Similar pay to be given to Spain’s men and women’s football teams

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The Spanish football federation declared, Spain’s women will have the similar pay for representing their nation as men.

The agreement will be for the next 5 years and whilst salaries are not paid for playing for Spain, the contract assures male and female players relish the same terms concerning bonuses and image rights.

Working conditions will also be made similar, counting provisions for travel, food and accommodation.

“From now on, the players of the national team will have an advance on bonuses, exactly the same as for the men’s team. We have closed an agreement for the next five years,” stated the federation’s president Luis Rubiales.

“All the players will also have a percentage of the sponsorships from now on. I think it is difficult to find (anywhere else) such a complete agreement.”

Spain unites countries like Brazil, England, the United States, Norway and Denmark in reaching a contract over equal pay for international players.

Amanda Gutierrez, president of the Futpro union, who represented Spain’s female players in the negotiations, stated, “Today is an historic day. It makes equal the conditions enjoyed by the men and women’s teams.”

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