FIFA plans to significantly increase bonus payments to players at the 2023 Women’s World Cup.
President of FIFA, Gianni Infantino has previously promised to double the originally-planned prize fund for the tournament.
This year, the prize fund for the 2019 Women’s World Cup was raised from an initial $15m to $50m.
FIFA is also considering creating a women’s World League, similar to UEFA’s Nations League, as well as a Club World Cup for women.
The moves will be discussed at this week’s FIFA Council meeting in Shanghai.
Football’s world governing body is expected to this week confirm funding for the women’s game of $1bn over the next four years, with the money coming from the organisation’s $2.7bn cash reserves.
Eight candidates are in the running to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup – Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, and a potential joint bid from North and South Korea.
Thursday’s FIFA Council meeting will also produce an announcement about which of Brazil, Indonesia or Peru will host the FIFA U20 World Cup in 2021.
Another item on the agenda is the appointment of a host for the inaugural edition of an expanded football Club World Cup in 2021, with China widely reported to be the only host under consideration.
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