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Brazilian Football Confederation announce equal pay for men’s and women’s national teams

Confederação Brasileira de Futebol (CBF)

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF – Confederação Brasileira de Futebol) has announced to adpot a equal pay policy for its men’s and women’s national teams.

“Since March this year, the CBF has equaled the prize money and daily rates between men’s and women’s football. That’s to say, the players earn the same as those who are called up,” said CBF President Rogério Caboclo during a press conference on Wednesday. “Women will receive the same daily rate as those who already receive them. The women’s team that wins or progresses through the stages at next year’s Olympic Games will receive the same as the men.”

“What the men will receive at the next World Cup will be proportionately equal to what is proposed by FIFA. There is no more gender difference; the CBF is treating men and women equally.”

Brazil is only one of a handful football federations besides Australia, Norway and New Zealand which have decided to grant equal pay to their men’s and women’s national teams.