The Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has revealed that each player at the 2023 FIFA World Cup is to earn at least a guaranteed sum of $30,000.
The amount increases depending on how far teams go in the tournament, with the winners taking home $270,000 each. The Women’s World Cup is taking place in Australia and New Zealand from July 20 and August with 32 teams and the Super Falcons being one of the teams representing Africa.
The sum of rewards is a clear indication of the rise in popularity of women’s football in recent times and a response to the continued agitation for increased pay for female players.
The new development has been hailed by the global players’ union FIFPro, which praised FIFA for “listening to the voice of the players”.
“We have taken steps towards greater gender equity in our game at its highest levels.
“The legacy of this action is by the players, for the players, of both today and tomorrow,” FIFPro said.