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FIFA to upgrade flights, raise prize money for Women's WCup

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) In a concession to women's football, FIFA will start funding business-class flights for some 2019 Women's World Cup teams' travel to France.

FIFA official Emily Shaw also tells a women's sports law conference total prize money will "significantly increase" from $15 million shared among 24 teams at the 2015 edition.

She says the total sum will be confirmed by the FIFA Council, which meets from Oct. 25-26 in Rwanda.