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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Canadian Men face censorious stage of World Cup qualifying in Edmonton

Key points:

  • Canada plays a crucial international window against Costa Rica and Mexico. 
  • Alphonso Davies, returning to his hometown of Edmonton, will direct Canadian’s Men soccer team into a pair of vital World Cup qualifying matches. 

Canada to play crucial matches in the World cup qualifiers, Davies’ return: 

When Canada began the final round of its CONCACAF World cup qualifying crusade in September with a road game against the US, and home competition against El Salvador and Honduras it was hyped as the most vital slate of matches in the team’s history. 

In October, Canada played the most important international window in its history for the second month in a row when it travelled to Jamaica and Mexico, hosted Panama. Now, the Canadian team once again is ready to play in its most crucial international window when it faces Costa Rica on Friday (9 p.m. ET), and Mexico next Tuesday (9 p.m. ET) in a pair of vital games at Edmonton’s Commonwealth stadium. 

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Canada has gone unbeatable through its first six matches of the qualifiers with two wins and ranks third in the table with 10 points, behind Mexico (14) and the United States (11). Costa Rica is fifth (six points), so Los Ticos miserably requires a victory in order to climb up the table and get back into the race for the upper three spots. Teams in the top three list will be qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup In Qatar. 

“I’ve always said in these qualifiers (that) your home games are very important to take maximum points,” veteran Canadian midfielder Jonathan Osorio admitted. Source – cbc.ca

“It’s been like that with the home games that we’ve had, and it’s going to be like that in these games and it’s going to be like that in our home games moving forward. We know how important these two games are; we want to take advantage of being at home for these two games… We want to take the maximum points from this window, and we believe we will.” 

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