Brazil’s Women national team will receive equal pay as their male counterparts for representing their country, as announced by Brazil’s football association (CBF).

The CBF also revealed that both male and female players will receive the same daily and prize amounts for taking part in preparation periods and games.

CBF president Rogerio Caboclo says the measures were put into effect in March.

“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.

“That is, the players earn the same thing as the players during the calls. What they receive by daily call, women also receive.”

Caboclo says it also applies to performances at international tournaments such as the World Cup and Olympics.

“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.”

Australia, Norway and New Zealand are among the nations to previously make the decision to pay their men and women national teams the same amounts.

Brazil’s women’s team have not played since March, due to the coronavirus lock down which affected sporting activities worldwide.