Equal pay for women footballers

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The year 2020 saw a major win for women footballers, when England and Brazil became the latest countries to announce that they will pay their male and female national teams equally.

Historically, sportswomen have received considerably lower pay than their male counterparts, but football is taking a leading role in kicking inequality to the kerb.

In January, the Football Association announced that male and female senior players will be paid the same match fee for representing England. Later in the year, Brazil publicly committed to paying men and women the same amount for earning a senior cap.

Brazilian Football Confederation chief Rogerio Caboclo said: "There is no more gender difference, the CBF is treating men and women equally".

The list of countries where women and men footballers receive equal pay now includes England, Brazil, Norway, Australia and New Zealand.


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