Women's FIFA World Cup trophy

The Women’s FIFA World Cup trophy was unveiled at the 73rd FIFA Congress held at the UK Arena in Kigali, Rwanda, on 16 March 2023. REUTERS/Jean Bizimana

KIGALI – Prize money for the 2023 Women’s World Cup will be $150 million, 10 times the amount in 2015 and three times the amount in 2019, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said in his closing speech at the 73rd FIFA Congress on Thursday.

However, this figure is still well below the total of $440 million in prize money awarded at the men’s World Cup held in Qatar last year.

“For the first time ever, a certain portion of this payout that should go mainly to football development, but a certain portion of it has to go to the players (I’m planning),” Infantino said in announcing Step. Two of his three-step plan.

Infantino said Step One would be equal conditions and services for all men and women playing in a World Cup.

“This will already be a reality for the Cup in 2023, the same conditions as in the ’22 World Cup, the players and technical staff in the Women’s World Cup in ’23.”

She said Step Three will be the most complex and will include a specific marketing strategy for the women’s game.

“Our mission is to achieve equality in payouts for the 2026 men and 2027 women World Cups.”


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