"They back the team in a very strong way and have pushed the game, not only in our country but around the world, to a level that without us, we wouldn't be here in the world game", she said.
The pink-haired Rapinoe has been one of the stars of the World Cup on and off the field, although she missed her team's 2-1 semi-final win over England due to a hamstring injury.
Infantino has also proposed a Club World Cup for women, which he hopes can start "as soon as possible".
"There was a before and there will be an after the World Cup but it is up to us to seize the opportunity and do something about it", added Infantino, who last month was re-elected for a second four-year term in charge of world football's governing body.
It will be staged on the same day as the finals of the men's Copa América in Rio de Janeiro between Brazil and Peru and CONCACAF Gold Cup in Chicago where the U.S. are set to meet Mexico. "We should double (the women's prize money) now and then use that number to double it or quadruple it for the next time".
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But women's teams earn significantly less for competing at the women's showpiece.
"And now we all play for a quite well-established women's football club and seeing that change over the last ten years has been wonderful".
"I actually believe the gap between continents in women's football is less than in men's", Infantino said.
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An overall contribution of $50 million was made for this year's tournament, which included doubling the prize money from $15 million to $30 million. I was impressed at this World Cup, for example, from the African countries. "But we helped. And I hope these persons who have committed these frightful crimes will be held accountable to justice". FIFA TV created a video to introduce the world football museum, while a Hyundai Worldwide video offers background on the art creation. "We don't need all that money in Swiss banks", Infantino said. "And I will certainly ask that some of it will be reallocated for the development of women's football". "So I think that they do deserve a tremendous amount of credit for that, and we'll continue to nudge them forward".
"I think we have to say that the WWC is an extraordinary platform to promote women's equality, to promote all sorts of topics that can discussed in different kinds of forums".