The Women’s Football World Cup will go from 24 to 32 teams in its next edition to “promote the development of women’s football,” announced the governing body of world football on Wednesday.
The new format will be introduced for the next Women’s World Cup in 2023, with a host country to be determined.
The United States won this year’s World Cup, beating the Netherlands 2-0 in the final.
“The resounding success of this year’s World Cup has made it clear that the time has come to build on this momentum and take concrete steps to support the growth of women’s football,” said Gianni Infantino, President of the Federation. international.
Now, dozens of other member associations will organize their women’s football program, knowing that they have a realistic chance of qualifying.
“The FIFA Women’s World Cup is the most powerful trigger for the professionalization of women’s football, but it (…) is only the pinnacle of a much larger pyramid.”
2019 was the most successful Women’s World Cup of all time.