Canadian Soccer proposes new compensation for men’s and women’s national teams. Globalnews.ca

Canada Soccer says it has offered a new compensation for its men’s and women’s national teams.

“While we will continue to communicate confidentially with our men’s national team – as a willing and respectful partner – we are pleased to inform the public that a revised proposal was sent on 23 June 2022,” Canada Soccer said in a statement on Monday.

“We are confident that an agreement will be reached in due course.”

The governing body also said that a proposal was made to the women’s team on the same day, stating that “the two sides are working together towards an agreement.”

Canada Soccer said it is looking to “equilibrate matters relating to compensation for the player pool, travel policy, and configuration of the high-performance environment” between the two teams.

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The Canadians refused to play a friendly against Panama in Vancouver last month, citing “unnecessarily lengthy” talks over a new contract. The players said they want a larger share of World Cup prize money and a “comprehensive friend and family package” for the tournament starting in November in Qatar.

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On Monday, Canada Soccer also confirmed that the men’s team will play international friendly matches in Europe on 23 and 27 September.

“Canadian Soccer is in the final stages of the contracting process and will announce its opponents soon,” it said.

There are also plans to have a final preparatory match in November, with the opposition and location to be announced later.

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