Canada is one step away from qualifying for 2022 World Cup after defeating El Salvador in the qualifying round for the Concacaf zone at the Cuscatlan Stadium, Thursday (3/2) morning WIB.
Canada appear confident when appearing at home to El Salvador. Several golden opportunities were created in the first half but no goals have been scored.
Canada’s best chance occurred in the 19th minute through Jonathan David. However, David’s experiments could still be anticipated by El Salvador goalkeeper Kevin Carabantes.
Canada’s awaited goal finally came in the 66th minute through a pretty good goal process. Cyle Larin’s cross successfully passed going to Atiba Hutchinson.
Larin almost managed to widen Canada’s advantage in the 73rd minute. Unfortunately, his header using Stephen Eustaquio’s cross was still slightly off the left side of the goal.
Canada only managed to double the score in injury time, precisely when the match was already 93 minutes old. This time it was Jonathan David’s turn who managed to record his name on the scoreboard.
Getting a shooting space from outside the penalty box, David fired a right footed shot that managed to nest in the left corner of the El Salvador goal. Canada’s 2-0 advantage finally lasted until the game was over.
This result makes Canada closer to qualifying for the Qatar World Cup. The team nicknamed The Canucks is currently firmly at the top of the standings with 25 points, four points ahead of the United States who are in second place.
Meanwhile, Mexico is in third place with 18 points, which is one point ahead of Panama in fourth position. The top three teams in the final standings will automatically qualify for the 2022 World Cup. While the fourth place will play a playoff against a team from the Oceania zone.[Gambas:Video CNN]
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