Canadian men’s national team returns from protest, defeating Curacao 4-0 in the League of Nations – NBC Bay Area

The Canadian national team at the World Championships returned to the CONCACAF League of Nations on Thursday night in protest against the stalled work talks and defeated Curacao 4-0.

Alphonso Davies converted a penalty kick in the 27th minute and added a left foot goal in 71 minutes. Steven Vitoria and Lucas Cavallini also scored.

The match marked Davies’ return to the national team after he was diagnosed with heart failure after COVID-19. Davies, who plays for Bayern Munich, has not played in Canada’s last two World Cup qualifiers.

The Canadian players refused to hold an exhibition against Panama on Sunday and issued a public letter criticizing the negotiations on the agreement with Canada Soccer and stating a number of demands. The players also refused to train last Friday and Saturday.

However, the two sides met on Sunday night and the players agreed to return as the team prepared for their first World Cup appearance since 1986.

The players demand 40% of the World Cup rewards, a travel package for friends and relatives and a “fair structure with our women’s national team, which shares the same fees for players’ matches, the percentage of cash rewards earned at our respective World Cups and the development of the women’s national league. “

Players also want transparency with the Canadian Soccer Business, which in 2018 signed an agreement with the federation to oversee media rights, sponsorship agreements and other commercial assets.

Canada Soccer claims that the team’s proposal is unsustainable.

Canada is expected to visit Honduras on June 13 in a League of Nations match between CONCACAF. Canada, which is 38th in FIFA, opens the Qatar World Cup against the second Belgium on November 23, four days later it plays with 16 Croatia and on December 1 it will meet with Morocco.

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