Canada World Cup 2022: Group, Matches, and Predictions (Complete Guide)
The World Cup 2022 is about to start and Canadian National is one of the 32 qualified teams. Though Canadians prefer hockey over football, this tournament cannot leave anyone indifferent.
Canada World Cup History
Canada National football team’s history in the World Cup final tournaments is not that long. They played in only one tournament, in World Cup 1986.
Canada was in the group C, where the team played 3 matches against France, Hungary and the Soviet Union.
The 2nd tournament, Canadians have qualified for is the World Cup 2022.
How Canada Qualified for the World Cup 2022
After 36 years, Canada has qualified for the World Cup final tournament.
Everything started with the qualification round.
2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – CONCACAF 1st Round: Here Canada were in the Group B, where they won 4 of the 4 matches and finished the group on the 1st place.
In the 2nd round, Canada beat Haiti 4-0: 1-0 in the first leg and 3-0 in the 2nd leg.
In the 3rd round, Canada played 14 matches, won 8, lost 2, played a draw 4 matches, and with 28 points was 1st in the group, leaving behind Mexico and the United States.
Canada has qualified for the football World Cup 2022 after beating Jamaica 4-0 in Toronto, and Canada’s winger, Cyle Larin, was the World Cup 2022 qualification round (CONCACAF) top goalscorer with 13 scored goals.
Canada World Cup 2022 Group and Schedule
During the World Cup 2022, Canada is in Group F. Here, Canadians will face Morocco, Belgium and World Cup 2018 runner-ups, Croatia.
Here are the match schedules:
23 November 2022
Belgium vs Canada
Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
27 November 2022
Croatia vs Canada
Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan
1 December 2022
Canada vs Morocco
Al Thumama Stadium, Doha
Canada World Cup Jersey
As the team qualified for the World Cup after 36 years, Canadian fans were waiting for something original for the World Cup 2022. However, they got disappointed when it’s officially announced that the team will play with the same jersey they’ve been wearing for the past year.
Here is the official announcement by Nike:
“The 2022 Canada kit will be the same the team has worn throughout the past year, as Canada Soccer is on a different kit development cycle. The kits are highlighted by Canada’s traditional red and white color scheme and are accentuated by the Canadian Soccer crest, featuring the maple leaf, the nation’s most widely recognized symbol.” Nike statement on Canada’s World Cup jersey.
Canada World Cup Odds and Predictions
What are Canada’s chances to qualify for the knockout stage or win against Belgium? Let’s find out what the top bookmakers’ odds creators think about it:
On average, Canada World Cup 2022 odds sit at +25000 to win the competition, +10000 to reach the final, +4400 to reach semi-finals, +1600 to reach quarter-finals, +1200 to win the group, and +300 to qualify for the knockout stage.
Where to Watch World Cup 2022 in Canada
Canadians can watch the World Cup 2022 across the TSN Network and streamed on TSN.ca or the TSN App.