Although they were not able to bring it home, England made the country proud following their historic run to the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup finals in Australia. That came a year after the Lionesses won their first ever major international title during the re-scheduled UEFA Women's EURO 2022 competition, but behind the scenes, there were tense discussions about how the players should be compensated.
Indeed, as the team flew to Australia and New Zealand for the competition, they did not hide their frustrations with the FA concering their bonus structure, but put that behind them to firmly focus on making a run to the World Cup final.
Now that the dust has settled, it appears that both sides have come to a resolution. Prior to the competition, reports indicated that FIFA had allocated approximately $184,000 (£150,000) for each player should they reach the final, but the players were seeking an additional bonus of approximately $123,000 (£100,000) on top of this amount from the FA.
As per new reports, the two sides have come to an agreement. Although the amount has not been publicly revealed, it seems that the players are satisfied with what the FA has offered as compensation for their excellent showings at the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup.
England will now be turning their attention back to on the pitch affairs, as the Lionesses kick off their UEFA Nations League campaign against Scotland.