Maradona wants Canada friendly cancelled

In an interview with TyC Sports, Maradona said the following:

“I do not want to play against Canada. The leagues finish too late. The players will arrive having played alot of games. We want to give them four or five days off and put ourselves fully into World Cup preparations.”

“The time frame for preparations is getting shorter. The talks that we are going to have with the players in Germany will be very important.”

“They either take good care of themselves or take care of not burning out. I will take to the World Cup those that are not physically drained.”

Maradona does not want the players that will be in the WC squad to travel to Argentina in May to play against Canada. Instead he wants to have a mini training camp in Germany before departing to South Africa.


3 Responses to Maradona wants Canada friendly cancelled

  1. Chris says:

    I guess i have to agree with him on this for now. it makes sense. but he wouldn’t have called the European based players anyway, we all know it would’ve been all the locals instead, so it really wouldn’t have made a difference.

  2. pintadoazulblanco says:

    Yes, I agree with him too.

    The Canada friendly is a totally meaningless game.

    Let the players that will be in the WC squad stay in Germany, take a few days off and then start the training camp before flying off to South Africa.

    I think its a good plan.

  3. Argentinafan says:

    I want the game to be played because I will be in Argentina at the time (for the bicentennial). I was really hoping to be able to go to the game. Oh well, I guess it makes sense, what a disaster it would be if Messi or Higuain got hurt playing against Canada

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