Jakarta, CNNIIndonesia —
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 looked confident going into the home game against El Salvador. Several golden chances were created in the first half but none resulted in a goal.
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.
The goal Canada had been waiting for finally arrived in the 66th minute thanks to a pretty good scoring process. Cyle Larin’s cross has been successfully dispatched securities Atiba Hutchison.
Larin almost managed to dig into Canada’s lead in the 73rd minute. Unfortunately, his header from Stephen Eustaquio’s cross was still slightly left of goal.
Canada only managed to double the score in injury time, when the match lasted 93 minutes to be precise. This time, it’s Jonathan David’s turn to have his name on the scoreboard.
Shooting from outside the penalty area, David fired a right-footed shot that successfully lodged in the left corner of El Salvador’s goal. Canada’s 2-0 advantage ultimately lasted until the end of the fight.
These results bring Canada one step closer to qualifying for the World Cup in Qatar. The team dubbed The Canucks currently sits firmly at the top of the standings with 25 points, four points ahead of second-placed USA.
While the third place is occupied by Mexico with 18 points which is one point ahead of Panama in fourth position. The top three teams in the final standings will automatically qualify for the 2022 World Cup. Meanwhile, the fourth-placed team will play a playoff match against a team from the Oceania zone.
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