Brazil announces equal pay for men’s and women’s national football teams

Brazil’s football association (CBF) has announced that women will be paid the same amount as men for representing the national side. Australia, Norway and New Zealand are among the nations who have already enforced equal pay for male and female footballers who play for the national team. 

And now Brazil’s female stars such as Marta, Formiga and Leticia Santos will receive the same pay as the likes of Neymar, Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino. Brazil’s women’s side are still searching for their first World Cup win having reached the final in 2007. 

The team also reached the finals at the Olympics in 2004 and 2008, and finished fourth in 2016.

‘Since March of this year, CBF has made an equal value in terms of prizes and daily rates between men’s and women’s football,’ said CBF’s president Rogerio Caboclo. 

‘That is, the players earn the same thing as the players during the calls. What they receive by daily call, women also receive.

‘There is no more gender difference, as the CBF is treating men and women equally. ‘What they will gain by conquering or by staging the Olympics next year will be the same as the men will have.’

Pia Sundhage, the Swedish head coach of Brazil’s women’s side, added: ‘This is historic. ‘Being a part of this is very special, I’m very grateful.’

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