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FIFA President Gives Boost to Women’s World Cup with Increased Financial Prizes


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Swiss Gianni Infantino, re-elected president of the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) by acclamation, announced an increase in financial prizes for the 2023 Women’s World Cup.

In his closing remarks at the 73rd annual conference of the International Federation of Football Associations on Thursday, Infantino said prizes for the 2023 Women’s World Cup will be $150 million, 10 times more than in 2015 and 3 times more than in 2015. 2019 edition.

However, this figure is still far from the total prize money of the Men’s World Cup in Qatar of $440 million last year.

While this will be a first for women, Infantino wants some of that money to go to the players.

Infantino said: “Which we also want to do, but we didn’t decide that since we only discussed it internally, we should set aside some of that money and I mean some of it for the female players in addition to the part for the federation.” in order to invest in football for boys or girls”.

Infantino added that $110 million of that money will be in prize money, while the remaining $42 million will be allocated as seed money to clubs whose players participate in the tournament.

The prize pool is the second step of a three-step plan announced by Infantino.

The first step will be access to equal conditions and services, such as accommodation and flights, for all players playing in the World Cup.

In this regard, he said: “This will indeed be true for the 2023 World Cup and the same conditions for the 2022 Men’s World Cup will apply to the players and technical staff of the 2023 Women’s World Cup.”

The women’s teams will have special rally camps for the World Cup final, which opens on July 20 in New Zealand and Australia.

The third step is to achieve wage parity in the men’s and women’s world championships in their next editions in 2026 and 2027 respectively, but Infantino said that would be “the most difficult”.

And in October last year, 150 players turned to FIFA with a request for equal conditions during the Women’s World Cup.

Source: agencies

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