Women's World Cup

FIFA stands by its decision for gender equality for World Cup

FIFA secretary general Fatma Samoura - and head of women's football New Zealander Sarai Bareman - are in Sydney this week to check on preparations for the tournament that is now just 72 days away.

Their visit coincides with last-minute negotiations between FIFA and the broadcasters of five big European countries - England, Germany, Italy, France and Spain - which president Gianni Infantino has repeatedly criticised for offering "10 to 100 times less" to broadcast the Women's World Cup, compared with the men's.