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Megan Rapinoe slam FIFA, say equal pay talk must get to next level

Discussion in 'All National Team Competition' started by Arsenal boy, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. Arsenal boy

    Arsenal boy New Member

    United States co-captain Megan Rapinoe launched a scathing attack on world soccer’s governing body FIFA, saying the organization did not respect the female game.

    Rapinoe said FIFA’s decision to allow the Copa America final and the Gold Cup final to take place on the same day as the women’s final was “unbelievable”.

    “It is terrible scheduling for everyone. As people who work in football, play in football, that is a terrible idea to put everything on the same day. In every way,” she said during the pre-final news conference.

    On Friday FIFA president Gianni Infantino proposed doubling the total prize money of the World Cup to $60 million. The men’s edition in Russia last year, featuring 32 teams, had a total prize money pot of $400 million. That amount for the men will rise to $440 million for the Qatar World Cup in 2022.

    “It certainly is not fair,” said Rapinoe.

    “We should double it now and then use that number to double it or quadruple it for the next time. That’s what I mean when I talk about do we feel respected?

    “If you really care about each game in the same way, are you letting the gap grow? I’m not saying the prize money is 450m this time or next time around, I understand that for a lot of different reasons, the men’s game financially is far advanced than the women’s game."

    Furthermore, Rapinoe called for the conversation on equal pay to move forward after she helped USA to retain the World Cup.

    “I think everyone is ready for this conversation to move to the next step,” she said after hearing an “equal pay” chant ring round after the final and the Fifa president, Gianni Infantino, being booed. “I think we’re done with: ‘Are we worth it, should we have equal pay, is the market the same?’ Yada yada.

    “Everyone’s done with that; fans are done with that, players are done with that. In a lot of ways I think sponsors are done with that. Let’s get to the next point. What’s next? How do we support women’s federations and women’s programmes around the world? What can Fifa do to do that? What can we do to support the leagues around the world?” she said, having rocked into the press conference late, exclaiming “I just killed doping!”

    “We as players, every player at this World Cup, put on the most incredible show that you could ever ask for. We cannot do anything more to impress more, to be better ambassadors, to take on more, to play better or do anything. It’s time to take it forward to the next step. A little public shame never hurt anybody, right? I’m down with the boos.”


    Question of the day what is your view about the women football equal pay?
     
  2. No1 Man Utd fan

    No1 Man Utd fan New Member

    The female players get 13 percent of the revenue the women’s World Cup generates. Men’s players get 9 percent of the revenue their World Cup generates. The reason the men make more is that they generate well over four times as much. If anything, the women are overpaid.
     
  3. Mercy

    Mercy Member

    It's not a bad idea.
    Not a bad idea
     
  4. Real Tosin

    Real Tosin Active Member

    There's more to it, they need financing too.
     
  5. Mercy

    Mercy Member

    There is something going on in our sport sector and that thing is "Corruption"
     
  6. sport maestro

    sport maestro Active Member

    They should increase it, but no equal pay in a million mile.
    The crowd, vibe and aura men’s sport carry, women football might never bring that.
     
  7. No1 Man Utd fan

    No1 Man Utd fan New Member

    Let's start by asking Did you watch the final of the Women's world cup at all? If yes, how many matches did you watch?
    Compare it to the Men World Cup.
     
  8. realsporting

    realsporting Administrator Staff Member

    Marta Brazil female football that won best female footballer for 5 times, how many football lovers recognize and know enough stats about her for “female football” to now have equal pay that's injustice in its own.
     
  9. Mercy

    Mercy Member

    Well, they deserve equal rights and admonition
    It's football.
     
  10. superstriker

    superstriker New Member

    The crowd Leeds vs Derby will pull, Female football will try to beat that first before we start considering more pay.
     
  11. You can’t pay a whopping €500k per week to a girl that might not “sold” out 1kcopies of her shirt in her entire career please?
     
  12. No1 Man Utd fan

    No1 Man Utd fan New Member

    A tournament that boast of more dignitaries than passionate spectators?
    Imagine 80k people came for CR7 unveiling, 50k for Hazard. And this just concluded FFWC averages of about 22k persons per match?
    I don't see equal pay in 10 years.
     
  13. Arsenal boy

    Arsenal boy New Member

    @⁨Mercy Compare and contrast
    This one no be football match ooo. The time Chelsea wanted to sign Robinho from Madrid before he eventually went to Man City, do you know how many sold out shirts Chelsea had for a deal that they’ve only done transfer talks halfway?
    And the deal wasn’t even successful to say the least
    !
     
  14. superstriker

    superstriker New Member

    Yes, you are right on point, the matches were filled with men’s football lovers and dignitaries not “people that actually went to watch FFWC”
     
  15. Mercy

    Mercy Member

    Can't compare the energy and vibe of men's football to women's
    That's just the difference.
    I actually watched their match for the first time on the final I was amazed as to the game play and comportment.
    I truly understand what you're trying to say but then they also play good football, just might not be up to the men's standard
     
  16. realsporting

    realsporting Administrator Staff Member

    @Mercy No doubt about that Sis, but bringing the paying system to the same level is rubbish.
     
  17. Firstly...
    -They compared themselves with Messi..
    Which is an abuse to footballing nation
    Can you compare how many people Messi brings just cos he's on the field playing?
    Remember when Ronaldo left Madrid look at how many empty seats they were recording that had never occurred in over 15years....
    How much is the female ticket...?
    How many people come to watch them...?

    Do you think I'll pay my money to be watching mistake goals...
    Instead of the keeper to catch a ball successfully she'll be doing like frog.
    Or allow the ball pass inbetween her hands....

    Do you think I'll want to watch that..?Before they can talk about equal pay they should bring equal revenue....

    Then they can have a point.
     
  18. realsporting

    realsporting Administrator Staff Member

    USA's number 10 did it. Lloyd. She scored from the midfield like Beckham. So I can't deny that they don't play good football.
    The women play very good football, but they don't generate equal revenue. So, they shouldn't talk about equal pay
    Football is also a business, How many people watch their match?
    But I feel this world cup will help them generate more audience
     
  19. The game I watched was dazzling. Really cool. That's cos it's a final..
    But, is every game a final?
    Watch their league match let's say middle table teams if you will not cry for help.
    Sincerely, those USA girls are good
    No doubts, everybody knows.
    Even their Semi finals against England was spot on. But how many teams can you say that about?
     

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