Wales agree equal pay for soccer internationals

Wales agree equal pay for soccer internationals

The Football Association of Wales (FAW) on Wednesday became the latest governing body to agree equal pay agreements for men’s and women’s international matches.

The agreement takes effect immediately and covers the period up to and including the 2026 Men’s World Cup and the 2027 Women’s World Cup.

A joint statement issued by the Wales men’s and women’s teams said: “Together Stronger has been the mantra across the Cymru national teams for all of us, both on and off the pitch, as we look to put Wales on the world stage.

“As part of the FAW’s fight towards equality, we are now proud to announce that, together, our men’s and women’s teams have agreed a fair pay structure for future international matches.”

World champions the United States, European champions England, Spain and Norway are among the nations that have introduced equal pay for male and female players for representing their country.

“We hope this will enable future generations of boys and girls to see that there is equality in Welsh international football, which is important to society as a whole,” the players’ statement added.

“With this deal in place, we will now look ahead to the Euro 2024 and 2025 qualifying campaigns as we aim to see more success from our two senior teams in the near future.”

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