Visa Adds 33 Players to Sponsor Roster Ahead of Women’s World Cup

April 11, 2023

The sponsorship provides crucial financial support for many of the athletes involved given the large discrepancies that remain between FIFA’s World Cup prize pools for the men’s and women’s tournaments. The $110 million to be divided between this summer’s participants marks a major jump over the $30 million awarded in 2019 and $15 million given out in 2015 but still trails the $440 million paid out in the 2022 men’s tournament in Qatar. FIFA hopes to reach equal pay by the next iteration of the tournaments but has not made that a guarantee. Yahoo Sports