Brazil’s football governing body has announced that it is adopting an equal pay policy for both women’s and men’s football, becoming one of the first countries in the world to do so.
The country’s football association announced on Wednesday saying,
“The CBF has equaled 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 Rogerio Caboclo, president of Brazil’s football association CBF.
Brazil’s female players such as Marta will be paid the same as Neymar, Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino.
Brazil join Australia, Norway and New Zealand among the nations who pay their men and women the same amount.
It will be applied to the teams participating in the Olympics next year as well as the next World Cup tournaments. Caboclo said: “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.” Last year,March 2019 current women’s world champions the United States sued their federation, alleging discrimination over pay and conditions. The team appealed earlier this year after a judge dismissed their case.