The question of prize money was brought up by Infantino as part of a three-step plan for the women’s game.

Women’s World Cup prize money is rising to £126m for this year’s tournament, from £25m in 2019. However, at the men’s World Cup last year in Qatar the prize money on offer totalled £365m.

The money for the 2027 Women’s World Cup would match the 2026 men’s tournament in Canada, United States and Mexico, Infantino said.

Along with prize money in the three-step plan announced by Infantino on Thursday, another will be equal conditions and services, such as accommodation and flights, for all men and women playing at World Cups.

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Step three is to have pay parity by the next men’s and women’s World Cup in 2026 and 2027, which Infantino said will be the “most complicated”, as he also criticised broadcasters and sponsors for offering much less financially for the women’s tournament compared to the men’s.

World players’ union Fifpro welcomed Infantino’s comments on equal pay, saying: “The progress announced today demonstrates the intent of the players and Fifa to work proactively towards greater equity and equality for the industry.”

The 2023 Women’s World Cup, which will be the first to feature 32 teams, runs from 20 July to 20 August and will be broadcast on the BBC and ITV in the United Kingdom.