FIFA aims to achieve equal prize money for men's and women's World Cups by 2026 and 2027 respectively.
Why it matters
This is significant as it marks a major step towards gender equality in sports and addresses the long-standing issue of pay disparity between male and female athletes.
What the papers say
All sources report on FIFA's announcement and the significance of the move towards equal pay for male and female athletes.
How we got here
Female players worldwide have been fighting for equal pay and equal respect with men’s national teams, including the defending champion United States, Canada, France and Spain. The prize money for the Women's World Cup has been significantly lower than that of the men's tournament, with some offers for the Women's World Cup rights being 100 times lower than for the men's tournament. FIFA's announcement marks a significant step towards addressing this issue.
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FIFA is a non-profit organization which describes itself as an international governing body of association football, fútsal, beach soccer, and efootball. It is the highest governing body of football.
Giovanni Vincenzo "Gianni" Infantino is a Swiss–Italian football administrator and the current president of FIFA. He was elected President of FIFA during the 2016 FIFA Extraordinary Congress on 26 February 2016.
The FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, the sport's global governin