Canada Soccer has made a new offer of compensation to its men’s and women’s national teams.
“While we will continue to negotiate confidentially with our men’s national team — as a willing and respectful partner — we are pleased to announce to the public that a revised proposal was sent on June 23, 2022,” Canada Soccer said in a statement Monday .
“We remain confident that an agreement will be reached in due course.”
The governing body also said an offer was made to the women’s team on the same day, stating: “Both sides are working together towards an agreement.”
Canada Soccer said it is trying to balance “matters related to player pool compensation, travel policies and the configuration of high-performance environments” between the two teams.
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The Canadians refused to play a friendly against Panama in Vancouver last month, citing “unnecessarily long” negotiations for a new contract. The players said they wanted a bigger chunk of World Cup prize money and a “comprehensive package for friends and family” for the tournament, which begins in Qatar in November.
On Monday, Canada Soccer also confirmed that the men’s team will play two international friendlies in Europe on September 23 and 27.
“Canada Soccer is in the final stages of the contracting process and will announce their opponents soon,” it said.
A last preparatory game is also planned for November, opponents and venue will be announced later.
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