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.
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.
The team’s claims were dismissed by a court in May and a bid to immediately appeal the decision was denied.