Wendie Renard: “American football is way ahead” on equal pay

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Wendie Renard judged that the United States had “much ahead” on the question of equal pay in football, obtained by American players after an agreement announced on Tuesday, a subject which “will come” in Europe. “Soccer is the No. 1 sport, there is no comparison. Today, they have titles, a track record, so they can afford to have this fight with their federation.reacted the defender of Lyon in a press conference after the victory of the Blue against the Netherlands in the Tournoi de France.

2019 World Champions, the Americans “are more popular, something that is not at all the case in Europe”resumed Renard, urging players in Europe to “keep fighting to win, already”. “Because when you win, you have more power to ask for things”she justified.

“Of course, when you manage to win titles with the national team, you can obviously ask the federation for things”

Wendie Renard, captain of the Blues

“Above all, it is not equal pay that is interesting. It is already the structures in the clubs, the daily life “continued the captain of the Blue, who do not have a major title to their name.

“Of course, when you manage to win titles with the national team, you can obviously ask the federation for things. For now, our track record is blank. We are already fighting on the ground, and then the subject will come. We will go on it in the years to come and it is normal because I think we deserve it too ”concluded Renard.

On Tuesday, the United States Soccer Federation agreed to pay the women’s national team at the same level as the men’s team in an agreement with a group of players, who had sued the case. An advance considered as “a monumental step forward” by United States international Alex Morgan.

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