(Associated Press) – FIFA President Gianni Infantino says he is engaging with member federations to make sure that the $30,000 payments designated for every player at the Women’s World Cup reach the athletes.
The payments will go to the national federations, which are in turn expected to pay the players.
But there is no mechanism to directly pay the players the sum.
FIFA had previously confirmed that the 732 players participating in the World Cup will be paid at least $30,000 each.
The paycheck rises if teams do well, with each player for the winning team earning $270,000.