Brazil’s soccer federation introduced on Wednesday it’s going to pay women and men the identical quantity for representing the nationwide crew, one of many few international locations to make such a pledge. “The CBF has equalled the prize cash and allowances between males’s and girls’s soccer, which implies the ladies gamers will earn the identical as the boys,” mentioned the federation’s president Rogerio Caboclo. It means Brazil’s little recognized feminine gamers comparable to Marta, Formiga and Leticia Santos will obtain the identical charges and allowances as international superstars comparable to Neymar, Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino.

Australia, Norway and New Zealand are amongst the nations to beforehand resolve to pay their women and men internationals the identical quantity.

In March 2019, the US women’s team, the present world champions, sued their federation alledging discrimination over pay and circumstances.

A choose dismissed their case in Could this yr however the crew appealed.

Brazil’s soccer affiliation CBF mentioned its determination was communicated to the ladies’s crew and their Swedish coach Pia Sundhage in March.

“That is historic. Being part of that is very particular, I am very grateful,” mentioned Sundhage, who additionally welcomed the information that for the primary time a lady, Duda Luizelli, has been put in control of co-ordinating the nationwide girls’s crew.

Equal pay was first utilized again in March when Brazil took half within the invitational Tournoi de France, ending final out of 4 sides.

The measure can be utilized to the nationwide groups collaborating within the Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo subsequent yr, in addition to the following males’s and girls’s World Cup tournaments.

“Will probably be proportionally the identical as what FIFA proposes for ladies, that’s to say, there can be no extra gender distinction in remuneration between women and men,” mentioned Caboclo, the federation president.

The boys’s crew is probably the most profitable in soccer having gained the World Cup a file 5 instances.

They’ve additionally gained their continental championship, the Copa America, 9 instances, most just lately on residence soil in 2019.

However the girls’s crew can be amongst the strongest within the recreation, having reached the World Cup ultimate in 2007 and back-to-back Olympic finals in 2004 and 2008.

The CBF mentioned later in a press release that equal pay was “a part of the journey of transformation” in the direction of equality in soccer, the most well-liked sport within the nation, which has 36 skilled golf equipment.

Final yr, the Brazilian skilled league additionally approved equal prize cash for men and women.


Nevertheless, in relation to membership soccer, the hole in pay between women and men, not simply in Brazil however all around the world, stays large.

The best paid gamers within the girls’s recreation earn six-figure salaries, whereas male gamers comparable to Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus take residence sums greater than 100 instances better.

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