Ahead of the Women’s World Cup, Canada women’s team have gone on a strike to demand more funding from the Canada Soccer
There will be strike in Canada Women’s team in order for them to get more funding as well as equal pay by Canada Soccer.
Canada women’s team want ‘immediate’ action
In their pursuit of equal pay and increased funding, Canada Women’s team have gone on strike. They want “immediate” change and claim that the funding cuts by Canada Soccer has placed an “unacceptable burden” on them.
The team has released a statement that reads: “We have been patiently negotiating with Canada Soccer for more than a year. Now that our World Cup is approaching, the women’s national team players are being told to prepare to perform at a world-class level without the same level of support received by the men’s national team.
“We are left feeling frustrated and, once again, deeply disrespected by Canada Soccer.“
“We are tired – tired of constantly having to fight for fair and equal treatment, and for a program which will give us a chance to achieve what we know this team is capable of achieving.
“If Canada Soccer is not willing or able to support our team, new leadership should be found. But We are committed to doing whatever it takes to create public awareness of this crisis.”
Canada are currently sixth in FIFA’s women’s world rankings. Bev Priestman coaches them and they are genuine contenders of Women’s World Cup in 2023. But Canada was drawn in Group B, alongside hosts Australia, Nigeria and the Republic of Ireland.