The Canadian men’s team went on strike and refused to play an agreed friendly match: they demand that the women’s representative win the same.
the canadian teamqualified for Qatar 2022, refused to play a friendly match against his Panamanian pair this Sundayin full conflict with its federation on the conditions of the new collective agreement.
Among the main demands of soccer players are that the Canadian representative receives the same salary as the man and that the economic prizes of the World Cup are shared.
The match, which was to be played at BC Place in Vancouver, was canceled two hours before the start. The Canadian players had already refused to train on Friday and Saturday.
The men’s team released a statement amid heated negotiations with governing body Canada Soccer, less than a month after unions for the U.S. men’s and women’s teams reached a historic equal pay deal with states -United. Football, the federation of this country.
The statement also called for a “fair structure” with that of the “women’s national team”winner of the gold medal of the last Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
These changes would involve receiving the same match revenue and the same percentage of prize money at FIFA World Cups, as well as the development of a national women’s league.
Canadian footballers concluded the text with an apology to the fans and his desire for the dispute to be resolved ahead of Thursday’s clash with Curacao in the Concacaf Nations League.
Canada qualified for a World Cup after 36 years. His last and only participation was in Mexico 86, when he failed to pass the group stage.
The North American team finished first in Concacaf qualifying, even ahead of regional powerhouses like the United States and Mexico. At Qatar 2022, Canada will share Group F with Belgium, Morocco and Croatia.