Women's World Cup final on Sunday between USA and Netherlands. Infantino: “The best edition of all-time"The FIFA President backs expanding the competition and further investment into the women's game
Friday, July 5, 2019
With the focus currently on the World Cup and women’s football, it’s time to analyse the situation. After all the excitement of Italy’s journey to the quarter-finals under Milena Bertolini where they went out to the Netherlands, the competition in France has two matches left. They are the third-place playoff between England and Sweden along with Sunday’s final in Lyon between the United States of America and the Dutch for the trophy.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino expressed his satisfaction with the tournament in France and his support fro expanding from 24 teams to 32 by 2023. “It’s been the best competition of all-time, a phenomenal World Cup,” he said at a press conference in Lyon. “We can’t waste time, we need to work and nothing is impossible. If we look at the success of this World Cup, we need to visualise it being even bigger.” Infantino also announced the formation of a women’s Club World Cup for next year, with FIFA to show its support with 1 billion Euros worth of investment. “We need to invest too grow women’s football around the world.”