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Matildas: Australia’s Women Footballers Get Equal Pay

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Matildas: Australia's Women Footballers Get Equal Pay

Australia’s women soccer team has scored a victory in the struggle against unequal pay in sports.

Australian soccer’s governing body and players’ union have closed the pay gap between the men’s and women’s national teams.

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The four-year deal entitles the women’s Westfield Matildas and the men’s Caltex Socceroos equal split of commercial revenues. It warrants players 40 per cent of prize money on qualifying for a FIFA World Cup, which is an increase from 30 per cent.

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It also includes improved parental leave benefits.

Football Federation Australia’s (FFA) chairman Chris Nikou says this is another huge step toward ensuring that all soccer players live the values of equality, inclusivity and opportunity.

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He says “for the first time, player remuneration will be directly tied to the revenues generated by our national teams”.

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Former Watford Manager Javi Gracia Appointed As Valencia Coach

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Former Watford Manager Javi Gracia Appointed As Valencia Coach

Valencia have appointed Watford’s former boss, Javi Gracia, as their new coach on a two-year deal.

The Spaniard is Valencia’s third full-time manager in the last 12 months, after the sackings of Marcelino last September and Albert Celades last month.

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50-year-old Gracia led Watford to 11th place in the EPL and fa cup final in 2018/2019.

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Osimhen: Lille Forward To Arrive In Italy For Napoli Transfer

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Osimhen : Lille Forward To Arrive In Italy For Napoli Transfer

Super Eagles’ forward Victor Osimhen is set to join Napoli from Lille.

Osimhen’s move to Napoli was delayed by negotiations over the striker’s image rights.

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There are reports of an agreement already in place.  The move will cost Napoli 80 million euros.

The announcement will be made on Friday.

Osimhen scored 18 goals and provided six assists in 38 games across all competitions for Lille and was voted the club’s player of the year last season.

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Mauritian Football Club Fined For Not Using FIFA’s TMS Paperwork

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Mauritian Football Club Fined For Not Using FIFA's TMS Paperwork

FIFA has sanctioned a club in Mauritius, Cercle De Joachim for failing to use its transfer matching system.

The club has been fined more than $10,000 for failing to comply with FIFA’s regulations governing the recruitment of foreign players after it recruited five footballers from teams in Madagascar but failed to use the TMS for four of those players.

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The club now has 30 days to pay the fine.

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