UEFA doubles the stake.

The 16 teams gathered in England for the final phase of Euro 2022 (July 6 to 31) will share 16 million euros, against 8 million euros during Euro 2017 in the Netherlands.

The European body made the announcement on Thursday.

For the details of the distribution, we will have to wait a little longer.

But it will provide a minimum amount before registering any point, then “performance-based bonuses”.

In addition, and “for the first time”, UEFA will donate 4.5 million euros to clubs releasing their internationals “for their contribution to the success of the event”.

🏆 Prize money will be doubled for next summer's @UEFAWomensEURO!

The #UEFAExCo confirmed the 16 qualified teams will share a total € 16 million, up from € 8 million in 2017.

Clubs releasing players will also receive a total € 4.5 million for the first time. # WEURO2022

- UEFA (@UEFA) September 23, 2021

By way of comparison, the 24 participants in the last men's Euro, won by Italy, had split 331 million euros - an amount lowered by UEFA in early May due to limited ticket revenues by the pandemic.

Calendar concerns

The development of women's football is one of the indirect challenges of the overhaul of the international men's calendar driven by Fifa, which advocates a World Cup every two years, alternating with continental tournaments.

However, the final stages for men were until now confined to even years - excluding pandemic -, which avoided competing with those of women's tournaments in odd years.


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