Only two days until Soccer Work Cup in Qatar! Exciting moment for every soccer or better to say football fans in Canada and abroad. Canada qualified for the Cup, but what are the expectations? What does the statistics say about Canadian football team and how far can Canada make it?
It’s been 36 years since Canada soccer national team has had a chance to prove them selves on the World Cup stage, and for the first time since 1986, it is set to happen again in Qatar, beginning with the team’s opening game against Belgium on Nov. 23.
Head coach John Herdman has been blessed with a generation of great talent to turn around a struggling team.
Here are Canadian national team players in the World ranking:
GROUP F SCHEDULE
Nov. 23: Morocco vs. Croatia (5 a.m. ET)
Nov. 23: Belgium vs. Canada (2 p.m. ET)
Nov. 27: Belgium vs. Morocco (8 a.m. ET)
Nov. 27: Croatia vs. Canada (11 a.m. ET)
Dec. 1: Canada vs. Morocco (10 a.m. ET)
Dec. 1: Croatia vs. Belgium (10 a.m. ET)
FIFA world ranking: 41
Top scorer in qualifying: Cyle Larin (13 goals)
Odds to win the World Cup: +12,300
Odds to win the group: +618
Previous World Cup appearances: 1
Best showing: Group stage (1986 )
2018 World Cup: Did not qualify
Manager: John Herdman
Probable formation: 4-3-3
Probable starting XI: Milan Borjan (Red Star Belgrade) — Sam Adekugbe (Hatayspor), Steven Vitoria (Chaves), Kamal Miller (CF Montreal), Alistair Johnston (CF Montreal) — Atiba Hutchinson (Beşiktaş), Stephen Eustáquio (FC Porto), Jonathan Osorio (Toronto FC) — Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich), Jonathan David (Lille), Cyle Larin (Club Brugge) – SOURCE
This time Canada has a great National Team the whole Canada can be proud of, no matter how the results turn out, for sure it will be an unforgettable cup for Canadian soccer fans.
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