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"Look, we're not talking about wanting to be paid just like the men. We understand their World Cup brings in billions and billions of dollars. But we also understand that our World Cup has found
success, not just this year but the previous World Cup in Germany. It is my expectation that [FIFA will] start stepping up to the plate and start paying these women a little bit more so they don't
have to have a second job. So their World Cup championships will be closer to what the men are getting paid."
-- Abby Wambach on closing the
disparity between what FIFA pays national federations that are represented in the men's and women's World Cups and consequently what these federations pay men and women in terms of appearance and
bonus fees. (Sporting News)