What They're Saying: Gianni Infantino

"With France 2019, we had more than 1 billion viewers around the world and some incredible figures in countries where normally women's football is not anywhere close to the men's game, such as Italy, Brazil or England. This tremendous success triggered a few proposals, on which we are already working. Besides, [French Football Federation] president [Noel] Le Graet came up with a proposal that went a bit unnoticed: of playing the FIFA Women's World Cup every two years instead of four. This would generate benefits and momentum that fit exactly with what the women's game needs right now. It is something we should put up for discussion."

-- FIFA president Gianni Infantino on organizing the Women's World Cup every two years instead of every four years. The eighth edition of the quadrennial tournament was held in France in 2019, drawing record television audiences across Europe and in Brazil. FIFA has received individual bids from Brazil, Colombia and Japan and a joint bid from Australia and New Zealand to host the 2023 tournament, which will be expanded from 24 to 32 teams. (CNN)
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