Even after the change in the US, national coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg did not demand equal pay for German female footballers as men. “It is also true that the marketing revenue for men and women, which also leads to tournament rewards, are very far apart in the Bundesliga and the national team. Unfortunately, that is still a fact,” the 54-year-old said. The picture is on Sunday.
The American football team led by superstar Megan Rapinoe won their battle for equality last week. The United States Soccer Federation and the women’s and men’s national team federations have agreed to a historic collective bargaining agreement that guarantees all players equal pay, including bonuses. Accordingly, contracts running until 2028 ensure that the women’s national team, which has been several times more successful than the men’s, receives the same rewards in major tournaments as the world championships and generally the same salaries as the men’s team.
“We are working at all levels in the German Football Association to improve this, particularly in the area of marketing and promotion,” Voss-Tecklenburg said about the income situation of women. This is part of the “Strategy 2027 – Women in Football” project of the German Football Association. But, according to the national coach, you can take a closer look at “what’s happening in other countries – not least in the United States.” American football players are more successful than men, and have won four Olympic gold medals and four World Cup titles. But they got much lower salaries. In March 2019, they filed a class action lawsuit against the association for discrimination.
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