Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Off The Pitch

All across the world there are international friendly soccer matches this past week. From the huge nations like Germany v. Netherlands and the smaller ones like Macedonia v. Albania, but in North Africa two teams from the past World Cup couldn't get it together and had to cancel the arranged match. Cameroon was set to play Algeria in Algiers on the 15th of November, but the Indomitable Lions refused to board the plane from their previous match in Morocco for their next match.

This is not the first time that this has been an issue with the Cameroon's national team players and their national federation. The bonuses that were promised didn't not arrive to the players and they responded with a strike. Now there are ramifications and threatened legal issues from the Algerian Football Federation that was force to play a match with both sides formed of players from the Algerian National Team. All this coming from a team that has Samuel Eto'o the world's highest paid footballer in the squad who makes roughly $0.25million a week.

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