Euro 2022: Uefa doubles prize money for women's European Championship

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Wembley will be hosting the Women's Euro 2022 finals on 31 July

Uefa doubled the amount of prize money that teams can receive for the 2022 women's European Championship.

From 6-31 July next, England will host the tournament in 10 stadiums.

16m euros will be shared by the 16 qualified teams (13.73m), which is double the 8m euro (6.86m), that was distributed at Euro 2017 Netherlands.

Uefa made the change in its Women's Football Strategy, Time For Action. This strategy aims to increase the amount of money distributed throughout the game.

The executive committee approved Wednesday's increase in prize money and a new distribution system that includes performance-based bonuses for group stage.

Uefa approved a plan to pay 4.5 million euros (3.86m), to European clubs in reward for their players being released for the tournament.

The original tournament was scheduled for this year. However, it was delayed to accommodate the men's European Championship and Tokyo Olympics that were both rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Football Association had announced earlier this year plans to sell record 700,000. This tournament will be the largest ever held in Europe for women's sport.

The final will take place at Wembley Stadium, 31 July.

Uefa Women’s Euro 2022 venues