March 25, 2023 7:37 am

(CNN) The prize income for the 2023 FIFA Women’s Planet Cup will improve by 300% to $150 million, FIFA President Gianni Infantino told delegates at the 73rd FIFA Congress in Kigali, Rwanda on Thursday.

Although the Women’s Planet Cup prize income is now 3 occasions the 2019 figure and ten occasions much more than in 2015, prior to when Infantino became FIFA president, it is nevertheless significantly decrease than the $440 million total prize income awarded at the men’s Planet Cup in Qatar final year.

Infantino produced the prize income announcement in his closing remarks at the FIFA Congress, hailing an “historic journey for women’s football and for equality” that “will lead us to a path to equal spend.”

“For the initially time ever, I (program to) dedicate a particular portion of this payment, which primarily has to go to football improvement, but a particular portion of that really should go of course to the players,” Infantino stated, in announcing step two of his 3-step program.

Step one particular, Infantino stated, “will be equal situations and solutions for all guys and girls playing at a Planet Cup,” a reference to provisions such as accommodation and flights.

“This will be a reality currently for the Cup in 2023, the similar situations for the Planet Cup (in) ’22 will be for the players and coaching employees in the Women’s Planet Cup in ’23,” the 52-year-old Infantino stated.

Infantino delivers his closing remarks at the FIFA Congress in Kigali.

He added that step 3 “will be the most difficult one particular” and “would incorporate a committed promoting approach for the women’s game.”

“Our mission will be in a position to have equality in payments for (the) 2026 men’s and 2027 women’s Planet Cups,” Infantino stated.

Final year, the United States Women’s National Group (USWNT) earned much more income — $six.five million — from its male equivalent reaching the knockout stages of Qatar 2022 than it did from winning Planet Cup tournaments in 2015 and 2019.

‘Actions and not just words’

According to Reuters, Infantino also criticized broadcasters for providing in between ten and one hundred occasions significantly less income for the Women’s Planet Cup than for the men’s tournament.

“FIFA is stepping up with actions and not just words,” he stated. “However, this is not the case with every person across the sector. Broadcasters and sponsors have to do much more.”

Infantino also promised that FIFA will create record revenues of $11 billion by the finish of the subsequent monetary cycle in 2026.

In a statement on Thursday, FIFPRO, soccer’s international players’ union, stated it celebrates the progress produced by FIFA in light of the prize income improve, which it stated marks a step towards “higher equity and equality” in the sector.

Australia and New Zealand will co-host the 2023 Women’s Planet Cup, which runs from July 20 till August 20.

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