Women World Cup 2019: FIFA Releases Solidarity Funds For 822 Clubs Across The Globe

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“A total of $8.46 million, from the overall financial contribution of $50 million to the participants of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019, was distributed to 822 professional and grassroots clubs from 39 FIFA Member Associations”

Gianni infantino noted that 2019 France Women World Cup showed that clubs are doing essential and excellent work in developing and training players and the football governing body is committed to providing support in that area.

He added that the solidarity funds is aimed at offering financial benefits to all clubs involved in the development of the protagonist at the tournament.

Breaking down the total number of Clubs which benefited from the funds,403 European Clubs got part of the money,Asia produced 168 Clubs on the list while North and Central America and the Caribbean has 88 Clubs.

81 teams from Africa Continent will also smile to bank while South America and Oceania Football Continental Federations has 51and 31 Clubs respectively.

More to it, the fund was shared between eligible clubs and the training clubs and this means of the 822 participating clubs,644 were training Clubs, 43 were releasing Clubs while 135 clubs were rewarded as both a training Clubs and releasing Clubs.

In Nigeria, FIFA paid $194,030 as solidarity payments to twenty-one professional and grassroots club sides for their part in developing and releasing players that represented Nigeria at the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France.

“The exact amounts received by the clubs was calculated based on the number of days that each team participated in the tournament, starting from the beginning of the preparation phase on 24 May 2019 until one day after the team exited the tournament”

“Building on the success of the FIFA Women’s World Cup last year, the solidarity funding distributed as a result of the tournament will provide much-needed additional financial support for many women’s football clubs around the world,” said FIFA’s Chief Women’s Football Officer Sarai Bareman.

FULL LIST OF CLUBS AND AMOUNTS RECEIVED IN USD

Rivers Angels FC 45,500

Nasarawa Amazons FC 27,530

Bayelsa Queens FC 27,100

FC Robo Queens 25,810

Delta Queens FC 15,080

Coal City Babes FC 10,340

Invincible Angels FC 7,760

Sao Paulo Queens 6,030

Pelican Stars FC 4,310

Novia Queens FC 3,450 

Delta Youth Sports Academy 3,450

Omidiran Babes FC 2,590

Iwundu Academy FC 2,590

YSFON Queens 2,590

Clever Stars FC 2,590

Abia Angels FC 1,720

Remo United Queens FC 1,720

Living Boot Academy 1,720

Ibom Angels FC 1,290

C&C Sports Club 860.

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