PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the FIFA meetings ahead of the Women’s World Cup (all times local):
FIFA President Gianni Infantino says fans will see “an explosion of women’s football” when the World Cup opens on Friday.
Infantino has told the leaders of FIFA’s 211 national federations that “it’s your job to organize women’s football.”
Those members will re-elect Infantino by acclamation on Wednesday for a fresh four-year term.
FIFA has increased the representation of women in the president’s first three years in charge. Infantino hired FIFA’s first female secretary general, Fatma Samoura of Senegal.
Infantino says women now hold one in five of FIFA’s committee seats.
He says “only