With 30,000 tickets sold for their friendly against Germany in Stockholm on Saturday, Sweden’s female players have called for unity to tackle inequalities between men and women in soccer, especially when it comes to money.
Huge crowds have attended women’s games in England, Italy
“I know that if I’d played in the (German men’s) Bundesliga for six years, I wouldn’t have any financial worries,” Fischer said at the team hotel in Stockholm.
“In terms of percentages, you can’t really compare. What they maybe make in an hour, I make in a year,” the 34-year-old VfL Wolfsburg player added.
The comments come after the U.S. women’s team, the world champions, launched a lawsuit against their own federation last month alleging gender discrimination, which includes complaints about wages.
Goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl, who plays for English club Chelsea, said players campaigning for equality in the women’s game would continue to do so once they’ve hung up their boots.
“When we one day quit, we will fill places in these (soccer) organizations and keep the fight going forward. I do think it needs to be a kind of
“I do however see the difficulties with these big organizations, FIFA
Fischer, who gave a fiery speech on the issue when receiving the Diamond Ball as Sweden’s best female player in 2018, added that everyone in the game has a role to play.
“I think it’s about the whole - I don’t think it’s about one organization or one clique or one part that is responsible,” she said.