• USWNT Players Take Issue With Changes in World Cup Prize Money

    8 days ago - By Yahoo Sports

    On the day before they meet Jamaica with a berth in next summer's World Cup on the line , U.S. women's national team stars Megan Rapinoe and Becky Sauerbrunn took aim at FIFA over the changes in prize money for the 2019 women's World Cup. SI.com and Fox Sports TV broke the news on Thursday night that FIFA is set to double the total prize money for the women's World Cup, from $15 million in 2015 to $30 million in 2019. “I think they're probably looking for pats on the back for the increase, and they're not getting any from here,” said Rapinoe.
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  • USWNT stars Rapinoe, Sauerbrunn rip FIFA

    8 days ago - By Yahoo Sports

    Megan Rapinoe and Becky Sauerbrunn criticized soccer's organizing body for not caring about growing the women's game.
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  • Soccer - Biggest women's World Cup can be platform for global growth: FIFA

    Soccer - Biggest women's World Cup can be platform for global growth: FIFA

    8 days ago - By Yahoo Sports

    World soccer's governing body this week announced a new global strategy for the women's game in an effort to create revenue streams and increase grassroots participation among its 211 member associations. The eighth edition of the women's World Cup will take place from June to July next year, following record TV audiences for the final of the previous tournament in Canada four years ago, won by the United States. Bareman, who was appointed FIFA's first chief of women's football in 2016 by president Gianni Infantino, said the aim was to have more people than ever watch the 2019 showpiece.
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