(SPORTS) Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team earned a vital three points defeating Costa Rica 1:0 in front of 48,806 fans at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta. Jonathan
Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team earned a vital three points defeating Costa Rica 1:0 in front of 48,806 fans at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta. Jonathan David (58’) scored for Canada while Milan Borjan earned the clean sheet. Canada next plays Mexico on 16 November in the Concacaf Final Round of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers at 19.00 local (21.00 ET / 18.00 PT) broadcast live on OneSoccer, including TELUS channel 980, onesoccer.ca, Sportsnet and RDS, including a one-hour Match Day Live show.
“The first thing is to say a massive thank you to the Edmonton fans. The people who traveled from all over the country. People are traveling to see this team and the atmosphere was electric,” said Head Coach John Herdman. “The fans were with us all the time and I really feel, and this team feels that Edmonton is behind us. We’ve got a great opportunity on Tuesday night.”
With the victory Canada is the only undefeated team remaining and sits in the third direct-entry position in FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifying with 13 points, one point behind both Mexico and the United States tied in first place with 14 points. The 48,806 attendance was the third-highest attended Men’s National Team match in history.
“We know we have a tough game coming on Tuesday against Mexico and ultimately, we’re one point off the lead and it’s time to move on and focus on the next match,” said Player of the Match Samuel Adekugbe. “The crowd tonight was electric. We were so thankful, it was loud it was electric and ultimately the fans got us over the line, we couldn’t be more happy.”
Source: Canada Soccer (details available)
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