Closing the gap: Brazil announces equal pay for men, women footballers

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said on Wednesday that its men’s and women’s national soccer teams will receive equal pay and prize money.

“There is no more gender difference, the CBF is treating men and women equally,” the Brazilian Football Confederation chief Rogerio Caboclo said in statement.

Brazil's women's football team at a championship match hosted in Calais, France, on March 10, 2020.
Brazil’s women’s football team at a championship match hosted in Calais, France, on March 10, 2020. © AFP/Denis Charlet

The CBF said that it had also appointed two women’s soccer coordinators, Duda Luizelli and Aline Pellegrino.

Pay disparity between men’s and women’s professional soccer players has been in the spotlight since the United States women’s team sued the governing body U.S. Soccer last year alleging gender discrimination in earnings and working conditions.

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