Women’s World Cup: Each Super Falcons player To Earn £24,000 As £122M Prize Money To Be Paid Directly To Players

Fifa will guarantee a minimum payment of £24,000 per player, for participating in the group stages of the competition, with the winners earning nine times more.

Fifa will directly pay players at next month’s Women’s World Cup for the first time, with each of the 23 squad members of the winning side going home with £217,000.

In a significant step forward for the female game, individuals competing at the tournament in Australia and New Zealand will be guaranteed to take home £24,000, with that sum rising the further their team progresses.

Given that the average global salary for a women’s footballer is $14,000 (£11,300), as highlighted in Fifa’s 2022 benchmarking report, some players could make more money in a fortnight than they earn in an entire season for their clubs.

Fifpro, the players’ union, hailed the move as “tremendous global collective action by over 150 national team players” but the money is still a fraction of the individual payments enjoyed by male players at a World Cup.

This summer’s Women’s World Cup will have a record amount of prize money of $152 million (£122 million) and although that represents a 300 per cent increase from the 2019 edition, it is still only around a third of $440 million (£353 million) prize pot at the men’s World Cup in Qatar.

Breakdown of FIFA prize money allocations for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

  • Group stage
    US$30,000
  • Round of 16
    US$60,000
  • Quarter-final
    US$90,000
  • 4th place
    US$165,000
  • 3rd place
    US$180,000
  • 2nd place
    US$195,000
  • Winners
    US$270,000

Credit: The Telegraph

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