FIFPro Statement on Women's World Cup prize money

Press Release

26th October 2018

FIFPro notes the willingness of FIFA to increase prize money for the Women’s World Cup and make structural improvements to support women’s football.

However, despite these changes football remains even further from the goal of equality for all World Cup players regardless of gender.

In reality, the changes actually signify an increase in the gap between men’s and women’s prize money. This regressive trend appears to contravene FIFA’s statutory commitment to gender equality.

Football, as the world’s biggest sport, has a fundamental role to play in wider society to show that women are valued in the same way as men.

We strongly support our members, women’s national-team players in multiple countries, who have written to FIFA in recent days expressing their dismay about the distribution of prize money.

Together with FIFA, under the terms of our cooperation agreement, we are committed to ensuring more progressive steps are taken to accelerate women’s football towards equality.

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