FILE - In this July 7, 2019, file photo, the United States players hold the trophy as they celebrate winning the Women's World Cup final soccer match against The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France. FIFA has received bids from Brazil, Japan, Colombia and a joint bid from Australia and New Zealand to host the 2023 Women's World Cup on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)

The World Union of Skilled Girls’s Soccer Gamers stated it had despatched a letter signed by 150 girls’s nationwide workforce gamers to FIFA calling for equal World Cup prize cash.

FIFPro confirmed that the letter, which additionally requires equal remedy and situations for ladies’s groups participating 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 Males’s World Cup in Qatar.

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

“We will verify {that a} letter signed by 150 feminine nationwide workforce gamers from all continents was despatched to FIFA in October. These gamers are demanding truthful phrases forward of the FIFA Girls’s World Cup 2023. FIFPRO is at present negotiating with FIFA on behalf of those gamers.” FIFPro stated in a press release.

FIFPro stated it couldn’t remark additional as negotiations are ongoing. The names of the gamers who signed the letter had been additionally not made out there.

The transfer comes amid rising calls for from FIFA to make the prize cash for the 2 tournaments fairer.

Argentina earned $42 million for successful the Males’s World Cup in Qatar, out of a prize pool of $440 million. In distinction, the USA Girls’s Nationwide Workforce gained $4 million out of a $30 million prize pool for the 2019 Girls’s World Cup in France. The prize pool for this summer season’s girls’s event has not been set.

Beneath their historic collective bargaining agreements reached final yr, the U.S. males’s and ladies’s nationwide groups will equally break up the prize cash gained on the World Cup after U.S. soccer took a proportion of the above.

US Soccer is at present the one federation that distributes World Cup prize cash evenly. Canada’s Nationwide Girls’s Workforce has known as for the same provision in ongoing negotiations for a brand new collective settlement with Canada Soccer.

The Girls’s World Cup, which begins on July 20, has an expanded area of 32 groups, in comparison with 24 in France. The 2019 event attracted a world broadcast viewers of over one billion viewers.

Sky Sports activities Information has contacted FIFA for remark.

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