First, the Canadian players refused to practice on Friday and Saturday. It’s because they were complaining about the salary. They even wrote a letter to the Canadian federation asking them to review the broadcast contracts and sponsorship agreements, and pay 40%. qualifying money for promotion to the world championship. They also demanded an equalization of dues with the women’s national team.
“Relations have been strained for years”
The players and the federation met on Saturday evening after the demonstration was publicized. Both parties remained at a standstill after the conversation. “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 apologized to their supporters as well as the players, supporters, staff and the Panamanian association for the cancellation of the match. – The time has come for us to take a stand on the future of football 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 with Belgium, Croatia and Morocco.
When John Herdman, who has trained so far, took charge of the men’s national team in 2018, Canada was ranked 96th in the FIFA rankings. After Jamaica’s last 4-0 defeat, 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). When the 2022 World Cup qualifiers began, Canada were only the continent’s 7th-highest-ranked national team in the FIFA rankings – they were 73rd, behind El Salvador (69th), and just ahead of…Curaçao ( 80th) – added Jakub Seweryn, Sport.pl journalist.
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