The total prize income for this summer’s Women’s Globe Cup will jump to a lot more than $150 million — a figure that is nevertheless far under the $440 million guys received for the 2022 Globe Cup in Qatar.

Why it matters: The enhanced pool, announced by FIFA on Thursday, is more than 3 occasions larger than the 2019 women’s tournament and ten occasions larger than the 2015 tournament.

  • FIFA president Gianni Infantino mentioned the organization’s “ambition” is to have complete parity involving men’s and women’s prize income for the 2026 and 2027 Globe Cups.

Zoom in: The $150 million fund from FIFA will go toward prize income for teams, group preparation and payments to club added benefits, ESPN reports.

  • Some of the prize income need to be applied to spend players, Infantino mentioned.
  • “Ladies deserve considerably, considerably a lot more than that and we are there to fight for them and with them,” he mentioned.
  • Infantino also encouraged broadcasters to spend a lot more for the rights to air the upcoming Women’s Globe Cup.

Among the lines: Spend disparity involving guys and girls in soccer has been an ongoing concern in current years. The United States, Canada, France and Spain have all campaigned for equal spend with the men’s soccer teams.

  • The U.S. women’s national soccer group settled a gender-primarily based spend discrimination lawsuit with the US Soccer Federation for $24 million in February 2022.
  • The federation announced final May well that it will ensure equal spend for all competitions by means of collective bargaining agreements with each teams.
  • Beneath the agreement, the FIFA prize income from the men’s and women’s Globe Cup matches will be pooled and then divided equally involving the members of each teams.

Go deeper: U.S. soccer teams officially sign equal spend agreements

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