The protest of the players of the Colombian Women's National Team, who raised their fists before the match against Paraguay, the first of The Copa América, demanding greater equity in the prizes agreed with the Colombian Football Federation, generated an urgent space for dialogue with the leaders of national football.
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Now, when those led by Nelson Abadía managed to win the runner-up position in the tournament, that demonstration a greater sense.Above all because of the general support that the soccer players had throughout the tournament.
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The Awards for Great Performance
EL TIEMPO learned from sources close to the FCF and the women's team some details of the agreement reached between the players and the entity.
The agreement contemplated approximately 100 million pesos in prize money for each of the players for being champions of the Copa América. 60 million for the subtitle and 40 for reaching third place.
Thus, before the game this Saturday, the loot of the players was made up of 10 million per head for each match won in the first phase. Likewise, each one received 20 million for being the first of the group.
The sum of prizes, with the 60 million for the runner-up, would give a monetary prize of 120 million per player.
Similarly, the Colombian Football Federation will receive from the Conmebol a prize of 500 thousand dollars (more than two billion pesos) for the runner-up.
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