FIFA expand Women’s World Cup to 32 teams after 2019 success
FIFA has decided to expand the Women’s World Cup to 32 teams, following the success of this year’s tournament held in France.
The new format will be brought in for the next Women’s World Cup in 2023, with a host country still to be decided.
The United States won this year’s World Cup, beating the Netherlands 2-0 in the final. England’s Lionesses, led by Phil Neville, finished fourth after being beaten by the Americans in the semi-finals.
“The astounding success of this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in France made it very clear that this is the time to keep the momentum going and take concrete steps to foster the growth of women’s football,” said FIFA’s president Gianni Infantino.
“From now on, dozens more member associations will organise their women’s football programme knowing they have a realistic chance of qualifying…….read more
Source: Sky News