Sports • Soccer
2020-11-30T22:00:01+00:00

Paid maternity leave for female soccer players

Paid maternity leave for female soccer players
Brazil women's national football team Credit: Mariana Sá/CBF

According to the new FIFA regulations, professional female soccer players worldwide should be able to take paid maternity leave. For at least 14 weeks, two-thirds of the salary will be paid, and discrimination based on pregnancy will be prohibited. Also, clubs will be obliged to reintegrate the players after their return and to provide medical support. Now the FIFA Council still has to approve the new regulations.

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