The United States Football Federation (WFF) announced on Wednesday that the United States men’s and women’s soccer teams will receive equal pay under a new World Cup award.
“This is a truly historic moment,” said Cindy Palow Conn, president of US football. “These agreements have changed the game here in the United States forever and have the potential to change the game around the world.”
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The historic CBAs deal between the federation and the top national teams will distribute additional football to major players with increased revenues and ticket sales, as well as sponsorship and distribution deals.
But the revolutionary feature is that the players of both teams are required to combine and share the unequal prize money paid by FIFA to participate in the World Cup.
Given the differences in FIFA’s pay for men and women, the balance of the World Cup was a major obstacle.
FIFA awarded France $ 38 million for winning the 2018 Men’s World Cup, but only $ 4 million for the 2019 Women’s World Cup.
United States Men He was awarded $ 9 million for reaching the last 16 of the 2014 World Cup.
A.D. The men’s team – the last time they reached the World Cup in Russia – also won double the title during the 2019 Women’s Team Championship.
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FIFA has announced a total of $ 400 million for the men’s World Cup in Qatar and $ 60 million for the 2023 Australian Women’s Championship.
In line with the new agreements, US football is awaiting the “One Nation, One Team” label, said Mij ፑ Persie, an American striker who is a member of the Women’s Football Association Negotiation Committee.
“I think it has created a new value for women in the workforce,” Perth said. “I don’t know when and how and where this will happen and what will happen next but I think it will inspire a lot and it will motivate many individuals and groups to do more on this.”
For non-World Cups, for example, United States players organized by the regional governing body CONCACAF:
Players from both teams will receive an equal pay of up to $ 18,000 for winning international matches hosted by US Soccer.
“The success of this CBA is a testament to the outstanding efforts of WNT players on and off the field,” said American Women’s Captain Becky Sauvignon.
But Conne said, “No matter what you see, the men are giving money to make it equal, and I think the men’s group and the men’s union should be commended.”
“This is a big issue,” President Joe Biden tweeted on Thursday night.
“I’m proud of you for not giving up and thank you @ussoccer (American Football Federation) for agreeing to do the right thing,” he added.
Central defender Walker Zimmerman, a member of the Men’s Players’ Negotiating Committee, admitted that the talks had some “strong talk” but that the men were “proud” to “come” with the women’s team.
“It was not possible to get equal pay for men and women, but that did not stop us and we went ahead and achieved it,” Zimmerman said.
In February, the US National Women’s Team won a grand deal with US Soccer to win $ 24 million and a pay-as-you-go pledge.
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“This is a turning point in American football,” said Megan Rapino, a world-renowned lawyer who has made a name for herself and her teammates for a number of reasons, including equal pay and conditions.
The United States women have won four Women’s World Cups and four Olympic gold medals. A.D. They are aiming for an unprecedented third consecutive Women’s World Cup title in 2015 in Canada and in France in 2019.