First the players Canada already on Friday and Saturday they refused to train. It’s because they were complaining about the salary. They even wrote a letter to the Canadian federation asking them to review their contracts transmissions and sponsorship agreements, and for payment of 40 percent. qualifying money for promotion to World Championship. They also demanded an equalizer with the women’s national team.
“Relations have been strained for years”
The players and the federation met on Saturday evening after the media coverage of the demonstration. Both parties remained at a standstill after the interview. “Canada is very disappointed with the men’s decision not to play a game tonight,” said Nick Bontis, President of the Canadian Soccer Federation.
The players have apologized to their fans as well as the players, fans, staff and association Panama for the cancellation of the match. – It’s time for us to take a stand on the future soccer ball in Canada. We want to cooperate with our organization, but the relationship has been strained for years, they wrote in a statement.
Canadian players revealed that they received an archaic offer from the federation on June 2, and the general secretary and president of the federation were only available to players on June 4. For this reason, they decided not to play against Panama. This match was scheduled for Sunday evening to Monday.
Canada placed first in the CONCACAF zone in World Cup qualifying. He will be playing this tournament for the first time in 36 years. At the World Cup in Qatar they will play in group F z BelgiumCroatia and Morocco.
When, in 2018, John Herdman, who had been training until then, took over the men’s representation Canada, this one was in 96th place FIFA Ranking. After the last 4-0 victory over Jamaica, his team will play in the World Cup, and each game attracts 50,000 fans. And this is a revelation of world football – wrote Sport.pl journalist Kacper Sosnowski.
The football team in recent years has been considered a “national disgrace” in this country of almost 40 million people, especially after the 2: 3 loss to Haiti in the quarter-finals of the Gold Cup of the CONCACAF 2019 (i.e. the continental championship). At the start of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, Canada were only the 7th highest ranked national team on the continent in the FIFA rankings – took 73rd place, behind El Salvador (69th), and just before… Curaçao (80th) – added Jakub Seweryn, journalist at Sport.pl.
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