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The Women’s World Cup expanded to 32 teams this year. Has the quality suffered?

Not long after FIFA president Gianni Infantino reported the 2023 Ladies’ Reality Cup would grow from 24 groups to 32, the mumbles started.

Could the expansion of another eight nations prompt a lower-nature of play?

The WWC is the chief ladies’ soccer competition and held like clockwork. It started in 1991 with 12 nations. Beginning with the 1999 competition, FIFA permitted 16 groups to take part – a number it saved set up for the following four competitions. It expanded it to 24 nations at the 2015 WWC and knock it up to 32 at the current year’s competition in Australia and New Zealand.

At the point when Infantino reported this most recent expansion in 2019, he celebrated how might affect soccer all around the world. “From this point forward, handfuls more part affiliations will put together their ladies’ football program realizing they have a practical possibility qualifying,” said Infantino.

At the 2023 Ladies’ Reality Cup, eight nations are making their presentations: the Philippines, Ireland, Zambia, Haiti, Vietnam, Portugal, Panama and Morocco. Six have proactively played matches. Be that as it may, none have won. The rookies haven’t scored a solitary objective, truth be told.

So were the cynics right? Not precisely.

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