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Interview with Exraa, Goalmachine and their team manager

With the FIFAe Nations quickly approaching in Copenhagen, FUTBIN had the opportunity to have a pre-tournament interview with the Canada soccer enational team to hear what they had to say about this event.

The suspense builds up on one of the biggest and final FIFA 22 esports tournaments after a long season of qualifiers and other tournaments, all the focus remains on one last event.

We first spoke to Canada esports team manager, John Bruce, on what this process of coming to Copenhagen means to the team and how the Canada team are feeling going into this tournament:

 

 

Following on we spoke to Canada’s esport player Alex Gonzalez-Aldana or as he is mainly known as ‘Exraa’, where we discussed what it means to him to represent his nation, Canada at the biggest stage of FIFA esports and the changes of competing in the usual 1v1 format compared to this 2v2 format:

 

 

Alex ‘Exraa’ on the levels of teamwork needed to compete in a 2v2 format in FIFA esports: “You know, you got to have chemistry and you’ve got to be cool with your teammate. You got to understand each other on the field, off the field, too, so you can talk and communicate effectively.”

Following from Alex’s interview, we had the opportunity to talk to his teammate Nawid Noorzai ‘GoalMachine’ to discuss how proud he is to play for Canada and his aspirations for this tournament:

 

 

GoalMachine states how grateful he is to be competing for Canada and representing them at the FIFAe Nations Cup: “Honestly, it's an honour because in FIFA there's not many that can represent Canada, like maybe a maximum three players or two and being one of the three or two. It just feels great.”

We will see Canada compete in Group C where they will play against: Portugal, Spain, Israel, Kazakhstan and Korea Republic, as they look to make it to the knockout stages. They will begin their FIFAe Nations tournament playing against Portugal on the 27th of July.