By Alicia Pryzsieniak

Monday marked a memorable day for women’s football when it was revealed that the Matildas (the Australian Women’s National Team) had struck a landmark deal to be paid the same as their male counterparts.

It’s alleged that the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) have signed a record-breaking deal with the Football Federation Australia (FFA), agreeing terms of a 40% split in commercial revenues generated by the two teams. In addition to the split of all revenue generated through their various commercial streams, it’s reported that the FFA have also agreed to equally split the prize money earned by both teams.

The FFA/PFA deal is set to come into effect just in time for the Matildas friendlies against Chile later this week, prior to their qualifying matches for Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The move from the Australian governing body has put more pressure on FIFA to raise their prize money for the Women’s World Cup, with the prize pot still nearly £300million less than the men’s competition.