LONDON – The Football Association of Wales (FAW) has become the latest governing body to agree to an equal pay deal for men’s and women’s internationals.
The deal is effective immediately and covers the period until the 2026 Men’s World Cup and the 2027 Women’s World Cup.
A joint statement released by the Wales men’s and women’s teams said: “Together Stronger is the mantra across the Cymru national team for all of us, both on and off the pitch as we look to put the Wales on the world stage.
“As part of the FAW’s drive for equality, we are proud to announce that together, the men’s and women’s teams have agreed to an equal pay structure for future international matches. “
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World champions USA, European champions England, Spain and Norway are among the countries that have introduced equal pay for male and female players representing their countries.
“We hope that this will allow the next generation of boys and girls to see that there is equality in Welsh international football, which is important for society as a whole,” said the statement of the players.
“With this agreement, we will now look ahead to the Euro 2024 and 2025 campaigns, as we aim to find more success with the senior team in the near future.”