Whether or not you’ve seen the women’s soccer world cup, you’ve probably heard that the U.S. Women’s National Team won the world cup this past Sunday.
According to the New York Times, Infantino said earlier this week that he wants to expand the number of contending teams in the Women’s World Cup and double the prize money for the winning team—although, as we write below, it still comes nowhere close to what the men bring home, which is almost 18 times more than their female counterparts. There’s also an ongoing gender discrimination lawsuit regarding the pay gap between the U.S. national men’s and women’s teams, brought forth by the USWNT against the U.S. Soccer Federation. How that will pan out, we’ll have to wait and see.
If you want to learn more about it, we recommend this article from glamour.com where you can find more information about wage inequality and the struggle that women are doing sports.