It was with great joy the news was received when the Football Association announced that England’s men’s and women’s international teams are receiving equal pay.
It follows Wednesday’s announcement that Brazil are to pay their international women’s team the same as the men’s.
The FA revealed to Sky Sports News it has been paying the men’s and women’s teams equally in terms of match fees and match bonuses since January.
A 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.”
England and Brazil are part of a select few nations who pay their male and female players equally, along with Australia, Norway and New Zealand.