World Cup in Qatar – Canada misses early qualification

Status: 03/25/2022 10:55 a.m.

At least for now, Canada has missed the decisive step towards the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

The leader of the North and Central America qualifiers lost on Thursday (24/03/2022, local time) despite the 0-1 (0-1) superiority in Costa Rica, a single point would have been enough for the ticket for the World Cup. world. The Canadians can now get it against Jamaica on Sunday or Panama on Wednesday.

It would be their first appearance at a World Cup in 36 years and only their second.

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No goals for the United States against Mexico

Mexico and USA took a small step towards Qatar with a 0-0 draw in the chase duel. The two held a three-point lead over fourth-placed Costa Rica heading into the final two games on points, still advancing to the Intercontinental Qualifiers against an Oceania representative.

Canada has long been outnumbered

Canada, who were without FC Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies, had to play a man down for almost an hour after a yellow-red card from defender Mark-Anthony Kaye (34th), just before the break, Celso Borges scored (45th + 1). the decisive blow. Davies continued to miss due to heart disease.

“We can take our destiny into our own hands,” said coach John Herdman. “We’ll take care of it on Sunday and if we can’t do it, we’ll do it in Panama. We’ll go to Qatar.”

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