After Historic Equal Pay Deal, USMNT Set for a $5,250,000 Bonus if USWNT Win the FIFA Women’s World Cup

Published 07/16/2023, 1:32 PM EDT

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FIFA has finally planned some historic changes for the soccer federation. Equal pay is under consideration for both men’s and women’s World Cups by 2027. Until then, FIFA president Gianni Infantino had some wonderful news for the women’s division. USWNT seems to have many benefits from this new amendment. But what changes are being talked about?

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Well, the women’s World Cup will be getting a hike in prize money. FIFA increased the total pool to $150 million for the tournament. This signifies $10.5 million to the winning nation. As The Gals are gearing up for the tournament, their victory reign would be beneficial for both divisions in the country.

How do USMNT and USWNT benefit from the 2023 Women’s World Cup?

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The US Soccer Federation reached a milestone to pay the women’s team and men’s team equally, back in 2022. It was proposed for a split share of the bonus between the two teams. The commercial revenue also had its share as per the terms. This helped to secure equity throughout the soccer division.

Senior players like Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan had their long fight for gender equality. It was finally taken into consideration for the U.S. soccer division. By winning the upcoming World Cup 2023, the triumph could be rejuvenated with a bonus of $5.25 million after the fair share with USMNT as per the declaration.

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Why is FIFA taking its time for equal pay?

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It seems the increase in the funds for the women’s division can still be not par with the men’s side. FIFA has a budget of $440 million when comes to the men’s World Cup. Quite a gap when compared with $150 million on the women’s side.

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When asked about such disparity, the president had his own reasons. ” Broadcasting rights are the major factor“, as per Gianni Infantino. The revenue generated here is the least when compared with the men’s side. New Zealand and Australia had the lowest offers on the table. It is hard for an organization like FIFA to compromise broadcasting rights with such an undervalued prospect.

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Meanwhile, the U.S. soccer divisions have their plans for equality upward running. Winning the World Cup 2023 would mean significant prize money of $10.5 million for a fair share on both ends. Soccer enthusiasts all around the globe wait to see when FIFA can finally introduce such equality for soccer athletes in the future.

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Prabuddha is a soccer writer at EssentiallySports. Growing up watching the sagacious Manchester United where legends like Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes shone, Prabuddha has been an admirer of the EPL giants, and looks forward to the new era stars like Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford as the torch bearers. Keen follower of the game, he values weaving his articles with facts, analysis and captivating narratives.
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