Virtually no one showed up to watch a Canadian soccer friendly
Men's team plays in front of empty stadium
The Canadian men's soccer team earned an impressive 4-0 victory in their first match with interim coach Michael Findlay, but very few eyeballs were on hand to see it.
The international friendly, against Mauritania, was played in Marrakech, Morocco on Thursday.
There is written and video evidence of the match, so its existence can't be refuted, but because the sides squared off in a nearly empty stadium it sort of feels like it didn't happen.
Check out the video below, where you will see not even one person in attendance. Canada Soccer confirmed that while the match was open to the public, there were only about 200 spectators on hand.
"As is the norm with these international matches played in neutral countries, there simply wasn't a lot of interest," is how it was explained in a e-mail to CBC Sports from Canada Soccer.
Next up for the senior men's team, which failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, is a friendly against Morocco on Oct. 11. The game is in Morocco, so tickets might be a little harder to come by.