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New report: Only half of the women's elite players can live on the sport

Himself has Hedvig Lindahl able to live on his football. She has just completed a successful spell in the English club Chelsea, but it is not clear where she continues her career.

On Tuesday, she was once the union the Union presented its investigation of the ”Uneven playing field, a survey on pay and conditions in Swedish football”.

According to the survey, so can almost all of the male Swedish elite football players today live in their sport. Nine out of ten of the 59 male elite players who responded to a survey from the Union serves over 30,000 dollars a month.

For the female elitspelarna applies to other figures.

76 damspelare has responded to the same questionnaire. Eight out of ten of them earning in the 20,000 crowns a month and a half of damspelarna say they can't make a living in football.

Hedvig Lindahl.

" No, not at all. There are so big differences I am aware of.

at the same time, landslagsmålvakten that much happened in women's football, even if the pace of change is too slow.

" Uefa has taken out the women's football as a separate product, Fifa does the same now. In the past there has always been a lillasyrra hanging on storebrorsan.

Yet the differences in what the national associations men's and women's team to have qualified for the world CUP are huge.

The 24 women's team participating in this summer's world CUP will share € 28 million. The corresponding total for the 32 liberals in the 2018 world CUP in Russia was eur 360 million.

that the cooperation between the different countries spelarföreningar can change it and fast on gender equality.

– Spelarföreningarna in the different countries start talking with each other and then we become a larger entity that can put pressure upwards. That is what happened in Sweden that we organized ourselves in a better way, but also across national borders.

– We become inspired. If someone starts stealing in a country, then inspires others.

In January, a new landslagsavtal clearly for the ladies, which all parties claim to be satisfied with.

"We had to put a bit of pressure, but it is honestly a pretty slow process anyway," says Hedvig Lindahl and return to the economic conditions:

" You have to realize that we want to be with and compete for medals, then you need to invest. It is not fair to that girl who earns sek 5,000 in a month should win against players from the U.S. who are multi-millionaires.

in the damallsvenskan changes, the to a greater professionalism on all levels, she says.

– women's football stands for great values and society are waking up to it. This, in combination with increased jämställdhetstänk that we have much more talented people who work within women's football.

– And this is important, " says Hedvig Lindahl.

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