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Abby Wambach and Mia Hamm Talk "Leveling the Playing Field" at Cannes

Abby Wambach and Mia Hamm Talk "Leveling the Playing Field" at Cannes

Team MAKERS sat down on Monday with MAKERS Abby Wambach and Mia Hamm at The Girls' Lounge at Cannes in France to discuss gender equality (or inequality) in both professional soccer and in the world today.

After the U.S. women's national soccer team filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation, the conversation grew increasingly intense about wage-discrimination across the country, both on and off the field. According to ESPN, the USSF's 2015 financial report shows that "despite the women's team generating nearly $20 million more revenue last year than the U.S. men's team, the women are paid about a quarter of what the men earn."

But, even though judges ruled that they have "no right to strike" through 2016, Wambach and Hamm, among other players, are continuing the fight.

Check out some of the live coverage of the event on Twitter:

NEXT: Federal Judge Rules the US Women's Soccer Team Has No Right to Strike »

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