The USA women's football team win the 2019 World Cup while fighting for gender equality

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The USA women's football team win the 2019 World Cup while fighting for gender equality
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In a win that is sure to go down in history, the U.S.A Women's Football team bagged their fourth consecutive World Cup title yesterday. The country also bagged the Golden Ball and Golden Boot titles, with both awards going to Megan Rapinoe, who earned the team their first goal for the final match against the Netherlands with a penalty kick. 

Most valuable player, Megan Rapinoe

Amidst the high spirits, though, was an undercurrent of dissastisfaction. As FIFA President Gianni Infantino walked out to crown the winning team, the stadium erupted in chants of "equal pay". This year, the winner of the Women's World Cup was awarded Dhs110 million, a paltry sum compared to the Dhs1.4 billion given to the 2018 Men's World Cup winners. The uproar comes hot on the heels of the women's team suing U.S. Soccer for gender discrimination - a fight that they won. The team seems to have the Midas touch, and we can't wait to watch them continue to turn the world gold while continuing to fight for gender equality in sports. 

Photos: Instagram