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Vietnam women's football will have more chances to attend FIFA Women's World Cup

Vietnam women's football will have more chances to attend FIFA Women's World Cup

FIFA president Gianni Infantino wants to increase the number of teams participating in the women's soccer World Cup from 24 to 32 and double the value of the bonus in 2023.

According to The Guardian, before the Women's World Cup final between the Netherlands and the United States, President Gianni Infantino proposed to the FIFA council and its member associations for approval to plan to increase the number of participating teams.

"I want the tournament to rise to 32 teams. We will have to act quickly to decide if the number of teams increases in the 2023 tournament. If we do so, we should reopen the bidding process to allow countries to host, possibly co-hosts. Nothing is impossible", said Infantino.

FIFA president praised the French tournament this year as the best in the world for women's football, and this is an opportunity to build a global playground with some suggestions.

"I want to see the tournament for the World Club (World Cup) starting as soon as possible, maybe next year or later. We need to organize this tournament every year for teams around the world to rub, many people invest more in women's football", Infantino continued.

In addition to wanting to increase the number of teams, it is expected that the bonuses in the Women's World Cup will also increase sharply. The total prize money at the 2023 FIFA World Cup is 60 million USD, double the current tournament in France (30 million USD).

However, this number is still too small compared to the World Cup for men's football. The total prize money for the 2018 World Cup is 400 million USD, of which the French champion receives 38 million USD.

2019 FIFA World Cup with 24 participating teams, Asia has 5 performances including Japan, Australia, Korea, China and Thailand. If the number of participating teams increases to 32, Asia will have at least one extra capacity. This is an opportunity for Vietnamese women's football for the first time to participate in the biggest playground on the planet.

At the 2018 Asian World Cup qualification, Vietnam women's football fell into the group with the presence of Japan, Australia and South Korea. Coach Mai Duc Chung and his teacher lost 3 matches, ranked at the bottom and were eliminated. Earlier, at the 2015 World Cup qualifiers, Vietnam team lost a pity to Thailand at home and missed the opportunity to attend.