Brazil Announces Equal Pay For Women’s And Men’s National Teams

Seems like Brazilian forward and legend Marta Vieira da Silva passionate message following Brazil’s exit from the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup did not go in vain.

As on Wednesday, in addition to announcing the hiring the two new Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) women’s football coordinators, Duda Luizelli and Aline Pellegrino, President Rogério Caboclo announced it will pay women and men the same amount for representing the Brazilian national teams.

“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. That is, the players earn the same thing as the players during the calls. What they receive by daily call, women also receive. What they will gain by conquering or by staging the Olympics next year will be the same as the men will have,” said Caboclo.

“What men will receive at the next World Cup will be proportionally equal to what is proposed by FIFA. There is no more gender difference, as the CBF is treating men and women equally,” he said.

While the U.S. women’s national team continues its fight for equal pay, Australia, Norway, New Zealand, and now Brazil are among a growing list of nations that have committed to equal pay.

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