The International Federation of Professional Players
(IFFA) said that the progress made by women’s football
recently is at risk of diminishing after the activity was
interrupted by the Coronavirus pandemic.
“I think it is fair to say that (women’s football) will be
heavily affected compared to men’s competitions.
It is a huge blow to the game, and we must also
understand that it is not just major championships,”
Reuters quoted Secretary-General Jonas Bayer-
Hoffmann as saying.
Bayer-Hoffmann added: “(This blow) will bring the
game back years and deprive it of a development that
has already taken place in recent years if we don’t pay
attention to that now.”
Bayer-Hoffmann explained that while clubs are the
the primary source of income for male players, “women’s
income depends very heavily on the representation of
He added: “Usually, the players’ income is divided
between their clubs and their national teams.
Now that the activity has stopped completely, many of
them will struggle to obtain compensation from the local
federations, which may force them to retire. ”
The women’s competitions are also heavily dependent on
the international championships to appear and
shine in them, which means that the postponement of the
Tokyo Olympics for the next year was a big blow as