"The majority of the games have been fantastic games", Infantino said.
USA coach Jill Ellis said of Rapinoe: 'Megan was built for these moments - built to be a spokesperson for these moments. "It will be the defining image of this World Cup, which, despite the Europeans" emergence, remains in American hands after Rose Lavelle added a brilliant second eight minutes after Rapinoe's penalty.
On Saturday Rapinoe said "so much of what we have to shoulder all of the time is heavy", explaining that the football pitch gave United States of America players a chance to "be free", which is something not all who protest are afforded.
The FIFA Council was due to make the pick in March but Infantino said Friday the bidding process might have to be re-opened after revealing plans to expand the tournament from 24 to 32 teams.
That growth starts with expanding the Women's World Cup from 24 to 32 teams.
On the expansion of the women's tournament, Infantino said: "We have already more than doubled the prize money for the World Cup this year, but we will double it again for the next World Cup - I am very confident that we can do that". Which other event except for the men's World Cup can unit one billion people around the world to watch? Former American players joined the current generation on the field for the postgame celebration. Despite falling out in group stage, the quartet would without doubt benefit from their World Cup debut. "I mean, we're making a World Cup in Qatar happen". I think it's just because they've got a world name for themselves and a lot of people know them. We don't need all this money in the Swiss banks.
"We have to create a base at the grassroots level", he said. "I think so much of what we have to shoulder all the time is heavy".More news: Shaun Marsh ruled out of WC with fractured arm
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In the U.S., all of Twitter's top-10 trending topics in the aftermath were about the game, according to a company executive. He also spoke of wanting to create an global women's league, with promotion and relegation like the Nations League in the men's game, to improve competitiveness in the World Cup.
She also called for action from the US Soccer Federation (USFF), with the players in Jill Ellis' team having taken legal action against the governing body earlier this year over pay disparity and working conditions.
'What can we do to support the leagues around the world?
"It's awful", said former American midfielder Aly Wagner, now Fox's lead World Cup match analyst.
"Then it was a little bit put on the side because we didn't have an worldwide match calendar for women's football and we have that now", Infantino said.
It is within that context that the debate over the future of women's football will take place.
In a statement, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said "the confidence, grit, and perseverance of the United States women's national soccer team (serves) as an inspiration to all who watch them", and that they'd be welcomed to the city with a parade on July 10.