Canada’s return to the World Cup is taking a little longer, with traffic to blame

DOHA, Qatar – Canada’s return to the World Cup after a 36-year absence took a little longer than expected on Tuesday.

Coach John Herdman and captain Atiba Hutchinson were 41 minutes late when they went to the media for a news conference before the Canadian men’s opener against Belgium on Wednesday.

Herdman, known for his attention to detail, attributed it to traffic.

The Canadians were scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. local time, followed by the Belgians at 4:15 p.m. But when the Canadians failed to show, the FIFA organizer said Belgium would go ahead.

Then 100 media outlets were told that Canada had finally arrived and would go first. The Canadian press conference finally started at 4:11 and lasted 16 minutes.

Canada’s coach didn’t seem happy with the delay and said they would look into the matter internally to make sure it didn’t happen again.

On the positive side, Herdman told reporters that Canadian star Alphonso Davies, who has been struggling with a hamstring strain, is now fit.

.acf-block-preview .br-related-links-wrapper { show: grid; grid-template-columns: repeat(2, 1fr); spacing: 20px; }

.acf-block-preview .br-related-links-wrapper a { pointer-events: none; pointer: default; text-decoration: none; color: black; }

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *