Brazil’s football federation has actually announced it will pay men and women the very same amount for representing the nation team.
“The CBF has equalled the prize money and allowances between men’s and women’s football, which means the women players will earn the same as the men,” said the federation’s president Rogerio Caboclo in a Wednesday statement.
“It will be proportionally the same as what Fifa proposes for women, that is to say, there will be no more gender difference in remuneration between men and women,” Caboclo said.
It will also be applied the groups taking part the Olympics next year along with the next World competitions.’
Brazil’s football organization CBF claimed its decision was first connected to the females’s team and their Swedish coach Pia Sundhage in March.
“This is historic. Being a part of this is very special, I’m very grateful,” said Sundhage, who also welcomed the news that for the first time a woman, Duda Luizelli, has been put in charge of coordinating the national women’s team. This means Brazil’s female players including Marta, Formiga, and Leticia Santos will receive the same payments and allowances as Neymar, Gabriel Jesus, and Roberto Firmino.
Brazil joins with Australia, Norway, and New Zealand amongst the countries that pay their males and females the very same amount.
In March 2019, the United States female team, the current world champions, sued their federation, declaring discrimination over pay and conditions. However, a court dismissed their case in May this year however the team has appealed the case.
Source: Ghana Waves