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FIFA approves maternity leave to protect women footballers

On Friday, FIFA has approved maternity leaves for women footballers to protect them. This decision has been taken keeping in mind their safety. FIFA has approved new rules to protect them. Under these new rules, maternity leave for women footballers for at least 14 weeks and after birth for 8 weeks has also been approved. After completion of these maternity leaves, the football club of women footballers will be responsible for reorganizing and providing medical care to them. 

They also said that every player is the hero of the game, in such a situation, we have to determine the appropriate platform for them so that they can be further brightened and when it comes to women players, then we should bring more stability in their careers. For example, if they need to take maternity leave, then they do not have to worry about it at all. FIFA President Gianni Infantino said in a video shared on his Twitter handle.

He also said that if we want to promote the game of women, then we must also pay attention to all these aspects. New rules will also be introduced to give more stability to all football coaches. He said that coaches tell players how to play and coaches also inspire them. In such a situation, coaches also need job security and minimum standards have also been established for this.

Due to 14-week maternity leave, women players will be guaranteed two-thirds of their salary. He said that no woman player should suffer any harm to her pregnancy. The next FIFA Council meeting will be held on 19 March 2021.

Published: December 5th, 2020

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