TOP STORIES - Prize money for women's Euro 2022 doubled

23.09.2021 23:26 of D.B. TransferMarketWeb   see readings
TOP STORIES - Prize money for women's Euro 2022 doubled
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The prize money for the 2022 Women's European Championship in England has been quadrupled, according to UEFA, the continent's governing body for football.

The 16 qualified teams will split a total of 16 million euros (18.7 million dollars) in prize money, up from just eight million euros at the last Euro in the Netherlands in 2017.

"The financial distribution will include increased guaranteed amounts and performance-based bonuses for the group stage," UEFA said following a meeting of its executive committee in the Moldovan capital Chisinau.

Women's football is gaining traction as FIFA attempts to dramatically change the men's international schedule by holding the World Cup every two years, alternating with continental championships such as the Euro.

The Euro was supposed to be held in England this year, but it was postponed by a year to avoid conflicting with the men's Euro 2020, which had to be postponed by a year owing to the pandemic.