UEFA has doubled
prize money for the 2022 Women’s European Championship in England, the
continent’s governing body for football announced on Thursday.
The 16 qualified teams will share a total of 16 million
euros ($18.7m), 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
The development of women’s football is in the spotlight amid
pushes by FIFA to radically reshape the men’s international calendar by staging
the World Cup every two years, alternating with continental championships like
That threatens to have a negative impact on women’s
The Euro in England was due to be staged this year but was
put back by 12 months to avoid clashing with the men’s Euro 2020, after the
pandemic forced it to be postponed by 12 months.
The Netherlands won the 2017 European Championship on home
Euro 2022 will be played from July 6 to 31 at 10 venues
across England, with the final at Wembley.
The draw will take place in Manchester on October 28.