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What the US soccer equal pay case means for sports

Settling a discrimination case, American soccer's governing body agreed to pay $24 million, and made a commitment to equal pay and bonuses to match the men's team. Image: USA TODAY Sports

Alex Igual Paija

Community Specialist: Media, Entertainment and Sport Industries, World Economic Forum

Hesham Zafar

Community Curator, Media, Entertainment, and Information Industries, World Economic Forum


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While the general pay disparity between genders has remained relatively constant over the past couple of decades, the pay gap in sport has been increasing year-on-year. Image: Adelphi University, New York

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