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Morgan says investment must coincide with World Cup plan

Alex Morgan said increased investment in the women's game must be part of any plan for a biennial World Cup. Morgan, a star on the U.S. women's national team, is part of a FIFA technical advisory group announced this week that is looking into a proposal to stage the World Cup every two years. “We looked at not only the financial part of it when it comes to the World Cup, but also increasing the number of federations that have women’s teams that play year-round, not only play in qualifiers once every four years -- or possibly in the future once every two years,” Morgan said. “So how do we continue to incentivize and put more money into the women’s game? That’s a huge piece of it as well, I don’t think you can have one without the other. You can’t have a biannual World Cup without addressing the financial piece.”

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