Males’s World Cup success brings girls’s groups windfall: NPR
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US girls’s group gamers have lengthy been rooting for his or her male counterparts. Due to the historic equal pay deal signed earlier this yr, they’ve 1,000,000 extra causes: The 2 groups are evenly splitting the World Cup prize cash they earn.
When the lads’s group superior to the Spherical of 16, in addition they obtained a payout of at the least $13 million. An equal share of that cash will go to the ladies’s group – a windfall higher than any prize the ladies have gained of their string of event success.
Underneath the collective bargaining agreements that the 2 nationwide groups signed with US Soccer earlier this yr, the federation will obtain 90% of the prize cash FIFA pays for the 2022 Males’s World Cup, in addition to subsequent yr’s Ladies’s World Cup, and break up it equally between gamers of two groups.
“Profitable the World Championships has lengthy been thought-about the largest impediment to true equality between the US nationwide groups,” in keeping with the US Ladies’s Nationwide Crew Gamers Affiliation.
The breakthrough deal removes that hurdle, but in addition highlights a telling statistic: By watching the progress of the lads, the ladies’s group can earn more money than they did for successful the final two girls’s world championships.
In whole, FIFA is gifting away $440 million in prize cash to 32 males’s groups at this yr’s event.
FIFA has allotted $30 million in prize cash to 24 girls’s groups within the 2019 event, far in need of the $42 million that the successful males’s group will obtain within the 2022 World Cup.
“U.S. girls obtained a $110,000 bonus for successful the 2019 World Championships,” the Related Press reported earlier this yr, including, “U.S. males would have obtained $407,000 if that they had gained in 2018.”
As a part of equal pay negotiations with US Soccer, members of the ladies’s group additionally gained $22 million in again wages, ending the lawsuit over the problem. New contracts have been negotiated and signed after this settlement was reached.