Did Canada qualify for World Cup 2022? According to Google, many people are asking this question, especially since the Canadian national soccer team defeated the USA team on Sunday. Actually, we have to wait until March to see if this will happen.
Currently, Les Rouges are leading the final round of CONCACAF. There is a good chance that Canada will successfully qualify for its first World Cup since 1986.
Here is how Canada can qualify for the World Cup 2022 in Qatar
At the moment, Canada has 22 points and four matches remaining. The team is unbeaten in 10 matches, with 6 wins and 4 draws. Although it is currently undefeated in the first place, there is one home game remaining with Jamaica in March.
Thanks to the win in Honduras and against the USA, Canada has earned some room for error. For instance, even a draw instead of a win against Jamaica and El Salvador could still leave Canada in a strong position to qualify for the Wolrd Cup. Especially if USA and Mexico continue the defeats against chasing teams like Panama and Costa Rica.
Finally, Les Rouges can potentially guarantee their top-four place on Wednesday with a win at El Salvador plus a Costa Rica loss or draw on the same day.
Each CONCACAF team has 3 games left in March after this window. The top 3 teams will directly qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Meanwhile, the fourth-place team will have to face the winner of the Oceania region in June to earn its World Cup spot.
Below are the current standings from the CONCACAF region:
|5. Costa Rica||13||10||3||3||4||7||7||0|
|6. El Salvador||9||10||2||5||3||6||11||-5|
|8. Honduras (E)||3||10||0||7||3||5||19||-14|