FIFA contemplates Women’s Club World Cup

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Nairobi -  FIFA, world football governing body, is examining the possibility of introducing a Women’s Club World Cup.

The proposal was floated at the first meeting of the FIFA Task Force for Women’s Football which was chaired by co-opted FIFA Executive Committee member and former Australia international, Moya Dodd.

The men’s Club World Cup was founded in 2000 and the intercontinental competition has been contested every year since 2005 with European champion, Bayern Munich, overcoming home favourite, Raja Casablanca, to take the 2013 title in Morocco, FIFA said on its website.

BRAZIL, Costa do Sauipe : Fifa president Joseph Blatter gestures during a press conference in Costa do Sauipe, state of Bahia, Brazil on December 3, 2013. The 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil final draw will take place December 6. AFP PHOTO

Fifa president Joseph Blatter gestures during a press conference. AFP PHOTO

Elsewhere at the meeting, which analysed FIFA’s strategy for women’s football in the short and long term, issues of governance, development, marketing, communications and gender equality came under the microscope.

The outcome and proposals of the task force will be presented to the FIFA Committee for Women’s Football and the Women’s World Cup at its next meeting on Feb. 13.

“We are well on track after a very constructive first meeting,’’ Dodd said.

“We now need to implement our proposals and work to bring our views and ideas into reality.

“FIFA must be the engine of women’s football development and the task force will do its best to succeed in its mission.’’

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