Browsing: Player Welfare

The recently concluded FIFA Women’s World Cup has brought to light a significant issue faced by players from several participating teams – a substantial tax burden imposed by the Australian Tax Office. This tax deduction has had a disproportionate impact on players from developing countries, highlighting the need for governing bodies to prioritize the welfare and fair treatment of players in high-profile tournaments.

A new report by Fifpro has uncovered troubling concerns over player welfare at the 2023 Women’s World Cup, with issues ranging from physical exhaustion and lack of recovery time to inadequate medical support and financial challenges facing the athletes. As the women’s game continues to grow, the well-being of these players must be a top priority.