Canada began searching for tickets for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar with a 1-1 draw with Honduras. The Canadians, where Remko Bisentini serves as assistant coach to national coach John Herdman, played for their country for the first time in a long time and pulled off the lead at National Soccer Stadium in Toronto in the second half with a goal from Kyle Larrain. .
Atiba Hutchinson, Alfonso Davies and Jonathan David were absent for various reasons from the Gold Cup, which saw Canada’s semi-final elimination at the hands of Mexico. The trio are back at the start of the final stage of the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Tournament in CONCACAF – The Football Association of the Caribbean, Central and North America. Canada tackled the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Aruba and Suriname in the first round, before defeating Haiti to reach the final stage of the World Cup qualifiers.
Now, El Salvador, Honduras, the United States, Panama, Mexico, Costa Rica and Jamaica are vying for three direct tickets to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The number four in the last group gets another chance in an Intercontinental Playoff. In this group, Canada started with a draw with Honduras, which was present at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and 2014 in Brazil. Alexandre Lopez gave Honduras the lead from 11 meters shortly before the end of the first half, after which Besiktas striker Larin equalized with a penalty kick in the 65th minute of the hour.
“We deserved more, of course you want to win at home in Toronto. The first match in this last round towards the World Cup in Qatar was not an easy match, but we had better chances,” said Bisentini. football zone. For Canada, a meeting is awaited with the United States next Sunday in Nashville, which lost 1-0 in the Gold Cup. This is followed by a home match against El Salvador. Canada has been present at the World Cup finals only once: in 1986.
At the same time, the United States – where Serginio d’Est had a mainstay – also started the World Cup qualifiers with a draw. The first leg against El Salvador did not result in any goals: 0-0. Mexico’s main player, Edson Alvarez, beat Jamaica 2-1 thanks to a goal from Henry Martin shortly before the time. Finally, Panama and Costa Rica tied 0-0, so the differences are minimal at the moment.
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