Women’s World Cup 2019: FIFA shedding perception that women’s football costs
This year’s FIFA women’s World Cup is set to be the biggest yet.
Not because stadiums are sold out and more than 250,000 more people are expected to tune in than in 2015.
But because FIFA hopes it will be the tournament that will help end a stigma that’s followed the women’s game round for years.
After 12 teams took part in the first Women’s World Cup in China in 1991, the global showpiece has doubled in size. Twenty-four teams will compete in the eighth edition of the quadrennial event, but there’s still much to do in terms of catching up with their male counterparts.