The total prize pool for this summer’s Women’s Planet Cup will jump to additional than $150 million – nonetheless far under the $440 million the males received for the 2022 Planet Cup in Qatar.

Why it matters: The elevated quantity, announced by FIFA on Thursday, is additional than 3 occasions that of the 2019 women’s tournament and ten occasions that of the 2015 tournament.

  • FIFA president Gianni Infantino stated it was the organization’s “ambition” to have complete parity involving men’s and women’s awards for the 2026 and 2027 Planet Cups.

Zoom in: The $150 million fund from FIFA will go toward prize dollars for teams, group preparation and club advantages, reports ESPN.

  • Component of the prize dollars really should be employed to spend the players, Infantino stated.
  • “Ladies deserve a lot, a lot additional than that and we are right here to fight for them and with them,” he stated.
  • Infantino also encouraged broadcasters to spend additional for the rights to broadcast the upcoming Women’s Planet Cup.

Amongst the lines: The spend gap involving males and females in football has been an ongoing trouble in current years. The United States, Canada, France and Spain have pushed for equal spend with men’s soccer teams.

  • The U.S. women’s national soccer group settled a gender discrimination lawsuit with the U.S. Soccer Federation for $24 million in February 2022.
  • The federation announced final Could that it would make certain equal wages for all competitions via collective bargaining agreements with each teams.
  • Below the agreement, FIFA prize dollars from the men’s and women’s Planet Cup matches will be pooled and then divided equally involving members of each teams.

Deeper: American football teams officially sign equal spend contracts

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