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FIFA president Gianni Infantino wants the next edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup to draw a billion TV viewers across the world.
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AAP
19 Sep 2017 - 10:28 PM  UPDATED 19 Sep 2017 - 10:28 PM

Infantino, who attended the official launch of the tournament that will be organised in France in 2019, said on Tuesday that the previous 2015 edition in Canada was watched by approximately 750 million viewers.

Speaking alongside French federation president Noel Le Graet and French Sports Minister Laura Flessel, Infantino said: "our goal is to reach one billion in France in 2019."

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The tournament, which will run from June 7 to July 7, will gather 24 teams in six groups.

France will kick off the event at the Parc des Princes in Paris, with the semifinals and final held in Lyon.

"It will be magnificent," Infantino said. "France is a great football nation for both men and women."

The United States women's national team are the current world champions.