Federation Internationale de Football Association boss promises more teams, prize money for next women's world cup

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A Bridgeport native, the 31-year-old Naeher was a four-year starter at Penn State.

"A lot of fantastic things will happen in women's football", Infantino insisted. "There have been millions of spectators and over a billion viewers all over the world".

Federation Internationale de Football Association will consider expanding the tournament from 24 to 32 teams and doubling the prize money.

"To having crowds at our game and having Nike doing our jerseys and having women's shorts which up until this year we didn't have- it seems so silly but it was actually such a big win for us".

France 2019 has been "the best women's World Cup ever", FIFA President Gianni Infantino insisted on Friday.

USA's players Megan Rapinoe (R) and Jessica McDonald (L) attend a training session in Limonest near Lyon on July 6, 2019 on the eve of the France 2019 Womenís World Cup final against the Netherlands.

After the World Cup started in June, star player Rapinoe publicly feuded with Trump, saying she'd stay home if the team is invited to the White House.

Infantino said he would like to expand the World Cup field to 32 teams as soon as possible, even if that means reopening the bidding process now underway for the 2023 World Cup. According to Infantino, there is still time to expand it.

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The 2022 men's World Cup in Qatar will be the last edition to feature 32 teams, with a 48-team tournament planned for the 2026 event, which will be co-hosted by the US, Mexico and Canada.

The last month has drawn the spotlight onto the game like never before, with attendances in France generally excellent and numerous countries registering record television viewing figures. Former American players joined the current generation on the field for the postgame celebration. "I don't think you get to the point of having an incredible business by running it on a budget that's a dollar more than it was past year". This allows us to build from something. I didn't expect them to be so strong and one of them passed from the group stage. "I think so much of what we have to shoulder all the time is heavy". "The Swiss banks have enough money". "He knows. He did say we'll have a conversation or something". "When that base grows, then we can continue to grow the game at the top level".

The success of the United States team has helped the growth of women's soccer.

A world league, involving promotion and relegation for national teams competing in different strata of the competition, is also not a new idea from Infantino.

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The enormous chasm remaining between the developed nations and those on the fringes was exposed when the US inflicted a World Cup record 13-0 hammering on Thailand in the group stage.

"Then it was a little bit put on the side because we didn't have an worldwide match calendar for women's football and we have that now", Infantino said.

In a statement, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said "the confidence, grit, and perseverance of the USA women's national soccer team (serves) as an inspiration to all who watch them", and that they'd be welcomed to the city with a parade on July 10.

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