Wed. Jun 19th, 2024

The worldwide skilled soccer gamers’ union says it despatched a letter signed by 150 ladies’s nationwide group gamers to FIFA calling for equal World Cup prize cash.

FIFPro confirmed that the letter, which additionally asks for equal remedy and circumstances for girls’s groups enjoying in soccer’s most prestigious event, was despatched to the game’s worldwide governing physique in October — a month earlier than the beginning of the boys’s World Cup in Qatar.

The Girls’s World Cup is ready for this summer season in Australia and New Zealand.

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“We are able to affirm a letter signed by 150 gamers from nationwide groups on each continent was despatched to FIFA in October. These gamers are searching for equitable circumstances earlier than the 2023 FIFA Girls’s World Cup. FIFPRO is presently negotiating with FIFA on behalf of those gamers,” FIFPro mentioned in a press release to The Related Press. The Wall Road Journal was first to report the existence of the letter.

FIFPro didn’t share a duplicate of the letter and mentioned it couldn’t remark additional, as negotiations are ongoing. The names of the gamers who signed the letter additionally weren’t made out there.

FIFA didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark Wednesday.

The transfer comes as there are growing requires FIFA to make the prize cash for the 2 tournaments extra equitable.

Argentina earned $42 million for profitable the boys’s World Cup in Qatar, out of a prize pool of $440 million. In distinction, the U.S. ladies’s nationwide group gained $4 million out of a prize pool of $30 million for the 2019 Girls’s World Cup in France. The prize pool for the ladies’s event this summer season has not been set.

Underneath their historic collective bargaining agreements reached final 12 months, the U.S. males’s and girls’s nationwide groups will equally share the prize cash gained on the World Cup after U.S. Soccer takes a share off the highest.

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U.S. Soccer is presently the one federation that evenly distributes World Cup prize cash. The Canadian ladies’s nationwide group has referred to as for the same provision in ongoing negotiations for a brand new labor settlement with Canada Soccer.

The Girls’s World Cup, which begins on July 20, has an expanded area of 32 groups, up from 24 in France. The 2019 event drew a worldwide broadcast viewers of greater than 1 billion viewers.

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