Uefa doubles Women’s Euro 2022 prize money but still a fraction of men’s

  • The 16 qualifying teams will share a pot of €16m next year
  • The 2021 men’s Euros saw a total prize pot of €371m

The prize fund for the 2022 Women’s European Championship finals in England has been doubled, Uefa said on Thursday, but the new figure is still only 4.3% of the money that is made available to teams competing in the men’s tournament.

The European governing body has increased money available to the 16 qualifying teams for the women’s Euros to €16m (£13.7m) from €8m and approved the introduction of a system which will see club sides remunerated for the release of players with payouts from a €4.5m fund.

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