Despite growing popularity, domestic women's football has struggled to sustain itself across the world. So, what's ailing the sport?
Fifa estimates that more than 750 million television viewers watched at least 60 seconds of action during the 2015 women’s World Cup in Canada. The final between the US and Japan was the most watched soccer match (men’s or women’s) in US television history, with 25.4 million tuning in. Soccer is widely considered a women’s sport stateside, so perhaps these figures aren’t so surprising, especially as this was the US’s first World Cup win in 16 years.