Canada has announced their squad of 26 for the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2022 which is being held at Qatar. Canada men’s national soccer team represents Canada in men’s international soccer competitions. John Herdman will be the head coach for Canada Squad.
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Doneil Henry will travel to Qatar but will not play after suffering a calf injury prior to Friday’s 2-2 tie with Bahrain. The fact that Henry was to captain Canada in the game demonstrated his importance to the team.
Coach John Herdman on Doneil Henry’s injury said “He tried to push it a little bit further and it sort of led to maybe a tear in there,” Herdman told reporters from Doha. “We’re just working through the MRIs and getting all the final details. But he just wasn’t able to create any explosivity out of the calf.”
Scott Kennedy (SSV Jahn Regensburg, Germany) and Maxime Crepeau (Los Angeles FC, MLS) were both ruled out earlier this month due to injuries, with Kennedy suffering from a shoulder injury and Crepeau requiring surgery to repair a leg broken in the MLS Cup final.
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Canada Squad for World Cup
Goalkeepers – James Pantemis, Milan Borjan, Dayne St Clair
Defenders – Samuel Adekugbe, Joel Waterman, Alistair Johnston, Richie Laryea, Kamal Miller, Steven Vitoria, Derek Cornelius.
Midfielders – Liam Fraser, Ismael Kone, Mark Anthony Kaye, David Wotherspoon, Jonathan Osorio, Atiba Hutchinson, Stephen Eustaquio, Samuel Piette.
Forwards – Tajon Buchanam, Liam Milar, Cavallini Ike Ugbo, Junior Hoilett, Jonathan David Cyle Larin, Alphonso Davies.
Canada Fixtures in World Cup 2022
Canada are placed in Group F alongside Croatia, Belgium and Morocco. Belgium are favorite’s to top the group.
Canada vs Belgium | 24th Nov @ 12:30 AM
Canada vs Croatia | 27th Nov @ 9:30 PM
Canada vs Morocco | 1st Dec @ 8:30 PM
Where to Watch FIFA World CUP 2022 Live
All the matches will be available live on the Sports18 and Sports18 HD channels in India. Viewers can also watch the match on JioCinema and JioTv apps. Group stage matches will be played at 3.30 p.m., 6.30 p.m., 9.30 p.m. and 12.30 a.m.
Eight of the final group matches will be held at 8.30 p.m. The round of 16and quarterfinals will be played at 8.30 p.m. and 12.30 a.m. Both semifinals will be played at 12.30 a.m. on December 14 and 15. The third-place playoff is at 8.30 p.m. on December 17. The FIFA World Cup final will be played on December 18 at 8.30 p.m.