The women in the sports fraternity are celebrating conquering another milestone as Brazil’s women’s national team footballers are set to earn the same money as their male counterparts for representing the Latino country.
Rogelio Cabolco, Brazil’s football association (CBF) president announced that the association had earlier in March 2020, made an equal value in terms of prizes and daily rates between men’s and women’s football.
This however has not been experimented as the Selecaó hasn’t played any game since March as most football competitions were suspended as a precaution to regulate the spread of the coronavirus.
The players will earn the same during international call-ups and will be granted the same daily and prize amounts for taking part in preparation periods and games.
“There is no more gender difference, as the CBF is treating men and women equally,” said Cabolco who went on to confirm that this development also applies to performances at international competitions like the Olympics and World Cup.
Such an announcement has surely left a big smile on Brazilian forward and legend Marta Vieira da Silva who delivered a passionate message to the next generation. She called on the various associations and the country to do more for the women if they wanted to achieve greatness. This was after their elimination from the 2019 FIFA World Cup finals in France.
Brazil joins Australia, Norway and New Zealand as the only countries that have listened to the cries of the female sports persons and are paying both their male and female internationals the same amount of money.