Sports Mall is watching the World Cup qualifiers on Friday – including the Central Conflicts, predictions, team news and possible rankings between Mexico and Canada in North America.
Thursday will witness the second leg of the 2021 Gold Cup semi-finals Mexico Host Canada From the Azteca Stadium.
The Mexicans were not defeated at CONCACAF 2022 World Cup Qualifiers The Canadians recorded their first win of the season at Octagon 3-0 against El Salvador after a 1-1 draw with Panama in their previous match.
Knowing that they have not lost a World Cup since they were disqualified from the 1990 tournament for using older players in the U-20 tournament in 1988, it should come as no surprise that El Tri saw them at the top of the rankings.
After three games, they are in good shape for the eighth time in a row to reach the final with seven points so far.
This is an exciting year Gerardo Martino His team played 17 more games, reaching the CONCACAF Nations League and the final of the Gold Cup, but lost to the United States each time.
Despite having 10 clean sheets so far in 2021, it will not be an easy task for El Tri to break their thoughtful defense, scoring only one shot in each of their first games.
Mexico should be more confident against Canucks, who have not been defeated in more than 21 years, scoring a total of 16 goals in their previous seven meetings against Canada.
However, when they finally faced their northern neighbors, the Canadians gave everything they could in the Gold Cup semi-final, the Mexican defense was forced several times, and almost beat El Tri in the last match. . , A goal in the ninth minute of injury time, to win 2-1.
Although he rarely struggled to reach the World Cup, in 1998, for the first time since his career, Mexico finished first in the qualifying final.
An inspiring show in Toronto last month gave new impetus to Canada’s World Cup hopes of qualifying for the final for the first time since 1986.
With Honduras and the United States having to fight to a draw in the first two matches at the Octagon, they were miles ahead of El Salvador in their final game, scoring three goals an hour before the match, but not accepting a single shot on goal.
In that match they had to deal with some Salvador players very physically in a CB affair, which calmed the test, but in this next match Canada will face a completely different challenge, which is the heat and hostility of Mexico City.
Canada have played Mexico in just one of their last seven visits to Mexico, and their best result was a 0-0 draw in a friendly in 2000.
After three games, they already have five points, which was one point less than their total points when they reached the final of the World Cup playoffs in the 1998 campaign.
Kanax could not win a single point away from home at the time, but they already had a point in this playoffs as they were level at 1-1 with the United States.
John Hertman He had his 22nd win as coach of the Canada men’s national team, while working his magic with the team, leading to 10 wins so far this year.
Mexico World Cup Qualifiers – Central America North America Model:
Mexico format (all matches):
Canada World Cup Qualifiers – North Central America:
Canada Form (All Matches):
Four different Mexicans scored in their first three games Alexis Vega Carry them during your first match Henry Martin To reach the winner, Urbelin Pineta They scored the only penalty against Costa Rica The crown of Jesus It was the first Panama tie for the national team since the CONCACAF Nations League final.
Your Captain, Andres was savedHe is second only to his country with 169 points, just behind him. Claudio Suarez, 177 winner as a defender Hector Morno He has 117 caps and needs just three more games to finish ninth with the former attacking midfielder. Cuauhtémoc white.
Hector Herra The winning goal came in the last match against Canada in the Gold Cup Rogelio Funs More After leading the team with three goals in the Gold Cup, they are unbeaten in all the previous five games.
Canadian Captain Adiba Hutchinson In the final playoffs he got the ball for his team, scored six minutes into the game and he would equalize if he came on Thursday. Julian de Guzman For most of the first international teams in 88.
Kyle Lorraine He leads all CONCACAF players with nine goals in qualifying stages, scored a tie in his first two games at the Octagon and needs just two more goals to equal his 22 record. Twain de Rosario, Weather Lucas Cavallini And Jonathan David They have 16 goals in Canadian life, which puts them at a low ebb. Docentre Rickets Fifth.
Alfonso Davis While playing hard for the Toronto forward, he returned to the team after missing the game against El Salvador with a minor knee injury. Jacob Schaffelberg At the club level, he had only appeared once before and was called up to the national team.
Mexico’s possible starting line-up:
Okoha. Sentinel, Arazo, Montes, Sanchez; Dose Santos, Herrera, Pineta; Corona, Jimenez, Funes Mori
Possible Canada Order:
Borgen. Johnston, Vittoria, Miller, Laria; Hutchinson, Eustachio, Buchanan; Lauren, David, Davis
We say: Mexico 2-0 Canada
It may not be the same Canadian team that has seen utter cannibalism and exhaustion when we play under the Mexican heat and very harsh crowd, but the Mexican people always seem to have a slightly higher quality than the Kanex. .
Considering some of their previous decisions in the Azteca against Mexico, a 2-0 loss to the Canadians who did not beat El Trey in Mexico would be a lot of fun.
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