Is this a Huge Step towards Equality?
Updated: Oct 2, 2020
"The CBF (Confederação Brasileira de Futebol) has equalled the prize money and allowances between men's and women's football, which means the women players will earn the same as the men," said federation president Rogerio Caboclo.
As a result, Brazil's female players such as Marta, Formiga and Leticia Santos will get the same fees and allowances like Neymar, Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino.
Australia, Norway and New Zealand are amongst the nations to previously decide to pay their men and women internationals the same amount.
The CBF later said in a statement that equal pay was “part of the journey of transformation” towards equality in football.
Equal pay was first applied back in March when Brazil took part in the invitational Tournoi de France, finishing last out of four sides.
"It will be proportionally the same as what FIFA proposes for women, that is to say, there will be no more gender difference in remuneration between men and women," said Caboclo, the federation president.
This decision has raised two strong opinion towards questioning whether the decision of equal pay was right or wrong.
Some people completely disagree with this decision saying that women teams do not generate that much revenue as the men team does.
And some believe that this is a huge step towards equality in football.
Whatever people believe, we hope that one-day women football have the same viewership as men have. And that, according to us, is real equality.
We cannot change the world. We cannot change the fact that women football does not have that much popularity as men have.
But we can change ourselves.
On this note, we at Surat City United take a pledge to be equal towards both the genders and give you the content & information of both women and men football.
But, we will need your support in that.
Share anything that you come across about women football.
Let us take the pledge together that we will have the same passion for women football as we have for men football.