FIFA boss Gianni Infantino and Secretary General Fatma Samoura earn more money than the winners of FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 will make this year. As per FIFA’s governance report 2018, both these two received a total $4,071,134 USD meanwhile champions of women’s world cup to get 4$ million USD as prize money.
According FIFA report, Gianni Infantino earned base salary of 1.98 USD million meanwhile he also received a variable salary of 555,000 USD. FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura got 1.34 million USD as base salary meanwhile she made 195,000$ as variable wage.
Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) Deputy CEO Kathryn Gill said on the report that there is nothing wrong for FIFA to share a fair amount of profit when the football’s biggest governing council invests billions of men’s and women’s world cup tournaments.
“There is simply no basis for the incredible gap that exists between FIFA’s investment in the World Cup for men and the World Cup for women. If FIFA can elect to allocate millions upon millions to their Executives from the billions in dollars they generate, then there is absolutely nothing preventing them from allocating a fair share of that to invest in national associations and players who are taking women’s football to greater heights by the day,” Gill said in a release.
The prize money, FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 champions will make is 4 Million USD and this amount will go to respective federation first and then it will be passed to 23 players squad after making negotiations to it. Runners-up in France will receive $2.6 million meanwhile semi-finalists to bag from $1.6 million to 2 million USD.
“That the entire women’s game is valued at below 2.5% of FIFA’s profits over a 4-year World Cycle demonstrates that FIFA is not serious about living up to the gender equality principles it pronounces in its Statutes nor making football the number one sport for women across the world.”
Hence it is cleared that there is so much gap in the prize money distribution for women’s world cup championship and FIFA will look to make things more balanced between gender equality in upcoming years.