The Canadian team will not attend the match that was scheduled for Sunday evening with the Panama national team. The current squad, which includes Stephen Ostaccio, of FC Porto, and Stephen Vitoria, of Moreirense, has gone on strike and has made a series of demands he hopes to achieve. Football Canada confirmed the cancellation on its social networks. “The match scheduled for June 5 has been cancelled. More details will be provided to fans who have purchased tickets,” the statement read. According to journalist Rick Westhead, “The team is going on strike over players’ compensation issues.” The reporter, via his Twitter account, published a message of demands, confirming that the team had submitted it.
Among other things, the Canadian team asks for: leadership that can improve the team’s positive moment and generate revenue from sponsorship, to be used with the aim of developing the sport in the country; A fair distribution of income with the women’s team, including the same percentage within the participation prizes of the World Cup that he will play; development of the women’s football league in the country; Participation prizes that include 40 percent of the proceeds from participation in Mundial’2022; Inclusion of more players and former players in the Canadian soccer structure.
And in the published message, the team apologizes to its fans for canceling the match, as well as to the federation, the players, the technical staff, the technical staff and the fans of Panama.
They concluded by saying, “It is a great honor and a great responsibility to represent our country and play for it. We have worked to defend you, our generations, and future generations.”
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