The FIFA Women's World Cup kicks off in France on Friday.
The eighth edition of international football's most prestigious event begins June 7 and runs through early July. The defending champion U.S. women's national team, bolstered by stars such as Alex Morgan and Julie Ertz, are considered favorite contenders.
This year's event will feature its largest prize money pool ever, as FIFA doubles as a gender pay gap between the men's and women's tournaments by doubling the payout. However, the total prize pool is still in the World Cup, and the women's national team called FIFA to pay equal pay.
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FOX Business breaks down the financial figures and other numbers to know while watching the FIFA Women's World Cup below.
24: Countries taking part in this year's event [1
$ 38 Million: The Prize Winner of the Men's National Team for Winning the World Cup in 2018. The disparity in prize money between the men's and women's event has drawn widespread criticism.
$ 718,750: Money donated by LUNA. women's national team receives the same roster bonus awarded to their male counterparts for earning a spot on the World Cup roster, or $ 31,250 per player.
6: This year's FIFA Women's World Cup – Adidas, Coca-Cola, Wanda, Hyundai, Qatar Airways and Visa.
4: Countries that have won the FIFA Women's World Cup since its debut in 1991. Past champions include Norway, Germany, Japan and the United States.
3 : The number of times the U.S. Women's national team has won the World Cup, more than any other country.
9: French cities that will play host to women's World Cup matches this year, including Paris.