An agreement in principle has been reached regarding the financing of the Canadian national women’s soccer team, the Canadian Soccer Federation Canada Soccer announced on Thursday.
With the agreement, they hope to put an end to accusations from the football players’ camp, who denounced gender inequality and lack of funding. As a result, Nick Bontis had to step down as chairman of the association earlier. Former Olympic champion Charmaine Crooks succeeds him ad interim.
In early February, Canada’s women’s team went on strike for a day to denounce gender inequality and the lack of financial support backed by the men’s team. The strike ended when the union threatened legal action. The Olympic champions then played at the SheBelieves Cup in Florida, a friendly tournament in preparation for the World Cup this summer.