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Brazil to Pay Male and Female National Team Football Players Same Amount

The Confederation of Brazilian Football (Confederação Brasileira de Futebol, CBF) has yesterday announced the equalisation of payment to the players of the Brazilian national teams irrespective of gender. By this decision yesterday 2nd of September 2020, Brazil becomes the first country in the Americas (USA are still paying discriminatory amount) to make payment for both male and female national team players equal. Brazil becomes the fourth country in the world (Norway, Australia and New Zealand are the three others) to equalise wages and bonuses for both female and male National Team football players.

By this, every player will be given the same daily wage and prize money for every preparation and matches he or she partakes in.

According to Rogério Langanke Caboclo, the CBF President, the consultations and measures were done and concluded by March this year.

President of the Confederation of Brazilian Football, CBF, Rogério Caboclo

He said, “Since March of this year, CBF has made an equal value in 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.”

He explained that this will also apply to player contributions at international football tournaments like the FIFA World Cup and the Olympic Games. He declares, “There is no more gender difference, as the CBF is treating men and women equally. What they will earn by conquering or by staging the Olympics next year will be the same as their men counterparts.”

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