On the brink of the women’s World Cup soccer matches in France beginning June 7, the Australian union for professional soccer players is joining the U.S. women’s team in demanding gender pay parity.
The Australian demand comes as FIFA, the world’s largest sports league, on Wednesday reelected its president, Gianni Infantino, who ran unopposed. It also comes as FIFA announced a new agreement to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in soccer. The June 4 agreement, however, doesn’t mention pay parity.
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