In April women’s football found itself dragged into an almighty row over the prospect of a European Super League when it appeared as a footnote to a lengthy statement about the men’s game.
It was a perfect illustration of why women’s football should map out its own future, rather than replicate the path of the men’s game, to give itself the best chance of avoiding turmoil down the line.
Only six months later another controversial idea regarding the future of the sport has implications for the women’s game too: the idea of a biennial World Cup. This time Fifa has recognised that a hastily added line to a proposal surrounding the men’s game will not suffice.
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