MELBOURNE, Australia — Whereas Olympic champion Canada has exited the FIFA Ladies’s World Cup after the group stage, 16 groups are nonetheless in rivalry.
The expanded 32-country event already boasts file ticket gross sales, improved prize cash and new faces. A take a look at 5 issues from the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
Canada’s early exit on the event is not going to assist Canada Soccer’s backside line as a lot because it little question hoped.
In line with FIFA, taking part member associations whose groups don’t survive the group stage every obtain US$1.56 million from the world governing physique to “assist soccer improvement of their international locations.”
That rises to US$1.87 million for reaching the spherical of 16, US$2.18 million for making the quarterfinal, US$2.455 million for fourth place, US$2.61 million for third, US$3.015 million for second and US$4.29 million for successful all of it.
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Participant funds come out of that prize cash with FIFA suggesting a spread of base funds per athlete from US$30,000 for these exiting after the group stage to US$270,000 per participant on the champion group.
Some federations have their very own fee construction in place so the precise participant funds will differ. The Canadian ladies struck an interim labour cope with Canada Soccer throughout their keep in Australia that covers compensation for each 2023 and the event. Phrases of the settlement weren’t launched.
Along with the prize cash, every of the 32 competing groups acquired some US$960,000 in preparation cash to be used forward of the event.
The FIFA payday goes to Canada Soccer and never Canadian Soccer Enterprise, which handles its advertising and sponsorship.
FIFA notes that the US$152 million in complete compensation at this yr’s ladies’s event, which together with the prize cash plus preparation funds for the 32 groups and compensation paid to golf equipment, is 3 times greater than what was on supply 4 years in the past in France and greater than 10 instances the quantity provided on the 2015 event in Canada.
However it’s nonetheless effectively in need of what the lads get.
The entire prize pool finally yr’s 32-country event in Qatar was US$440 million with the groups failing to advance out of the group stage like Canada — these ending seventeenth by way of thirty second — every receiving US$9 million.
Argentina, as winner, collected US$42 million in prize cash.
The Canadian males, additionally in a bitter labour dispute with Canada Soccer, say they’ve but to see any of the Qatar prize cash.
As well as, all 32 males’s entrants got US$1.5 million forward of the event to cowl preparation prices.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino has mentioned the world governing physique’s aim is to have equal prize cash on the 2026 males’s and 2027 ladies’s World Cups.
THE OFFICIAL WORD
The choice to have referees announce the results of video evaluations has been successful so far on the event.
It has added a level of drama with followers within the stands ready to listen to the decision. The follow was first used earlier this yr on the FIFA Membership World Cup in Morocco and the Males’s U-20 World Cup in Argentina.
FIFA says the target is to assist followers within the stadium and TV viewers perceive what’s going on with referees asserting the play in query, the result and the rationale why.
The announcement in English are made by way of a microphone linked to the PA system with some referees dealing with the language higher than others.
MAKING THEIR MARK
Haiti, Eire, Morocco, Panama, Philippines, Portugal, Vietnam and Zambia have been welcome additions to the ladies’s event.
The Forty sixth-ranked Philippines shocked No. 26 New Zealand whereas No. 72 Morocco upset No. 17 South Korea, each by 1-0 scores. No. 77 Zambia downed No. 36 Costa Rica 3-1.
No. 53 Haiti misplaced its first two video games towards No. 4 England and No. 14 China, however solely by 1-0 scores. No. 22 Eire gave No. 7 Canada and No. 10 Australia all they may deal with, earlier than falling 2-1 and 1-0 respectively.
And Twenty fifth-ranked Colombia, in its third journey to the event, recorded a shock 2-1 win over No. 2 Germany. It was simply the Germans’ second loss time in 26 Ladies’s World Cup group-stage matches and first since a 3-2 loss to Sweden in 1995.
FIFA says of the 17 groups that beforehand made their Ladies’s World Cup debuts this century, 11 didn’t win a match at their debut event. Solely three survived the group section to make the knockout rounds — with Switzerland, the Netherlands and Cameroon shifting on in 2015 in Canada.
Zambia’s Barbra Banda scored the event’s 1,000th aim, changing a penalty in Monday’s 3-1 win over Costa Rica in Hamilton.
FIFA says the milestone got here 31 years eight months 15 days after China’s Ma Li scored in a 4-0 win over Norway within the opening match of the inaugural 1991 event.
CANADA BY THE NUMBERS
In main Canada out towards Australia on Monday, captain Christine Sinclair made her twenty third Ladies’s World Cup begin which equals retired American Pleasure Fawcett for second-most in event historical past.
American Kristine Lilly, additionally retired, tops the record at 29.
It marked the sixth World Cup for the 40-year-old Sinclair, with veteran midfielder Sophie Schmidt collaborating in her fifth event. Canadian goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan, defender Vanessa Gilles, midfielder Julia Grosso and forwards Cloe Lacasse, Olivia Smith and Evelyne Viens made their World Cup debuts.
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