Traditionally a man's arena, the football industry is now opening up to women. From referees to football clubs owners, women are influencing the game at all levels.
There is an enormous number of talented female football players across the globe. We have chosen one outstanding player from each of the six football confederations.
Women's football is taking off around the world, though barriers to its spread still exist. Qatar hopes to be a trailblazer for the Middle East in its support of the ladies' game.