Surprising, but not overwhelming. It was the results that didn’t lie that gave Quaterregni full recognition of Canada’s qualification for the World Cup. However, with eight wins and two draws in three stages and the last two defeats – against Costa Rica and Panama – there are two more rounds remaining when the flight tickets are already booked. A historic achievement for i Canucks, thirty-six years later, the first and so far only appearance in the World Championship: it was 1986, and the Canadian selection immediately ended its experience in Mexico in a restrictive group, in which it was defeated by France, Uruguay and the Soviet Union. . Undoubtedly, the addition of the first franchises in the American major and in recent years, the launch of the National Premier League undoubtedly helped the growth of soccer in Canada. With a sizable pool and constant promotional work, the number of coaches also increased and the first stars to attract the attention of European clubs flourished.
The spotlight, and it could not be otherwise, focuses mainly on Alphonso Davies, who lives in Munich in Europe and is more of a winger than a full-back in the national team, and Jonathan David, a striker born in the States – in Brooklyn – of Haitian parents and a real crack at Lille in Ligue 1. He has already scored nine goals in fifteen games there. But on the old continent, in Belgium to be precise, both elements have found a home to be carefully followed: Jamaican-born striker Sine Laurin, the first striker at Club Brugge after a few years in Turkey at Besiktas, and his teammate. Team Tajon Buchanan, a slippery wing who can be used on both offensive ends, specializes in each other and coach John Herdman likes. Hats off to Porto’s metronome, Stefan Eustaquio (two goals in the Champions League group) and Eternal Hutchinson in the midfield, thirty-nineteen in the national team and more than six hundred tokens in Europe between PSV, Copenhagen and Besiktas , the captain and with whom he returned in time – after a long injury – to the world call. to answer.
Team Canada for Qatar 2022
Goalkeepers: Milan Borgen (Red Star), James Pantemis (CF Montreal), Dane St. Clair (Minnesota United).
Defenders: Sam Adekukbe (Haddesspor), Derek Cornelius (Panaidolikos), Alistair Johnston (CF Montreal), Richie Lauria (Toronto FC), Kamal Miller (CF Montreal), Steven Vitoria (Saves), Joel Waterman (CF Montreal).
Midfielders: Stefan Eustaquio (Porto), Liam Fraser (Diene), Atiba Hutchinson (Besiktas), Marc-Anthony Kaye (Toronto FC), Ismail Kone (CF Montreal), Jonathan Osorio (Toronto FC), Samuel Peat (CF), David Worspoon (St. Johnstone).
Forwards: Tajon Buchanan (Bruges), Lucas Cavallini (Vancouver Whitecaps), Jonathan David (Lille), Alfonso Davies (Bayern Munich), Junior Hoilett (Reading), Cyle Laurin (Bruges), Liam Miller (Basel), Ike Ugbo )
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