The Uefa Executive Committee has approved a substantial increase of prize money available to teams for the women’s European Championship in 2022.
The 16 qualified teams will share a total of €16 million, double the amount of the total prize money of €8 million distributed at Uefa Women’s Euro 2017 in the Netherlands.
England will host the tournament from 6-31 July 2022.
The competition was originally set for this year but was rescheduled in order to make way for the delayed men’s European Championship and Tokyo Olympics.
🏆 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
“The financial distribution will include increased guaranteed amounts and performance-based bonuses for the group stage,” read the Uefa statement.
Meanwhile, the Executive Committee also approved the introduction of a club benefits programme, for the first time, making available a significant total amount of €4.5 million to reward European clubs releasing players for the Uefa Women’s Euro final tournament for their contribution to the success of the event.
The final of this tournament will be played at Wembley Stadium on 31 July 2022.
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