Fans, players, sponsors and regulatory agencies will have to work together to ensure higher pay for female players. With 30,000 tickets sold for a friendly against Germany in Stockholm on Saturday, Swedish women are calling for solidarity to resolve inequality between men and women in football, especially the issue of income.
Recently, a large audience attended women’s soccer matches in England, Italy and Spain. Defender Nilla Fischer told Reuters that fans, players, sponsors and regulators will have to work together to ensure higher pay for female players.
“I know that if I play in the German Bundesliga (in the men’s team) for six years, I won’t have any financial worries,” Fischer said at the team’s hotel in Stockholm. “In terms of percentage, you really cannot compare. What they can earn in an hour, I do in a year,” added 34-year-old female VfL Wolfsburg team.
These shares were made after the women’s soccer team of the United States. World champions, launched a lawsuit against their own union last month on allegations of gender discrimination, including wage complaints.
Goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl, who plays for English club Chelsea, said players who advocate for women’s equality in sports will continue to do so even after they have hung their shoes.
“When we quit one day, we will fill positions in these organizations and continue to fight. I think it should be some kind of public pressure, that they I do not accept as it is now, “Lindahl told Reuters after training.
“However, I find it very difficult for these big organizations, especially FIFA, because that is where their members vote. I think we have to solve the big problems on the world stage. let it really change, “she added.
Fischer, who made a passionate speech on this issue when he received the Diamond Ball as the best female player in Sweden in 2018, added that everyone in the industry had a role. .
Sweden is one of 24 teams competing in the Women’s World Cup in France since December 2019.