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Factbox-Soccer-Key milestones in men vs women as World Cup 2023 shatters records


(Reuters) – Spain beat England 1-0 on Sunday in a Women’s World Cup final that pitted the two European countries with the strongest domestic leagues against each other.

The Women’s World Cup, which began in 1991, has had nine tournaments to date. Meanwhile, men’s world cup, started in 1930, has had 22 tournaments so far.

Here is a comparison between men’s and women’s soccer over the years:


$440 million for Qatar $152 million for

HIGHEST WORLD World Cup 2022. Australia-New Zealand

CUP PRIZE World Cup 2023.


$42 million for $10.5 million for

BIGGEST PRIZE Argentina in 2022 Spain in 2023 World

MONEY FOR World Cup Cup



The 1950 Uruguay vs The 2023 decider at

LARGEST Brazil title clash at Stadium Australia

IN-PERSON Maracana Stadium, Rio between Spain and

ATTENDANCE TO de Janeiro, with England with a crowd

A WORLD CUP estimated attendance of 75,784.

FINAL of 199,000-205,000.

Also, the record

turnout for any soccer


Portuguese striker U.S. national team

HIGHEST PAID Cristiano Ronaldo made players Alex Morgan

SOCCER PLAYER over $130 million in and Megan Rapinoe

IN TOTAL 2023 to become the reached $7 million in

EARNINGS highest-paid athlete earnings, according to

in the world, Forbes.

according to Forbes.

Manchester City, with FC Barcelona women’s

HIGHEST 731 million euros team clocked revenues

REVENUE ($795.8 million) in of 7.7 million euros

GENERATING revenues in the in the 2021/22 season.

SOCCER TEAM 2021/22 season.

Brazilian winger English midfielder

HIGHEST Neymar was sold by FC Keira Walsh was sold

TRANSFER FEE Barcelona to Paris St by Manchester City to

Germain for $222 Barcelona in 2022 for

million in 2017. $446,110.

($1 = 0.7846 pounds)

($1 = 0.9185 euros)

(SOURCE: Reuters stories, FIFA, Forbes, Deloitte, Wells Fargo)

(Reporting by Eva Mathews, Yadarisa Shabong and Aby Jose Koilparambil in Bengaluru)

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