WATCH: The U.S. Women won the World Cup and the crowd cheering for them in celebration quickly all joined together to chant "Equal Pay" - do they have a point?
VIA ESPN: LYON, France -- There were plenty of chants of "U-S-A" as the World Cup final unfolded Sunday, but the clearly audible chant from the stands that greeted FIFA president Gianni Infantino as he prepared to hand out World Cup medals was different: "Equal pay."
U.S. players are currently suing their own federation for gender discrimination, even as the two sides prepare for a New York City parade on Wednesday.
FIFA will award $30 million in prize money for the Women's World Cup. The men received $400 million last year. Infantino said this week he wants to double the prize money for the women's tournament by the next edition in 2023, but the gap between the genders could actually grow with FIFA expected to award $440 million for the men's tournament in 2022.
As Golden Ball winner Megan Rapinoe embraced U.S. Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro after the American team beat the Netherlands to win its fourth World Cup title, the chant from the stands was a reminder that U.S. players had more than a trophy riding on success in France.
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