UEFA has approved an increase in the amount distributed to participating teams for the UEFA European Women’s Championship in England in 2022.
The 16 qualifying teams will share a total of € 16 million, which is double the total prize money of € 8 million given out at the tournament in 2017, which took place in the Netherlands.
The financial distribution will include increased guaranteed amounts and performance-based bonuses for the group stage.
The tournament was originally scheduled for 2021 but has been postponed due to the postponement of the European Men’s Championship and the Tokyo Olympics due to the pandemic.
England will host the tournament in 10 stadiums from July 6 to 31 next year and the final will be played at Wembley.
🏆 The premiums will be doubled for next summer @UEFAWomenEURO!
The #UEFAExCo confirmed that the 16 qualified teams will share a total of 16 million euros, against 8 million euros in 2017.
Clubs releasing players will also receive a total of € 4.5million for the first time.# WEURO2022
– UEFA (@UEFA) September 23, 2021
In addition, the UEFA Executive Committee approved for the first time the introduction of a club benefit program, making a significant total amount of € 4.5 million available to reward European clubs. releasing players for the UEFA Women’s Euro finals for their contribution to the success of the event.
The European football governing body has made this change as part of its women’s football strategy, Time For Action, to ensure that more money is distributed in women’s football.
The UEFA Executive Committee met in Chisinau, Moldova on Wednesday, and full details of the financial distribution program will be available in the coming days.