Football authorities in Canada Thursday canceled a match scheduled for June 5 in Vancouver against Iran (21st place in the FIFA rankings and a place in the Qatar World Cup) after criticism of the decision to organize this confrontation.
“canada football The international match scheduled for June 5, 2022 against Iran has been canceled as part of the preparations for the men’s national football team. FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022The organization said in a statement.
No additional information was provided, but the decision was made after weeks of criticism led by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau himself. “This match was a bad idea,” Trudeau said. “I can assure you that Sports Canada (the National Sports Agency) did not put any money into the game.”
Trudeau added that when it comes to players and teams arriving in Canada, “border services agencies make professional, independent decisions about the eligibility of people entering” the country.
It sparked criticism of the party by the relatives of the passengers who were killed when the Iranian armed forces shot down a Ukraine Airlines plane shortly after it took off from Tehran on February 8, 2020. The tragedy, which Iran later mistakenly described, caused the deaths of 176 people, including them. 85 Canadian.
More chances for Uruguay
Friendly match between Uruguay national team Based on JamaicaCeleste’s Farewell, scheduled for June 11, has also been cancelled. The Jamaican national team celebrated two matches of the CONCACAF Nations League and did not give it the times between the date and the date to adhere to the minimum rest hours requested by FIFA, for which it will not be held.
Now AUF deals with two options: that a The under-23s from Jamaica are ‘boosted’, something either FIFA allows or another selected team is sought out directly. Iran had already presented itself as a competitor, and with the cancellation against Canada the probability increases, because this country will have time to travel without problems, making it the most rewarding confrontation on June 11, especially given that there are only 15 days left.