FIFA Girls’s WC to characteristic 32 groups from 2023
Zurich, Aug 1 From subsequent version onwards of the FIFA Girls’s World Cup, 32 groups will participate within the prestigious quadrennial occasion.
On Wednesday, the FIFA Council unanimously agreed to a proposal to develop the variety of groups collaborating in World Cup from 24 to 32. The brand new-format quadrennial event can have eight teams of 4 groups.
“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,” mentioned FIFA President Gianni Infantino.
“The expansion reaches far beyond the eight additional participating teams; it means that, from now on, dozens more member associations will organise their women’s football program knowing they have a realistic chance of qualifying,” he added.
FIFA has additionally up to date the internet hosting necessities and the timeline of the bidding course of for 2023. Present bidding member associations must reconfirm their curiosity in bidding in August, whereas some other eligible member associations can categorical their curiosity in bidding.
After the deadline for bid submission in December, publication of Bid Analysis Report is anticipated in April 2020, with an anticipated appointment of hosts the next month.
Within the inaugural Girls’s World Cup in 1991, 12 groups participated earlier than the variety of groups rose to 16 in 1999 and 24 in 2015.
Within the lately concluded Girls’s World Cup, US defeated Netherlands 2-Zero within the finals to come back out as victors for the second time in a row.