Women’s World Cup, all players will have a prize of at least 30 thousand dollars

The 23 players of the title-winning team will each receive 270,000

Each player in the Women’s World Cup will receive at least $30,000 from FIFA, and the 23 players on the title-winning team will each receive $270,000. The details confirmed by FIFA on Wednesday fulfill a promise made in March to financially reward 732 players who will take part in the tournament hosted by Australia and New Zealand from July 20 to August 20, the Washington Post reported. It means more than half of FIFA’s total prize pool of $110 million will be paid to players from the 32 teams. Players from the 16 teams who do not advance from the group stage will still be guaranteed to receive $30,000, plus the annual salary many receive from their clubs. Fifa said it was making “a huge investment in women’s football and, for the first time ever, we are guaranteeing prize money for players”.

The figure of 110 million is more than three times the prize money of 30 million paid by FIFA at the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France. FIFA president Gianni Infantino told the annual congress in Rwanda that the money should go directly to the players. Players’ union FifPro had challenged Fifa to guarantee a “global guarantee” that 30% of the prize money would go to the players. “Players are united behind simple but concrete demands for greater professionalisation of the FIFA Women’s World Cup,” FifPro said in March. The 16 nations that exit the group stage will receive a total of $2.25m from FIFA: $690,000 in players’ fees and $1,560,000 for the federation. FIFA will also pay $10.5 million to the nation that wins the title. Most of that, $6.21 million, will be distributed among players, with the remaining $4.29 million going to the federation.

Infantino has set a goal of equal prize money for men and women at the upcoming World Cups in 2026 and 2027, respectively. The 32 national associations whose teams played at the 2022 Men’s World Cup in Qatar shared $440m in prize money.