The Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand was the ninth edition, and it introduced some important changes. Both countries co-hosted the matches in ten stadiums across nine cities. For the first time, 32 teams competed, including eight new teams like Haiti, the Republic of Ireland, and Zambia, adding excitement to the competition. A significant development was the historic payments awarded to participants. The prize money was increased to $110 million, nearly three times more than in 2019, and every player received compensation based on their team’s progress. These increased payments showed progress in recognizing and supporting female footballers. FIFA’s new payment model aimed for fairness and universality, with FIFPRO hoping for more progress in women’s professional football.

This Women’s World Cup was groundbreaking with its co-hosting arrangement and new teams. It provided football fans with an unforgettable event, and the world watched eagerly to see the next champion. This historic tournament captured the hearts of millions worldwide and showed the importance of women’s football on the global stage.