Canada 2015: Prize money doubled for World Cup winners

Japan win Women's World Cup
Japan beat the United States 3-1 on penalties in the 2011 final

The prize money for winning the 2015 Women's World Cup will double from the previous tournament, Fifa has announced.

The winners will receive $2m (approx £1,280,000) compared to the $1m won by Japan in 2011.

A total of $15m will be on offer for the tournament in Canada, which runs from 6 June to 5 July, up from $10m four years ago.

The 2014 men's World Cup offered $576m, with $35m to winners Germany.

A recent BBC study found that 30% of sports reward men more highly than women.

England will open their tournament against France in Moncton on 9 June, and will also play against Colombia and Mexico in Group F.

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