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FBref Adds Women’s World Cup History & Match Reports

We've been hard at work expanding, Sports-Reference's world football site, into a site that's as complete, addictive, and useful for people who watch, cover, and think about soccer as Basketball-Reference or Baseball-Reference have proven to be for basketball and baseball fans. We have statistical coverage of both men’s and women’s soccer, including 59 competitions and leagues in 29 countries, including top-flight leagues, lower divisions, and international club cup competitions like the Champions League.

However, there's one crucial element of the global soccer scene that our sites haven't covered: international soccer. We're pleased to announce that's changed! We've added the complete history of the Women's World Cup, with player and team stats, the full table and results, and match reports that are complete back to 1991.

With World Cup 2019 just days away, we want to support the people covering, writing, following, and posting about the tournament by providing the easiest-to-use, fastest, most complete data. We know that statistical coverage of world football is fragmented or - especially in the case of women’s soccer - nonexistent. As statheads and fans, we also know that’s incredibly frustrating, and we wanted to create a resource that you can trust and rely upon.

If you will be following or reporting on the Women’s World Cup this summer, our data and tools can make your job easier. For example, our site makes freely available:

We also have multiple ways you can re-package data from our site on your website, blog, or social media feed, including one-click sharing options and our Linker, which allows you to easily link player names in your articles published online to the player's stats. In return, we'll promote your writing on our site by putting a link to the article on the player page of every player you link, putting your work in front of an audience that's already interested in reading and learning more about the players you're covering. We’re happy to help you implement the Linker if you’re interested; you can see the full details and one-step installation instructions here:

Our site is also fully translated into Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, and soon Italian (six languages!), between which you can toggle via the menu bar on our front page. If you have any questions or would like to collaborate on a bigger project, please do not hesitate to shoot us an email or reach out on Twitter. We'd also love to hear any ideas or suggestions you have about what new features you'd like to see added to the site.

To sum all that up:

  • Visit us often for your soccer data needs;

  • Link to us from articles that quote our stats;

  • Follow us on Twitter and retweet or mention our work;

  • Sign up for, and let others know about, our newsletter; and

  • Tell us ways that we can improve and serve your needs better.

Here's to a great World Cup!