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Canada Withdraws Match with Iran

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Canada’s National Men’s Football Team has withdrawn from a match with Iran scheduled for June 5.

Canada Soccer, the Football Body that had organized the June 5 World Cup warm-up match, said the game was cancelled because the weak geopolitical situation of hosting Iran had become significantly divisive.

This comes after pressure from the Canadian government and the families of a passenger flight downed over Tehran in January 2020.

The Canadian government says 55 Canadian citizens and 30 permanent residents were among the 176 people who were killed.

Written by: Helen Obih

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