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Canada National Team: Who are the figures that led ‘The Canucks’ to the World Cup after 36 years?

Before it was Peru’s turn, now Canada. After a long-winded struggle, the canadian team qualify for a World Cup again, after having thrashed 4-0 this Sunday to Jamaica. Exactly 36 years had to pass for the maple leaf team to once again overflow with joy for getting their ticket to the most important event at the national team level.

Gone are the times of affliction and frustration. Canada tried several times to get a place in the World Cup and almost never succeeded. . The fact of not giving up all the years that have passed since then has paid off and now Qatar 2022 awaits him with open arms.

Not even adversity stopped the Canadian team. Not even the loss of its greatest figure, Alphonso Davies, prevented its classification. In the absence of a date for the end of the Concacaf Qualifying,

Thus, Davies’ teammates continued their successful path in this qualifier without him. Now the Bayern Munich winger, still far from the pitch, is moved to tears by the good news he received this weekend. Of course, it is necessary to recognize all the players who have made up this triumphant process in Canada.

Those responsible for the classification

This Canadian team is not only made up of established players, who have been fighting for the World Cup ticket for several years, but also by emerging figures who have contributed a lot to qualifying.

For example, At just 23 years old, the Montréal MLS player earned the absolute trust of coach John Herdman, who entrusted him with the starting right-back position for the national team.

The front Jonathan David (22 years old) and the left side Sam Adekugbe (27 years old)with 17 games played each, close the podium of ‘The Canucks’ players with the most appearances in this Concacaf qualifier.

Likewise, it is necessary to recognize the great scoring contribution of Cyle Larin (26 years old).

Cyle Larin is Canada's top scorer |  Photo: REUTERS

jonathan david He also has an excellent record in front of the rival goal. The Lille striker has scored nine goals in 17 games, surpassing Davies’ five goals in 13 games.

The famous goalkeeper milan borja, who plays for Red Star Belgrade, continues to be the main guardian of the Canadian goal despite his 34 years. Of course, in case he needs a replacement, Maxime Crépeau (27 years old) appears as his replacement, having already played four games in these Qualifiers.

The list of those responsible for making the Canadian dream come true includes names like Sam Adekugbe, Scott Kennedy, Stephen Eustáquio, Lucas Cavallini, Jonathan Osorio, among others. This is the complete list of the players who were protagonists in the successful qualifying process of Canada towards Qatar 2022:

Milan BorjánGoalkeeper34 yearsBelgrade Red Star
Maxime CrepeauGoalkeeper27 yearsLos Angeles F.C.
Dayne St ClairGoalkeeper24 yearsminnesota united
Sam AdekugbeLeft side27 yearsHatayspor
Scott KennedyCentral24 yearsSSV Jahn Regensburg
Doneil HenryCentral28 yearsLos Angeles F.C.
Kamal MillerCentral24 yearsCF Montreal
Steven VitoriaCentral35 yearsMoreirense
Frank SturingCentral24 yearsSV Horn
Ricardo FerreraCentral29 yearsno team
Derek CorneliusCentral24 yearsVancouver Whitecaps F.C.
Richie LaryeaRight side27 yearsNottingham Forest F.C.
Alistair JohnsonRight side23 yearsCF Montreal
Zachary Brault-GuillardRight side23 yearsCF Montreal
Stephen EustaceSteering wheel25 yearsPort
Jonathan OsorioSteering wheel29 yearsToronto F.C.
Atiba HutchinsonSteering wheel39 yearsBesiktas
Liam FraserSteering wheel24 yearsKMSK Deinze
Mark-Anthony KayeSteering wheel27 yearsColorado Rapids
David WotherspoonSteering wheel32 yearsSt Johnstone
Samuel PietteSteering wheel27 yearsCF Montreal
Junior HoilettExtreme31 yearsReading F.C.
Tajon BuchananExtreme23 yearsclub witches
Cyle Larin (scorer)Extreme26 yearsBesiktas
Liam MillerExtreme22 yearsFC Basel
Alphonso DavisSide / Extreme21 yearsBayern Munich
Jacob ShaffelbergExtreme22 yearsToronto F.C.
jonathan davidForward22 yearsLille
lucas cavalliniForward29 yearsVancouver Whitecaps
Ike UgboForward23 yearsTroyes
Theodor CorbeanuForward19 yearsMilton Keynes Dons F.C.
Charles-Andreas BrymForward23 yearsFC Eindhoven
Ibrahima KoneForward22 yearsFC Lorient

Source: Elcomercio

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