Canada are through to the third and final round of qualifiers in the CONCACAF region ahead of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament. The Canadians have never reached this stage of the qualifiers as the nation dare to dream of a place in the tournament at the end of next year.
The CONCACAF section of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers has taken a proper shape with Canada and seven others in the third round. The other teams in the third round of the latest World Cup qualifiers include the United States (US), Mexico, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, El Salvador and Jamaica. The first set of games in the qualifiers start in September.
Although it appears quite impossible that any transfer will be possible, some clubs are currently showing interest in signing Bayern Munich defender Alphonso Davies this summer. The Canada international star is currently widely regarded as the best left-back in the world of football following the remarkable performances he has steadily been putting in for the German Bundesliga giants in the last couple of months, and those performances have seen him attract interest from several top clubs.
The manager responsible for bringing Davies into the limelight, Hansi Flick, has already departed the Allianz Arena, leading to the spread of reports that the defender could also be on the move in a bid to try out another challenge at a different club. However, according to German news media outlet BILD, those reports are false and the payer is solely focused on having another great season with the club. Continue reading “SEVERAL CLUBS INTERESTED IN BAYERN MUNICH STAR”
Canada have set a new national team record after the big win over Cayman Islands in the second game of their World Cup qualifiers. Canada have been drawn in Group B in the first round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in the Concacaf section.
The Canadians handed out an heavy beating to the Cayman Islands when the two teams met on Sunday. Canada beat their hosts 11-0 to set a new record and also cement their place at the top of Group B after two games. Continue reading “CANADA SET NEW RECORD”
Canada striker Jonathan David was a second half substitute as Lille were knocked out of the Europa League by Dutch champions Ajax Amsterdam at the round of 32 stage. The Canada national team player was not in the Lille starting XI for the away game at Ajax. The Dutch team had beaten Lille 2-1 away from home in the first leg of their last 32 tie last week Thursday. Canada player Jonathan David was subbed on during the second leg with his team trailing by a lone goal. As at the time of his entrance into the game, Davy Klaassenhad given Ajax Amsterdam the lead. His goal was scored on 15 minutes to take his team to 3-1 on aggregate against Lille. Canada striker Jonathan David came on for Jonathan Bamba shortly after the hour mark. Lille improved significantly with his presence in attack. Lille went on to score the equaliserfrom the penalty spot on 78 minutes through Turkish attacking midfielder Yusuf Yazici. At the point of that Lille equaliser, the French Ligue 1 table toppersneeded one more goal to take the game into extra time but they were unable to achieve this.Lille went on to concede a second goal with two minutes left on the clock to exit the competition at the round of 32 stage. Ajax Amsterdam got their second goal through Brazilian attacker David Neresto progress into theround of 16 of the competition. Ajax Amsterdam won both legs 2-1 to advance into the next round via a 4-2 aggregate win.
Canada national team player Jonathan David is targeting the continuation of his recent form in front of goal when Lille seek to maintain their lead at the top of the table. Jonathan David has scored four goals and provided one assist in 22 league outings and his output has propelled Lille to the top of the table.
Lille are the new leaders in the French Ligue 1 after the shock defeat handed to PSG at Lorient at the weekend. Lorient beat PSG 3-2 at home over the weekend and that gave Lille the opportunity to move two points clear of title rivals Lyon and three points ahead of holders and former leaders Paris Saint Germain (PSG). Continue reading “DAVID HOPING TO MAINTAIN LILLE FORM”
Spanish defender Ramon Soria has completed a return to FC Edmonton after agreeing to re-sign for the club. The veteran defender was in talks with the club concerning a return to where he has once called home and whose badge he has previously played so hard for.
FC Edmonton broke the news on Tuesday after they confirmed via official website that the defender has returned to them after initially leaving the club. The 31-year-old experienced defender featured in seven games for Edmonton, playing for a total of 630 minutes at The Island Games. He was the only Eddie’s player to achieve this feat. He also topped the passes completed stats with 338 completed passes recorded to his name. Continue reading “SORIA RETURNS HOME AS HE RE-SIGNS FOR FC EDMONTON”
Edmonton have moved to further strengthen their squad by snapping up and confirming the signing of Canadian international midfielder Paris Gee. The club made the announcement official this week following series of negotiations with the player’s former club.
Rangers and Canadian midfielder Scott Arfield has finally spoken about his international future by saying that he has not retired from the national team. There have been many rumours that the 30-year-old has finally called time on his international career. Even though Arfield was able to represent Scotland in the formative years of his football career, he was able to choose Canada as the senior team that he would go on to represent. This decision was made in 2016 and he has not looked back since then. The midfielder has gone on to make 19 appearances for the national team while even featuring the 2019 Gold Cup as the captain of the national team.
The rumours about Arfield’s international career cropped up when Rangers boss Steven Gerrard claimed that he was extremely happy thatArfield did not have to go on international duty anymore. This was seen as a strong hint that the midfielder had chosen to announce his international retirement. This would have been a major blow for the national team, asArfield is one of the few players with a lot of pedigree who has picked up Canada over a European nation.Arfield has now revealed that he has spoken with Canadian manager John Herdman, who is set to announce his squad in the next few days. Continue reading “Scott Arfield clarifies rumours on international future”