Brazil has just announced that it will become one of the very first nations that will pay female soccer players the same as men.
Rogerio Caboclo, the president of the Brazillian Football Federation said that 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. Brazil is only the fourth country to do this, following Australia, Norway, and New Zealand.
What this means is that female players will earn the same as Brazillian mega-stars Neymar, Marcelo, Gabriel Jesus, etc. The change will be applied to the teams that will take part in the Olympics next year, as well as the next World Cup tournaments, both for men and women.
“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.” – the Brazillian Football Federation president added.
The current women’s world champions are the United States, but they’re not paid the same as the men’s team in the US, even though the men failed to qualify for the World Cup, and the women won their competition.
The women’s team sued the US Football Federation, alleging discrimination over pay and conditions. The case, however, was dismissed by a judge.