They thrashed Jamaica 4-0 in a match at BMO Field on Monday (28/3/2022) early morning WIB.
The Canadian national team opened the scoring in the 13th minute with a goal from Cyle Larin, followed by a strike from Tajon Buchanan (44th).
In the second half, Canada added two more goals through Junior Hoilett (83′) and an own shot from Jamaican Adrian Mariappa (89′).
The result made Canada the first country from the Concacaf zone to qualify for the 2022 World Cup final. Qatar.
Canada currently lead the Concacaf Zone 2022 World Cup Qualifier standings with 28 points from 28 games.
With one game less, Canada is already nine points clear of fourth-seeded Costa Rica, which has played just 12 times.
For information, only three teams from the Concacaf zone have the right to automatically qualify for the 2022 World Cup final.
Meanwhile, the fourth-placed team still has hopes of qualifying, but must go through the intercontinental round of the play-offs (vs. the winner of the Oceania zone).
For Canada, this is an extraordinary feat, given that it has not been to the World Cup for a long time.
The last time the Canucks played at the World Cup was in 1986, 36 years ago.
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— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) March 27, 2022
At that time, the Canadian national team only ended in the group stage and became the last after losing consecutively to the Soviet Union, France and Hungary.
As of this news, Canada have become the 20th entrant to have confirmed a spot at the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
Canada’s qualification can be followed by two other teams from the Concacaf zone, namely the United States (22 points) and Mexico (22 points), which occupy the positions 2-3 respectively.
The two rival Canadian teams can secure automatic tickets to Qatar based on the results of their game this morning.
The United States will face Panama, while Mexico is expected to face Honduras.
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