Gianni Infantino, the president of FIFA, announced that the budget for women football would multiply by two on October 24, 2019. In addition, to develop women’s football, FIFA will invest one billion dollars in the next four years.
In addition to developing tournaments for youth, FIFA also would research the proposal to set up the International Women’s Football Association and organize the World Cup for women football clubs. Whether or not these contests will be made will be decided on March 2020.
The FIFA president also proposed increasing twofold the prize for women players at the Women World Cup in 2023 with an increase from $ 30 million(2019) to $ 60 million (2013).
In addition to the investment from its own fund, FIFA also wants to enhance the value of the contracts signed for the 2023 Women’s World Cup. “FIFA plans to renegotiate the contracts of the Women World Cup in order to provide a better bonus for female players. ”- according to AFP news agency of French.
FIFA’s changes are due to requests for equal rights from female players. In the past, female players were always more disadvantaged than male players in terms of salaries and bonuses in tournaments.
In the final of the Women’s World Cup 2019, which took place on July 7, the entire stadium shouted slogans for equality for female players.
Earlier, on March 8, International Women’s Day, 28 women from the US national football team filed a lawsuit in a Los Angeles court to sue their Football Association.