Women's World Cup to feature 32 teams from 2023, say FIFA

  • Thursday 01, August 2019 03:05 PM
  • Women's World Cup to feature 32 teams from 2023, say FIFA
Sharjah24 - AFP: The Women's World Cup will be expanded from 24 to 32 teams at the 2023 edition in an effort to "foster the growth of women's football", FIFA said Wednesday.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino had already said that he was determined to push ahead with plans to expand the World Cup in time for the next tournament after hailing France 2019 as "the best ever".

"The astounding success of this year's World Cup 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 Infantino, who has succeeded in expanding the men's tournament from 32 teams to 48 in time for the 2026 finals in the USA, Mexico and Canada.