England men's and women's national players receive equal pay

Players for England’s men’s and women’s sides are receiving equal pay, the Football Association has confirmed.

England women’s players received the same match fees and bonuses for the first time during the SheBelieves Cup in March.

Phil Neville, who will leave his role as head coach next summer, guided his side to a third-placed finish at the four-team tournament, which was won by the United States.

However, there remains a disparity between the bonuses players receive depending on their finish at FIFA and UEFA tournaments.

In 2018, each England men’s player would have received £217,000 if they had won the World Cup.

At the Women’s World Cup last year, each England player would have received a £50,000 bonus for winning the tournament.

A statement from the FA 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.’

The FA’s announcement comes after Brazil became the latest national side to confirm that their men’s and women’s teams will receive equal pay.

Australia, Norway and New Zealand have already enforced the same rule with their national teams.

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