USWNT’s Megan Rapinoe reveals plan to win 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup after triumphing equal pay battle

Megan Rapinoe looks forward to the upcoming FIFA Women's World Cup hoping to complete the three-peat having won it twice in a row.

USWNT’s Megan Rapinoe reveals plan to win 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup after triumphing equal pay battle

Megan Rapinoe looks set to play her last World Cup as the FIFA Women’s World Cup is scheduled to begin in July 2023 with Australia and New Zealand acting as host nations. The 37-year-old revealed that she may be able to compete in another world cup but suggested that she doesn’t want to drag it stating, “I’m all for longevity, but we don’t need to drag it”.


Even though she most likely won’t be starting most games, Megan has encouraged the younger players to do well and aim for glory. Talking about the younger players, she mentioned, “I want our team to feel confident and swaggy and be exactly who we are, but ultimately, I want to win. That s**t’s fun.”

This will be Rapinoe’s fourth World Cup. She previously played in the 2011 edition and the 2015 and 2019 editions where the US Women’s National Team were crowned champions as they hope to complete a three-peat this time around. The US National team will now aim for their fifth world cup triumph having previously won the tournament in 1991, 1999, 2015, and 2019.

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Megan Rapinoe- The architect of equal pay treaty signed between US men and women national team

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Both the US men’s and women’s national teams signed collective bargaining agreement on 7th September 2022 which guarantees equal pay for both teams. The aspects of the treaty include equal pay in World Cup prize money, appearance, tournament victories, and revenue sharing.

US women’s team veteran Megan Rapinoe believed this change was necessary stating: “It’s a huge step forward to continue to build the sport”. Rapinoe was one of the first to demand equal pay and put an end to discrimination.

While the USWNT has won four FIFA World Cups to date, the men’s team is yet to taste the World Cup glory as they look forward to hosting the next FIFA World Cup on home turf in 2026.

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