By David Owen
August 31 – FIFA invested almost twice as considerably in final year’s Women’s Globe Cup in France as in the tournament’s prior edition in Canada in 2015.
Costs attributed to France 2019 amounted to $156.9 million. This compares with much less than $82 million allocated to Canada 2015.
The most current figure is incorporated in FIFA’s newly-published 2019 annual report.
Costs linked with the 24-group competitors, which was won for the fourth time by the United States, had been also far larger than for other FIFA events in 2019.
Of these, the beneath-17 Globe Cup in Brazil was the most high-priced at $26 million. This was followed by the beneath-20 Globe Cup in Poland at $23.eight million and the Club Globe Cup in Qatar at $22.1 million. The 2019 eWorld Cup price FIFA $five.six million, when the Beach Soccer Globe Cup in Paraguay price just $five.five million.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino designated 2019 in the report as “undeniably the year of women” for FIFA.
As underlined in the new document, Infantino has proposed “doubling (at least)” the prize revenue for the subsequent Women’s Globe Cup.
As explained in the report, prize revenue for France 2019 was doubled to $30 million, “on best of which $11.five million was paid to participating member associations as preparation revenue, and $eight.five million was shared with clubs beneath the Club Advantages Programme”.
The subsequent Women’s Globe Cup is scheduled to be staged in Australia and New Zealand in 2023, with an expanded field of 32 teams.
The Australia-New Zealand bid beat the only other contender, Colombia, by 22 votes to 13 in a vote of the FIFA Council in June.
It has been proposed to hold the competitors from July ten to August 20, with the opening game in Auckland and the final in Sydney.
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