In a speech delivered at the FIFA Women’s Football Convention, FIFA President Gianni Infantino praised the success of the ninth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. He described it as the “best and greatest and biggest” yet, highlighting the decision to increase the prize money and expand the tournament to 32 teams. Despite initial concerns about the cost and revenue generation, the World Cup managed to generate over 570 million U.S. dollars, breaking even and becoming the second highest income-generating sporting event after the men’s World Cup. Infantino acknowledged the disparity in prize money between the men’s and women’s World Cups, but encouraged women to continue pushing for equality beyond equal pay during the tournament. He also defended the choice of Australia and New Zealand as hosts, as well as the tournament’s expansion, against critics who doubted its success. The World Cup final will be held in Sydney, with England and Spain competing for the title.