FIFA to upgrade flights, raise prize money for Women’s World Cup

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Flight upgrades to business class will be paid except for team flights under four hours, said Shaw, FIFA’s head of women’s football governance. Teams already qualified to play in France include Australia, Brazil, Chile, Japan, South Korea and Thailand.“It is definitely progress and, for those teams that travel enormous distances, it is going to come as a huge relief,” former FIFA Council member Moya Dodd told The Associated Press at the conference.FIFA should increase the women’s prize fund by at least the same $40 million raise in men’s total prize money from 2018 to 2022, she said.“Leaders in sport should not be content to sit back and let the gender pay gap get wider in absolute terms on their watch,” said Dodd, a former Australia national team player.FIFA will also raise standards for the 2019 Women’s World Cup by ensuring opposing teams do not have to stay at the same hotel. Hotel sharing is prohibited in men’s World Cup rules.ADVERTISEMENT Shaw announced that change Thursday, and said FIFA also wanted to pay preparation costs for Women’s World Cup teams. Teams at the 2018 World Cup got $1.5 million from FIFA in addition to prize money of at least $8 million each.FIFA also wants to compensate women’s clubs for releasing players to national team duty for the World Cup. FIFA shared $209 million among men’s clubs whose players took part in World Cup games.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal The total sum will be confirmed by the FIFA Council, which meets Oct. 25-26 in Rwanda, she said.FIFA has been urged to close the gap between women’s and men’s World Cups in a new four-year cycle of tournaments and commercial deals that begins next year. In the current cycle, World Cup champion France earned $38 million from FIFA, while the United States got $2 million for winning the 2015 Women’s World Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissFIFA has pledged to share $440 million in prize money among the 32 men’s teams playing at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.At the 2018 World Cup, FIFA offered “business-class return flights for 50 people” to all men’s team delegations going to Russia. The new FIFA pledge to women does not cover all teams going to France. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FILE – In this, July 5, 2015 file photo, the United States Women’s National Team celebrates with the trophy after they beat Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women’s World Cup soccer final in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. FIFA is making a concession to women’s football and will start funding business-class flights for some 2019 Women’s World Cup teams’ travel to France. FIFA official Emily Shaw also tells a women’s sports law conference total prize money will “significantly increase” from $15 million shared among 24 teams at the 2015 edition. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)LAUSANNE, Switzerland — In a concession to women’s football, FIFA will start funding business-class flights for some of the Women’s World Cup teams traveling to France for next year’s tournament.Total prize money will also “significantly increase” from the $15 million shared among 24 teams at the 2015 tournament, FIFA official Emily Shaw said Thursday at the Women In Sports Law conference.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tiger Woods returns to Tour Championship with share of lead Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Average price of Premier League kits soars over £100

first_imgFans have taken to social media to complain about rising kit prices, yet the Football Supporters’ Federation maintain it is far from one of the most popular criticisms raised by fans.A spokesman said: “The cost of kits can add up, especially if you have kids, and it would make sense for manufacturers to add a “use by” date.“That way supporters or parents know exactly what they’re getting and can make a decision as to whether the price tag is worth it.“However, kits aren’t an essential item in the way that tickets are, so this isn’t an issue that a lot of fans approach the FSF to campaign on.” who plays? How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? highlights How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence smart causal How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS gameday NEW ERA The average price of a replica Premier League kit has soared over £100 for the first time after Manchester United revealed their latest new season look on Tuesday.United’s new strip tops the price charts at £116.85 based on a basic adult short-sleeved shirt, shorts and socks – while their fully printed “authentic” kit – the same one worn by players on matchdays – comes in at £192.85.center_img ALTERED predicted possible xi 1 Rooted in 🔴👕🔴⁰Our new @adidasfootball home kit, inspired by our origins. 🚃⁰Get yours now: https://t.co/kcB44JjShY #HereToCreate #MUFC pic.twitter.com/ZcHXeTUo7J— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 17, 2018While the average cost of a basic top-flight kit this season comes in at £94.08 – with Newcastle and Tottenham still to declare – it breaks the £100 barrier when additions such as numbers and names are applied.Southampton’s “UA match shirt” is the costliest stand-alone of the lot, coming in at a total of £118 when names, numbers and badges are added.Burnley’s new strip represents the best value in the Premier League, coming in at a total of £75 – with the shirt alone costing £45.The Clarets said in a statement: “Burnley Football Club prides itself on being a community club and our commitment to keeping prices as low as possible reflects this.”The statement continued; “We have some of the cheapest season ticket prices in the Premier League and one of the cheapest matchday programmes, so the kit is just another way of hopefully giving something back to our loyal fan base.” Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Arsenal’s kit won’t come cheap How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decadelast_img read more