- Feb 1, 2005
Four years ago the women's World Cup generated over 70 million of which 15 million was given to the womens federations in prize money (according the the figures I saw).So that's 55 million they never got. The mens game subsidising the womens game isn't even close to happening.Who said anything about non-profit? FIFA could treble the prize money in the womens game and still make a profit. Using some money from the cash reserves would have a marginal effect on annual profits anyway.
And Yes, the mens game should subsidize the womens game. It's still football. It's an investment for FIFA. They invest, the players improve, more people are interested in the game, they have a more desirable product and they end up with a tournament being watched by more people, bringing in a lot more revenue.
When you hear that some womens national teams have to pay for some things out of their own pockets it's obvious that more money needs to be given, yet we still have people begrudging that. It's ridiculous.
Suggesting they break away from FIFA is naive in the extreme. If this is the kind of mindset women are fighting against in the game then they've got a long road in front of them. I'm not sure why some people on here are so set against them getting more money, it's not coming out of anywhere that's going to effect them and it just reeks of pure bloody mindedness.
Why are people so against women's football getting a few quid more? It's baffling.