SubscribeSubscribe

World Cup Odds – Don’t look at odds from one bookmaker, compare the latest odds from 23 on one page – Click here now.

Fifa have intervened to persuade Togo’s players not to boycott their World Cup game with Switzerland.

After initially refusing to board the coach to Dortmund where are due to play their second Group G match against Switzerland on Monday, the players eventually relented.

The players are involved in a long-running pay dispute.

“As far as we understand the team did not want to play,” a Fifa spokesman said.

“The Fifa delegate there told them it would be extremely serious. He told them to be reasonable and they were,” the spokesman said.

No team has withdrawn from a match at the World Cup finals in the 76-year history of the event. To do so would result in a huge fine and probable exclusion from future competitions.

“We are on the bus now,” coach Otto Pfister said.

“I think they have found a solution but I don’t know what it is and I don’t want to know,” he added.

The dispute had prompted Pfister to resign just before the tournament started, saying it made it impossible for him to do his job.

However, he returned in time for the first match.

Players from the tiny West African country have demanded US$196,300 each to play and US$38,000 for each win, half that for each draw.

But officials have said those demands are far too high.

World Cup Odds – Don’t look at odds from one bookmaker, compare the latest odds from 23 on one page – Click here now.

Articles

Kelsey Media Ltd
The Granary, Downs Court
Yalding Hill
Yalding
Kent ME18 6AL
01959 541444
www.kelsey.co.uk

© 2021 Kelsey Media Ltd