Fifa President Gianni Infantino has issued a call for greater investment in women’s football, emphasizing its importance and potential as the sport’s future.
Infantino’s remarks come in the wake of Fifa’s expansion of participating countries in the Women’s World Cup to 32 and its commitment to further development in women’s football.
One of his key objectives is to see the creation of numerous women’s football national teams and domestic leagues worldwide.
Addressing attendees at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Extraordinary Congress, President Infantino made a compelling appeal for the development of women’s football.
“We’ve been discussing as well about the (Fifa) Women’s World Cup, the next one in 2027,” stated Infantino.
“My appeal, again, to all of you is: invest in the women’s game. It is definitely the future. We’ve seen it, we continue to see it.
Emphasizing the importance of this investment, he added, “I want every country in the world to have a women’s league, to have a women’s national team.
“It is fundamental because women represent 50% of the world population, also in Asia and all corners of the world, and we need to foster women’s football development.”
Women’s football is gaining popularity worldwide, with notable growth in Africa driven by the creation of the Caf Women’s Champions League, which has generated fierce competition among clubs.
Fifa hopes that this trend of development can spread to other regions and continue to elevate the stature of women’s football on a global scale.