Canada to welcome Costa Rica, Mexico to Edmonton in November for World Cup qualifiers

Canada’s first two residence video games of the ultimate spherical of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, towards Honduras and El Salvador in September, have been performed in Toronto with BMO Discipline additionally set to host Panama on Oct. 13.

Herdman additionally famous that Edmonton is within the working to host video games on the 2026 World Cup. And the town has proven its assist for the nationwide group, with 53,058 taking within the opening sport of the 2015 Ladies’s World Cup — a 1-0 Canada victory over China because of Christine Sinclair’s 92nd minute penalty at Commonwealth Stadium.

“It was a sea of pink in that sport,” stated Herdman, who was coach of the Canadian girls then. 

Plus, taking part in in Edmonton brings Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies an opportunity to shine at residence.

“That child’s achieved a lot for this nation, whether or not it’s his speech that lit up the world (on the FIFA Congress) in serving to (Canada, the U.S. and Mexico) land (the) 2026 (World Cup) to what he’s achieved on a world stage — and to permit him come residence and be appreciated by the individuals who’ve watched him from afar,” stated Herdman.

“I believe it’s only a nice little storyline.”

A Canada Soccer spokesman stated Commonwealth Stadium can be obtainable at full capability for the November matches. 

The Canadian males haven’t performed in Edmonton since Could 2013 after they beat Costa Rica 1-0. Canada tied Mexico 2-2 there in October 2008.

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This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed Oct. 1, 2021.

Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press

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