The Canucks have qualified for the biggest football tournament for just the second time in history. The World Cup will be a real test for Canadians and a great holiday, which head coach John Herdman will try to give to the fans.
47-year-old Englishman Herdman is little known at home, but in Canada he has achieved good results. For more than 7 years, he coached the Canadian women’s football team, twice taking third place with her at the 2012 and 2016 Olympiads. Herdman took charge of the main men’s team in 2018 and achieved resounding success by local standards with it, reaching the main stage of the 2022 World Cup of the year. Herdman led the team to the semi-finals of the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Canadian leaders and stars at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar
Alphonso Davis will be the undisputed leader of the Canadian team at the World Cup. At the World Cup 2022 matches, Davis will have good offensive support in the form of Larin and rising European football star David. Otherwise, the Canadians have a fairly young composition - the average age of the application is 25.5 years.
|Goalkeepers||Maxim Krepo, Milan Boryan, Dane St. Clair|
|Protection||Kamal Miller, Derek Cornelius, Joel Waterman, Scott Kennedy, Stephen Vitoria, Sam Adekugbe, Alphonso Davis, Alistair Johnston, Richie Larea|
|Midfield||Stephen Eushtakiou, Samuel Piett, Atiba Hutchinson, Jonathan Osorio, Mark-Anthony Kay, Ismail Kone, Liam Millar|
|Assault||Jonathan David, Kyle Larin, Junior Hoilett, Lucas Cavallini, Ike Ugbo, Theo Corbeanu, Tajon Buchanan|
Serbian-born Milan Borjan of Crvena Zvezda will be the main number one for the national team, having played 90% of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in the CONCACAF zone. The younger Crepeaux and St. Clair can replace him.
In the defensive line, the winner of the Champions League and one of the leaders of Bayern Munich, Alphonso Davis, clearly stands out. Following the example of Zinchenko, Davis plays in the offensive line in the position of the CAP or the left flank, the player’s skills do not allow coach Herdman to use him in defense. Of the profile defenders, only Kamal Miller from the local Montreal can be distinguished.
In the middle of the field, in addition to Davis, there is a young hope of Porto with Portuguese roots Eshtakiou, there is also a 20-year-old defensive midfielder Kone from Montreal and an experienced Kay from Toronto. Samuel Piette will be Canada’s 2022 FIFA World Cup leader in caps and co-captain. Do not forget about the legend of the Canadian team Atiba Hutchinson, who will go to the World Cup as a mascot and clip player.
All the hope of Canadian fans is collected in the attack. Combination in attack Larin (Club Brugge) and David (Lille) have been successfully helping the head coach in solving problems for a long time. The flanks of the Canadian team are represented by Blackpool’s Corbean and the legend, the main team leader Hoylett, who played in the Premier League.
History of Canada’s World Cup performances
The first and only performance of Canadians at the World Cup dates back to 1986. Then the Canadian team took 4th place and did not score even once in a group with the teams of the USSR, France and Hungary. But the fans saw the goals of Papen and Blokhin.
How did Team Canada qualify for the World Cup?
In the CONCACAF qualifiers, The Canucks quite unexpectedly won the group ahead of the USA, Mexico and Costa Rica. Over 14 matches, Herdman’s team scored 28 points, scoring 27 goals and bypassing the Mexicans in additional indicators. Larin (13 goals) and David (9) became the top scorers in the selection for the first time in history.
Team Canada at the 2022 World Cup: group, opponents and predictions
Group F at the Fifa World Cup is represented by teams from Canada, Belgium, Croatia and Morocco. Canadians are going to the FIFA World Cup in the status of an outsider, they have two winners of the last World Cup in Russia in their group. Canada’s squad looks confident against the backdrop of Mexico, but the lack of experience in major matches and the excitement will definitely affect.
On the world cup prediction for the Canadian team - 4th place without a single victory. Herdman’s team has too little experience, despite a rather interesting line-up. But Canadians may surprise, it is not excluded. To take away points by strength from Morocco, the Croats have gone through the best generation in history.
John Herdman plays the last matches before the World Cup according to the 3-5-2 scheme. Estimated composition from our editors: Boryan-Miller-Vitoria-Johnston-Adekugbe-Larea-Eshtakio-Pyette-Davis-Larin-David. Hoylett, Konet and Corbiano could come on as replacements.
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The victory of the Canadian team at the 2022 World Cup is estimated by bookmakers at 500-550, you can bet on reaching the playoffs with odds from 4.5 to 5. The victory in Group F is estimated at 17-20.