Canadian football canceled a friendly match against Iran after a pushback

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The two -match match starting June 5 is intended to be a friendly contest between the two men’s teams, and a rare opportunity for the Canadian squad to play for teams outside the CONCACAF association.

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Canadian Football has scrapped plans for an international match against Iran to be held in Vancouver.

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The two -match match starting June 5 is meant to be a friendly contest between the two men’s teams, and a rare opportunity for the Canadian squad to play for a team outside the CONCACAF association before playing for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar later this year. Iran will also play in Qatar.

However, the game got a backlash since it was announced due to the January 2020 incident, when Ukraine International Flight 752 was shot down by Iranian missiles shortly after takeoff from Tehran. A total of 55 Canadians and 30 permanent residents were killed on the ship; the death toll from the tragedy reached 176 people.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the game was “not a very good idea,” as the victim’s family association called for Canada Soccer’s request to cancel the match.

The cancellation was in a brief statement posted to Football Canada’s Twitter account on Thursday morning. No other details were revealed although the ticket holder was promised “additional details.”

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