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Gulf between FA Cup prize money for men and women exposes football's absurd inequalities

Gulf between FA Cup prize money for men and women exposes football's absurd inequalities

I t should not even be a cause for argument when the figures are so damning. This weekend, the eight teams who progress from the fifth round of the Women’s FA Cup will receive £3,000 in prize money, with £750 on offer to the losers. In the men’s competition, it will be £360,000. Whatever way you spin or excuse it, no matter how hard you try to explain