KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — The Women’s Globe Cup is obtaining 300% boost in prize revenue for this year’s tournament.
The $150 million fund for the very first 32-group tournament is a large enhance from the 24-group edition in 2019, and ten occasions what it was in 2015.
Some of that prize revenue will have to be devoted to paying players, FIFA president Gianni Infantino stated Thursday right after becoming re-elected by acclimation by way of 2027.
Infantino also once again expressed his anger with broadcasters for providing as well tiny for Television rights. He stated FIFA will not sell broadcast rights for the tournament in Australia and New Zealand at the rates presently becoming presented.
“Women deserve substantially, substantially extra than that and we are there to fight for them and with them,” he stated.
Female players worldwide have been fighting for equal spend and equal respect with men’s national teams, which includes the defending champion United States, Canada, France and Spain.
Infantino set a target of equal prize revenue for males and girls at their subsequent Globe Cups, in 2026 and 2027, respectively — a difficult job when the 32 men’s teams shared $440 million at final year’s Globe Cup in Qatar.
The FIFA president angrily targeted broadcasters, some of them public service channels funded by taxpayers, who he stated presented up to one hundred occasions much less for rights to the women’s tournament.
Infantino very first raised the problem in October in New Zealand, and insisted FIFA nonetheless would not sell at these rates with women’s soccer drawing audiences possibly 20-50% much less than for men’s games.
“Well, provide us 20% much less, 50% much less. But not one hundred% much less,” Infantino stated in closing remarks to the FIFA Congress. “That’s why we cannot do it.”
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