FIFA President Gianni Infantino said the success of the 2023 Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand silenced critics who had questioned the expansion 메이저놀이터 of participation to 32 countries from this tournament.
At the FIFA Women’s Football Convention 2023 held in Sydney, Australia on the 18th, Chairman Infantino said, “FIFA’s decision has helped women’s football around the world.” I paid more attention,” he said.
He added, “We continued to invest even in the face of the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19), women’s soccer survived difficult times, and we decided to increase the number of teams to participate in the Women’s World Cup to 32 countries.”
Chairman Infantino also explained, “Critics said that the expansion of participating countries would not have much effect and that the level of difference between the participating countries would be large. In the end, we were right. Eight countries debuted on the World Cup stage.”
When FIFA initially decided to expand the number of participating countries from 24 to 32, there were also voices of criticism that the quality of the competition would deteriorate.
However, Nigeria (40th), Jamaica (43rd), South Africa (54th), and Morocco (72nd), which are ranked below the top 40 in women’s football FIFA rankings, passed through the group stage and washed away concerns about a ‘poor game’.