Women’s World Cup will win over sceptics, says Infantino

FIFA President Gianni Infantino said women’s football has experienced incredible growth and is confident that the World Cup will win over sceptics of the women’s game.

The sport’s governing body expects two billion people to tune in for the 64-game tournament being co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand, with the event set to kick off in Auckland on Thursday.

“Many people who believe that women’s football is still not a great game, or it’s not so entertaining or it’s kind of a bad copy of men’s football or some stuff like that – well when they watch a game for the first time they will actually see that it’s a fantastic game,” said Infantino.