Brazil: «Selecao» tries to win against Japan
The Brazil national team barely won a friendly 1–0 against Japan. In Tokyo, superstar Neymar converted a penalty in the 77th minute in front of 63,638 spectators on Monday. The Japanese played particularly well in the first half, but failed to score against group opponents Switzerland at the World Cup in Qatar.
Canada: World Cup preparations disrupted by players’ strike
The Canada national team’s World Cup preparatory game against Panama was called off shortly before the scheduled kick-off in Vancouver due to a players’ strike. The reason was an inadequate proposal on the part of the association, the team said. The team is demanding that 40 percent of the World Cup prize money should be given to the players. In addition, the actors demand a uniform structure for the women’s national team and the development of a national women’s league. Canada Soccer president Nick Bontis rubbished the claims.
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