Women’s club football takes flight during men’s World Cup

Hannah Blundell of Manchester United takes on Laura Wienroither of Arsenal.
Hannah Blundell of Manchester United takes on Laura Wienroither of Arsenal during an FAWSL match at Emirates Stadium on 19 November 2022. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Getty Images)

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is officially underway in Qatar. But while many top-flight men’s leagues worldwide will pause for the occasion, women’s club football is carrying on at full throttle.

The next several weeks will feature many critical matchups in women’s football. It’ll be business as usual for Europe’s major domestic leagues and cup competitions—including the FA Women’s Super League, Division 1 Féminine, and Frauen-Bundesliga. The UEFA Women’s Champions League will also have four matchdays during the men’s World Cup window.

With so much football to celebrate this holiday season, we’ve compiled a list of prominent women’s football games to watch as we close out 2022.

Key women’s football games during men’s World Cup (November–December 2022)

Below is a schedule of important women’s football matches in November and December. Most games are from Europe’s most popular leagues, but we also included matchups from the A-League. And while the men’s 2022 World Cup Final is on 18 December, we listed some women’s football games beyond that—because, why not?

MatchDateTime (GMT)Competition
Tottenham Hotspur at Chelsea20 November1:00 p.m.FA Women’s Super League
Real Madrid at Chelsea23 November8:00 p.m.UEFA Women’s Champions League
Wolfsburg at Roma23 November8:00 p.m.UEFA Women’s Champions League
Melbourne Victory at Sydney26 November4:00 a.m.A-League Women
Leverkusen at Eintracht Frankfurt26 November1:00 p.m.Frauen-Bundesliga
Twente at Ajax27 November11:15 a.m.Eredivisie
Olympique Lyonnais at Paris FC27 November3:00 p.m.Division 1 Féminine
Barcelona at Atlético Madrid27 November3:30 p.m.Liga F
Brisbane Roar at Melbourne City3 December4:00 a.m.A-League Women
Eintracht Frankfurt at Wolfsburg3 December12:00 p.m.Frauen-Bundesliga
Juventus at Inter Milan3 December1:30 p.m.Serie A Femminile
Atlético Madrid at Valencia4 December11:00 a.m.Liga F
Paris Saint-Germain at Paris FC4 December1:00 p.m.Division 1 Féminine
Manchester City at Liverpool7 December7:00 p.m.FA Women’s League Cup
Barcelona at Baynern Munich7 December8:00 p.m.UEFA Women’s Champions League
Juventus at Arsenal7 December8:00 p.m.UEFA Women’s Champions League
Leverkusen at Bayern Munich10 December1:00 p.m.Frauen-Bundesliga
Juventus at Roma10 December2:00 p.m.Serie A Femminile
Manchester United at Manchester City11 December1:30 p.m.FA Women’s Super League
Fortuna Sittard at Twente11 December3:45 p.m.Eredivisie
Arsenal at Aston Villa11 December4:15 p.m.FA Women’s Super League
Paris Saint-Germain at Olympique Lyonnais11 December8:00 p.m.Division 1 Féminine
Atlético Madrid at Real Madrid11 DecemberTBDLiga F
Olympique Lyonnais at Arsenal15 December8:00 p.m.UEFA Women’s Champions League
Real Madrid at Paris Saint-Germain16 December8:00 p.m.UEFA Women’s Champions League
Canberra United at Perth Glory18 December8:00 a.m.A-League Women
Chelsea at Paris Saint-Germain22 December8:00 p.m.UEFA Women’s Champions League
Adelaide United at Newcastle Jets31 December4:00 a.m.A-League Women
*Dates and times accurate as of post date.

We can’t help but get excited about those blockbuster games on 11 December. The Manchester derby and Le Classique alone are enough to fire up any footy fan.

Don’t miss more women’s football coverage from Her Football Hub as we enter the new year and approach the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The tournament’s 9th edition kicks off on 20 July, with Australia and New Zealand hosting the expanded, 32-team competition.

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