U.S. veteran Morgan sees progress on FIFA's World Cup rewards scheme

2023-06-28 13:11

U.S. veteran Morgan sees progress on FIFA's World Cup rewards scheme


A new FIFA scheme to pay players bonuses directly for the Women's World Cup will help level the playing field for participants, U.S. striker Alex Morgan said on Tuesday ahead of his fourth World Cup appearance .


The World Cup will kick off in Australia and New Zealand on July 20. Every player participating in the World Cup will receive a bonus of at least 30,000 US dollars. FIFA will first distribute the bonus to individuals rather than federations.

All members of the winning team will receive $270,000 as part of a total prize pool of $ 110 million, which is about 300% higher than in 2019 .

That total is still significantly lower than last year's Qatar Men's Championship prizemoney, which was $ 440 million.

Morgan told reporters on Tuesday's pre-match media day: " The amazing thing is that FIFA has actually done a really good job of increasing the prize money. "

" We've got a long way to go, but having them pay players directly is huge. I mean, it's a life-changing thing for some of the players who play tournaments. So every player Making at least $ 30,000 is huge.

U.S. veteran Morgan sees progress on FIFA's World Cup rewards scheme

The U.S. men's and women's teams reached a landmark Collective Bargaining Agreement ( CBA ) with the U.S. Soccer Association last year under which players will receive equal wages and bonuses, including at the World Cup.

Both teams enjoy the same performance-based bonuses in all CBA games and competitions, and the agreement comes months after the women's team and the soccer association settled a years-long equal pay dispute .

" With U.S. Soccer , our contract says the men's and women's prize money is the same, it's a shared pot. And it's the only federation in the world that does that, " Morgan said.

" We're glad we fought for it and were able to achieve it. Now it's time for FIFA and the other federations to do their part. "