Canada defeats Mexico 2-1 with Edmonton Chill

Edmonton, Alberta — Canada defeated Mexico in the World Cup qualifiers for the first time since 1976 in the cold of what is called the “Iseteka Stadium”.

Cyle Larin scored points in the second half and second half of the first half, winning a 2-1 victory in front of Snowbank on Tuesday night.

Canada has scheduled a Commonwealth Stadium match that was 16 degrees Fahrenheit (-9 degrees Celsius) at the kick-off in search of an advantage in the homefield. When I beat Costa Rica 1-0 on Friday on the same artificial turf, it was well below 52 degrees Celsius. Field. Attendance was announced at 44,212.

“Road games are really tough. Everyone will take advantage of their terrain,” said Canadian coach John Herdman. “The game attracts Canadians to our players. They all grew up on plastic pitches.”

Hector Miguella scored a 90-minute goal for Mexico and Milan Borjan saved two points with a five-minute stop time.

“It was the longest six minutes of my bloody life,” Herdman said. “Thanks to Milan Borjan and all the other players who put their bodies on the line.”

Larin scored in the first two minutes of the stop time and doubled the lead on the 52nd with his tenth goal in qualifying. He signed the Dwain de Rozario for the Canadian record of 22 international goals.

Mexico has not lost in Canada since the 1990 North American Nations Cup and has not lost qualifying against Canadians since October 1976.

Alistair Johnston’s bouncing 25-yard shot was spilled by Guillermo Ochoa, and Larin converted the rebound from 3 yards into a go-a-head goal.

Larin pushed out his right foot and redirected Stephen Eustachio’s free kick, heading for a snowy corner after it snowed early in the day. Traces of snow were near the flag where the player took a corner kick.

“As a standard practice in every match, according to the law of the game, the referee decides whether the field is playable,” CONCACAF spokesman Nicholas Noble wrote in the Associated Press by email. “This is natural.”

This defeat put pressure on the Mexican Football Federation and coach Tata Martino. Eltri, who was playing at the altitude of Estadio Aztec in Mexico City, has 4 wins, 2 losses and 2 draws, leaving 6 games remaining.

Canada, which has been aiming for the World Cup since 1986, ranked first in North and Central America and the Caribbean with 16 points, followed by the United States with 15 points. Mexico outperformed Panama by a goal difference and finished third with 14 points.

Trails in Costa Rica (9), Jamaica (7), El Salvador (6), Honduras (3).

The top three countries will compete in next year’s World Cup and Team 4 will advance to the playoffs.

Associated Press


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