Canada makes 2022 World Cup qualification history after 36 years of waiting

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Canada’s Tajon Buchanan (11) in action against Jamaica in the 2022 CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers. Picture: REUTERS/Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

TORONTO – The Canadian national team qualifies for World Cup 2022 after beating Jamaica with a crushing 4-0 scoreline in the CONCACAF zone qualifying round. The last time Canada competed in the World Cup was in 1986.

Playing at BMO Field, Toronto on Monday (28/3/2022), Canada need just one point to qualify for the 2022 World Cup Final in Qatar. John Herdman’s team immediately stepped on the gas to secure victory.

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The Canadian host team led 1-0 thanks to the action of Cyle Larin after using the bait of Stephen Eustaquio in the 13th minute. The advantage was reduced to 2-0 after Tajon Buchanan put his name on the scoreboard in the 44th minute.

After the half-time break, Canada looked even more vicious. Thanks to the action of Junior Hoilett in the 82nd minute, they managed to make it 3-0.

Towards the end of the game, Jamaica were getting worse. The position became 4-0 after Adrian Mariappa netted an own goal in the 88th minute. The long whistle sounded soon after.

Canada last participated in the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. 36 years ago they failed to qualify for the group stage after finishing bottom of the table after suffering three defeats to the Soviet Union, France and Hungary in Group C.

line up

Canada (4-2-3-1): Borjan; Laryea, Henry, Kennedy, Adekugbe; Hoilett, Eustace; Buchanan, Osorio, Larin; David
Coach: John Herdman

Jamaica (3-4-3): Blake; King, Mariappa, Leigh; Brown, Williams, Morrison, Thomas; Bygrave, Green, Nelson
Coach: Paul room

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