This season’s men’s FA Cup winners, a competition watched in more than 120 countries, secured around £1.8m in prize money. But the team who won the FA Women’s Cup only got £5,000.
For example, for winning last year’s football World Cup in Brazil, Germany’s team received about £23m – but this year the USA team that won the Women’s World Cup only received around £1.3m.
Football is one of the sports which has the biggest difference in pay between male and female players. In fact in almost a third of all sports women win less prize money than men, and football is one of them.
But now the debate is on the prominence of the women’s matches and whether they should get to play on the big courts, in front of the biggest crowds, as much as the men do.