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Women's soccer: European Championship participants will receive double that amount at European Championship 2022


16 million euros for 16 teams: The European Football Association has increased the premiums for the European Women's Championship. The clubs that are withdrawing should also benefit in the future.

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The DFB women at the international match in Cottbus


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At its meeting in Chisinau, Moldova, the UEFA Executive Committee decided to double the financial distributions to the participants in the European Women's Championship.

Accordingly, the 16 teams qualified for the 2022 finals in England will receive a total of 16 million euros.

At the EM 2017 in the Netherlands, half of this sum was paid out with eight million euros.

As the European Association also announced, a new distribution code was also adopted, which provides for higher guaranteed amounts and performance-related bonus payments for the group phase. In addition, the Executive Committee approved a club distribution program for the first time. According to this, Uefa is making a total of 4.5 million euros available for those clubs that will post players for the finals in the coming year.

For comparison: For the men's tournament, which was postponed this summer, Uefa had reduced the prize money due to the pandemic.

And yet there was more to earn for the 24 teams than at any previous European Championship finals: In total, the prize money was 331 million euros, 30 million more than at the 2016 European Championship in France, in which 24 nations had participated for the first time.

Before the corona crisis, Uefa had set a pot of 371 million euros for the EM 2020.

sak / dpa

Source: spiegel

All sports articles on 2021-09-23

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