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Brunei women's national football team

 Brunei
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam
Sub-confederation AFF (Southeast Asia)
Confederation AFC (Asia)
FIFA code BRU

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

The national federation was founded in 1959, and became a FIFA affiliate in 1972.[1][2] The FIFA trigrame for the team is BRU.[3] The national federation is a member of ASEAN.[4]

Football is 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.[5] In 2006, there were no registered female players in the country and no female-only football clubs in the country.[1] In 2006, there were no registered female futsal players and 100 unregistered female players.[1] While there is officially no support for women's football in the country, at least two clubs exist: Dragonfly FC, and the girls' team at Berakas International School.[6] If the FIFA ban was lifted to allow women to play while wearing the hijab, it might offer more opportunities for women to play football.[7] FIFA, who previously considered the hijab a choking problem, has considered permitting a hijab specifically designed for use in sport.[8]

Team

The country's kit colours are gold shirts, black shorts, and gold socks.[2] 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.[9]

As of 1999, the women's national team has not competed at the Women's World Cup.[10] 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 Asian Games in Marikina in December.[11] 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.[12]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e FIFA (2006). "Women's Football Today". p. 37. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Pickering, David (1994). The Cassell soccer companion : history, facts, anecdotes. London: Cassell. p. 49.  
  3. ^ "Brunei Darussalam: country information". FIFA.com. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Weinberg, Ben (2012). "‘The Future is Asia'? The Role of the Asian Football Confederation in the Governance and Development of Football in Asia.". International Journal Of The History Of Sport (29): 535–552 [542].  
  5. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011TM Media Rights Licensees". FIFA. 2011. Retrieved 21 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Goal! Football: Brunei". FIFA. 20 January 2009. p. 4. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 
  7. ^ Mack, Jessica (7 March 2012). "Global Roundup: Can the U.S. "Fix" Gender Inequality Worldwide?". RH Reality Check. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  8. ^ Name *. "The Forgotten Legacy of Muslim Women In Sport | Featured | mideastposts.com | News Analysis". mideastposts.com. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  9. ^ "The Sunday Independent (Ireland): Saudis claim gold for sexism". Sunday Independent (Ireland). 8 April 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  10. ^ 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.  
  11. ^ Tandoc Jr., Edson C. (13 April 2005). "Tourism boost for Marikina". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  12. ^ "The FIFA Women's World Ranking". FIFA.com. 25 September 2009. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
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