December 9, 2022

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Canada in Group F, X-Ray: The coach has two Olympic bronze medals. Davies in doubt, tough team

More than the United States and Mexico, the Canada This is a new development in North America. The Canucks They overtook their historic continental rivals at the end of the CONCACAF qualifying campaign. An unknown factor is present Alphonsa DavisCalled up despite a muscle injury in early November with Bayern.

Regular practice – The stars of the team are the Bayern fullback and Jonathan David: the latter leads the attack along with Ciel Laurin, who has Bruges’ only one goal in Belgium this season. For Davies, if he is there, the left-back’s job is less obvious: he can operate further up the wing.

Canada (4-4-2): Porjan; Johnston, Miller, Victoria, Adekube; Buchanan, Eustachio, Osorio, Davies (Hollett); David, Lauren.

Coach: John Herdman – It comes from women’s soccer, and in some respects it’s a reminder of just how far ahead Canada is. English since 1975, no Background With football or clubs. She moved to New Zealand in 2003 and led the women’s national team from 2006 to 2011. Call of the Canadian Federation from 2011 to 2018: Always at the helm of the women, he coached the men’s national team for four years. With Canada, he won two Olympic bronze medals at London 2012 and Rio 2016.

Davies with a happy inexperience – Having or not having your best player, and the fact that the national team is not yet full of talent, is a factor that can make a difference. Aside from Bayern’s full-backs, Canada has many players already established at European level, but few (David, Eustaquio) are playing at a high level on the Old Continent. The surprise factor thus becomes a double-edged sword.

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Calendar – Lastly, the panel will be more complex. The North Americans play Morocco and Croatia, assuming Belgium’s next move. I vs. complex initiation Red Devils.

November 23: Belgium-Canada
November 27: Croatia-Canada
December 1: Canada-Morocco