Equal Pay For Brazil Women's National Football Team
The Brazilian soccer Confederation (BFC) has united to pay Brazil women’s national team players similar as their peers on the men’s aspect.
Following Brazil’s exit from the 2019 FIFA Women’s tournament, Brazilian forward and legend Marta Vieira da Silva delivered a fervent message to consecutive generations.
"This is what I ask of all Brazilian girls," she said. "The future of women's football is depending on you to survive. It's wanting it more. It's taking care of yourself more. It's training more. It's being ready to play 90 minutes and able to play 30 minutes more.”
Marta also said, while speaking about the sector and teary eyes that, "There's not going to be a Formiga forever, there's not going to be a Marta forever, there's not going to be a Cristiane. Think about what I'm saying. Cry at the beginning so you can smile at the end."
As the six-time world player of the year, Marta has scored in 5 separate World Cups and holds the record of the all-time leading goal scorer in tournament history (men’s or women’s). However despite all of her individual achievements, what she has vocally pushed for is, equality in soccer and women empowerment.
"We are trying to represent women and show how women can play any type of role," Marta said after scoring her record-breaking World Cup goal against Italy. "All the teams here, we are all representing [women]. Let me be clear, this is not only in sport.
After fighting for equality across the board, maybe Marta’s vocal stance is finally paying off.
On Wednesday, President Rogério Caboclo declared that Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) will pay the women and men national football team a similar amount of money for representing the Brazilian national groups.
“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. What they will gain by conquering or by staging the Olympics next year will be the same as the men will have,” said President Rogério Caboclo.
"What men will receive at the next World Cup will be proportionally equal to what is proposed by FIFA. There is no more gender difference, as the CBF is treating men and women equally," he said.
While the U.S. women’s national team still continues its fight for equal pay, Australia, Norway, New island, and currently Brazil are among a growing list of states that have committed to equal pay.
Here’s confederation president Rogerio Caboclo, via the BBC:
“There is no more gender difference, as the CBF is treating men and women equally,” he said. “What they will gain by conquering or by staging the Olympics next year will be the same as the men will have.”
In a major step towards larger gender equality in sport, Brazil is currently set to award a similar award to each their convenience and women's team, connection a tiny low cluster of states to supply equal pay.
The country's federation president Rogerio Caboclo mentioned that they had been making an attempt to level the playing field between each group and vowed there was 'no additional gender difference'.
'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,' he said, as reported by Forbes.
'That is, the players earn the same thing as the players during the calls. What they receive by daily call, women also receive. What they will gain by conquering or by staging the Olympics next year will be the same as the men will have.