Judge rules against US women's soccer team USA In case of equal remuneration

LOS ANGELES: A federal judge dismissed the women of the United States football The team's bid for equal pay on Friday rejected claims that the players had been underpaid in a crushing defeat for reigning world champions.

In a 32-page ruling, Judge Gary Klausner of the United States District Court for Central California in Los Angeles rejected the women's claim of wage discrimination, ruling in favor of the United States Soccer Federation.

Klausner allowed the women's case for unfair treatment in areas such as travel, accommodation and medical care to proceed to trial, scheduled for June 16 in Los Angeles.

But the judge said the pay equity claims, the central table of the case, had been dismissed because there was evidence that the women rejected an offer to pay according to the US men's team. USA

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The increasingly bitter lawsuit had taken a dramatic turn in March, when a presentation by federation attorneys argued that players for the United States men's team required a higher level of skill based on speed and strength than women.

The presentation sparked outrage among the female players, while influential sponsors like Coca-Cola expressed disgust at the comments.

USSF President Carlos Cordeiro later resigned after the uproar, and Rapinoe accused the USSF of blatant sexism in its legal filings.

The American women, who achieved consecutive World Cup victories with victory in last year's finals in France, had based their late payment claim on the disparities between the cash prizes distributed by FIFA at the Men's World Cups and female.

Germany's men earned $ 35 million for their 2014 World Cup victory, while France earned $ 38 million after triumphing in Russia in 2018.

The women of the United States, winners in the 2015 and 2019 World Cups, won a total prize pool of $ 6 million in both tournaments.

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