Canada in World Cup 2022 Qualifying (Format Announced) [R]

Discussion in 'Canada' started by EvanJ, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. revilla18

    revilla18 Member

    Aug 22, 2010
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Anywhere I can find tickets for the Canada vs El Salvador game ? ....

    It’s for our Anniversary; and we couldn’t get the time off until today (and now it’s sold out on ticketmaster)

    I’m even willing to pay scalpers. Any chance I can find some At the stadium or even somewhere else ?
     
  2. legendofzola

    legendofzola Member

    Jun 4, 2006
    Cape Breton
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    If you are willing to pay i'm sure you can get scalped tickets. Head for the stadium early...
     
  3. Kingston

    Kingston Member+

    Oct 6, 2005
    Five points at the end of the first window. We'd hoped for six, and a win against Honduras would have been excellent, but this isn't bad. Especially as so many other teams got draws so the total number of points out there isn't as high as it might have been. Panama have to be feeling pretty happy right now while Jamaica must feel stunned.

    Our next window is away to Mexico and Jamaica and then home to Panama. Any points from Mexico would be strictly bonus. Beating Jamaica away is suddenly looking more possible and, of course, we'll be looking to win at home. Four points should be our minimum goal for this window and six would be super.
     
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  4. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  5. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You moved up 8 spots to 51st in the FIFA Rankings, and you passed Jamaica for fourth in Concacaf. 8 spots was the second best move behind Libya. Mexico is 9th, USA is 13th, and Costa Rica is 44th. It's your best ranking since you were 51st in October 2007. Your last month in the top 50 was 48th in August 1997.
     
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  6. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  7. rickie22

    rickie22 Member

    Vancouver Whitecaps FC
    Nov 25, 2017
    Vancouver, Canada
    Canada Soccer confirmed Edmonton as the host of the November home matches against Costa Rica and Mexico, in the same announcement as the squad list for the October matches. Fun!
     
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  8. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  9. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just like at USA, you came back to get a 1-1 draw. Congratulations. It was your first point in Mexico since 1980, and the announcer said you attacked well enough that Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa earned man of the match. You helped USA move up to first, as they are above Mexico on goal differential. In my prediction contest, two games have had all eight people predict the wrong result (outcome), and they were tonight and your 1-1 hosting Honduras. Only one person predicted you to get a draw at USA. El Salvador leads Panama 1-0. If that score holds, the standings will be:

    1. USA: 8 points, +5
    2. Mexico: 8 points, +2
    3. Canada: 6 points, +3
    4. Panama: 5 points, +2
    5. El Salvador: 5 points, -2
    6. Costa Rica: 3 points, -1
    7. Honduras: 3 points, -3
    8. Jamaica: 1 points, -6
     
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  10. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  11. Kingston

    Kingston Member+

    Oct 6, 2005
    After a tremendous draw in Mexico, a much less tremendous draw in Jamaica.

    Cup half full is that we took a point on the road and did it despite a long, long list of missing players. We remain undefeated in this qualifying campaign.

    Cup half empty is we once again failed to take three points. Tonight's game against Panama is now certainly a six-point, must win affair.

    I'm disappointed that so many of our attacking players are still missing. I was really hoping that Larin, at least, would be back, especially since David hasn't yet managed to hit his stride in this round of qualifying.

    I think getting Laryea and Buchanan back will be huge. The sheer disruptive speed those two bring to the game keeps our opponents from settling in to their preferred patterns and plans. It frees up time and space for Davies and our central midfielders to do what they do best. I'm hoping that that, plus 30 000 screaming fans, puts us back in the win column for this match.
     
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  12. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Kingston and all Canadian fans got their wish. USA and Canada both gave up an early goal at home and then won. Rolando Blackburn scored in the 5th, Michael Murillo scored an own goal in 28th after Buchanan's header, and Canada had a great second half. Davies scored in the 66th and got man of the match accoring to what I will link to, Buchanan scored in the 71st, and David scored in the 78th. Panama had more possession and passes, but you dominated shots (16 to 7), shots on goal (8 to 2), and corner kicks (10 to 1). https://www.flashscore.com/match/IHxvSjfD/#report is titled "Dazzling Davies sees Canucks smash Panama."

    USA beat Costa Rica 2-1 with a game-winning own goal off the sub goalkeeper's back after Keylor Navas left injured at halftime. USA forward Paul Arriola got injured in warm-ups. USA moved up to first, but Mexico will go to first with a win or draw at El Salvador.

    Kemar Roofe scored in the 38th to give Jamaica a 1-0 lead at Honduras, and O'Neil Fisher scored his first goal in the 79th after which some Hondurans left. Assuming Honduras doesn't come back, the standings will be:

    USA: 11 points, +5, more goals scored than Mexico
    Mexico: 11 points, +5, at El Salvador tonight
    Canada: 10 points, +6
    Panama: 8 points, +0
    Costa Rica: 6 points, -1
    El Salvador: 5 points, -3, hosts Mexico tonight
    Jamaica: 5 points, -4 if their game doesn't have any late goals
    Honduras: 3 points, -8 if their game doesn't have any late goals
     
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  13. Kingston

    Kingston Member+

    Oct 6, 2005
    William Shatner may have been the Canadian who went to space this week but Alphonso Davies was the one who discovered warp speed. Man, what a run!

    That wasn't a game of two halves but it was a game of two parts. Great to see us once again come back from an early goal and also great to see us not let up and really put the beat down on an opponent. What we need now is to figure out how to play that way for the whole 90 minutes, rather than starting slowly and having to come back in the first place. It would be much more difficult against a team like Mexico.

    Overall, however, I'm very happy to see us in the top three - and looking like we belong there - after the first two sets of games.
     
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  14. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    https://www.flashscore.com/match/ry6rwH2E/#match-summary/match-statistics/ says you had 46 percent of the possession at Mexico, but One Soccer says 63.3 percent on the bottom line that previewed the game against Panama

    One of my pet peeves is different websites having different values of the same statistic in soccer. Making an analogy, 46 percent of a 60 minute football game would be 27:36, and 63.3 percent would be 37:59, for a difference of 10:23
     
  15. Kingston

    Kingston Member+

    Oct 6, 2005
    The first two sets of qualifying games are behind us and we're almost half way through the process, having played 6 of 14 games.

    It has been suggested that we will need about 23 points to lock down the third qualifying spot. That's 1.64 ppg. So far we are at 10 points from 6 games or 1.67 ppg.

    As I wrote previously, a tidy way to get to 23 is to win all our home games that aren't against Mexico or the US, beat two teams away (I had suggested El Salvador and Panama), and pick up two extra draws some where. Life is never that tidy, but let's see where we are at:

    Three home games (Panama, El Salvador, Honduras): 7 of 9 points
    Three away games (Mexico, US, Jamaica): 3 of 9 points

    The points at Mexico and the US would certainly be the "pick up two draws somewhere". We still need to win two away games in which case the away draw against Jamaica offsets one of the dropped points at home.

    If we'd managed to beat Honduras at home at Jamaica away, we'd be sitting pretty. As it is, I'm quite happy with where we are at and how we are playing.
     
  16. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You might not need 23 points to qualify. In my prediction contest in the Concacaf forum, all eight people predicted fourth to have 22 or fewer, and that was before there were so many draws. If you get 3 more wins, 3 more draws, and 2 more losses, you'll finish with 22. If you win hosting Costa Rica, you'll be 7 points above them with 7 games left. If you have a bad month like a draw hosting Costa Rica and a loss hosting Mexico, you'll have to worry during the break of over two months until Matchdays 9 through 11. If you have those two outcomes, Panama gets at leats 4 points, and Costa Rica wins hosting Honduras, you'll be fourth, and 1 point above fifth, or above fifth on goal differential if El Salvador vs. Jamaica has a winner and that team wins their next game. Panama has an easy November by going to Honduras and hosting El Salvador, but their last six games include trips to Mexico, USA, and Costa Rica.

    You moved up 3 spots to 48th in the FIFA Rankings, which is your first month in the top 50 since you were 48th in August 1997. Congratulations.
     

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