Canada scored points in both games on a double play day and topped the table for North, Central American, and Caribbean zone qualification for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
The combination of results ensures a very tight table situation. The first and fourth places are separated by just two points, so tension is inevitable going forward in the tournament.
Canada’s new leaders
Things couldn’t be better for the Canadians. With their outstanding home strength, they have moved ahead at the table. FIFA’s official website summed up the highlights of the day of dual matches
- November 12 – Canada 1:0 Costa Rica;
- November 16 – Canada 2:1 Mexico.
The athletes beat Costa Rica by a narrow margin, followed by the previous leader, Mexico. El Tri’s loss to the USA gave the Canadians a 16-point lead.
The Maple Leaf team have a number of qualities that largely determine their success, such as
- solid defense.
The best proof of that is the active football betting Vulkan bet. And also the fact that the team conceded just one goal in their current two games against Mexico in the 90th minute and created many scoring opportunities in both games.
El Tri survived one of the toughest situations in World Cup qualifying with away games in the USA and Canada. Luck was not on the side of the Mexicans, who lost in both games. They led the table without losses so far but could do nothing against the pressure from the Stars and Stripes.
In Canada, the weather conditions and the Canadians’ efficiency in resting the ball were decisive. But although the Mexicans conceded this time, they were just one point behind second-placed USA and two points behind third-placed Canada.
Honduras’ catch-up race is worth the gold
The Ticos lost the first game of this playing window in Canada, so the second game against Honduras was of particular importance. Most of the game was a draw after Oscar Duarte gave the hosts the lead in the 20th minute and Romel Quioto equalized for Catrachos in the 35th minute.
However, in the fourth minute of added time, Jerson Torres scored his first goal of the Costa Rican qualifier, earning his team three valuable points that cut the gap to the leaders.
Let us remind you that the next game of the football team will take place on 27.01.2022 within the framework of the World Championship 2022, where Canada will take the field against the team of Honduras. The punters are already heavily betting on the outcome at https://vulkan.bet/en/sports.
Did you know?
- Canadians haven’t beaten Mexico in World Cup qualifying since October 10, 1976. Back then, they beat their hosts by the narrowest of margins. Since then, the rivals have met 16 times.
- Honduras has failed to win ten consecutive matches.
- Canada can record 15 matches without defeat in World Cup qualifiers.
- El Salvador has lost only one of their last seven home games in World Cup qualifying.