New football platform within the selection Canada The sixteenth edition of the Gold Cup will officially begin when he faces off this Sunday Martinique, USA and Haiti meet in Group B opening match.
The team led by English coach John Hertman expects A huge success In the first match of the tournament.
Despite entering the tournament in Canada without a striker Jonathan David due to injury, They have a growing team with real talents for the future.
They face a team from Martinique, which has only been out once since the group stage of the tournament, which was in 2002, so Canada have been favorites to get a comfortable win, but Hertmann warns that the tournament must be played.
Although the future was very bright, Hertman recalled Bad experience They were in the final edition of the 2019 Gold Cup and they had to win it without the two best players.
Alfonso Davis, From Bayern Munich, suffered an ankle injury in training that will keep him going Out of competition, David of Lily had to rest.
But Hertman has no doubt that Canada, along with Toronto forward Io Aquinola, will announce its decision to compete internationally with that country by not being invited by the United States, a young team that can beat any competitor.
The 21-year-old Aquino is presented as a must-see player, and it will be a great attraction for the fight against Martinique, which Hertman considers ‘important’ to what they can do for the rest of the match.
“We not only have to win, we have to trust our football,” Hertmann said. ‘Also, we want to start tournaments like we did in 2019 A huge success Against the same competitor who shows the football progress we have made in the last two years. ‘
As a result of the outbreak, the absence of international dates on the football calendar for the past 18 months has had a negative impact, especially on Martinique.
Since they are not officially recognized by FIFA, they do not qualify for the World Cup or participate in the FIFA World Cup, meaning their match against Canada will be their first since 2019.
Canada, meanwhile, Won all six games He played in 2021 and recently led to two successful matches against Haiti in qualifying for the World Cup.
Martinique will not only face a huge talent shortage in their opening Gold Cup competition, but will also have a huge gap in production.
Most of the Canadian team have been together for many years and have coached for several weeks with Haiti before the World Cup qualifiers and now with the Gold Cup.
Martinique enters the tournament due to lack of synchronization as a result of not spending time together, but Caribbean coach Marco Bocali is confident of the commitment that the entire team will have to serve Excellent results Against Canada.
– Possible rows:
Canada: Crebio; Henry, Vittoria, Kennedy, Eustachio, Kay; Osorio, Laria, Hoylet; Akionla and Lorraine.
Selector: John Hertman.
Martinique: Suvet; Burner, Bobbin, Credinoir, Camille; Herrell, Abel, Riviere, Pastel; Fortune y Marajo.
Selector: Marco Bogoli.
Referee: Sin Designer.
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