Pay equality could soon be in reach for the Matildas as Football Federation Australia prepares to announce a new pay deal later this week.
The landmark deal, which will see Australia’s female soccer team paid the same as their male counterparts the Socceroos, has been in been in negotiations for months, the Daily Telegraph reports.
Matildas captain Sam Kerr told Channel Seven she is excited yet cautious.
“Obviously it’s a welcome investment into women’s football and we’re really excited about it,” she said.
“It hasn’t been finalised so hopefully we can get the deal over the edge, but yeah, it’s exciting.”
Earlier this year, Australia’s senior national women’s team reached the knockout stages at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France and took home $1 million in prize money.
The world-first agreement will also see both male and female national teams split commercial revenue evenly.