Social encounter between the two Canada and Iran have generated much controversy. In early 2020, a plane carrying, among others, 55 Canadian citizens was shot down near Tehran. A total of 176 people have died. Families of the victims and politicians pressured the federation to cancel the friendly meeting with Iran. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also spoke about it, who acknowledged the organization match for a bad idea.
Canada has canceled its friendly match against Iran. The federation did not give an official reason
In the end, the friendly match between Canada and Iran will not take place. The Canadian Soccer Federation announced in a press release that the event has been cancelled. “Over the past week, the geopolitical situation regarding accommodation Iran dramatically divided the nation and spiraling out of control. As a result, the match was cancelled. Now we are working on finding a new opponent.
The federation also said it would return Fans all the ticket money. Iranian Deputy Minister sports tweeted that he was seeking $10 million in damages from Canada for calling it off match. The federation’s decision was, in turn, very well received by the families of the victims of the disaster. “We are happy. It was the right decision. We feared that Iran’s relations with our country would normalize,” said Hamed Esmaeilion, spokesman for the association representing the victims of the crash. plane of 2020. His words were quoted by InsideFootballWorld.com.
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Canada has moved to world Cup for the first time in 36 years. During the World Cup in Qatar, they were in Group F, where they will face Belgium, Morocco and Croatia. Their potential rival will also perform at this tournament. Iran will face USA in Group B England and the winner of the European play-off (Scotland, Ukraine or Wales).
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