Women’s World Cup prize money will equal men’s tournament by 2027, says FIFA | world news

Gianni Infantino has announced FIFA’s intention to get equal prize money by the 2027 Women’s World Cup.

The money would then correspond to the 2026 Men’s World Cup, the FIFA President announced.

The Women’s World Cup prize money stands at $110 million for this year’s tournament, up from $30 million in 2019.

There will also be an additional $40 million for team preparation and for clubs releasing players.

At last year’s Men’s World Cup in Qatar, the prize money offered was $440 million.

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Earlier, Sky News reported that FIFA were working on improving wages and conditions for Women’s World Cup players.

An agreement has been reached around the Fifa Congress taking place in Kigali, Rwanda.

Concerns have been raised by players over pre-tournament prize money disparities in Australia and New Zealand later this year.

While the prize pool for the Men’s World Cup in Qatar last year was $440m (£365m+), the money to be split between the teams is $60m (nearly £50m pounds sterling) in the women’s tournament.

The Women’s World Cup has also added teams since France 2019 with 32 finalists instead of 24 – including European champions England.

The players lobbied their global union FIFPRO to push FIFA for equal pay.

FIFA’s cash reserves have grown to $4 billion.

Gianni Infantino was re-elected FIFA President for a further four-year term at the congress of the governing body of 211 member associations.

He was first elected president in 2016.


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