According to FIFA, every player at the Women’s World Cup taking place next month will make at least $30,000, with the champions earning a staggering $270,000.
Despite the growth of women’s football, female players have expressed worry that they don’t make as much money as the men do.
The Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand begins on July 20 and players from the 32 participating teams are guaranteed at least $30,000, according to a statement from FIFA on Thursday, June 8.
Depending on how far teams advance in the competition, which ends on August 20, that sum rises.
FIFA reports that the average club pay for female football players is $14,000, which is significantly less than what their male colleagues make.