Canada Soccer says it has canceled a controversial exhibition game against Iran set for next month in Vancouver.
The international match, which was scheduled for June 5 as part of the preparations for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, drew the scorn of the families of those who died aboard Flight PS752 when the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) shot down the plane in 2020
Canada Soccer has canceled the international match that was scheduled for 5 June 2022 against Iran as part of the Men’s National Team preparations for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. Additional details will be provided to all ticket purchasers. pic.twitter.com/7GhKT5toa7
All 176 passengers and crew members on board the aircraft were killed, including 85 Canadians and permanent residents.
The families said the exhibition match was an insult to those seeking justice for their loved ones who died in the tragedy — especially given persistent concerns about the IRGC’s possible ties to Iran’s team.
Canada Soccer made the announcement Thursday on Twitter promising to provide additional details to all ticket purchasers.
More to come…