The history of women's football has seen major competitions being launched at both the national and international levels. Women's football has faced many struggles throughout its history. Although its first golden age occurred in the United Kingdom in the early 1920s, with matches attracting large crowds (one match achieved over 50,000 spectators), The Football Association initiated a ban in 1921 in England that disallowed women's football games from taking place on the grounds used by its member clubs. This ban remained in effect until July 1971.
... that the female footballer Bilgin Defterli decided to go to Germany because she saw no chance to play football in Turkey due to the dissolution of women's football leagues in 2003? (19 December 2013)
The Mexico women's national football team (sometimes referred to as Las Tri) represents Mexico in international women's football competition and is controlled by La Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (Mexico Football Federation). In the 1970s, the team gained popularity, with Mexico finishing 3rd in an unofficial Women's World Cup held in Italy. Also, in 1971, the team hosted an unofficial women's World Cup reaching the final, only to lose to Denmark 3–0. A estimated 110,000 people attended the final at Estadio Azteca that day. The team that was formed before the 1999 Women's World Cup and was composed of Mexican and Mexican-American players. The main goal for the team was to qualify for their first World Cup. Since then, the team has developed and is now ranked 24th in the Women's FIFA World Ranking. One of the big advantages the team has compared to all others is that they have had one coach, Leonardo Cuéllar for the past 14 years, which is rare to see in a national team from Mexico. The team again is re-gaining popularity, as the U-20 team finished in the quarter-finals in the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup and a notable 1–0 win over England in which the game was broadcast live in the country. The team was the host for the 2010 CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup, finishing in second place after a shocking 2–1 victory over the United States. The team has a professional league, the Super Liga Femenil de Futbol, which was established partially to raise the popularity of women's football in Mexico.