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U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Stars Allege Pay Discrimination

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

Complaint says players earn a fraction of their male counterparts despite superior achievements

Five of the biggest stars on the world champion U.S. women’s national soccer team accused the U.S. Soccer Federation of pay discrimination, despite the women’s team’s superior on-field achievements and higher anticipated revenue.

The women’s national team is a three-time World Cup winner and defending Olympic champion.

“The numbers speak for themselves,” said Ms. Solo. “We are the best in the world, have three World Cup championships, four Olympic championships, and the [men’s national team] get paid more to just show up than we get paid to win major championships.”

“We continue to be told we should be grateful just to have the opportunity to play professional soccer, to get paid for doing it,” said Ms. Solo, a goalkeeper and two-time Olympic goal medalist who has been playing for the team since 2000, in the “Today” interview on Thursday.

“We believe now the time is right because we believe it’s our responsibility for women’s sports and specifically for women’s soccer to do whatever it takes to push for equal pay and equal rights. And to be treated with respect,” she added.

Taoiseach, FAI call on FIFA to hold replay

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

RTÉ.ie News: Paris French players celebrate  RTÉ.ie News: Keane & Andrews Dreams dashed by handball

RTÉ.ie News: Damian Duff Gutted after loss

more about the replay here

Articles in the Irish press

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Anti-Racism campaign

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

this video is part of an anti-racism campaign in football

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The business of football

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

ON TUESDAY June 9th Real Madrid, a Spanish football club, sealed the transfer of Kaká from Italy’s AC Milan for €65m ($90m), the second-priciest deal in history. Real will also pay the Brazilian player over €200,000 a week. However, Spain’s top league spends less on wages, measured as a proportion of its revenue, than counterparts in France and Italy.



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This man can save English football

Monday, October 27th, 2008

Are you a soccer/football fan ? Read this interesting article about Michel Platini and his vision of the game in the Observer, a British newspaper. The journalist evokes his career , his values and his views on  English football.