• US star Megan Rapinoe gave soccer bosses some kicks two weeks ahead of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, saying that the sport’s top executives are not doing enough to close a huge gender disparity in investment.
  • I don’t think that it’s really been a huge change at all,” the 33-year-old Californian said on Friday, two days ahead of her team’s send-off match against Mexico.
  • FIFA pointed to the increase in resources devoted to women since Gianni Infantino became FIFA’s president in 2016, including the hiring of Fatma Samoura as secretary-general, the first woman to hold the post; the addition of Sarai Bareman as FIFA’s first chief women’s soccer officer and the establishment of a FIFA’s women’s division; and using video assistant referees at the Women’s World Cup following the introduction of VAR at last year’s men’s World Cup.

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