Canada’s men’s national team announced that their training camp in January was canceled in Florida due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the impact of the Omicron variant.
Head coach John Herdman’s team would face Guatemala in a friendly on January 22 at DRV PNK Stadium, home of Inter Miami. In addition, a simultaneous Canada U-20 men’s national team training camp was underway, which has now been scrapped.
The camp took place outside a FIFA international window to support off-season players before the World Cup qualifiers in January / February 2022. Major League Soccer players would benefit most from this training opportunity.
Canada, which currently leads the Concacaf Octagonal standings, has six remaining qualifiers in the hunt for one of the region’s three automatic Qatar 2022 seats.
Les Rouge’s upcoming three-match window starts on Thursday, January 27 against Honduras at home, followed by the scary match against the United States on the 30th and El Salvador on February 2.
The Canadian side shattered expectations after going undefeated in six matches and ended the 2021 window with a frightening 2-1 victory over the North American giant Mexico.
Canada is about to qualify for its second World Cup ever after participating in the 1986 edition of the tournament.
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