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Fifa will unlock $ 500 million for women's football

Fifa joins the acts with the speeches regarding the feminine football. The highest authority in world football will release 500 million dollars (449 million euros) of its reserves to develop women's football in the next four years, a decision that must still be approved Thursday, October 24 at the Council of the instance to Shanghai, AFP learned from several sources close to the Council. Of the $ 2.7 billion (€ 2.4 billion) reserve FIFA, 500 million (449 million euros) will be used in the next four years to invest in women's football, in addition to the half billion already provided for in the current budget.


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To increase the possibilities of competitions for women, Fifa will also begin a reflection on the creation of a Women's World League for the selections – on the model developed in men by the UEFA especially for the League of Nations – with regional divisions, promotions and relegations, as well as the establishment of a Women's Club World Cup and the development of tournaments for youth categories. The creation or not of these competitions will be decided in March 2020.


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Beyond the investment on its own funds, Fifa also wishes to better value the contracts signed for the next Women's World Cup, which will take place in 2023: “Fifa plans to renegotiate the contracts of the Women's World Cup, to offer much higher premiums” to the players, details to AFP another source close to the Council. After the Mondial, Gianni Infantino stated that he was determined to continue his expansion plans for the next tournament, calling the 2019 vintage “Best Women's World Cup in History”. FIFA has already announced that the number of teams participating in the World Cup-2023 will increase from 24 to 32.

The FIFA president has also proposed doubling the envelope for players at the next Women's World Cup, which will increase by 30 million dollars (27 million euros) in 2019 (an amount that had already doubled by compared to 2015), to 60 million in 2023 (54 million euros). In comparison, FIFA distributed $ 400 million (€ 359 million) in premiums for the 2018 World Men's, an envelope that will increase by 40 million for the World-2022 (€ 36 million).

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