Women footballers seek turning point in gender inequality campaign

25 June 2019

womans football
Photo: Getty Images Steph Houghton, the England captain, is making around £100.000 a year at Manchester City. The best paid male player at City gets three times as much. Every week. Pictured is the celebrations of a Houghton goal in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Round Of 16 match between England and Cameroon at Stade du Hainaut in Valenciennes, France.

Fight for equal World Cup prize money.

Potential windfall for women’s game.

PFA case supported by ‘an overwhelming sense of cooperative action among women footballers since 2015.’

James Corbett corbett@offthepitch.com

The Executive Director of World Players Association tells Offthepitch.com that an ‘emerging confluence of forces’ could equalise prize money between the men’s and women’s game and fundamentally alter the complexion of women’s football worldwide.

Brendan Schwab, who also serves as chairman of the Australian PFA, is one of the leading figures behind the current campaign to challenge FIFA over allocation of prize money.

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