Brazil have announced they will pay their women’s and men’s football teams equally. And this means Marta will be paid the same as Neymar, Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino. Brazil join Australia, Norway and New Zealand among the nations who pay their men and women the same amount.

“The CBF has equalled the prize money and allowances between men’s and women’s football, which means the women players will earn the same as the men. It will be proportionally the same as what Fifa proposes for women, that is to say, there will be no more gender difference in remuneration between men and women,” said the federation’s president Rogerio Caboclo.

Last year, the United States sued their federation, alleging discrimination over pay and conditions. The team appealed earlier this year after a judge dismissed their case.

WSL clubs have been active in the transfer market this summer, attracting World Cup winners and European stars to England’s top division.

The USA Women’s National Team equal pay claim has been dismissed by a federal judge, while other allegations of discrimination can proceed to trial.

Simmons insists additions like Manchester City’s Rose Lavelle and Sam Mewis, along with Chelsea signing Pernille Harder, will be good for clubs and fans alike.

“It’s going to be fantastic to see top English players play alongside the likes of Rose Lavelle, one of the best players in the world. It’s a real statement for where the Women’s Super League is, it’s regarded as one of the best if not the best league in the world. That is our ambition,” Simmons.

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