This World Cup moved women's soccer closer to equality. However, enormous leaps persist.
Women's World Cup players earned 25 cents for every dollar the men made at their tournament.
FIFA's valuation of world-class female soccer players is about one-quarter of male players'.
FIFA aimed for equity by allocating $152M to the 32-team Women's World Cup, but it's still far less than the men's $440M prize money.
Canadian men's team received $9M, women's team $1.56M - highlighting pay disparity.
FIFA blamed pay gap on low bids from sponsors and broadcasters for Women's World Cup streaming rights.
FIFA previously bundled Women's World Cup broadcasting with men's, indicating lack of value.
Global players union FIFPRO secured direct funds for female players, but progress is slow.
– FIFA's goal is equal pay by 2026-27, requiring more significant changes and promotion of women's soccer.
Ali Landry moved on quickly after her brief marriage to Mario Lopez.