Canada participates in World Cup in Qatar

For the first time in 36 years, the Canadian men’s soccer team will be competing in the World Cup. Canada beat Jamaica 4-0 on Toronto’s BMO Field, winning in front of about 30,000 fans on a cold, snowy and windy afternoon.

“We all dreamed of this as a little kid,” Jonathan Osorio said in a field interview after the match. OneSoccer..

The result was unquestionable when Canada started very strongly and Cyle Larin scored the 24th goal in his country in the 13th minute. This is the most common in the history of all Canadian men.

Larin transformed the path from Stephen Eustachio, who came down the middle of Jamaica’s defense.

Tajon Buchanan added a second goal just before halftime. After collecting the crosses, he shot at close range with his right foot.

In the second half, Canada scored an own goal from Jamaica, scoring a goal from Junior Hoilett after Sam Adekugbe’s cross was redirected to a Jamaican goal.

A notable change in the Costa Rica defeated lineup is the addition of Hoilett as a playmaking midfielder. Players of Jamaica’s descendants have contributed to Canada’s creative role.

Adek Gube was another impact addition and he dominated the left side. He wasn’t able to play in the Costa Rica match, so he was good at returning from a pause, driving towards a Jamaican goal and feeding the striker.

Scores could have been even more biased as Canada created many clear scoring opportunities, but it was not always possible to convert. Jamaica defended a team that was less than full power.

Atiba Hutchinson, 39, and the Canadian football legend appeared as a replacement in the second half.

“It’s very special,” Hutchinson said. “Our fans today are incredible.” He thanked them for their support throughout the World Cup qualifying cycle.

“Kings of the North” was abandoned with thousands of Canadian flags and was well supported by fans chanting loudly, and every match lasted a long time. For most of the games, it was a celebration of sports and how far Canada came. Canada will face the strongest countries in the world in Qatar.

Canada’s last World Cup appearance was in September 1985 at St. John’s in Newfoundland. Canada defeated Honduras 2-1 to qualify for the 1986 Mexico World Cup.

Canada will play the final round of the World Cup qualifying round in Panama on Wednesday, March 30th. April 1 lottery See the three teams you face on the Qatar group stage. The World Cup It starts on November 21st and continues until December 18th.

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Rahul Vaidyanath


Rahul Vaidyanath is a journalist in The Epoch Times of Ottawa. His areas of expertise include economics, financial markets, China, and defense and security. He has worked at the Bank of Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp., and investment banks in Toronto, New York and Los Angeles.