Brazilian Soccer Confederation Approves Equal Pay for Women and Men’s National Teams

While the men’s team is known for having won the World Cup a record five times, the lesser-known women's team is also one of the best in the game, having reached the Olympic finals in 2004 and 2008.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian Football (Soccer) Confederation (CBF) says it agreed in March to pay women’s national team players the same as their peers on the men’s side, it was reported Wednesday. Brazil thus becomes one of the few countries to adopt an equal pay policy for both women’s and men’s football.

“The CBF 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 Rogerio Caboclo, president of Brazil’s soccer football association CBF.

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