Adidas has announced in a tweet that its sponsored players on the winning team in the upcoming 2019 Fifa Women's World Cup, starting in France on June 7, will get the same performance bonus as their male counterparts. The announcement was made just hours after it was revealed that the U.S. women's national soccer team is suing the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) for alleged “institutionalized gender discrimination.” The lawsuit points to consistently unequal wages when one compares the men's team and the women's team. The U.S. female soccer team is one of the strongest in the sport. The team won the 2015 World Cup, and is therefore the reigning champion, as well as of the tournament in 1991 and 1999. The U.S. male team failed to qualify for the 2018 Fifa World Cup.

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