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Canada – Players claim 40% of the prize money

After 36 years of sobriety, Canada managed to qualify for the Football World Cup again for the first time. The glee that is sweeping the country for superstar Alfonso Davies is huge, but now the first big blow has come. After two canceled training sessions, the friendly against Panama would also not take place.

The reason for this is a dispute between the Canadian federation and the team. in one opinion The team explained why they decided not to show up. The players demanded on the association, but it was not taken seriously. Among other things, the players want to receive 40% of the prize money for the 2022 World Cup.

“We hoped that qualifying for the World Cup would give our team the respect and financial opportunity that would raise the standards and opportunities for the next generation of players in our country and change the course of football in Canada forever.”

Another point of the players was the emancipation of women’s football in the country. A “uniform structure for the women’s national team”, whose design provides for an equal percentage share of the prize money of the respective world championships.

The parties have until next Thursday to reach an agreement. Then Curacao awaits the Canadian team.

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