Canada’s men’s national soccer team looks to continue its bid to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup with three upcoming games against Honduras, United States and El Salvador.
Sitting atop the final CONCACAF group, Canada is in excellent position to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1986, its lone appearance at the prestigious tournament.
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Canada vs. United States
Considering the amount of money and resources the U.S. Soccer Federation has funnelled into their men’s national team, it would be a seismic event in the intercontinental rivalry if Canada gets the victory, even though the two squads are pretty evenly matched. The U.S. has an abundance of talent on the wing, featuring Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic and Lille’s Timothy Weah, while RB Leipzig’s Tyler Adams will look to orchestrate the attack from the midfield.
These teams played to a 1-1 draw in the last matchup on Sept. 5, when Larin steered home a 62th minute equalizer. Larin will likely have increased responsibilities in Davies’ absence, and Tim Hortons Field will be a madhouse if Canada’s attack remains on fire during the most important game between the two men’s sides, ever.
Canada vs. El Salvador
This could be a coronation in the making as Canada is on pace to cement its ticket to Qatar well before this contest. If Canada hasn’t qualified for the tournament by this game, it will be fraught with tension and anxiety.
Canada shouldn’t take El Salvador lightly, but in the last matchup on Sept. 8, it breezed to an easy 3-0 victory, with goals from Atiba Hutchinson, David and Tajon Buchanan. David and Buchanan will be veritable nightmares to contain for the El Salvadorian defence, although Canada will almost certainly rest its starters if the bid is already clinched.
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