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Brazil Football Federation Announces to Start Paying Men’s and Women’s Football National Teams Equally.

Image courtesy – Twitter page of the Brazil football federation (@CBF_Futebol)

In a press conference on Wednesday, CBF President, Rogério Caboclo, made it public that the federation will pay both male and female footballers the same amount for representing the country (Brazil). 

According to the information gathered from the presser yesterday, the unprecedented measure will grant athletes that represent the Brazilian national team the same daily and prize amounts for preparation periods and games.

Rogério Caboclo, on the new policy, said: “Since March of this year, CBF has made an equal value 0in 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.”

He added by saying that: “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,” 

Equity pay has already been tried on Women’s Brazilian national team this year before Wednesday’s official announcement – the Brazilian Warriors earned the same amount given to the men during the International Tournament of France that happened in March this year. 

Brazil Women’s football, in general, has undergone a lot of transformation processes (and this new development is just one out of many) since Rogério Caboclo became the president of Brazil football governing body in 2019. 

Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) is not the first to bring out equity in terms of pay in men and women’s national team football. Norway, New Zealand, and Australia are part of the countries that have already agreed to give their men and women players equal pay before Brazil made their own known to the public yesterday. 

The United States would have been counted among these nations regarding equality pay in football but a judge in May this year dismissed the US Women’s team case of alleging discrimination over pay and conditions they filed against their federation in March last year. 

Olanrewaju Olakunle
Olanrewaju Olakunle
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