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Winning U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Paid Fraction of Losing Men’s Team

HeadlineJul 07, 2015

The U.S. women’s soccer team is being honored at a rally in Los Angeles, California, today after they beat Japan to win the World Cup on Sunday. Their victory shattered TV rating records, becoming the most viewed soccer game ever in the United States — men’s or women’s. Yet the international soccer organizing body FIFA, which is under fire for rampant corruption, forced the women to play on artificial turf and awarded the team just $2 million for their victory — a fourth of what the U.S. men’s team received after they lost in the first round of the men’s World Cup last year.

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