The German Football Association (DFB) director Oliver Bierhoff confirmed on Thursday that the federation does not plan to equal the rewards that the German women receive while participating in tournaments with what the men’s team receives.
“We are looking forward to the European Women’s Championship (which takes place in England this summer) and we also have great ambitions there,” he said. We also discussed bonuses, which would be a record, but not equal to what men get.
Bierhoff explained that the reason is due to the difference in revenue generated by women’s tournaments compared to the men’s tournaments.
Each player in the German national team, led by coach Martina Voss Tecklenburg, will receive 60,000 euros ($64,400,000) if the German team wins the continental championship, which will be held from July 6 to 31.
At the European Championship 2017, the players received 37,500 euros, and while there is a clear increase, it is still small compared to what the players received, as they received 300,000 euros when the German team won the 2014 World Cup.
It was not agreed on the rewards that the men’s team will receive for the World Cup, which will be held later this year.
The American Football Association had recently agreed to equalize the men’s and women’s teams, and Bierhoff said that the German Football Association would return to this issue.
Bierhoff explained that the conditions for the women’s team have been adapted for the time being.
“We’re already starting to make sure they have the same training equipment and the same equipment,” Bierhoff said. We do what we can to make sure they have the same conditions, but we also believe we have shown our willingness to promote women’s football by increasing the rewards.