England ‘disappointed’ talks over Women’s World Cup bonuses remain unresolved

England 'disappointed' talks over Women's World Cup bonuses remain unresolved

England players expressed “disappointment” on Tuesday that talks with the Football Association (FA) over bonus payments and commercial structures would not be resolved before the start of the women’s World Cup.

In a statement from the team posted on social media by captain Millie Bright, the European champions said they would “pause discussions, with full intentions of revisiting them following the tournament”.

England’s campaign at the showpiece tournament in Australia and New Zealand starts when they face Haiti in Brisbane on Saturday.

“Last year we presented the FA with concerns relating to our bonus and commercial payments,” said the statement issued on behalf of the Lionesses. “The hope was that discussions would lead to a solution before the World Cup.

“We are disappointed that a resolution has still not been achieved.”

But the statement added: “With our opening game on the horizon, we Lionesses have decided to pause discussions, with full intentions of revisiting them after the tournament…We look forward to playing

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