The Canadian national team is one of the biggest highlights of the World Cup qualifiers in the CONCACAF zone. They are the only team so far not to be defeated, and great Results In recent months, fans have increasingly believed in promotion to the World Cup after a long break.
Canada is better than Mexico
In the game against Mexico played on the morning of the Polish hour, however, the favorites were the guests who were one point ahead of Canada before the first whistle. The first half was dictated by the hosts, who attacked the opponent’s goal much more often. The reward for a good performance came in stoppage time – then the 1-0 goal was scored by Cyle Larin.
In the second part, the Mexican team, designated as the favorite of this match, launched the attack. Gerardo Martino’s players had a clear advantage, but once again the Canadians were more effective. In the 52nd minute, Larin made it 2-0, which the visitors could only respond to once. In the 90th minute, Hector Herrera scored the goal 2: 1.
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Canada expects great success
Thanks to the strong performances of the last few months, the Canadians believe more and more that they will be able to qualify for the world championship. So far, the footballers of this country have played in the World Cup only once – in 1986 in Mexico. However, they could not consider their participation in the tournament a success – they were eliminated after the group stage, losing 0:1 against France, 0:2 against Hungary and 0:2 against the USSR.
“We’ve never experienced anything like this,” coach John Herdman said Friday of the atmosphere at the Edmonton Stadium, where Canada beat Costa Rica 1-0 after Jonathan David’s goal. – For the first time in a long time, Canada didn’t play a game they could have won. Canada was playing a game that had to win. The tension was palpable, writes CBC, Canada’s main public broadcaster.
After eight qualifying rounds for the World Cup in Qatar, Canada sits first in the CONCACAF zonal standings with a total of 16 points. The United States is second with 15 points and Mexico is third with 14 points. Panama is fourth with the same points balance as Mexico. Costa Rica, fifth, has already lost 5 points to fourth place. Jamaica, El Salvador and Honduras no longer stand a chance of being promoted. Three teams will qualify for the World Cup final in Qatar. The fourth will play in the play-offs. There are still two sets of matches to play.
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