Matildas duplicate package unavailable in feminine sizes

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Alanna Kennedy from Australia's Matildas

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picture captionThe Matildas are ranked seventh on the planet whereas the boys’s group are 41 on the planet, in line with Fifa rankings

Followers of Australia’s girls’s soccer group have been left disillusioned after it was revealed their duplicate away package doesn’t are available in feminine sizes.

The brand new package, produced from 100% recycled polyester, was unveiled on Friday alongside the boys’s jerseys.

Nonetheless a tweet from the ladies’s group, generally known as the Matildas, revealed the away shirt will not be obtainable in feminine sizes till 2022.

The Matildas are presently ranked seventh on the planet.

Australia’s Soccer Federation teamed up with Nike to create each the boys’s and girls’s kits.

Nonetheless followers of the ladies’s group seen that they weren’t in a position to purchase the away package in feminine sizes – solely the house jersey. That is regardless of gamers being pictured within the away package.

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“Sadly the brand new nationwide group’s away package won’t be obtainable in girls’s sizes,” a publish from the Matildas’ twitter account stated.

The publish stated the problem could be rectified for the subsequent package launch in 2022.

A lot of individuals, together with Matildas participant Elise Kellond-Knight shared their disappointment on the information.

“Ummmmm, it is a pretty important downside,” she tweeted.

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“I’m speechless that this might occur in 2020,” one Twitter consumer stated. “Ladies supporting girls athletes – how does a call like this even get made?”

One other stated on Instagram it was a “large step again after simply profitable the internet hosting rights to the 2023 World Cup”.

A Soccer Federation Australia spokesperson instructed ABC Information that the organisation

would not comment further” in the mean time”.

In 2019, the Matildas struck a historic cope with Soccer Federation Australia, which implies the highest female and male gamers are on the identical pay scale. Nonetheless the boys are more likely to hold incomes extra as a result of better prize cash on provide at their matches.

Underneath the deal, both sides receive the same cut of commercial revenue – equivalent to promoting – and gamers are valued equally.

Additionally they now obtain an identical coaching circumstances and different entitlements equivalent to enterprise air journey which was beforehand afforded to the boys’s group, presently ranked forty first on the planet.

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