World football body revises figure on matches sold out in France

World football body revises figure on matches sold out in France

"Celebrate. Would you tell a men's team to not score or celebrate?" she tweeted. American soccer officials answer to American laws on equal pay for equal work. In 2016, they were given raises after filing a complaint with the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, but despite the collective bargaining, they still weren't paid as much as the men's team. The issue is not whether Alex Morgan should be paid like Lionel Messi. It's discrimination, pure and simple - insupportable, unpardonable. I respect Thailand. I celebrate that they're here. "It's not getting caught up in who has how many days of rest, to be honest with you, because it is what it is".

Alex Morgan's five goals tied her with fellow American Michelle Akers for most goals in a single World Cup match.

Thailand's deflated coach Nuengruethai Sathongwien said she had no excuses, adding: "We accept that they are better".

Canadian fans wait for the start of the Women's World Cup Group E soccer match between Canada and Cameroon in Montpellier, France, Monday, June 10, 2019.

"We played against the Americans before where you have a player like Christine Sinclair scoring three goals and she would never even think about counting how many goals she has on one hand", Kyle said.

"And for the celebrations, these are goals we have dreamt of our entire life".

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Former USWNT star Abby Wambach also chimed in, defending the team's goals and celebrations via Twitter.

This is their first World Cup, and I'm so proud of them.

Alongside with to the US dominance, Rose Lavelle and Samantha Mewis added two targets every.

The complaint noted that the women's team generated nearly $20 million more in revenue than the men's team did in 2015, but the women's team was paid a quarter of what the men's salary was.

The hosts cruised to a 4-0 win over South Korea in their first outing last Friday and are hoping to build on that when they take on Norway in Nice in Group A on Wednesday evening (1900 GMT) in one of 13 sell-out games, Federation Internationale de Football Association confirmed, with more than a million tounament tickets sold.

But chances are, most of the squads ranked outside the top 30 - such as Thailand in 34th - will walk off the field humbled, perhaps to the point of tears, although South Korea lost 2-0 to Nigeria on Wednesday.

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