US veteran Morgan sees progress in FIFA’s World Cup prize plan

US veteran Morgan sees progress in FIFA’s World Cup prize plan

United States forward Alex Morgan expressed her support for a new FIFA plan that aims to distribute Women’s World Cup prize money directly to players. According to Morgan, this initiative will help level the playing field for competitors. She made these comments ahead of her fourth appearance at the tournament, which is set to kick off on July 20 in Australia and New Zealand.

In a first for FIFA, each player participating in the World Cup will be guaranteed a minimum payday of $30,000. This marks a departure from the traditional practice of distributing prize money to federations rather than individuals.

As part of the new plan, all members of the winning team will receive $270,000. This is part of a total prize pool of $110 million, which is approximately 300% higher than the amount offered in 2019.

However, it is important to note that the total prize money for the Women’s World Cup still falls significantly short of the amount offered at the men’s tournament in Qatar last year. The men’s tournament had a prize fund of $440 million available.

Despite this discrepancy, Morgan commended FIFA for its efforts to increase the prize money. She stated that directing payments to the players is a significant step forward and can be life-changing for some participants. Morgan emphasized the importance of each player making at least $30,000, highlighting the impact it can have on their lives.

In the United States, both the men’s and women’s teams have reached landmark collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) with U.S. Soccer. These agreements ensure equal pay and prize money for both teams, including at World Cups. The CBAs were reached after a years-long dispute over equal pay between the women’s team and the federation.

Morgan pointed out that the U.S. Soccer contract guarantees equal prize money between the men and women, making it the only federation in the world to do so. She expressed satisfaction with this achievement and called on FIFA and other federations to follow suit.

In conclusion, Alex Morgan supports FIFA’s plan to distribute Women’s World Cup prize money directly to players. She believes this will help level the playing field and considers it a significant step forward. Morgan also highlighted the equal pay and prize money agreements that the U.S. teams have secured with U.S. Soccer, emphasizing the importance of other federations adopting similar measures.

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