The Football Association (FA) has announced that the England Men’s team was as equally paid as the England Women’s team since January of this year. Charlie Griffiths Reports
They revealed on Sky Sports News that both sides have been paid equally in terms of match fees and match bonuses.
The full statement read: “The FA pays its women’s players exactly the same as their male counterparts for representing England, both in terms of match fees and match bonuses. This parity has been in place since January 2020”.
This has come after equal pay between genders in sport has been highlighted over recent months.
Brazil also announced earlier today that they are set to change their finances to allow equal pay between their men and women.
Australia, New Zealand and Norway are the only other national football teams to publicly pay all their players the same.
The main dispute over gender pay in football has come from the United States Women’s team who has taken legal action over discrimination under the Equal Pay Act.
This announcement has continued the development of Women’s football not just in England but around the world.