Fifa President Infantino says women should pick the right fights

Fifa president Gianni Infantino says women who “pick the right fights” can “convince us men what we have to do” to bring progress in women’s football.

The month-long Women’s World Cup concludes on Sunday when England face Spain in the final at Stadium Australia in Sydney.

Speaking in Sydney, Infantino said women must “push the door” to equality.

“With men, with Fifa, you will find open doors. Just push the doors,” he added.

With two matches still to play, including Saturday’s third place play-off between Sweden and Australia, the Women’s World Cup has been watched by a tournament record 1.85m fans inside stadiums.

“This World Cup generated over $570m in revenues, and so we broke even,” said Infantino.

“We didn’t lose any money and we generated the second highest income of any sport, besides of course the men’s World Cup, at a global stage.”

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