ZURICH, Switzerland -- FIFA rejected a proposal for 24 teams
at the 2001 Women's World Cup, keeping the number at 16.
FIFA's executive committee said Friday that more teams in
Germany would dilute the quality of play. Another proposal for 20
teams was rejected.
Theo Zwanziger, president of the German soccer federation, said
the next step would be to decide which cities will host the 32
"Three to four games per city seems appropriate," Zwanziger
said. "I think we will be able to present our World Cup locations
in the fall."
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