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FIFA seek to build on 'astounding success' of Women's World Cup by expanding to 32-team tournament from 2023 The FIFA Council unanimously agreed to expand the number of teams The proposal will take part with immediate effect from the 2023 tournament United States claimed record fourth World Cup win by beating Holland in France

By Press Association

Published: 00:03 BST, 1 August 2019 | Updated: 00:05 BST, 1 August 2019

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The 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup will be expanded to a 32-team tournament.

The FIFA Council unanimously agreed on Wednesday to a proposal to expand the number of teams taking part from 24 to 32, with immediate effect from the next edition of the tournament.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino said: 'The astounding success of this year's FIFA Women's World Cup in France made it very clear that this is the time to keep the momentum going and take concrete steps to foster the growth of women's football.

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