Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is reportedly moving forward with a plan to guarantee every player at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, which is just 40 days away, at least $39,000.
“Details of FIFA’s pledge to financially compensate the 732 players who will compete at the Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand have been confirmed,” the Associated Press reported on Aug. 8.
In March, FIFA President Gianni Infantino announced at the organization’s 73rd Congress in Kigali, Rwanda, that he would increase the amount of prize money for the Women’s World Cup and ensure that some of it goes to the players.
FIFA has yet to follow up on that pledge on its website, but according to details seen by AP, about half of the $110 million in net prize money will go to players.
The amount of money that each player will receive is completely fixed, depending on their progress in each round.
So even if a team is eliminated in the group stage, each member of the 23-man roster will still receive $30,000 (about $39,144).
If they make it to the round of 16, the payout increases to $60,000 ($78,270) and $90,000 ($117,400) for the quarterfinals, according to sports media outlet The Athletic.
Players on the winning team receive $270,000 (about $352.2 million) per player and $195,000 (about $254.7 million) for the runners-up.
The move comes after the International Federation of Football Players’ Associations (FIFpro) demanded that FIFA retain at least 30 percent of the prize money distributed to players, AP reported. 스포츠토토
Kim Hoon-ki, secretary general of the Korea Professional Footballers’ Association (KPA), told Yonhap News Agency, “FIFA and FIFpro are in the process of finalizing negotiations. It’s virtually finalized,” Kim said.
“In a way, FIFA has set the ratio so that the national soccer associations cannot arbitrarily adjust the amount of money going to players,” he said.
A spokesperson for the KFA said, “We haven’t received any communication yet.”