September 29, 2022
Canada men's soccer training session scrapped amid compensation talks

The team is in Vancouver ahead of a friendly match against Panama set for Sunday. Canada is also scheduled to host Curaçao in CONCACAF Nations League play on June 9.

Canada Soccer’s advanced teams set up equipment at the Vancouver Whitecaps’ training facility Friday afternoon, but packed it back up and left the field empty minutes before the session was set to begin.

TSN has reported that players refused to participate in training because of a contract dispute that involves, in part, how much the athletes will get for playing in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

“I think the players what we ask for is fair,” he said. “We don’t want to be treated any more special than similar teams that we compare ourselves to. We just want to be respected and not taken advantage of and just given our fair share.”

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