FIFA wants to double number of women footballers

first_img0Shares0000Rising daughters: Japan won the under-20 World Cup this summer and FIFA wants the future of the women’s game to be brighter © AFP / LOIC VENANCEPARIS, France, Oct 10 – FIFA, the governing body of world football, wants to double the number of women players, saying on Wednesday that it has set out “concrete projects” to achieve that goal.FIFA is aiming for 60 million women footballers worldwide by 2026, while professionalising clubs and national leagues. “The three overriding objectives that we have are: increasing participation, enhancing the commercial value and building the foundations,” Sarai Bareman, FIFA’s Chief Woman Football Officer, told AFP.She said one aim is “developing the coaches, the referees, the administration, the people who are around the women’s game in order that everything we do can be sustainable and have a strong structure.”She said FIFA wanted change off the field as well, “bringing more women into the decision making body.”She said that increasing revenue was an important part of the strategy.“If we are really able to commercialise women’s football, that will help us a lot in terms of overcoming some of this resources that exist within the structure of the women’s game.”Asked about the budget and staff dedicated to the project, Bareman said: “We are a small team and we are here to provide the expertise and to drive the project,” she said.“The entire organisation of FIFA is responsible for implementing this strategy”She went on to praise FIFA general secretary Fatma Samoura and president Gianni Infantino.“Fatma Samoura, our first ever female general secretary, gave me amazing support.”“Gianni Infantino, a father of four daughters, is very big on promoting and developing women’s football”In a video FIFA posted online, Infantino said: “We have to do more, because it’s not enough. We need to turn to the next level, we need to have a strategy to do that”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Liverpool will close in on Chelsea PL record with victory at Stamford Bridge

first_imgIt’s part II of the Chelsea and Liverpool double header as the teams lock horns in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge on Saturday – a game you can listen to live on talkSPORT from 17:30.The first part saw Maurizio Sarri’s men claim a 2-1 victory in their Carabao Cup tie at Anfield thanks to a moment of brilliance from Eden Hazard. tense Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 2 REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Below you can see more fascinating stats ahead of Chelsea v Liverpool this weekend. shining silverware Sarri, who has yet to taste defeat as Chelsea boss, will be looking to preserve his club’s record 2 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won REVEALED center_img Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Chelsea won part I of the double header no dice huge blow Latest Premier League News Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card gameday cracker Jurgen Klopp’s side have won all their games in the league, however, and they will be determined to add to their run.As an added incentive, a victory at Chelsea will put Liverpool on their way to breaking the Blues’ record of nine Premier League wins in a row to open their campaign.The west London club achieved this back in the 2005/06 season.If Liverpool were to emerge victorious then they would be two more wins away from equalling that. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars last_img read more

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