What They're Saying: Gianni Infantino

"FIFA is stepping up not just with words but with actions. Unfortunately this is not the case of everyone across the industry. Broadcasters and sponsors have to do more in this respect."

-- Gianni Infantino, in his address following his re-election as FIFA president, on the disparity in revenues for the men's and women's World Cups. European broadcasters have balked at FIFA's terms, citing the historically poor broadcasting windows (time of day and time of year) during which the 2023 Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand will take place. Infantino said FIFA would pay out $152 million -- $110 million in prize money, $31 million to cover national team preparations and $11 million in payments to clubs for releasing players -- for the 2023 Women's World Cup. (It will have paid out $440 million in prize money and $209 million to clubs in connection with Qatar 2022.)
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