How much money will FIFA Women’s World Cup players earn? looking at new payment model, enormous prize money

The FIFA Women’s World Cup has already started on  July 20, with New Zealand vs Norway the debut match. This year’s edition is being hosted by two countries: Australia and New Zealand. It is the first time a tournament is being co-hosted by two countries ever since the inception of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 1991.

Since then, the women’s game has been growing and has received much coverage in recent years. And yet, they still have more to do in order to get the same recognition as the men. This includes better salary packages to help the players. The players playing at the FIFA Women’s World Cup would be paid according to a new model, along with better prize money in this year’s edition.

How much money will FIFA Women’s World Cup players earn?

Ahead of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, FIFA announced a new system of payment. According to FIFA’s website, every player participating in the competition will receive a guaranteed payment.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino summed it up by saying, “Under this unprecedented new distribution model, each individual player at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 can now fully rely on remuneration for their efforts as they progress through the tournament. The captain that ultimately lifts the iconic FIFA Women’s World Cup Trophy on August 20 in Sydney will receive USD 270,000, as will each of her 22 teammates.”

FIFA Women's World Cup winning players will each get USD 270,000

The champion’s team members will each receive $270,000, while the runners-up will get $195,000 per player. The 3rd and 4th place will receive $180,000 and $165,000 respectively. Up to the quarterfinals, they will receive $90,000, and if they get to the Round of 16, $60,000. And regardless of their performance, each team participating in the Group Stage will get $30,000.

What is the prize money for the winners, runner-up at FIFA Women’s World Cup?

Furthermore, each Participating Member Association will receive better prize money based on the performance of their team at the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

16 teams playing in the Group Stage that will not go further than that will each receive $1,560,000. $1,870,000 will be paid each to the 8 teams that will be eliminated in the Round of 16. The four quarterfinalists to be knocked out will each receive $2,180,000. The 4th place will receive $2,455,000, and the 3rd place will receive $2,610,000.

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Meanwhile, the association that will be the runners-up will get $3,015,000 and the eventual winners of the FIFA Women’s World Cup will get prize money worth $4,290,000.

The better prize money means that individual associations will get further incentives and funding to develop the women’s game.

These initiatives from FIFA show that the women’s game is quickly growing and it is definitely a step forward to help them. How well do you think this new initiative will help to boost women’s soccer? Don’t forget to share your thoughts with us in the comments.

Fazal Al Bashar

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Fazal is a passionate soccer aficionado, who when not discovering the latest soccer stories and rumors, indulges in playing FIFA all night. While he sucks at the sport, he knows the who and what in all things soccer-related.


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