FIFA President Gianni Infantino wants to expand the Women's World Cup to 32 teams for the 2023 edition of the tournament.
Ahead of the final and third-place play-off, Infantino spoke in front of a packed room of journalist about his proposals for the future of the women's game.
“I want to expand the tournament to 32 teams,” he said.
“We will have to act quickly to decide if we are to increase it for 2023, if we do, we should reopen the bidding process to allow everyone to have a chance or maybe co-host. Nothing is impossible.”
He was also looking to double the prize money to $60m (AUD$85.8m).
During the press conference, Infantino also hailed the tournament in France as “the best women’s World Cup ever” and believed it was an opportunity to build on the game as a whole, proposing a Club World Cup.
“We need a Club World Cup which can be played every even year to expose clubs from all over the world, to make clubs invest even more in women’s football to really shine in a world stage.”
This is not the first time he has suggested a worldwide competition.
In 2018, he planned to seek approval from the executive council for a new global women’s league which would've seen 16 of the top women’s national teams.
It's an idea that is still on the cards but instead would help with the World Cup qualification process.
“Sometimes qualification for the World Cup is just based on one tournament, sometimes not even that … This will ensure we can raise the standard all over the world,” Infantino said.
FIFA also wanting to increase its investment in the women’s game to $1bn over the next four-year cycle.