England’s women stars have been put on the same match fees as their male counterparts.

The FA have revealed that men and women internationals have been paid the same amount since the start of 2020.

England becomes the latest country to commit to paying their men and women players the same for earning a senior cap at international level.

Earlier this week Brazil joined Australia, Norway and New Zealand on the list of football associations who had taken the decision to have equal pay.

Now it has emerged the FA had implemented pay equality nine months ago - but chose not to make the decision public.

The FA have confirmed that England women's team have received equal pay since January

An FA spokesman said: "The FA pays its women's players exactly the same as their male counterparts for representing England, both in terms of match fees and match bonuses.

“This parity has been in place since January 2020."

It means those players representing the women's team will each receive the same match fee and win bonus as those turning out for Gareth Southgate's men's side.

Brazil made the same announcement earlier on Wednesday

Equal pay has been a hot topic in football, with women's world champions the United States having filed an appeal against the decision to dismiss their claim for equal pay with male counterparts.

US forward Megan Rapinoe said her team-mates would "never stop fighting for equality" and the legal battle is expected to continue through the courts.

An England match fee is believed to be less than £3,000, although win bonuses are understood to be significantly higher depending on the status of the game.

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England have already appointed a successor to Phil Neville as manager, with current Netherlands head coach Sarina Wiegman set to take over in September 2021 ahead of the home Euro 2022.

Meanwhile, President of the Brazilian Football Confederation Rogerio Caboclo announced: “The CBF has equalled the prize money and allowances between men's and women's football, which means the women players will earn the same as the men.

“It will be proportionally the same as what Fifa proposes for women, that is to say, there will be no more gender difference in remuneration between men and women.”