If the Matildas can full their sporting fairytale and win the World Cup on August 20 at Sydney’s Stadium Australia, they’ll accumulate $6.7 million in prize cash.
It feels like fairly the payday for Captain Sam Kerr and her teammates.
However, when you think about that the Socceroos snagged $20 million after being defeated within the Round of 16 final December, it actually isn’t.
And in comparison with what Lionel Messi’s Argentina obtained as World Cup winners on the finish of 2022, it’s pitiful by comparability.
La Albiceleste took residence $65 million in Qatar, and whereas many soccer followers will level to income generated, a prize cash distinction of $58.3 million for the boys’s and girls’s World Cup winners is taken into account unacceptable by many followers.
If the Matildas can win the World Cup on August 20 at Sydney’s Stadium Australia, Sam Kerr (pictured) and her teammates will rake in $6.7 million in prize cash
In comparability, the Socceroos collected $20 million after being defeated by Argentina within the spherical of 16 final December (pictured)
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In the eyes of many individuals, FIFA is in charge.
They willingly parted methods with $680 million for the Middle East males’s event – however allotted solely $170 million for the 2023 ladies’s version, co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand.
Predictably, information of the vastly contrasting prize cash quantities set many soccer followers on social media ablaze.
“They play at the same elite level as the men. They play for their country. Just like the men. So they should get the same,” one fan wrote.
Another supporter took a unique view, saying: ‘The prize money is based on money paid to FIFA and received from broadcasting rights around the world for women’s membership matches.
FIFA parted with $680 million for the boys’s Middle East event, however allotted simply $170 million for the 2023 Women’s World Cup co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand (pictured, Matildas defender Ellie Carpenter)
Australia has by no means performed in a World Cup semi-final – within the males’s or ladies’s (pictured, the Matildas rejoice after beating France)
The prize cash given to the winner of the Women’s World Cup is a better proportion than FIFA truly receives for the broadcasting rights to the ladies’s recreation.
“The fact is that nobody watches women’s football (in Europe, Asia or Australia)… so if you don’t watch, you are part of the problem.”
A 3rd felt illustration of Australia on the final word sporting stage is priceless: ‘it shouldn’t be about cash, you play in your nation… you might be happy with that.’
There is little question that the Matildas have stolen the hearts of sports activities followers throughout the nation.
Whether they’re ingrained feminine soccer followers or simply proud Aussies is the million greenback query – however what’s not up for debate are the spectacular scores.
The total complete crowd peaked at 7.2 million through the penalty shootout triumph towards Les Bleues in Brisbane on August 12, making it probably the most watched sporting occasion in Australia since Cathy Freeman gained gold on the observe on the Sydney Olympics in 2000.
Come Wednesday night time at 8pm towards arch rivals England, that determine can be toppled, with the Lionesses pre-game favourites.
The hosts are having fun with the underdog tag and Tony Gustavsson’s aspect are decided to take care of their collective focus.
“We know we can make it to the final,” stated veteran goalkeeper Lydia Williams.
‘We are so proud of our country that we really don’t care in regards to the ‘other’ staff in that sense. “So really for us it’s just another game.”