FIFA Expands its Budget for Women’s Football for the Next 4 Years
The governing body of football will seek to increase the practice of women’s football in the world and organize new competitions.
This Thursday, within the framework of the FIFA Council held in Shanghai, China, the FIFA senior leadership led by its president Gianni Infantino agreed to expand the budget for the development of women’s football for the next 4 years.
For the 2019-2022 cycle, FIFA will invest 1,000 million dollars, as an addition to the budget approved in the last FIFA Congress of 500 million dollars, which will be used to strengthen seed programs such as FIFA Forward for football federations that They are not strong within this discipline and the creation of new female skills.
Among Infantino’s plans regarding women’s football are: a possible women’s club world cup, which could be organized in two years with a scheme similar to the men’s tournament held annually since 2005; In addition to a Women’s World League and the extension of the next 2023 World Cup to 32 teams that was unanimously approved by FIFA.
By 2020, FIFA will hold the U-20 women’s World Cup in Nigeria and the U-17 World Cup in India. Both competitions will take place after the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics.
At the same time, Conmebol announced dates and venues of the qualifying tournaments for both World Cups. The U-20 South American will be held in Argentina from March 4 to 22, while the U-17 tournament will be held again in Venezuela from April 15 to May 3.
Colombia Will Close its Year with Friendlies Against Argentina
Those directed by Nelson Abadía will be measured by the albiceleste team on November 9 and 12 in Buenos Aires.
On Tuesday, the Colombian Football Federation announced the last call of the year of the women’s team that will play two friendly on FIFA against their counterpart from Argentina in Buenos Aires on November 9 and 12. So far, the scenarios for the realization of both matches have not been confirmed.
The coffee coach, Nelson Abadía, summoned 21 soccer players, most of them a U-20 base that will begin their preparation for the South American of the category that will be held in Argentina from March 4 to 22, a qualifier for the Nigeria World Cup.
Four experienced soccer players join the squad that will begin concentration on October 31 at the sports headquarters of the FCF in Bogotá: Daniela Caracas, Daniela Arias, Daniela Montoya, and Diana Ospina. With this friendly, it will be the third double and last of the year 2019, since the first one played against Peru last April with two victories in Lima, and the next one was against Chile in May with a victory and a draw in Santiago.
Several soccer players of the Cali America, recent champion of the 2019 Women’s League, will make their debut with the absolute selection, among which are: Natalia Giraldo, Kelly Caicedo, Gisela Robledo, and Linda Caicedo.