The rematch of the 2021 Gold Cup semi-finals on Friday will take place when Mexico hosts Canada at the Estadio Azteca. The Mexican players were undefeated in qualifying for the 2022 CONCACAF World Cup, returning to a 1-1 draw with Panama in their previous match, while the Canadians recorded their first Octagon victory with a 3-0 win over El Salvador. Mexico and Canada clash at 3:40 a.m. Italian time
Pre-match Mexico vs Canada: Where are the two teams?
Since they were disqualified from the 1990 tournament for using older players in the 1988 U-20 tournament, it is not surprising to see that El Tri is at the top of the Leaderboard, knowing that they have not lost the World Cup. In three games, they are in good shape to play abroad for the eighth time in a row in the final, with seven points so far. It was an exciting year for Gerardo Martino and his team, who played 17 games, losing both the CONCACAF Nations League final and the Gold Cup final, each time to the USA. With El Tri scoring just one shot each in their first two qualifying rounds, penetrating their well-defined defense has not been an easy task, with 10 goals not scored so far in 2021. Mexico should be very confident in going against the Canucks team. , Who have not beaten them in over 21 years, have scored a total of 16 goals in their previous seven games against Canada. However, when they finally faced their northern neighbors, the Canadians gave them everything they could in the Gold Cup semi-finals, with the Mexican defense repeatedly under pressure and scoring in practice in the final action of the El Tri game. A goal in the ninth minute of injury time, won 2-1. Although they rarely had trouble getting to the World Cup, Mexico finished first in the final qualifying round in 2018 for the first time since the 1998 season.
Last month’s Toronto-inspired game gave new life to Canada’s World Cup hopes of qualifying for the final for the first time since 1986. The first two had to come back to get a draw against Honduras and the United States. Games in Octacon, in the last game they were far ahead of El Salvador, scoring three goals just before the hour of the game, while not conceding a single shot. In that match, they had to face some physical Salvador players in a happy relationship that tested their composure, but in this upcoming match, Canada will face another challenge, that is heat and hostility. This is Mexico City. They have scored just one goal in their last seven away games against Mexico 0-0 in the 2000 friendly, saying that Canada have struggled against Mexico, after three games, they already have five points. Only one less than the last time they reached the final of the 1998 World Cup qualifiers. At that point the Knox failed to get even a point from home, but they already had a point in that qualifying round, tying the United States 1-1. . John Hertmann’s 22nd victory as manager of the Canadian men’s national team because he has done his magic with the team, taking 10 wins so far this year.
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Four different Mexican players scored in their first three games, Alexis Vega took them to the winner of their first match as Henry Martin scored his only goal from that spot against Arbelin Pineta Costa Rica, and Jesus Corona drew against Panama. His first player on the national team after the final of the CONCACAF Nations League. Their captain Andres Gurtado is second in the national team with 169 appearances, while Claudio Suarez has only 177 runs, while defender Hector Moreno has just three more to play in 117 appearances to advance to ninth. Former attacking midfielder Guahdemok Blanco. Hector Herrera scored the winning goal in the final victory over Canada in the Gold Cup, while Rogelio Funes Mori, who has led the team to three goals in the Gold Cup, has been goalless in the previous five games. He gave the ball to his team in the final qualifier, scored six minutes into the match, and if he appears on Thursday, he will be equal to 88-year-old Julian de Guzman for the senior team. Chail Lorin leads 9 CONCACAF Soldiers. The goals in the qualifying round were drawn in Octagon’s first two games, and two more were enough to equal Dwayne de Rosario’s 22, while Lucas Gavalini and Jonathan David each scored 16 goals in their Canadian career. Fifth place. Alfonso Davis has returned to action after missing the match against El Salvador with a minor knee injury, while a strong performance at the club level by Toronto striker Jacob Schaefelberg earned him a call-up to the national team.
Possible formats of Mexico vs Canada
Okoha; Guard, Araujo, Montes, Sanchez; dos Santos, Herrera, Pineda; Corona, Jimenez, Funes Mori
Porgen; Johnston, Vittoria, Miller, Laria; Hutchinson, Eustaquio, Buchanan; Lorraine, David, Davis
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