The Brazil Women’s National football team and the Men’s National football team will now be paid the same amount by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), for representing the national team. Brazil’s football federation confirmed the same.
“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 the CBF president Rogerio Caboclo. “There is no more gender difference, the CBF is treating men and women equally,” Caboclo further added.
This will mean that now female stars such as Marta will be paid the same as the likes of Neymar.
This development will be applied to the teams participating in the Olympics next year as well as in the upcoming World Cup tournaments.
“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 CBF president said.
With this announcement, Brazil has now become one of the few nations to pay their women’s and men’s football teams equally.
The Brazilian professional league also authorized equal prize money for women and men in 2019.
New Zealand and Norway have also decided to address the gap in payment between their male and female players.