Canada one step away from qualifying for World Cup 2022 after defeating El Salvador in the qualifying round for the Concacaf zone at the Cuscatlan stadium on Thursday (3/2) morning WIB.
Canada look confident going into the home game against El Salvador. Several golden chances were created in the first half but no goals were scored.
Canada’s best chance came in the 19th minute through Jonathan David. However, David’s experiences could still be anticipated by Salvadoran goalkeeper Kevin Carabantes.
Canada’s long-awaited goal finally arrived in the 66th minute thanks to a pretty good scoring process. Cyle Larin’s center passed successfully title Atiba Hutchison.
Larin almost managed to increase Canada’s advantage in the 73rd minute. Unfortunately, his header using Stephen Eustaquio’s cross was still slightly left of goal.
Canada only managed to double the score in added time, precisely when the game was already 93 minutes old. This time, it’s the turn of Jonathan David who manages to put his name on the scoreboard.
Gained shooting space from outside the penalty area, David fired a right-footed shot which managed to nestle into the left corner of the Salvadoran goal. Canada’s 2-0 lead ultimately lasted until the end of the game.
This result brings Canada closer to qualifying for the Qatar World Cup. The team dubbed The Canucks currently sits firmly at the top of the standings with 25 points, four points ahead of second-place USA.
While third place is occupied by Mexico with 18 points, one point ahead of Panama in fourth position. The top three teams in the final standings will automatically qualify for the 2022 World Cup, while fourth place will play a playoff against a team from the Oceania zone.[Gambas:Video CNN]
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