The U.S. women’s football team claimed their fourth World Cup victory yesterday, and were met in an exuberant crowd inside France's Stade de Lyon. “Deafening” chants of "equal pay" reverberated from the bleachers of the stadium, according to an attendee of the event.
There is now a deafening "EQUAL PAY" chant thundering through the stadium in Lyon.— Andrew Keh (@andrewkeh) July 7, 2019
According to CNN, the total prize money for the 2018 men’s World Cup was $400 million (Dhs1.4 billion), while this year, the women will receive $30 million (Dhs110 million), which was doubled from last year. This means that each player on the U.S. women's national team could receive about $260,000 (Dhs954,000) in maximum earnings for winning the Women's World Cup, while each player on the U.S. men's national team could have earned nearly $1 million (Dhs3.6 million) each for winning.
There have been eight total Women's World Cups. Here's how @USWNT has performed in each of them:
U.S. Men's National Team:
Tell me again why the U.S. Women's National Team is paid less?#USAvNED— Charlotte Clymer (@cmclymer) July 7, 2019
The US women’s team won 2-0 against the Netherlands.