- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 10, 2015

ZURICH (AP) - FIFA is aiming to launch a Women’s Club World Cup competition in 2017.

A FIFA task force for women’s football set the target Tuesday. The plan could be approved at a March 19-20 meeting of the FIFA executive committee, which includes task force chairwoman Moya Dodd of Australia.

An elite competition would give incentives to clubs, member federations and confederations to develop women’s football, FIFA says in a statement.

FIFA has pledged to use World Cup profits to double funding for women’s football through 2018.

The men’s Club World Cup, played each December, features the champion from each of FIFA’s six confederations, plus the host country’s league winner.

Real Madrid won the latest edition in Morocco.

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