the player was the first Capitain during the 70s, She was playing in Italy at the time winning championships and Italian Cups, there was not substantial reasons to leave such extraordinary player out at the peak of her career, the damaged was done to such brilliant player who loved to play for her country and deserved more respect and recognition.
The 1995 Euro qualifying marked an improvement as Spain ended 2nd, one point from England, which qualified for the final tournament. In these qualifiers Spain attained its biggest victory to a 17 -- 0 over Slovenia. In the 1997 Euro qualifying it made a weaker performance, including a record 0–8 loss against Sweden in Gandia, but the European Championship was expanded to eight teams and Spain still made it to the repechage, where it defeated England on a 3–2 aggregate to qualify for the competition for the first time. In the first stage the team drew 1–1 against France, lost 0–1 against host Sweden, beat 1–0 Russia to qualify on goal average over France to the semifinals, where it was defeated 2–1 by Italy. All three goals were scored by Ángeles Parejo; this success was followed by a long series of unsuccessful qualifiers. In the 1999 World Cup's qualifying Spain ended last for the first time. In the 2001 Euro's it made it to the repechage, where it suffered a 3–10 aggregate defeat against Denmark.
In the 2003 World Cup's it again ended last despite starting with a 6–1 win over Iceland. In the 2005 Euro's, where a 9–1 win over Belgium was followed by a 5-game non scoring streak, it ended 3rd behind Denmark and Norway. In the 2007 World Cup's the team again ended 3rd behind Denmark and Finland despite earning 7 more points. In the 2009 Euro's Spain made its better performance since the 1995 qualifiers, narrowly missing qualification as England clinched the top position by overcoming a 2–0 in the final match's second half. Spain had to play the repechage. In the 2011 World Cup's Spain again ended 2nd, with no repechage, after England again overcame a half-time 2–0 in their second confrontation. Spain achieved 16 years a place for the final stage of a European Championship; the team qualified after beating Scotland in the qualifiers playoff. In the group stage, a win over England and a draw against Russia was enough to qualify for the quarterfinals, where it was eliminated by Norway. Two years Spain qualified for the first time to a World Cup, winning nine of its ten matches of the qualifying round.
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Anna Blässe is a German football striker playing for VfL Wolfsburg. She played for USV Jena and Hamburger SV; as a junior international she won the 2004 U-19 World Championship and the 2006 U-19 European Championship. Bundesliga: Winner 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2016-2017 DFB-Pokal: Winner 2012-2013, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017 UEFA Women's Champions League: Winner 2012-2013, 2013-2014 UEFA Women's Championship: Winner 2013 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup: Winner 2004 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship: Winner 2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Bronze Shoe: 2006 Fritz Walter Medal: Gold 2006
Langenthal is a town and a municipality in the district of Oberaargau in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. On 1 January 2010 the municipality of Untersteckholz merged into the Langenthal. Langenthal is an educational and economic center for the region of Oberaargau. Archeological evidence suggests that early settlements existed around 4000 B. C. in the Langenthal area. A Hallstatt necropolis with twelve grave mounds has been found at Unterhard. Remnants of two Roman villae have been identified. Langenthal is first mentioned in 861, as marcha in Langatun, referring to farming estates scattered along the Langete; the Old High German name Langatun is composed of a hydronym langa- and the Gaulish element dunum "fort". The re-interpretation of the name as including the element -tal "valley" dates to c. the 15th century, during which the name is on record as either Langaten or Langental. In the 12th century Langenthal belonged to the territory of the lords of Langenstein. In 1194 the Freiherr endowed the Abbey with lands in Langenthal.
Part of Thunstetten parish, Langenthal was granted its own parish church in 1197. After the extinction of the Langenstein family in 1212, the Abbey inherited additional lands in the area; the establishment of the Abbey brought agricultural improvements the introduction of an irrigation system to the area. However, the Abbey came into conflict with the Kyburg Ministerialis family of Luternau; the Luternau family fought the growing power of the Abbey, until 1273-76 when they were obligated to sell their interest in Langenthal to the Abbey. Just a few years in 1279, the Abbey, in turn, was forced to give the low court and a fortified house in Langenthal to the Freiherr of Grünenberg to hold as a fief. By the end of the 14th century, the Abbey had regained power and was able to bring the village under their control. Starting in 1313 the Kyburgs held the high court right for the village; when that family died out in 1406, Bern inherited the right to hold the high court. Over the next few years Bern's power expanded in Langenthal.
In 1415, Langenthal became incorporated into the territory of the Republic of Bern, but it remained under the landlordship and the low court of the monastery. Over the following centuries, the Bernese court eliminated many of the Abbey's powers; the Protestant Reformation of 1528 weakened the power of the Abbey but it continued to collect tithes and appoint the village priest until Bern bought those rights in 1808. During the 16th century a number of craftsmen and small businesses moved into the growing town. In 1571 Bern granted the right for the town to hold two yearly markets. However, the supply of goods for sale exceeded the capacity of the two yearly markets. In 1613 they built a market building and started holding weekly markets; the Kaufhaus was rebuilt from 1894 until 1992 served as the town hall. By 1616 Langenthal had a series of laws and regulations governing the booming markets and trade in the town. In 1640 Langenthal and Langnau became centers of linen canvas production and export to France, Italy and Portugal.
In 1704 Langenthal became the seat of the Oberaargau canvas dealer's guild, which brought together weavers and traders to protect their interests. The decline of eastern Switzerland's linen industry in the 18th century gave Langenthal a further boost, which encouraged to Bern to tighten supervision. Beginning in 1758 the Bernese government started inspecting cloth for quality and controlling, allowed to sell; the success of the linen trade helped the town to grow. Though the Aargau cantonal road bypassed the Langenthal, by 1756 it had grown to a total of 189 households, three taverns, various administrative buildings and a warehouse; the market street was paved in 1730 and the Langete was covered with stone bridges and new houses. In 1785 a brewery opened in town. A small elite of merchants, lawyers and pharmacists emerged and turned Langenthal into a center of the liberal and nationalist thought during the early modern era. Langenthal had been a subject territory of Berne within the Old Swiss Confederacy since 1415, tended to support uprisings against the central authorities.
The current municipal coat of arms, three wavy bands in blue on yellow, has been in use since c. 1870, replacing an earlier design in red and silver, but the use of a flag with a similar design, "yellow and blue with a triple rivulet" is recorded in a song of c. 1700. Langenthal’s location on the road from Bern to Zurich and on the Swiss Central Railway line spurred industrial development, led by textiles and machines. Municipal water supply was introduced in 1894 and an electric utility began operating in 1896. In 1898, the neighboring municipality of Schoren was incorporated into Langenthal. Langenthal had a population of 1,327 in 1764. In the 20th century, Langenthal became known for its porcelain manufacture. Langenthal reached a population of 10,000 in 1957, further growing to 13,000 by 1970; the municipality has been referring to itself as a town since 1997. In 2001, Langenthal was twinned with the town of Neviano
Maja Krantz is a Swedish football defender. She played in the Damallsvenskan for Linköpings FC, with whom she has played the UEFA Women's Champions League; as a junior international she played the 2006 U-19 European Championship. Aged 17, Krantz had joined Stattena from Högaborgs BK for the 2004 season, she signed for Linköpings ahead of the 2007 campaign. In January 2016 Krantz transferred to Notts County of the English FA WSL. Maja Krantz – UEFA competition record Maja Krantz at SvFF: Svenska Fotbollförbundet Maja Krantz at Soccerway
Nadine Keßler is a retired German footballer. She played for the German national team. Keßler was the recipient of the FIFA World Player of the Year award at the 2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or. Born in Landstuhl, Keßler was raised in nearby Weselberg, where she attended kindergarten and primary school; as a youth, she began playing for boys clubs SV Herschberg, SV Hermersberg, SC Weselberg. At the age of 16, she began playing for the female team 1. FC Saarbrücken in the second division. From 2006 to 2007, she was the team's leading scorer. After graduating from high school in 2007, Keßler began basic training in the Bundeswehr in October 2007, she was stationed in a sports promotion group at the Bundeswehr Sports School in Warendorf and held the rank of Corporal. She attended the German University for Prevention and Health Management where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Health Economics in 2012. In 2014, she enrolled in the MBA program at DHfPG. Keßler signed with 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam in the top-division Frauen Bundesliga in 2009 at the age of 21.
She helped the team finish the regular season at the top of the league table with a 19–1–2 record scoring 11 goals. The team clinched the 2009-10 UEFA Women's Champions League after defeating Olympique Lyonnais in penalty kicks. In 2011, Keßler transferred to VfL Wolfsburg; the team finished second during the 2011-12 regular season with a 18–2–2 record. Keßler scored. During the 2012-13 season, Keßler scored eight goals helping Wolfsburg finish first during the regular season with a 17–3–2 record, she captained the team to win the 2012-13 UEFA Champions League after defeating Olympique Lyonnais 1-0 in the final. In 2014, Keßler led Wolfsburg to championships in the Frauen Bundesliga and UEFA Women's Champions League. Wolfsburg became the first German team in the history to win the treble of League, German Cup and Champions League. Keßler was awarded the UEFA Best Women's Player in Europe Award, she was awarded the FIFA Player of the Year award in January 2015 having received 17.52% of the vote over Marta and Abby Wambach.
Upon receiving the award, she said, "It's a reward for hard work, good performances and a good development track. I know it's a trophy for individuals, but I'd never have won it without my teammates."She signed a new one-year contract on 12 May 2015. She announced her retirement on 14 April 2016. Keßler represented Germany at the youth level on the under-15, 17, 19, 20 teams from 2003 to 2008, she made her debut for the senior national team at the 2010 Algarve Cup on 26 February 2010 in a match against Finland after coming on as a 46th-minute substitute for Lena Goeßling and scoring her first international goal in the 77th minute. Keßler played attacking midfielder for Germany during the 2013 UEFA Women's Euro helping the team win their sixth consecutive trophy with a 1–0 win over Norway. Scores and results list Germany's goal tally first: Source: 1. FC Saarbrücken2. Bundesliga: Winner 2006–07, 2008–09 German Cup: Runner-up 2007–081. FFC Turbine PotsdamBundesliga: Winner 2009–10, 2010–11 UEFA Women's Champions League: Winner 2009–10 DFB-Hallenpokal: Winner 2010VfL WolfsburgBundesliga: Winner 2012–13, 2013–14 UEFA Women's Champions League: Winner 2012–13, 2013–14 DFB-Pokal: Winner 2012–13, 2014–15GermanyFIFA U-17 Women's World Cup: Third place 2008 UEFA Women's U-19 Championship: Winner 2006, 2007 UEFA Women's Championship: Winner 2013 Algarve Cup: Winner 2014 U-17-Nordic-Cup: Winner 2005 Fritz Walter Medal: Silver 2006 UEFA Best Women's Player in Europe Award: Winner 2014 FIFA World Player of the Year: Winner 2014 IFFHS World's Women Best Playmaker: 2014 Nadine Keßler – FIFA competition record Nadine Keßler – UEFA competition record Nadine Keßler at WorldFootball.net
Isabel Kerschowski is a German football striker. She plays for Bayer 04 Leverkusen and for the German national team. Kerschowski played for Germany at the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, she was part of the squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Scores and results list Germany's goal tally first: Source: UEFA Women's Champions League: Winner 2009–10 Bundesliga: Winner 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12 DFB-Pokal: Winner 2005–06 DFB-Hallenpokal for women: 2008, 2009 Bundesliga: Winner 2016-17 DFB-Pokal: Winner 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17 Summer Olympic Games: Gold medal, 2016 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship: Winner 2006, 2007 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship: Golden Player 2006 In September 2017, she married her girlfriend
Bern or Berne is the de facto capital of Switzerland, referred to by the Swiss as their "federal city", in German Bundesstadt, French Ville Fédérale, Italian Città Federale. With a population of 142,493, Bern is the fifth-most populous city in Switzerland; the Bern agglomeration, which includes 36 municipalities, had a population of 406,900 in 2014. The metropolitan area had a population of 660,000 in 2000. Bern is the capital of the canton of Bern, the second-most populous of Switzerland's cantons; the official language in Bern is German, but the most-spoken language is an Alemannic Swiss German dialect, Bernese German. In 1983, the historic old town in the centre of Bern became a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the etymology of the name "Bern" is uncertain. According to the local legend, based on folk etymology, Berchtold V, Duke of Zähringen, the founder of the city of Bern, vowed to name the city after the first animal he met on the hunt, this turned out to be a bear, it has long been considered that the city was named after the Italian city of Verona, which at the time was known as Bern in Middle High German.
As a result of the finding of the Bern zinc tablet in the 1980s, it is now more common to assume that the city was named after a pre-existing toponym of Celtic origin *berna "cleft". The bear was the heraldic animal of the coat of arms of Bern from at least the 1220s; the earliest reference to the keeping of live bears in the Bärengraben dates to the 1440s. No archaeological evidence that indicates a settlement on the site of today′s city centre prior to the 12th century has been found so far. In antiquity, a Celtic oppidum stood on the Engehalbinsel north of Bern, fortified since the second century BC, thought to be one of the 12 oppida of the Helvetii mentioned by Caesar. During the Roman era, a Gallo-Roman vicus was on the same site; the Bern zinc tablet has the name Brenodor. In the Early Middle Ages, a settlement in Bümpliz, now a city district of Bern, was some 4 km from the medieval city; the medieval city is a foundation of the Zähringer ruling family, which rose to power in Upper Burgundy in the 12th century.
According to 14th-century historiography, Bern was founded in 1191 by Duke of Zähringen. In 1218, after Berthold died without an heir, Bern was made a free imperial city by the Goldene Handfeste of Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II. In 1353, Bern joined the Swiss Confederacy, becoming one of the eight cantons of the formative period of 1353 to 1481. Bern invaded and conquered Aargau in 1415 and Vaud in 1536, as well as other smaller territories, thereby becoming the largest city-state north of the Alps; the city grew out towards the west of the boundaries of the peninsula formed by the river Aare. The Zytglogge tower marked the western boundary of the city from 1191 until 1256, when the Käfigturm took over this role until 1345, it was, in turn, succeeded by the Christoffelturm until 1622. During the time of the Thirty Years' War, two new fortifications – the so-called big and small Schanze – were built to protect the whole area of the peninsula. After a major blaze in 1405, the city's original wooden buildings were replaced by half-timbered houses and subsequently the sandstone buildings which came to be characteristic for the Old Town.
Despite the waves of pestilence that hit Europe in the 14th century, the city continued to grow due to immigration from the surrounding countryside. Bern was occupied by French troops in 1798 during the French Revolutionary Wars, when it was stripped of parts of its territories, it regained control of the Bernese Oberland in 1802, following the Congress of Vienna of 1814, it newly acquired the Bernese Jura. At this time, it once again became the largest canton of the Confederacy as it stood during the Restoration and until the secession of the canton of Jura in 1979. Bern was made the Federal City within the new Swiss federal state in 1848. A number of congresses of the socialist First and Second Internationals were held in Bern during World War I when Switzerland was neutral; the city's population rose from about 5,000 in the 15th century to about 12,000 by 1800 and to above 60,000 by 1900, passing the 100,000 mark during the 1920s. Population peaked during the 1960s at 165,000 and has since decreased to below 130,000 by 2000.
As of September 2017, the resident population stood at 142,349, of which 100,000 were Swiss citizens and 42,349 resident foreigners. A further estimated 350,000 people live in the immediate urban agglomeration. Bern lies on the Swiss plateau in the canton of Bern west of the centre of Switzerland and 20 km north of the Bernese Alps; the countryside around Bern was formed by glaciers during the most recent ice age. The two mountains closest to Bern are Gurten with a height of 864 m and Bantiger with a height of 947 m; the site of the old observatory in Bern is the point of origin of the CH1903 coordinate system at 46°57′08.66″N 7°26′22.50″E. The city was built on a hilly peninsula surrounded by the river Aare, but outgrew natural boundaries by the 19th century. A number of bridges have been built to allow the city to expand beyond the Aare. Bern is built on uneven ground. An elevation difference of several metres exists betwe