By Press Association
Published: 00:03 BST, 1 August 2019 | Updated: 00:05 BST, 1 August 2019
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.