Brazil commit to equal compensation for men's and women's national teams

Wed, Sep 02 2020

The Brazilian women's team will now receive the same compensation as men for representative duties. Credit: Jamie Smed/Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en)

Brazil have become the latest nation to commit to giving equal compensation to men’s and women’s representative teams.

The Brazilian football confederation (CBF) confirmed that all senior international players will receive the same expenses and bonus payments for training camps and representative games.

Confederation president Rogerio Caboclo confirmed that the measures have been in place since March but the covid-19 shutdown meant they will only come into action now.

Brazil join nations including Norway, Finland, New Zealand and Australia in instituting protocols for equal compensation for national team players.

"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," said Caboclo.

"That is, the players earn the same thing as the players during the calls. What they receive by daily call, women also receive.

"There is no more gender difference, as the CBF is treating men and women equally. What they will gain by conquering or by staging the Olympics next year will be the same as the men will have."