CBF President Rogerio Caboclo said that "since March this year, the Confederation has equaled the prize money and daily rates between men's and women's football.”
This means that, from now on, every player representing Brazil will receive equal daily rates and prize money when playing with the national squad, a policy that could set an example for many federations in Latin America.
Up to now, countries such as Australia, Norway, and New Zealand are some of the few nations to have already committed to work towards equal pay in soccer.
Brazil gives equal pay to men’s and women’s national soccer team Soccer ball The president of the Brazilian Football Confederation, Rogério Cabolco, announced that they will give equal pay for both men and women playing on the national team. pic.twitter.com/m9WRB7MLAe
Caboclo made it clear that the women's team that wins or progresses through the stages at next year's Olympic Games will receive the same reward as the men.
"What the men will receive at the next World Cup (2022) will be proportionately equal to what is proposed by FIFA. There is no more gender difference; the CBF is treating men and women equally."
On the other hand, the U.S. women's soccer team was not as lucky as their Brazilian counterparts. Last year, after winning the World Cup, a federal judge dismissed their bid for equal pay, rejecting claims that players had been underpaid, marking a crushing defeat in light of the constant struggle for equal rights for women in sports.