Canada controls personal future heading into closing World Cup qualifiers

Canada’s males’s nationwide soccer group beat the USA in World Cup qualifying for the primary time since 1980 in an enormous 2-0 win on dwelling soil on Sunday afternoon.

Regardless of the outcome and Canada staying unbeaten within the octagon, they’re but to qualify for the 2022 World Cup as a consequence of Panama’s 3-2 win over Jamaica maintaining them from clinching.

With 4 video games remaining, right here is how the desk at present stands:

Now, with a sport in opposition to El Salvador on Wednesday to complete this window and three extra video games in March, this is are some methods Canada can safe a spot in Qatar:

• Canada, first within the desk, has 22 factors. Panama (fourth) has 17 factors and Costa Rica (fifth) has 13 factors.

• The utmost variety of factors Costa Rica can end with is 25, whereas essentially the most Panama can end with is 29.

• So, Canada wants a mixture of 4 factors to avoid Costa Rica — whether or not it is by incomes factors themselves or from Costa Rica dropping factors.

• The identical goes for Panama, besides Canada will want a mixture of eight factors.

In some ways, Canada controls its personal future because it faces each Panama and Costa Rica within the closing match window. If Canada can hold these two groups from getting full factors in these video games, it will go a great distance in direction of clinching a berth within the World Cup for the primary time since 1986.

Every Concacaf group has one sport left within the present window, with the ultimate three video games of qualifying in March. Canada faces El Salvador on the street on Wednesday, visits Costa Rica on March 24, hosts Jamaica on March 27 and closes the event at Panama on March 30.

The highest three groups in Concacaf earn direct berths to the Qatar World Cup (Nov. 21-Dec. 17) whereas the fourth-place group will face the winner of the Oceania area in a playoff for an additional likelihood at a World Cup spot.



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